2022 Australian Open Men's and Women's Singles Picks

Updated: Jan 16

Grand Slam tennis is back! While the coverage leading up to the year’s first major has been completely dominated by the latest chapter in Novak Djokovic’s roller coaster career, it is still time to make some picks. Just as I did last year, I’ll be going on-the-record with all of my picks for both the Men’s and Women’s draw. Due to the uncertainty surrounding the Djokovic situation and time constraints on my end (and the fact that it is tough to preview a tournament when we’ve had just two weeks of lead up tournaments), I was unable to write my typical pre-tournament article and did not get to record a Serve & Volley preview episode. But don’t worry, Serve & Volley should be back with episodes throughout the tournament, and I promise my usual preview article will return at the French Open!

 

Men's Draw

Round One

Miomir Kecmanović > LL) Salvatore Caruso in 3

Tommy Paul > Q) Mikhail Kukushkin in 3

WC) Chun-hsin Tseng > Oscar Otte in 5

25) Lorenzo Sonego > Sam Querrey in 4

17) Gaël Monfils > Federico Coria in 3

LL) Ernesto Escobedo > Alexander Bublik in 4

Federico Delbonis > Pedro Martínez in 3

16) Cristian Garín > Facundo Bagnis in 5

Sebastian Korda > 12) Cameron Norrie in 4

Corentin Moutet > WC) Lucas Pouille in 3

Tallon Griekspoor > Fabio Fognini in 4

19) Pablo Carreño Busta > Q) Tomás Martín Etcheverry in 3

31) Carlos Alcaraz > Q) Alejandro Tabilo in 3

Márton Fucsovics > Dušan Lajović in 4

Jirí Vesely > WC) Stefan Kozlov in 5

7) Matteo Berrettini > Brandon Nakashima in 4

3) Alexander Zverev > Daniel Altmaier in 3

John Millman > Feliciano López in 4

Q) Radu Albot > Yoshihito Nishioka in 5

30) Lloyd Harris > WC) Aleksandar Vukic in 3

23) Reilly Opelka > Kevin Anderson in 4

Dominik Koepfer > Carlos Taberner in 3

Holger Rune > Soonwoo Kwon in 4

14) Denis Shapovalov > Laslo Djere in 4

10) Hubert Hurkacz > Egor Gerasimov in 4

James Duckworth > Adrian Mannarino in 4

Mackenzie McDonald > Q) Nikola Milojević in 4

18) Aslan Karatsev > Jaume Munar in 3

28) Karen Khachanov > Denis Kudla in 4

Peter Gojowczyk > Benjamin Bonzi in 5

WC) Thanasi Kokkinakis > Q) Yannick Hanfmann in 4

6) Rafael Nadal > Marcos Giron in 3

8) Casper Ruud > Alex Molcan in 4

Ilya Ivashka > Pablo Andújar in 3

Kamil Majchrzak > Andreas Seppi in 4

32) Alex de Minaur > Lorenzo Musetti in 4

WC) Andy Murray > 21) Nikoloz Basilashvili in 4

Q) Taro Daniel > Q) Tómas Barrios Vera in 4

Steve Johnson > Jordan Thompson in 3

11) Jannik Sinner > LL) João Sousa in 3

15) Roberto Bautista Agut > Stefano Travaglia in 3

Philipp Kohlschreiber > Marco Cecchinato in 4

Frances Tiafoe > Q) Marco Trungelliti in 5

20) Taylor Fritz > Q) Maximilian Marterer in 4

26) Grigor Dimitrov > Q) Jirí Lehecka in 3

Thiago Monteiro > Benoît Paire in 3

Albert Ramos Viñolas > Sebastián Báez in 4

4) Stefanos Tsitsipas > Mikael Ymer in 4

5) Andrey Rublev > Gianluca Mager in 3

Ricardas Berankis > Roberto Carballés Baena in 4

Q) Norbert Gombos > Q) Timofey Skatov in 4

27) Marin Cilić > Q) Emilio Gómez in 3

24) Dan Evans > David Goffin in 3

Arthur Rinderknech > Alexei Popyrin in 4

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina > WC) Alex Bolt in 3

9) Félix Auger-Aliassime > Emil Ruusuvuori in 4

