Schedule for the 2022 season confirmed. As this year’s tournaments wind down, the ATP has already announced what the planned start will be for January, which will have Australia as the main focus and where five competitions will be played before the first Grand Slam of the season, the Australian Open.
Although this year as a result of the pandemic, the dates were altered with respect to how they usually develop, in 2022 January will be the great starting point.
The first tournament to be played will be the ATP Cup, which will be held in Sydney and will begin on January 1. There will be 16 countries that will compete for the crown and for the 10 million dollars that are distributed in prizes.
Then a run of four ATP 250s leading up to the Australian Open. Although the venues are not officially confirmed, Two tournaments will take place simultaneously in Melbourne from January 3.. Added to the ATP Cup, they will make up the first week of action.
As for the second, there are two other contests from Monday 10: one in Sydney and the other in Adelaide or also in Sydney.
And finally on January 17th it will bring together the best tennis players in the world to kick off the Australian Open, which will be played again in January (this year it had started on February 8).
It should be remembered that for the Grand Slam it was made official that vaccination against Covid-19 will be a mandatory requirement for tennis players, so now speculation began to grow about who will and who will not as a result of this motive, among them Novak Djokovic, the defending champion.
In this sense, once the stay in Australia is over, the focus will be on the South American tour in February, which will have two tournaments in Argentina, one in Brazil and one in Chile.