ATP Masters 1000s 5 new champions in 2022 break Nadal and Djokovic

In 2022 something has definitely changed in the ATP Tour, and we are not talking just because Roger Federer retired. Also because despite the advent of the millennials, the pre and post Covid ATP Tour was still firmly in the hands of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

Things remained more or less the same until Wimbledon over a rather strange season, but they ended up differently. The weather will be gentlemanly, as always, between the ATP Finals and the slice of the season in Australia in 2023, those that were alarm bells could become sirens.

We could start from the victory of Carlos Alcaraz in New York, from the extraordinary ride of Felix Auger Aliassime under the roofs, but above all from Holger Rune. That he had started the season as 103 in the world and that thanks to the success in Paris-Bercy, in addition to becoming the first player in history to beat five Top 10 in the same tournament, he has secured his place as first reserve in Turin.

ATP Masters 1000s 5 new champions in 2022 break Nadal and Djokovic

Beating among other things five of the top ten players in the world and Stan Wawrinka in the first round. In short: one of the most striking data, albeit presumably drugged by the absence of Novak Djokovic in the United States, undoubtedly concerns the Masters.

Considering that the Serbian champion would have reached seven in Paris and a total of thirty-nine in his career. The 2022 season saw five different ‘new’ champions in nine overall tournaments.

The only one to win more than one title was Alcaraz, who after Miami triumphed on his home ground in Madrid. Among the surprises of the season undoubtedly Taylor Fritz, who benefited from the forfeit of the world number one to catch the qualification for the Finals, but also Pablo Carreno Busta in Canada, Borna Coric in Cincinnati and indeed Rune in Paris-Bercy.

In the parenthesis on red, Stefanos Tsitsipas’s encore in Montecarlo. To find the only 1000 title of Djokovic, who missed the appointment with the title number thirty-nine, one must even return to Rome, in the ranking for the second time since 2005, Rafa Nadal is not present.