13) Diego Schwartzman > Filip Krajinović in 3

WC) Christopher O’Connell > Hugo Gaston in 5

Q) Tomáš Machác > Juan Manuel Cerúndolo in 3

Maxime Cressy > 22) John Isner in 5

29) Ugo Humbert > Richard Gasquet in 3

Jan-Lennard Struff > Botic van de Zandschulp in 5

Nick Kyrgios > Q) Liam Broady in 4

2) Daniil Medvedev > Henri Laaksonen in 3

Round Two

Tommy Paul > Miomir Kecmanović in 5

25) Lorenzo Sonego > WC) Chun-hsin Tseng in 4

17) Gaël Monfils > LL) Ernesto Escobedo in 4

Federico Delbonis > 16) Cristian Garín in 5

Sebastian Korda > Corentin Moutet in 4

19) Pablo Carreño Busta > Tallon Griekspoor in 4

31) Carlos Alcaraz > Márton Fucsovics in 4

7) Matteo Berrettini > Jirí Vesely in 3

3) Alexander Zverev > John Millman in 3

Q) Radu Albot > 30) Lloyd Harris in 4

23) Reilly Opelka > Dominik Koepfer in 4

14) Denis Shapovalov > Holger Rune in 4

10) Hubert Hurkacz > James Duckworth in 3

18) Aslan Karatsev > Mackenzie McDonald in 4

28) Karen Khachanov > Peter Gojowczyk in 3

6) Rafael Nadal > WC) Thanasi Kokkinakis in 5

8) Casper Ruud > Ilya Ivashka in 3

32) Alex de Minaur > Kamil Majchrzak in 4

WC) Andy Murray > Q) Taro Daniel in 3

11) Jannik Sinner > Steve Johnson in 3

15) Roberto Bautista Agut > Philipp Kohlschreiber in 3

20) Taylor Fritz > Frances Tiafoe in 3

26) Grigor Dimitrov > Thiago Monteiro in 3

4) Stefanos Tsitsipas > Albert Ramos Viñolas in 3

5) Andrey Rublev > Ricardas Berankis in 3

27) Marin Cilić > Q) Norbert Gombos in 3

24) Dan Evans > Arthur Rinderknech in 4

9) Félix Auger-Aliassime > Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in 3

13) Diego Schwartzman > WC) Christopher O’Connell in 3

Maxime Cressy > Q) Tomáš Machác in 4

29) Ugo Humbert > Jan-Lennard Struff in 4

2) Daniil Medvedev > Nick Kyrgios in 3

Round Three

Tommy Paul > 25) Lorenzo Sonego in 4

17) Gaël Monfils > Federico Delbonis in 3

19) Pablo Carreño Busta > Sebastian Korda in 4

31) Carlos Alcaraz > 7) Matteo Berrettini in 5

3) Alexander Zverev > Q) Radu Albot in 3

14) Denis Shapovalov > 23) Reilly Opelka in 4

10) Hubert Hurkacz > 18) Aslan Karatsev in 4

6) Rafael Nadal > 28) Karen Khachanov in 4

32) Alex de Minaur > 8) Casper Ruud in 3

11) Jannik Sinner > WC) Andy Murray in 3

15) Roberto Bautista Agut > 20) Taylor Fritz in 5

26) Grigor Dimitrov > 4) Stefanos Tsitsipas in 4

5) Andrey Rublev > 27) Marin Cilić in 4

9) Félix Auger-Aliassime > 24) Dan Evans in 4

13) Diego Schwartzman > Maxime Cressy in 4

2) Daniil Medvedev > 29) Ugo Humbert in 3

Round Four

Tommy Paul > 17) Gaël Monfils in 5

31) Carlos Alcaraz > 19) Pablo Carreño Busta in 4

3) Alexander Zverev > 14) Denis Shapovalov in 4

6) Rafael Nadal > 10) Hubert Hurkacz in 3

11) Jannik Sinner > 32) Alex de Minaur in 4

15) Roberto Bautista Agut > 26) Grigor Dimitrov in 4

5) Andrey Rublev > 9) Félix Auger-Aliassime in 4

2) Daniil Medvedev > 13) Diego Schwartzman in 3

Quarterfinals

31) Carlos Alcaraz > Tommy Paul in 3

3) Alexander Zverev > 6) Rafael Nadal in 3

11) Jannik Sinner > 15) Roberto Bautista Agut in 4

2) Daniil Medvedev > 5) Andrey Rublev in 3

Semifinals

3) Alexander Zverev > 31) Carlos Alcaraz in 4

2) Daniil Medvedev > 11) Jannik Sinner in 3

Final

2) Daniil Medvedev > 3) Alexander Zverev (6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-3)

