The Astana Open 2022 is heating up as the week goes on, with a slew of big players competing in the Round of 32 and Round of 16.
Despite being seeded fourth, Novak Djokovic is the main attraction today. This evening, he will face unseeded ace Cristian Garin in an R32 match on Centre Court.
The highest-ranked player in action today is No.3 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, who faces talented qualifier, Luca Nardi, in the Round of 16.
Tennis fans around the world will be watching to see how players finish 2022, with a number of tournaments taking place between now and the ATP Finals in November.
The Paris Masters, the final ATP 1000 event on the calendar for 2022, will be the focus.
The Astana Open is well underway, with some of the best players on the ATP Tour competing well after the Grand Slams conclude in 2022.
Former world number one Novak Djokovic is among the big names in Kazakhstan this week, attempting to claw his way back up the rankings.
No.3 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas will also be hoping for a good week, albeit newly-crowned world No.1 Carlos Alcaraz has already been eliminated.
Tennis appeared to be over for 2022 after the Laver Cup, but there is still plenty of action on hard courts coming up, including the Paris Masters later this month.
The men’s ATP rankings are in such upheaval for the first time in a generation, thanks to Roger Federer’s retirement, Andy Murray’s decline, and Djokovic’s difficult 2022, that every point is sacrosanct at this time of year.
When will the Astana Open 2022 take place?
The competition began on Monday, October 3, 2022.
It will conclude with the final on Sunday, October 9, 2022.
How to watch and live stream the Astana Open 2022?
Tennis Channel will broadcast the Astana Open matches LIVE.
- Broadcast: Paramount+
Where will the Astana Open 2022 take place?
The Astana Open is held in Kazakhstan’s National Tennis Center in Astana. It is played on hard indoor courts.
The tournament, which was founded in 2020 during the COVID pandemic, is now in its third year and has been upgraded to ATP 500 rank because tournaments could not be staged in China.
Defending Champions (Winners of 2019 edition)
Men’s Singles – Kwon Soon-woo (South Korea)
Men’s Doubles – Santiago Gonzalez (Mexico), Andres Molteni (Argentina)
Top seeds – Men’s Singles
- Carlos Alcaraz
- Daniil Medvedev
- Stefanos Tsitsipas
- Novak Djokovic
- Andrey Rublev
- Jannik Sinner (Withdrew)
- Hubert Hurkacz
- Felix Auger Aliassime
- Marin Cilic
Astana Open 2022 Schedule
- First Round – 3rd & 4th October
- Second Round – 5th & 6th October
- Quarterfinals – 7th October
- Semifinals – 8th October
- Finals – 9th October
Complete Prize money breakdown Astana Open 2022:
- Winner – €355,310
- Finalist – €191,180
- Semi-finalist – €101,890
- Quarter-finalist – €52,060
- Round of 16 – €27,785
- Round of 32 – €14,820
The first quarter is highlighted by Carlos Alcaraz.
After winning his first US Open championship and rising to World No.1, 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz is poised to compete in his first event as a World No.1 for the first time in his career as the top seed in the Astana Open. He begins his campaign in the first round against Lucky Loser David Goffin. He is projected to win this competition and will compete against Adrian Mannarino in the second round.
Andrey Rublev, the tournament’s fifth seed, is the other seeded player in this quarter. Rublev will face Laslo Djere in the opening round and will almost certainly face Carlos Alcaraz in the quarterfinals. Meanwhile, qualifier Zhang Zhizhen has advanced to the second round after stunning first-round opponent Aslan Karatsev.
Tsitsipas led the second quarter.
Stefanos Tsitsipas, who exited the first round of the US Open, returns to the ATP Tour and is seeded third in the Astana Open. In the first round, he will face Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan. The draw also includes qualifiers Alexander Shevchenko and Luca Nordi, who will face off in the first round. If Tsitsipas wins his first-round match, the winner of this battle will meet him in the second round.
The seventh seed The only other seeded player in this quarter is Hubert Hurkacz, who advanced to the second round after defeating Francisco Cerundolo in the first round. Tallon Griekspoor and Alexander Bublik are also in the quarterfinals and will meet in the first round.
Novak Djokovic is the highlight of the third quarter.
Novak Djokovic accepted a wildcard to the Astana Open after winning the Tel Aviv Open and will compete as the fourth seed. He’ll kick off his campaign against Cristian Garin. The winner of this competition will face Boric van de Zandschulp in the second round. In the first round, Zandschulp defeated Kazakhstan’s wildcard entrant Beibit Zhukayev in straight sets.
Marin Cilic, the other seeded player in this quarter, will begin his campaign in the first round against Oscar Otte. Cilic, who recently lost to Djokovic in the final of the Tel Aviv Open, is expected to meet the Serbian in the tournament’s quarterfinals. The other players in this draw are Maxime Cressy and Karen Khachanov, who will face off in the first round.
Daniil Medvedev leads the fourth quarter.
Daniil Medvedev is the second seed at the Astana Open and leads the last quarter of the draw. In the opening round, the Russian will face Albert Ramos Vinolas of Spain. Felix Auger Aliassime was the only other seeded player in this quarter, but the eighth seed fell in the first round against Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut.
In the second round, Agut will face the winner of the match between Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and Pavel Kotov. Mark Andre-Huesler, who won his first ATP championship last week at the Sofia Open, is also in this draw and will face Emil Ruusuvuori in the first round.