Nadal, Swiatek named ITF world champions for 2022 | Tennis News

Nadal, Swiatek named ITF world champions for 2022 | Tennis News
Nadal, Swiatek named ITF world champions for 2022 | Tennis News
PARIS: Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek had been Thursday named world champions by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) after a season through which they claimed two Grand Slam titles apiece.
Nadal swept to the Australian Open after which backed it up with a 14th French Open, taking his majors whole to a males’s report of twenty-two.

Swiatek, who inherited the world primary spot in March following the shock retirement of Ashleigh Barty, claimed a second French Open after which captured the US Open.
“I’m very completely happy to be named ITF World Champion for the fifth time,” stated 36-year-old Nadal.
“When I first received the award in 2008, I might not have anticipated to nonetheless be enjoying at such a excessive stage 14 years later.”
Nadal additionally made the semi-finals at Wimbledon however was compelled to stop earlier than dealing with Nick Kyrgios attributable to an stomach pressure.

Rajeev Ram of the United States and Great Britain’s Joe Salisbury are first-time winners of the lads’s doubles world champion award after claiming their third Grand Slam title collectively on the US Open after which taking the ATP Finals title for the primary time in November.
Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova received the ladies’s doubles prize for the third time. The Czech pair received three Grand Slam titles, triumphing on the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open.

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