Tennis – ATP – Barcelona 2022
Tournament History 54th Edition (1968-2019, 2021-present)
Singles Final Sunday 24 April at 4 pm
Wild Cards (4) Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN), Feliciano Lopez (ESP), Jaume Munar (ESP), Tommy Robredo (ESP)
Qualifiers (6) Nicolas Alvarez Varona (ESP), Hugo Dellien (BOL), Egor Gerasimov Carlos Taberner (ESP), Elias Ymer (SWE), Bernabe Zapata Miralles (ESP)
Lucky Loser (1) Hugo Grenier (FRA)
Oldest Player Feliciano Lopez (40)
#NextGenATP (4) Carlos Alcaraz (18), Nicolas Alvarez Varona (20), Lorenzo Musetti (20), Brandon Nakashima (20)
Tournament Records Most Titles – Rafael Nadal (12)
Most Wins – Rafael Nadal (66)
Youngest Champion – Mats Wilander, 18, in 1982
Oldest Champion – Rafael Nadal, 34, in 2021
Highest-Ranked Champion – No. 1 Ilie Nastase in 1973, Rafael Nadal in 2009, 2011, 2018
Lowest-Ranked Champion – No. 65 Todd Martin in 1998
Last Spanish Champion – Rafael Nadal in 2021
The seeded ones
1 Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 22-7 (Monte Carlo Title) 10-3 (2018, 2021 Finals)
2 Casper Ruud (NOR) 14-5 (Buenos Aires Title) 1-1 (2017 2R)
3 Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 16-8 (Rotterdam Title) 3-2 (2021 QF)
4 Cameron Norrie (GBR) 15-9 (Delray Beach Title) 3-2 (2021 QF)
5 Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 18-3 (Rio de Janeiro, Miami Titles) 0-1 (2021 1R)
6 Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 16-8 (Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro Finals) 3-3 (2021 QF)
7 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 16-6 (Doha Title) 7-6 (2015, 2018 QF)
8 Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 11-7 (Australian Open 4R) 9-9 (2018, 2021 SF)
9 Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 3-11 (Doha Final) 1-2 (2017 2R)
10 Alex de Minaur (AUS) 13-7 (Rotterdam QF) 1-1 (2021 3R)
11 Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) 9-10 (Buenos Aires SF) 0-0 (Debut)
12 Daniel Evans (GBR) 9-8 (Sydney SF) 2-2 (2017 3R)
13 Frances Tiafoe (USA) 6-6 (Houston QF) 1-2 (2019, 2021 2R)
14 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 11-7 (Melbourne, Monte Carlo SF) 3-4 (2018 QF)
15 Federico Delbonis (ARG) 7-11 (Buenos Aires SF) 1-3 (2012 2R)
16 Alexander Bublik (KAZ) 12-8 (Montpellier Title) 1-1 (2021 2R)
17 Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 10-7 (Cordoba Title) 16-11 (2013, 2017 QF)
Match schedule HERE
LIVE follow-up HERE
The results HERE
The updated table HERE
Monday April 18:
Another black day for the Habs with the defeats of Benoit Paire, Adrian Mannarino against Soonwoo Kwon and Egor Gerasimov. Adrien Grenier, lucky loser, also loses but with honors against Mackenzie McDonald: 6/7 6/1 7/6.
We also note the victory of Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) 7/5 7/5 against the Argentinian Sebastian Baez and that signed Elias Ymer (SUE, Q) against a Maxime Cressy (USA) in total loss of confidence 6/3 6/0.
Bernabe Zapata Miralles (ESP) won against former Tommy Robredo (guest) who was playing his last career match today.
Tuesday April 19
Casper Ruud started his week well with an easy victory against Brandon Nakashima (USA) 6/3 6/2. No worries also for Diego Schwartzman against Mackenzie Mc Donald.
The victory was much more complicated for Cameron Norrie against Egor Gerasimov (BLR): 5/7 6/4 6/4. Beautiful day for the Italians with the victories of Sonego and Musetti against E.Ymer and Evans.
