US Open 2022 Predictions:  Can Daniil Medvedev defend his crown at Arthur Ashe?

In this article, we enlist the US Open 2022 Predictions for the men's singles category with some usual suspects on the list and some wannabe champions in the contention.

The US Open 2022 is all set for an epic showdown as top players around the world gather for the last Grand Slam of the year. 

Defending champion and No.1 seed Daniil Medvedev will be the favourite to clinch the title while the likes of Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas will also be ready to make the next push and become Grand Slam champions.

  • Daniil Medvedev will be looking to defend his crown and is the first seed for the tournament
  • Rafael Nadal on the flip side will be looking for yet another Grand Slam win as he targets his fifth US Open title
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Carlos Alcaraz will also be hungry for their first Grand Slam success

US Open 2022 Predictions: Who is the favourite?

No.1 seed and defending champion Daniil Medvedev has been one of the consistent performers on the ATP tour this season despite a hernia injury that kept him away from the game in April. 

He has the required experience now having won and lost in the final of the US Open. Last year he beat Novak Djokovic in the final, while he lost to Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final despite leading by two sets in the final. 

US Open: Top 10 Seeds in Men’s Draw 

  1. Daniil Medvedev
  2. Rafael Nadal
  3. Carlos Alcaraz
  4. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  5. Casper Ruud
  6. Félix Auger-Aliassime
  7. Cameron Norrie
  8. Hubert Hurkacz
  9. Andrey Rublev
  10. Taylor Fritz

US Open 2022 Predictions: Who is the best amongst the other contenders?

While the eyes will be on the top two, it won't be a surprise if the likes of Stefanos Tsitsipas, Carlos Alcaraz, or Casper Ruud go all the way to and assert their dominance. Alcaraz has won two ATP Masters 1000 titles, while Ruud was the runner-up in the French Open. 

Tsitsipas was the runner-up in the 2021 French Open and has the experience of playing in the final of a Grand Slam. This season he has reached two ATP Masters 1000 finals, winning the Monte Carlo Open while losing the final of the Cincinnati Open.

Will Rafael Nadal continue ‘Big Three’ dominance? 

In the last 69 Grand Slam tournaments, the trio of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer has won 59 of the 69 titles which shows the dominance of the ‘Big Three’. 

Like the Australian Open earlier in the year, Rafael Nadal will be an alone representative from the ‘Big Three’, but will be the favourite to clinch the US Open. 

While Djokovic will be missing because of these vaccination issues, Federer is out with fitness issues. If Nadal does succeed in winning, it will be his fifth US Open title.

With the big boys well in their twilight, it remains to be seen who takes the baton forward and adds a Grand Slam success to his tally. With fresh blood on offer, it won’t be a surprise if the likes of Medvedev and Alcaraz walk away with the title.

US Open 2022 Predictions for Men's Singles: Daniil Medvedev to beat Rafael Nadal in the final of the US Open

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