 

Women's Draw

Round One

1) Ashleigh Barty > Q) Lesia Tsurenko in 2

Q) Lucia Bronzetti > Varvara Gracheva in 2

Lauren Davis > Tereza Martincová in 2

30) Camila Giorgi > Anastasia Potapova in 2

22) Belinda Bencic > Kristina Mladenovic in 2

Amanda Anisimova > Q) Arianne Hartono in 2

Madison Brengle > Dayana Yastremska in 3

13) Naomi Osaka > Camila Osorio in 2

9) Ons Jabeur > Nuria Párrizas Díaz in 3

Kaja Juvan > Maryna Zanevska in 2

Bernarda Pera > Ekaterina Alexandrova in 3

21) Jessica Pegula > Anhelina Kalinina in 3

28) Veronika Kudermetova > Claire Liu in 2

Jasmine Paolini > Elena-Gabriela Ruse in 3

Aliaksandra Sasnovich > Q) Qinwen Zheng in 2

5) Maria Sakkari > PR) Tatjana Maria in 2

4) Barbora Krejcíková > Andrea Petkovic in 3

Q) Viktória Kužmová > WC) Xiyu Wang in 2

Alison Riske > Donna Vekić in 2

Anna Karolína Schmiedlová > 26) Jelena Ostapenko in 3

24) Victoria Azarenka > Panna Udvardy in 2

Jil Teichmann > Petra Martić in 3

Yulia Putintseva > Harmony Tan in 2

Fiona Ferro > 15) Elina Svitolina in 3

Madison Keys > 11) Sofia Kenin in 2

Jaqueline Cristian > Greet Minnen in 3

Q) Cristina Bucsa > Alison Van Uytvanck in 2

18) Coco Gauff > Qiang Wang in 2

PR) Kirsten Flipkens > 32) Sara Sorribes Tormo in 3

WC) Diane Parry > Marta Kostyuk in 2

Q) Martina Trevisan > Saisai Zheng in 2

8) Paula Badosa > Ajla Tomljanović in 2

6) Anett Kontaveit > Katerina Siniaková in 2

Clara Tauson > Astra Sharma in 2

Shelby Rogers > Ana Konjuh in 3

Q) Caroline Dolehide > 27) Danielle Collins in 2

Vera Zvonareva > 19) Elise Mertens in 3

Irina-Camelia Begu > Océane Dodin in 3

Viktorija Golubic > Shuai Zhang in 2

12) Elena Rybakina > Zarina Diyas in 2

14) Simona Halep > Magdalena Fręch in 2

Q) Katie Volynets > Beatriz Haddad Maia in 2

Danka Kovinić > Q) Sujeong Jang in 3

Sloane Stephens > 17) Emma Raducanu in 2

29) Tamara Zidanšek > Arantxa Rus in 3

Heather Watson > Mayar Sherif in 2

Q) Viktoriya Tomova > Alizé Cornet in 3

3) Garbiñe Muguruza > Clara Burel in 2

7) Iga Świątek > Q) Harriet Dart in 2

Rebecca Peterson > WC) Daria Saville in 2

Magda Linette > Anastasija Sevastova in 3

25) Daria Kasatkina > Q) Stefanie Vögele in 2

20) Petra Kvitová > Sorana Cîrstea in 2

Misaki Doi > Kristína Kucová in 3

WC) Robin Anderson > WC) Samantha Stosur in 3

10) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova > Anna Bondár in 3

16) Angelique Kerber > Kaia Kanepi in 3

Marie Bouzková > Q) Rebecca Marino in 3

Q) Hailey Baptiste > Caroline Garcia in 2

23) Leylah Fernandez > WC) Maddison Inglis in 3

31) Markéta Vondroušová > WC) Priscilla Hon in 3

Q) Emina Bektas > Liudmila Samsonova in 3

Ann Li > Xinyu Wang in 2

2) Aryna Sabalenka > WC) Storm Sanders in 3

Round Two

1) Ashleigh Barty > Q) Lucia Bronzetti in 2

30) Camila Giorgi > Lauren Davis in 3

