2022 atp tour

  1. James P

    Temperature Check: what's the pecking order for year 2000+ players now?

    Between the players born 2000 or later, what's your current pecking order? Felix and Holger have had an incredible last month on the tour. Has that moved the needle for you in where they exist in the future tennis hierarchy? Some of the players to consider: 2000: FAA, Korda, Brooksby, Baez...
  2. James P

    ATP 500 Vienna F: [1] Daniil Medvedev (RUS) vs Denis Shapovalov (CAN)

    Matchup between two players that have seemingly had poor seasons, by their standards, but are both playing pretty well post-USO, regaining some form. The matchup h2h is 3-2 for Medvedev, all of it on hard court. Medvedev has won the last three matchups between the two (including two indoor...
  3. James P

    ATP 500 Basel F: [3] Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) vs Holger Rune (DEN)

    Two of the hottest players and youngest stars on tour match up for the first time in the final in Basel. Felix is on an 11-match win streak, pretty sure that's the longest of his career, and has won back to back titles in Florence and Antwerp. Holger is on a decent win streak himself, 9 matches...
  4. Enceladus

    2022 Astana Open SF - Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev

    ATP H2H: 6-4 for Djokovic HC H2H: 5-3 for Djokovic Their first match against each other this season. The last time they met was last year in the Paris Masters final, Djoker won in three sets. Who will win now?
  5. James P

    Modified Rankings/Race post-USO

    Modified ATP Race (2022 Wimbledon points added, sorry Russians/Belarussians): Name Country ATP Race Points Modified ATP Race Points Alcaraz, Carlos ESP 6,460 6,640 Nadal, Rafael ESP 5,810 6,530 Ruud, Casper NOR 4,885 4,930 Tsitsipas, Stefanos GRE 4,630 4,720 Djokovic, Novak SRB...
  6. James P

    Will Carlos maintain his lead and win his first YE#1?

    Looking pretty bleak that anyone will catch him this season. Nadal probably will have a limited schedule, possibly won't play at all. That means the potential 1600 point lead on Ruud, 1800 on Tsitsipas are the only two likely technically "in the race." Brutal point gap to overcome. He already...
  7. James P

    Poll: Ben Shelton or Federico Delbonis

    for wooden spoon? (Very important poll, please take serious)
  8. James P

    Entry Lists: Tokyo 500 and Nur-Sultan 500

    Entry lists are out! Big points on the line down the home stretch of the season, twin ATP 500s on hardcourt that start the first week of October. Eight of the top ten and sixteen of the top twenty in action. Tokyo 500: Seed* Name Rk ER 1 Alexander Zverev 2 2 2 Casper Ruud 7 7 3 Cameron...
  9. James P

    2022. US Open QF: [9] Andrey Rublev (RUS) vs [22] Frances Tiafoe (USA)

    Both players are seeking their first major semifinal, Rublev a big 0-5 in quarterfinal matches, Tiafoe 0-1. The two have played each other twice, both on hardcourt and have an even 1-1 H2H record. They met last year here at the US Open in the third round, where Frances prevailed in 5. Who wins...
  10. James P

    2022 US Open QF: [5] Casper Ruud (NOR) vs [13] Matteo Berrettini (ITA)

    Fun matchup of two Next Gen'ers. H2H Ruud leads 3-2, on hardcourt, Berrettini leads 1-0. Who will win this one?
  11. James P

    Two more qualified for the ATP Finals

    Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas have officially qualified for the ATP Finals. They join Rafael Nadal (officially) and Novak Djokovic (unofficially). That leaves four more spots remaining. In theory Medvedev and Ruud could both qualify by meeting in the US Open final, both needing a minimum...
  12. James P

    2022 US Open 4R: [1] Daniil Medvedev (RUS) vs [23] Nick Kyrgios (AUS)

    Third match this season, 1-1 on the year, 3-1 lead overall by Kyrgios. Blockbuster match, who do you got?
  13. James P

    Poll: Most dangerous floater men's 2022 USO?

    Who do you think is the most dangerous floater at the US Open?
  14. James P

    Last time we had 4 maiden masters titleists in one season?

    2022: 4 (Fritz, Alcaraz, Carreno Busta, Coric) 2021: 3 (Hurkacz, Tsitsipas, Norrie) 2020: 0 <------------------------------------------------- {only three tournaments held, due to covid} 2019: 3 (Thiem, Fognini, Medvedev) 2018: 3 (Del Potro, Isner, Khachanov) 2017: 3 (Zverev, Dimitrov, Sock)...
  15. James P

    #1 is going to be EXTREMELY wide open...

    ... for the taking at 2022 US Open, six players with a real shot at #1. Incredibly close, Nadal definitely in the driver seat, though. Name NAT Pre-USO Points Points Dropped Start of Tournament Points Rafael Nadal Spain 5,630 +10 5,640 Stefanos Tsitsipas (w/ Cincy win) Greece 5,290 80...
  16. James P

    Covid Rankings are Finally Over, but Wimbledon...

