After a three-year hiatus, the ATP tour will return to Tokyo, where the 2022 Japan Open will take place from October 3 to 9.
Since making its debut in 1973, the Japan Open has become a frequent pit stop on the men’s circuit. Prior to 1989, it was a part of the Grand Prix Tennis Tour under the name Tokyo Outdoor Grand Prix. Since then, it has joined the ATP Tour and is is categorised as an ATP 500 event. Pete Sampras comes in second with three titles, and Stefan Edberg holds the record with four. Among the other well-known players who won the competition were Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, and Novak Djokovic. The Serb is this week’s participant in the Astana Open despite being the champion and defending it.
Second-ranked in the world Casper Ruud is the leader and is seeded first. The 23-year-old is having his greatest season yet, capped by a pair of Majors runner-up results. Despite all of his achievements, he has yet to claim a championship above the ATP 250 level, and he will be looking to change that tonight. 8 in the world Cameron Norrie, followed by Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe, all of whom are Americans. Along with fellow countrymen Alex de Minaur and Thanasi Kokkinakis, 2022 Wimbledon champion Nick Kyrgios is also included in the main draw.
The ATP Japan Open 2022 will feature five rounds of competition apart from the qualifying matches. These are the round of 32, round of 16, quarter-final, semi-final and final. The tournament is scheduled to start on Monday, October 3 and conclude on Sunday, October 9.
|October 3||Round of 32|
|October 5||Round of 16|
|Alex de Mianur||6|
The total prize money for the Japan Open’s inaugural event is USD 1,953,285. The winner will get a check for USD 365,275 as well as 500 ranking points.
|Prize Money||Ranking Points|
Australia – beIN Sport
Canada – TSN
India – Tennis TV
US – Tennis Channel