2022 will be an impossible year for Spanish tennis to forget, Carlos Alcaraz and Rafa Nadal are the first two classified in the ATP rankings.Which has been updated on 3 October. Nothing like this has happened since 2000.especially on 7 September, when Andre Agassi and Pete Sampraso He accomplished the same task for the United States.
next record that both Spanish tennis players can flutter, that is end the year as numbers 1 and 2something they achieved Sampras and Chang in 1996, All of these tennis players were Americans, decades before the American giant was the country most dominated by tennis.
Although at present The United States is the country with the most number of tennis players (13), now countries like Spain or France have more attendancewith 10 each.
Top 5 is completed by Kasper Rudd, Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev, We’ll have to wait to see if both Spaniards stay in the top 2, because The difference with Rood is minimal, only 165 points, In addition, there are still several tournaments to be played by the end of the year.
Nadal remains in top 2 thanks to Roode’s defeat in Seoul tournament and defended 250 tournament points. lose them, Nadal Ranked second in the rankings.
The year in which Alcaraz was crowned
At just 19 years old, Alkaraz has stunned the tennis world by showing a very high standard despite his young age, The year started with sports Australian Open, although he lost against Berrettini in the third round, In February, he will win Rio Open after defeating Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman in the final,
In March, in addition to participating in Davis CupI was also Indian Wellswhere He fell against Rafa Nadali in the semifinals, but after He would win three consecutive tournaments, the Miami Masters, the Conde de Godo Trophy and the Madrid Masters 1000., His performance stood out in the Madrid tournament, where Nadal and Novak Djokovic both defeated,
Later He would lose at both Roland Garros and Wimbledon, and Hamburg and Umag would lose in the tournament finals., Despite the defeat in the German tournament, he kept First time in top 5 of ATP rankings, After this, the main date will come: US Open.
would like in the United States where Alcarz would achieve No. 1 by defeating Casper Roode in the final, The winning tennis player will rise to the top and the balance will be in favor of the Spanish. He has become the youngest tennis player in history to do so.,
Great first half of the year for Nadal
If there has been anything that characterizes Rafa Nadal’s year 2022, it is to win matches that seemed impossible. He achieved this feat against Daniil Medvedev in the final of the Australian OpenThus achieved his 21st Grand Slam After making a comeback from two sets in a match that lasted more than five hours.
At Roland Garros he would beat Norwegian Kasper Rudow to win the final., thus winning the French Trophy for the 14th time and the 22nd Grand Slam. In Wimbledon will reach the semi-finals against Nick KyrgiosBut he will have to retire due to an injury which kept him out for a while. At the US Open, he would fall against Francis Tiafoe in Round 16,
recently, Nadal can be seen teaming up with Roger Federer in the Laver CupWhat was the last match of the famous Swiss tennis player, who announced his retirement from professional tennis.