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

PARIS: Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek were named world champions on Thursday by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) after a season in which they won two Grand Slam titles each.
Nadal swept the Australian Open, then backed it up with a 14th French Open, taking his total majors to a men’s record 22.

Swiatek, who inherited the world number one spot in March following the shock retirement of Ashley Bartywon a second French Open, then won the US Open.
“I am very happy to be named ITF World Champion for the fifth time,” said Nadal, 36.
“When I first won the award in 2008, I didn’t expect to still be playing at such a high level 14 years later.”
Nadal also made the semi-finals at Wimbledon but was forced to quit before facing Nick Kyrgios due to abdominal strain.

Rajeev Ram of USA and Great Britain Joe Salisbury are the first winners of the men’s doubles world title after winning their third Grand Slam title together at the US Open and then winning the ATP Finals title for the first time in November.
Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova won the women’s doubles award for the third time. The Czech pair have won three Grand Slam titles, triumphing at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.


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