Tennis 2022 ended with Novak Djokovic’s victory at the ATP Finals in Turin and Canada’s historic first Davis Cup success. The Serbian champion won all three Round Robin matches in the Red Group by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev and Daniil Medvedev.
During the match against the former world number one, the Belgrade native did not appear in the best physical condition but still fought to the end with great courage. Djokovic then showed all of his mental strength in the semifinal against Taylor Fritz.
bringing the most important points to his side and making the difference in decisive moments. In the last act of the Masters Tournament, the Serbian defeated Casper Ruud in straight sets and equaled the six successes achieved by Roger Federer in the Finals.
Canada, thanks to a fine Felix Auger-Aliassime, eliminated Germany and Italy via the deciding doubles and then soundly defeated Australia in the final.
That’s when the Australian Open will start.
With the last two events of 2022 archived, the ATP, WTA and ITF wasted no time and published the calendar for the Australian season.
The first challenges of the new United Cup will begin on December 29, a team competition that will also see many stars involved. The Group Phase will take place until January 4; from January 6, however, it will be the turn of the Final Four.
From January 1 to 8, the Adelaide 1 ATP 250 tournament will take place, which will be able to count on a dream entry list. In fact, there will be Djokovic’s return to Australia. Jannik Sinner and Andy Murray will also take the court.
At the same time, also in Adelaide, a WTA 500 event will be played. Adelaide will host four major tour tournaments within two weeks, since from January 9 to 14 both the ATP and the WTA Tour will repeat the same path. The Australian Open qualifiers will take place from January 9-12. The first Grand Slam of 2023 will open its doors on January 16 and end on the 29th of the same month.