Ugo Humbert saves French honor by beating Pablo Andujar 6/4 6/3 in the first round.
Wednesday April 20
Highly anticipated in front of his audience Carlos Alcaraz needed three sets to release the Korean Soonwoo Kwon. Ugo Humbert, the ultimate Habs in the running, was beaten 6/3 4/6 6/3 by Alex de Minaur, who was not a clay court specialist.
Jaume Munar, the local, invited to this tournament leaves Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO, TDS 9) 6/1 6/4. Easy victory for the Finn Ruusuvuori against this Alexander Bublik allergic to this surface.
We still note the dry victory of Marton Fucsovics (HON) against Federico Delbonis (ARG) 6/1 6/2. All winners advance to the quarter-finals.
Thursday April 21
It’s been raining in Barcelona for almost 24 hours and the organizers can’t really start any matches. Only Grigor Dimitrov has been able, for the moment, to conclude his meeting against Federico Coria (ARG) 4/6 6/3 6/4.
The Bulgarian climbs into the 1/8th final just like Stefanos Tsitsipas who will need three sets to get out Ilya Ivashka (BLR).
Friday April 22
Big day and finally better conditions to play, first, the 1/8th finals.
And for once there is no surprise with the qualification of the favorites Norrie, Tsitsipas, Ruud, Auger Aliassime, Alcaraz, Schwartzman, Carreno Busta and De Minaur all victorious against, respectively, Fucsovics, Dimitrov, Ruusuvuori, Tiafoe, Munar, Musetti, Sonego and Harris.
Friday April 22: The 1/4 finals
Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) vs. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) : 4/6 7/5 2/6
Author of a dazzling match, the prodigy came to seek victory during a fabulous third set. Very offensive, without showing the slightest sign of doubt, Alcaraz quite simply destroyed the winner of Monte Carlo.
Forehand winner, powerful backhand, smash, cushioning, the Spaniard warmed up his audience, great art!
Cameron Norrie (GBR) vs. Alex de Minaur (AUS) : 3/6 7/5 1/6
The good surprise of the tournament comes to us from Australia with De Minaur who suffocated his rival during a one-sided third set. Here he is in the semi-finals where he will find a rival of a completely different caliber.
Diego Schwartzman (ARG) vs. Felix Auger Aliassime (CAN): 3/6 6/2 6/3
More physically solid, the Argentinian player was able to react after the loss of the first set before coming to wear down his rival on a surface that suits him perfectly.
Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) vs Casper Ruud (NOR): 4/6 7/6 (8) 6/3
Boosted by his supporters, the Spanish player achieved a small feat by leaving the Norwegian. After saving three match points in the second set, he manages to finish, with style, in the deciding set.
Saturday April 23 and Sunday April 24: The 1/2 finals
Carlos Alcaraz vs. Alex de Minaur: 6/7 7/6 6/4
He is indestructible! Pushed to his limits by a De Minaur who we had not yet seen at this level, the prodigy Alcaraz once again made his passion and his mind speak.
He manages to turn the match around in the tie break of the second set before finally getting a break at the start of the third set. Behind, solid on his serve, he manages to conclude.
Diego Schwartzman vs. Pablo Carreno Busta : 3/6 4/6
Another big successful match for the Spaniard who reached the final of this tournament for the first time. Impressive and very consistent, he has shown himself to be superior to the Argentinian in all areas.
Sunday April 24 / Final
Carlos Alcaraz – Pablo Carreno Busta: 6/3 6/2
Despite a much longer match this morning, the young Torero arrived on the court in great shape. From the first exchanges, he wants to impose his rhythm and his attacking game.
Opposite Carreno Busta does not find the keys to reverse the trend. Supported and encouraged by his clan, and the calm of his mentor Juan Carlos Ferrero, Carlos Alcaraz will then finish the job.
He pocketed this final without ever being worried and at the same time won his third tournament since the start of 2022. A title which will allow him, so young, to enter the Top 10, this Monday.