    I believe Canada marks the return of 12 month (only) rankings. If you set aside the Wimbledon nonsense, we are finally officially past the Covid Era Rankings. Feels good man.
  17. Aabye5

    2022 EFG Swiss Open Gstaad (ATP 250)

    Who wins the clay event in Gstaad, Switzerland? Top players (from https://live-tennis.eu/en/atp-schedule): Casper Ruud Matteo Berrettini Roberto Bautista-Agut Albert Ramos-Vinolas Pedro Martinez Cristian Garin Hugo Gaston Joao Sousa Draw & pdf
  18. Enceladus

    2022 Wimbledon Final: You will have to decide, guys!

    Either Nole will win Wimbledon again and equal Pete Sampras with his 7th title from the All England Club, or Kyrgios will become the Wimbledon champion and achieve the success that much better tennis players like Rosewall, Lendl or Roddick have striven for in vain. What is the more acceptable...
  19. James P

    ATP Finals 2022...

    ...this might be the rare year where the #8 player is picked via the major titleists exception. The criteria to qualify for the ATP Finals are as follows: With Djokovic and Kyrgios both potential Wimbledon titleists and possibly outside of the top 8 in the race, it's a possibility.
  20. James P

    Poll: How many games does Jannik take off of Novak?

    Just like the title says.
  21. James P

    Upcoming Rankings

    So, Djokovic maintained the #1 ranking for one more week, but there will be major flux in a week's time. Here's the rankings in one week: 01) Medvedev 7,800 (Hertogenbosch) 02) Zverev 7,075 03) Djokovic 6,770 04) Nadal 6,525 05) Ruud 5,050 06) Tsitsipas 4,945 (Stuttgart) 07) Alcaraz 4,893 08)...
  22. James P

    Newest French Open Odds

    Figured it was time to revisit after the second Masters title, first on clay, of Carlitos' season. He's now the #1 contender, up to +200 just behind Nadal's +137. Notable that Nadal isn't in the negative odds like he used to routinely be at RG.
  23. Enceladus

    2022 Madrid Masters SF - (2.) Alexander Zverev vs (4.) Stefanos Tsitsipas

    ATP H2H: 7-3 for Tsitsipas Clay H2H: 3-0 for Tsitsipas How do you see this match? Stef is a better clay court player, but Sascha is more successful in Madrid, winning 2 titles. I'm expecting a three-set battle.
  24. Enceladus

    2022 Monte Carlo Masters Final: [3.] Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

    ATP H2H: 2-0 for Tsitsipas Tsitsipas has the opportunity to become the first Next Gen player to defend the Masters title. Will he make it? Opposite him is the opponent who eliminated the World No.1 Djokovic at this year's event and whom Tsitsipas defeated in Monte Carlo last year in QF...
  25. James P

    Week of 04/04/22: ATP 250 Houston (clay) and ATP 250 Marrakesh (clay)

    Clay season is upon us. Not a lot of high powered men in the draws this weekend. Houston is fairly loaded with most of the top Americans playing, 6 of the 8 seeds, in fact. Marrakesh will feature Felix Auger-Aliassime, who joined the draw with a wild card, and little else. Houston (DRAW): (1)...
  26. James P

    Holger Rune and Juan Manuel Cerundolo

    Have returned to the Challenger circuit this week. Both are having a hard time sticking around in the big boy league of the ATP. JMC has actually fallen out of the top 100, and Holger has done little since his breakthrough, himself. Maybe a return to winning form will give these two some...
  27. James P

    Alcaraz Hype

    I wasn't around (at least not the tennis world) for the hype trains of Nadal, Gasquet, Djokovic, and Murray. Especially with Nadal, how does Alcaraz' hype compare to what they were receiving as youngsters? By the way, I'm not implying it's deserved or undeserved, just comparing for those who...
  28. James P

    2022 Miami Masters 4R: [WC] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) vs [9] Jannik Sinner (ITA)

    The first meeting of the two was supposed to be two weeks ago in Indian Wells, but Sinner pulled out due to sickness giving Kyrgios the walk over. Hopefully we see the match we wanted to this time around. Who wins this first match between the two of them?
  29. James P

    2022 Indian Wells SF: [20] Taylor Fritz (USA) vs [7] Andrey Rublev (RUS)

    So, this is the fifth meeting between the two if you include their meeting at the 2018 ATP NextGen Finals [2-2]: Year Event Surface Round Winner Result 2021 ATP Masters 1000 Paris France Indoor Hard R32 Taylor Fritz 75 762 2021 Dubai U.A.E. Outdoor Hard R16 Andrey Rublev 63 61 2018...
  30. James P

    Monte Carlo entry list revealed (Thiem and Wawrinka return?)

    The Monte Carlo entry list has been revealed. Wawrinka and Tsonga have already been given wild cards. Dominic Thiem is also on the entry list. Seed Name Current Ranking Entry Ranking 1 Daniil Medvedev 1 1 2 Novak Djokovic 2 2 3 Alexander Zverev 3 3 4 Rafael Nadal 4 4 5 Stefanos...