Rakuten Japan Open 2022 Prize Money, Players List, Schedule, Tickets

Japan Open finally made its return this year and with the women’s tournament having come and gone, the ATP event is next. Join us as we tell you all you will need to know about the 2022 Japan Open.

Japan Open Tennis Tournament

The Rakuten Japan Open is a hard-court tennis tournament a part of both the WTA and ATP Tour. In 2020 and 2021, the tennis world came to halt following the outbreak of COVID-19. Many events were either postponed or cancelled completely, including the Japan Open. This year, the event will experience its 47th edition, re-debuting after a 2-year hiatus. The event’s title sponsor is Rakuten- a Japanese e-commerce company.

LocationTokyo, Japan
VenueAriake Colosseum
Tour categoryATP 500
Prize money$1,953,285 (total commitment $2,108,110)
Draw32 Singles, 16 Doubles

Rakuten Japan Open 2022 champions

In Rakuten Japan Open, Taylor Fritz won singles title in all American clash. Fritz defeated Frances Tiafoe in straight sets (7-6, 7-6). Taylor Fritz won his 3rd ATP title of the year. On other sides in doubles championship, Mackenzie McDonald of USA and Marcelo Melo of Brazil defeated David Vega Hernandez of Spain and Rafael Metoz of Brazil in final in tie breaker (6-4, 3-6, 10-4).

Japan Open History and Previous Winners

The Japan Open has a long history, being part of the ATP Tour since 1973. From 1973 through 1989, the event was a part of the Grand Prix tour. Back then , the tournament had a different name, going by the Tokyo Outdoor Grand Prix. The event stopped conducting both women’s and men’s matches in 2010, being succeeded by the Japan Women’s Open, a separate tournament that’s a part of the WTA Tour. Novak Djokovic is the current singles champion , followed by Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, the Doubles champions.

Japan Open Prize Money and Points

This year’s Open has its prize money set at $1,953,285.

StageSingles Prize MoneyDoubles Prize MoneyATP Points
Semi Finals$94,840$32,370180
Quarter Finals$49,515$16,19090
2nd Round$26,095——45
1st Round$15,235$8,3800

Japan Open Dates

The championship main draws will be held from the 3rd of October to the 9th making it a week long event. The qualifying rounds will be conducted in the first 2 days of the October month.

Japan Open Schedule

DateSingles MatchesDoubles Matches
3rd October1st Round1st Round
4th October1st Round1st Round
5th October1st Round and 2nd Round1st Round and 2nd Round
6th October2nd Round2nd Round
7th OctoberQuarter Finals2nd Round and Semi Finals
8th OctoberSemi FinalsSemi Finals
9th OctoberFinaleFinale

Japan Open Wheelchair tennis Schedule

Japan Open also holds tournaments for wheelchair tennis and the schedule is as follows:

DateSingles MatchesDoubles Matches
6th October1st RoundSemi Finals
7th OctoberSemi FinalsFinale
8th OctoberFinale——-

Keep in mind the above schedule is just an estimation based on the 2019 Japan Open and could be subject to change.

Japan Open Players

This year the event boasts an impressive selection of top ranking players, especially Casper Ruud, currently the World no. 2. However, the reigning champion Novak Djokovic will not be returning to defend his title as he will be participating in the Astana Open in Kazakhstan, held at the same time as the Japan Open.

Top Seeds

SeedNameATP Ranking
1Casper Ruud2
2Cameron Norrie8
3Taylor Fritz12
4Frances Tiafoe19
5Nick Kyrgios20
6Alex de Minaur22
7Denis Shapovalov24
8Daniel Evans25

Remaining Players

NameATP Ranking
Boma Coric26
Miomir Kecmanovic32
Jenson Brooksby46
Brandon Nakashima48
Marcos Giron53
Yoshihito Nishioka56
Jaume Munar59
Joao Sousa61
Pedro Martinez67
Bernabe Zapata Miralles78
Thanasi Kokkinakis80
Mackenzie McDonald82
Alexei Popyrin90
James Duckworth101
Soonwo Kwon121

Wild Card Entries

As of September 29 the wild card participants are:

  • Rank no.92 Taro Daniel
  • Rank no.163 Kaichi Uchida
  • Rank no.227 Yosuke Watanuki

Shingo Kunieda, the wheelchair tennis superstar, former ITF no. 1, and current no. 2 is also confirmed to be participating in the tournament. Alexander Zverev and Kei Nishikori, 2-times Japan Open champion were set to join the tournament but withdrew after injury.

Japan Open Draws

The Open will have 32 Singles and 16 Doubles draws.

Japan Open Tickets

Tickets for the event have been on sale since 10th September. For purchasing tickets and other accommodations, click on the link mentioned below.

2022 Japan Open Tickets: https://rakutenopen.com/en/tickets/