Australian Open 2022: Tournament Prediction and Favorites to Win

In this content, you will have predictions about the 2022 Australian open. You will also have ideas about the hot favorites for the edition. Australian Open’s 110th edition and the 54th in the Open Era will start on 17th January, 2022. The competition will run until the 30th January. The inaugural Grand Slam of the year will take place at Melbourne Park. 128 players will fight for the title and the tournament will feature set of star male and female players. Lets see, what our experts predict about the 2022 Australian Open and which players are hot favorites according to them.

Australian Open 2022: Tournament Prediction and Hot Favorites

Biggest star of the competition Novak Djokovic won’t feature in this edition due to the cancelation of his visa. Thus this chart won’t include the most successful player of the alluded tournament’s history. Well we will discuss about him in the later part of this content. At first, lets see which male and female players are favorite to clinch the title.

Hot Favorite Male Players to Clinch the AO 2022

#Daniil Medvedev

Russian tennis sensation Daniil Medvedev is the top favorite to win the 2022 Australian Open. Various sites have placed the current world number 2 as the top pick to clinch the first grand slam of the year. At first, he was joint top choice alongside Djokovic. But as the Serbian is ruled out of the tournament, now Medvedev is certainly the top pick for this competition. The current US Open title holder is in red hot form and also the top ranked male player among the participating stars. And don’t forget that this guy is pretty good on hard surface. Hence we also back him to win the competition.

#Alexander Zverev

The current world number 3 is the 2nd ranked male participant in the hot favorite list. The 24 years old German is the Gold medal winner of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and also featured in the US Open final. He is also the winner of the 2021 ATP Finals. Zverev who has placed himself in top 10 consistently since July, 2017, is also the only active player outside of the Big Four with five ATP Masters 1000 titles. Hence we also rank him as the 2nd most likely to clinch the AO 2022.

#Rafael Nadal

The name which doesn’t require any introduction! The 35 years old veteran and experienced customer is the biggest name of the edition. Many of the experts can smell him suffering a bit against the young bloods like Medvedev and Zverev on the hard courts but nobody can ever rule him out from the big stages. His record at Melbourne Park doesn’t reflect the sublimity of his career as the Spaniard could only manage to win the competition once back in 2009. But the world number 6 has plenty of experience in his pouch and can prove to deadly for his younger oppositions. He is our 3rd pick for the competition. Visit this link to see Rafael Nadal Net Worth.

#Stefanos Tsitsipas

2021 editon’s semifinalist the 23 years old Stefanos Tsitsipas is one of the favorites for the 2022 edition. He is the 4th pick for us and most of the sites. The Greek Heart throb featured in the French Open final last year and is currently the number 4 in the world. Tsitsipas’ run in the AO ended in the semifinal stage in both 2019 and 2021 editions and this year he will be hoping cross the semifinal barrier and to lift his first ever Grand Slam title.

#Jannik Sinner

The Italian has just surpassed his teenage period in August 2020. And the 20 years old his currently ranked number 10. He is the youngest player to be ranked in the world’s top 10. Sinner is at the very beginning of his career and may not match the attributes against the likes of Medvedev, Zverev or Nadal, but he is one of the most in form players and has a good chance to fight for the title.

*Other Choices (Male)

  • Andrey Rublev
  • Matteo Berrettini
  • Carlos Alcaraz
  • Felix Ager Aliassime

*Novak Djokovic to Miss the Australian Open 2022

Novak Djokovic, the record 9 times winner of the Australian Open will miss the 2022 edition. The Australian government cancelled his visa on “health and good order” ground. Hence, the king of the Melbourne Park who has looking for the 10th AO title and overall 21 Grand Slam title, will have to wait until the Roland Garros. The decision certainly disappointed him and his fans and the tournament certainly lost glamour. But there was nothing left for the Serbian except accepting it. He would have been the top choice for most of the experts to win his number 10 but now his absentee leaving the door open for the likes of Medvedev and Zverev.

Our Prediction:

Daniil Medvedev to win his first ever Australian Open title and overall 2nd Grand Slam of his career. Alexander Zverev is expected to give a very good fight.

Hot Favorite Female Players to Triumph the AO 2022

#Ashleigh Barty

Who else but Ashleigh Barty to top the hot favorites’ list? The world number 1 is in red hot form and will also have the home crowd supporting her. The 25 years old Australian used to be a cricketer and has been doing tremendous job since shifting the sports. Barty has got two Grand Slam singles titles beside her name, the 2019 French Open and 2021 Wimbledon Championships. This time she will be looking to achieve her first ever AO glory. The girl from the host nation is most of the sites’ top choice and we also back her to win the 2022 AO.

#Naomi Osaka

The 24 years old Japanese tennis star, Naomi Osaka has already as many as 4 Grand Slam singles titles beside her name. She is the reigning champion of the Australian Open women’s singles and also tested the glory back in 2019. Osaka also clinched the US Open twice so far. This time she will be looking for her 3rd AO title and 5th overall Grand Slam. She is the 2nd pick by the most of the experts and sites and we are also considering her as the 2nd favorite to have her 3rd AO title just behind Barty.

#Gabrine Muguruza

The current WTA Finals champion has been in scintillating form. This 6 feet tall Spaniard lady has got 2 Grand Slam titles beside her name: the 2016 French Open and the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. But she is yet to win his first ever AO title. This time she is in form and at the number 3 position in the world ranking. Thus we are expecting her to go far and considering her as one of the favorites to win the tournament.

#Iga Swiatek

The current world number 8 is the youngest player in the top ten of the WTA rankings. This 20 years old Polish girl is at the dawn of his career and has already clinched a Grand Slam by winning the 2020 French Open. She is also the first ever Polish woman to win a Grand Slam and this time she will be keen to conquest on the hard court.

#Simona Halep

30 years old Romanian Halep has won 2 Grand Slam titles in her career: the 2018 French Open and the 2019 Wimbledon. The 5 feet 6 inch tall beauty also featured in the 2018 AO final but couldn’t surpass the Caroline Wozniacki barrier in the final. Simona Halep is currently ranked 15 but will be looking to win her first ever title in the Australian soil.

*Other Choices (Female)

  • Anett Kontaveit
  • Paula Badosa
  • Barbora Krejcikova
  • Elena Rybakina
  • Aryna Sabalenka
  • Cori Gauff
  • Victoria Azarenka

Our Prediction:

Asleigh Barty is our first pick to win the women’s singles followed by Naomi Osaka and Gabrine Muguruza respectively.

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