Tennis – ATP – Belgrade 2022
Tournament History 2009-2012, 2021-Present (5th Edition in 2022)
Singles Final Sunday 24 April at 2:00 pm
Wild Cards (3) Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ), Hamad Medjedovic (SRB), Alejandro Tabilo (CHI)
Qualifiers (4) TBD on Monday
Protected Rankings (1) Aljaz Bedene (SLO) Oldest Player Richard Gasquet (35)
#NextGenATP (3) Hamad Medjedovic (18), Holger Rune (18)
Tournament Records Most Titles – Novak Djokovic (2)
Most Wins – Novak Djokovic (10)
Youngest Champion – Novak Djokovic, 21, in 2009
Oldest Champion – Andreas Seppi, 28, in 2012
Highest-Ranked Champion – No. 2 Novak Djokovic in 2011
Lowest-Ranked Champion – No. 46 Andreas Seppi in 2012
Last Home Champion – Novak Djokovic in 2011
The seeded ones
1 Novak Djokovic (SRB) 2-2 (Dubai QF) 10-2 (2009, 2011 Titles)
2 Andrey Rublev 19-5 (Marseille, Dubai Titles) 0-0 (Debut)
3 Karen Khachanov 11-9 (Adelaide-1 Final) 0-0 (Debut)
4 Aslan Karatsev 8-8 (Sydney Title) 3-1 (2021 Final)
5 Cristian Garin (CHI) 6-8 (Houston SF) 0-0 (Debut)
6 Fabio Fognini (ITA) 8-6 (Rio de Janeiro SF) 1-2 (2010 2R)
7 Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) 17-7 (4 times in QF) 2-1 (2021 QF)
8 Filip Krajinovic (SRB) 7-7 (Montpellier SF) 5-3 (2010 SF)
Match schedule HERE
LIVE follow-up HERE
The results HERE
The updated table HERE
Monday April 18
No miracle for Richard Gasquet swept away by the talented Miomir Kecmanovic (SER) 6/0 6/3. Another great performance for the young Holger Rune (DAN) who destroys Cristian Garin (TDS 5 / CHI) 6/3 6/1.
Fabio Fognini dominates his teammate Marco Cecchinato 6/7 6/2 6/2.
Tuesday April 19
Highly anticipated for his first ATP match since his injury, the Austrian Dominik Thiem came up against John Millman (AUS), the score 6/3 3/6 6/4.
The Japanese Taro Daniel creates the surprise by beating the local Dusan Lajovic 2/6 6/1 7/6. Filip Krajinovic, another Serb, takes out David Goffin 6/3 7/6, the Belgian not confirming his recent victory in Marrakech.
We also note the success of the qualifiers Jiri Lehecka (TCH) and Roman Safiulin (RUS) against Henri Laaksonen (SUI) and Mikael Ymer (SUE).
Wednesday April 20
A week after his defeat in the first round of Monte Carlo against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, Novak Djokovic came very close to another defeat against his compatriot Laslo Djere.
After losing the first set 6/2, the world No. 1 takes the second set 7/6 (6) before winning a new tie break, unbreathable, in the third set 7/6 (4).
Thanks to this success, the “Djoker” climbed into the 1/4 finals, as did Miomir Kecmanovic, who dismissed John Millman, and Karen Khachanov who took advantage of Roman Safiulin’s retirement.
Thursday April 21
Special programming in Belgrade with the hero of the nation, miraculously the day before, who played his 1/4 final today. More in legs, more confident, he defeated in three rounds the hopeful Miomir Kecmanovic 4/6 6/3 6/3.
Andrey Rublev, who played him in the 1/8th final, leaves Jiri Lehecka (TCH). Oscar Otte (GER) eliminates Aslan Karatsev (RUS) 6/7 6/1 6/3. We also note the victories of Fabio Fognini and the surprising Japanese Taro Daniel against Aljaz Bedene (SER) and Holger Rune (DAN).
Friday April 22: The 1/4 finals
Novak Djokovic (SER) vs Miomir Kecmanovic (SER): 4/6 6/3 6/3
Karen Khachanov (RUS) vs Thiago Monteiro (BRE/Q): 7/5 6/4
Fabio Fognini (ITA) vs Oscar Otte (GER): 7/5 6/4
Andrey Rublev (RUS) vs. Taro Daniel (JAP): 6/3 6/3
Saturday April 23: The 1/2 finals
Novak Djokovic vs. Karen Khachanov: 4/6 6/1 6/2
A set to get started, two much more convincing rounds afterwards, that’s a bit of the story of the world No. 1 this week in Belgrade. Scenarios that are similar but also an increasing level of play.
Fabio Fognini vs. Andrey Rublev: 2/6 2/6
Logic respected and uneventful match for the Russian, a man who rarely loses against lower ranked than him.
Sunday April 24 / Final
Novak Djokovic vs. Andrey Rublev: 2/6 7/6 0/6
The Russian player overthrew the master in front of an audience in Belgrade delighted to see two big names in the final of his tournament. Rublev will attack the game under the best auspices by dominating the first set,
But Djoko never gives up and will end up equalizing at one set everywhere in the tie-break, this after having seen the Russian save five previous set points.
We then imagine the world No. 1 serving us the same scenario as throughout this week but, unfortunately for him, this time there is nothing left in the engine.
Andrey Rublev punishes him at the start of the third round and sticks him with a severe 6/0 to come and get his 3rd tournament of the year after Marseille and Dubai.
“It’s important to play against Novak and face him a second time. Hopefully we will have more battles in the future.” Rublev said.
I feel so good here, it’s a very beautiful city. It’s really special. I want to say a big thank you to all the viewers for supporting all the players all week. Seeing full stadiums again is great for all of us.”