With 6 Top 10 Tennis players participating this year, all eyes are set on the Astana Open. Let’s get you fully acquainted with all you need to know about the 2022 Astana Open.
Astana Open Tennis Tournament
The Astana Open is a professional indoor hard-court Tennis Tournament part of the ATP Tour. Only this year was the event canonized into the Tour as a ATP 500 event. 2022 will mark the third edition of the event that was created to fill the void left after many tournaments were cancelled subsequently due to the Corona outbreak. In many ways the championship is quite similar to the AGEL Open. The title sponsor for the event is the Kazakhstani Bank, Forte.
|Venue||National Tennis Centre and Beeline Arena, Astana|
|Prize money||$1,900,000 (total commitment $2,054,825)|
|Draw||32 Singles, 16 Doubles|
Astana Open 2022 Champions
In singles championship, Former world no1 and event’s seeded no 4 Novak Djokovic claimed singles title. Serbian star defeated Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas with straight sets (6-3, 6-4) . After this Novak wins his 90th career title and 4rth 2022 title.
In doubles championship, Croatian Pair Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic defeated French Pair Fabrice Martin and Adrian Mannarino in final with straight sets (6-4, 6-2). This is 5th title of the Croatian pair together while for Mate Pavic it’s 6th title of 2022.
Astana Open History and Previous Winner
Initially, the tournament was a ATP250 event that also became a WTA250 event in 2021. The men’s tournament was played right after the women’s, but this would last only for a year. The WTA event was discontinued in 2022 and the event upgraded to the ATP500 category. The tournament has even set a record for Kazakhstan, it being the ﬁrst time in history that both an ATP and WTA event was conducted in Kazakhstan. The champions so far are:
|Year||Singles Champion||Doubles Champions|
|2020||John Millman||Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen|
|2021||Kwon Soon-woo||Santiago Gonzalez and Andres molteni|
Astana Open Prize Money and Points
Since the tournament was upgraded to a ATP500 event, both the prize money and points have drastically increased. The prize money for this year is at $1,900,000 compared to 2021’s $480,000.
|Stage||Singles Prize Money||Doubles Prize Money||ATP Points|
Astana Open Dates
The tournament dates are from the 1st to the 9th of October. 1st to 2nd for qualifying rounds and 3rd through 9th for the main draw. The event will be conducted alongside the Japan Open in Tokyo.
Astana Open Schedule
The event organizers haven’t yet released an ofﬁcial schedule so instead we will be looking at the 2021 format to make an educated guess as to what the schedule is most probable to look like.
|Date||Singles Matches||Doubles Matches|
|3rd October||1st Round||1st Round|
|4th October||1st Round||1st Round|
|5th October||1st Round and Second Round||1st Round|
|6th October||2nd Round||1st Round and Quarter Finals|
|7th October||Quarter Finals||Quarter Finals|
|8th October||Semi Finals||Semi Finals|
Keep in mind, this layout is not final and may be changed in the coming days before the tournament.
Astana Open Players
As mentioned previously, the players list this year is full of top Tennis players. Including the like of the current world rank no. 1 Carlos Alcaraz and competitive titan, Novak Djokovic. Unfortunately, Kwon Soon-woo will not be participating to defend his title.
|3||Stefanos Tsitsipas ( runner-up)||6|
|4||Novak Djokovic (Wild Card)- champion||7|
|Robero Bautista Agut||21|
|Alejandro Davidovich Fokina||29|
|Botic van de Zanschulp||35|
Wild Card Entries
Besides, Novak Djokovic other wild cards include:
- Former no. 1 Andy Murray
- The No. 1 Kazakhstani player Alexander Bublik
- 3 time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka
Astana Open Draws
The Astana Open will have 32 Singles and 16 Doubles draws.
Astana Open Tickets
The ticket scheming as is follows:
|First Stage||30th August onwards|
|Second Stage||1st September-18th September|
|Third Stage||19th September-9th October|
To purchase tickets and for other information regarding the tournament, click the link below.
2022 Astana Open Tickets: https://astanaopen.kz/en/#tickets