Defending champion Emma Raducanu might just be seeded 11th, but she is certainly not one to be taken lightly by any stretch.
As the month of August nears its end, the world of tennis shifts their attention to the fourth and final Grand Slam of the season, the US Open. 2022 will mark the 142nd edition of one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world. Men’s singles defending champion Daniil Medvedev might not have been a part of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships but he will surely give it his all to defend his crown in New York City. The same can be said for defending women’s singles champion, Emma Raducanu. The Brit was one of the youngest to win the Grand Slam in the competition’s history last season, although she has not been displaying a similar form of late. The US duo of Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury are the defending men’s doubles champions while Zhang Shuai and Samantha Stosur will play to defend their women’s doubles crown. Desirae Krawczyk and Salisbury are the current mixed doubles champions.
The 2022 US Open is all set to begin from August 29 till September 11. Here is the schedule of play on each day as per the official Olympics website.
|Date||Stage of play (Singles)||Stage of play (Doubles)|
|August 29||First round (men’s & women’s)||–|
|August 30||First round (men’s & women’s)||–|
|August 31||Second round (men’s & women’s)||First round (men’s & women’s)|
|September 1||Second round (men’s & women’s)||First round (men’s & women’s)|
|September 2||Third round (men’s & women’s)||Second round (men’s & women’s)|
|September 3||Third round (men’s & women’s)||Second round (men’s & women’s)|
|September 4||Round of 16 (men’s & women’s)||Third round (men’s & women’s)|
|September 5||Round of 16 (men’s & women’s)||Third round (men’s & women’s)|
|September 6||Quarter-finals (men’s & women’s)||Quarter-finals (men’s & women’s)|
|September 7||Quarter-finals (men’s & women’s)||Quarter-finals (women’s)|
|September 9||Semi-finals (men’s)||Semi-finals (men’s)|
|September 10||Semi-finals (men’s), Final (women’s)||Semi-final (women’s), Final (men’s)|
|September 11||Final (men’s)||Final (women’s)|
Defending champion Daniil Medvedev has been seeded first at the 2022 US Open, followed by the winner of the Australian Open and French Open, Rafael Nadal. Wimbledon champion and former world no. 1 Novak Djokovic has been seeded fifth while young Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz is third.
|Novak Djokovic (withdrawn)||5|
It is Iga Swiatek, who unsurprisingly leads the seedings for the 2022 US Open. Defending champion Emma Raducanu might just be seeded 11th, but she is certainly not one to be taken lightly by any stretch. The likes of Simona Halep, Jessica Pegula and Garbine Muguruza, who have a ton of experience backing up their skills will also be hoping to go deep into the Grand Slam.
For the first time, the total prize money for men and women at the US Open will exceed $60 million. The organisation boosted prize money in the earlier rounds and for the qualification tournament after input from the ATP and WTA Player Councils. Players who are eliminated in the first round of the main draw will receive $80,000, an increase of 85% over 2016. The prize money for the US Open qualifying event will be $6.26 million, a 223 percent increase over 2016. Competitors in the final round of qualifying will earn $44,000. The men’s and women’s singles champions will each receive $2,600,000, while the finalists will receive $1,300,000.
Australia – Channel 9
Canada – TSN, RDS, peacock
India – Sony Ten Network (including SonyLIV app)
UK – Amazon Prime Video
US – ESPN, peacock, NBC