Amanda Anisimova > 22) Belinda Bencic in 3

13) Naomi Osaka > Madison Brengle in 2

9) Ons Jabeur > Kaja Juvan in 2

21) Jessica Pegula > Bernarda Pera in 3

28) Veronika Kudermetova > Jasmine Paolini in 2

5) Maria Sakkari > Aliaksandra Sasnovich in 3

4) Barbora Krejcíková > Q) Viktória Kužmová in 2

Alison Riske > Anna Karolína Schmiedlová in 2

24) Victoria Azarenka > Jil Teichmann in 2

Yulia Putintseva > Fiona Ferro in 3

Madison Keys > Jaqueline Cristian in 2

18) Coco Gauff > Q) Cristina Bucsa in 2

WC) Diane Parry > PR) Kirsten Flipkens in 3

8) Paula Badosa > Q) Martina Trevisan in 2

6) Anett Kontaveit > Clara Tauson in 3

Shelby Rogers > Q) Caroline Dolehide in 2

Irina-Camelia Begu > Vera Zvonareva in 3

12) Elena Rybakina > Viktorija Golubic in 2

14) Simona Halep > Q) Katie Volynets in 2

Sloane Stephens > Danka Kovinić in 2

29) Tamara Zidanšek > Heather Watson in 3

3) Garbiñe Muguruza > Q) Viktoriya Tomova in 2

7) Iga Świątek > Rebecca Peterson in 3

25) Daria Kasatkina > Magda Linette in 2

20) Petra Kvitová > Misaki Doi in 2

10) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova > WC) Robin Anderson in 2

16) Angelique Kerber > Marie Bouzková in 2

Q) Hailey Baptiste > 23) Leylah Fernandez in 3

31) Markéta Vondroušová > Q) Emina Bektas in 3

2) Aryna Sabalenka > Ann Li in 2

Round Three

1) Ashleigh Barty > 30) Camila Giorgi in 2

13) Naomi Osaka > Amanda Anisimova in 3

9) Ons Jabeur > 21) Jessica Pegula in 2

28) Veronika Kudermetova > 5) Maria Sakkari in 3

4) Barbora Krejcíková > Alison Riske in 3

24) Victoria Azarenka > Yulia Putintseva in 3

18) Coco Gauff > Madison Keys in 3

8) Paula Badosa > WC) Diane Parry in 2

6) Anett Kontaveit > Shelby Rogers in 3

12) Elena Rybakina > Irina-Camelia Begu in 2

14) Simona Halep > Sloane Stephens in 2

3) Garbiñe Muguruza > 29) Tamara Zidanšek in 2

7) Iga Świątek > 25) Daria Kasatkina in 3

20) Petra Kvitová > 10) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in 2

16) Angelique Kerber > Q) Hailey Baptiste in 2

31) Markéta Vondroušová > 2) Aryna Sabalenka in 3

Round Four

1) Ashleigh Barty > 13) Naomi Osaka in 3

9) Ons Jabeur > 28) Veronika Kudermetova in 3

4) Barbora Krejcíková > 24) Victoria Azarenka in 2

8) Paula Badosa > 18) Coco Gauff in 3

12) Elena Rybakina > 6) Anett Kontaveit in 3

14) Simona Halep > 3) Garbiñe Muguruza in 3

20) Petra Kvitová > 7) Iga Świątek in 3

16) Angelique Kerber > 31) Markéta Vondroušová in 2

Quarterfinals

1) Ashleigh Barty > 9) Ons Jabeur in 2

8) Paula Badosa > 4) Barbora Krejcíková in 2

14) Simona Halep > 12) Elena Rybakina in 2

16) Angelique Kerber > 20) Petra Kvitová in 2

Semifinals

1) Ashleigh Barty > 8) Paula Badosa in 2

14) Simona Halep > 16) Angelique Kerber in 2

Final

1) Ashleigh Barty > 14) Simona Halep (3-6, 6-1, 6-3)

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