The location on the Stockholm ATP 250 calendar it is clearly playing against him. Already without much to play, several of the most important tennis players decided to start their rest early for 2022 and the tournament, which at some point was a fixture in Juan Martín del Potro’s calendar, receives bad news.
Being the last tournament of the year makes many players register in case they urgently need points to achieve their goals, but once the date arrives, with the achievement in their hands or if they are tired of traveling, they unsubscribe.
Mass absences just within hours of the draw, for example from Nikoloz Basilashvili, Aslan Karatsev, Diego Schwartzman, Álex de Miñaur and Grigor Dimitrov.
But perhaps the list can grow as the days go by and even with the main draw already drawn. Although the Nordics Elias Ymer (Sweden) and Emil Ruusuvuori (Finland) will defend the Scandinavian tennis flag, Casper Ruud, the maximum reference, will rest for the ATP Finals in Turin.
Sweden dreams of having the British Andy Murray and Cameron Norrie. For now dream.