True tennis fanatics discover pleasure in sharing any random reality or document that they’ll recite from reminiscence. The 2022 ATP Challenger Tour season held no scarcity of historic moments that may be shared as your subsequent trivia query.
After 11 months of nonstop tennis, ATPTour.com takes a deep dive into the info and figures from the 2022 Challenger Tour season.
Halys Held Most Wins
For the second straight 12 months, a Frenchman topped the Challenger match wins leaderboard. This season, Quentin Halys was practically unstoppable as he collected a 43-10 document on the Challenger Tour.
The 26-year-old reached seven Challenger finals, together with in Pau, Lille, and Ismaning, the place he captured the title. Halys completed the 12 months at a career-high 64 within the Pepperstone ATP Rankings.
Pedro Cachin and Jack Draper completed with a season-leading 4 Challenger titles. Whereas the Argentine Cachin competed in seven finals, he was topped champion in Madrid, Prague, Todi, and Santo Domingo. Draper’s early-season surge helped pave the trail of his commencement to Tour-level tournaments and qualification for the Intesa Sanpaolo Subsequent Gen ATP Finals. The Briton triumphed on the Forli-2, Forli-4, Forli-5, and Saint-Brieuc Challengers.
9 youngsters broke by way of to triumph on the Challenger degree. China’s Shang Juncheng received the Lexington Challenger to turn out to be the youngest (17 years, 6 months) Challenger champion of 2022. The Beijing native is the youngest Chinese language champion in Challenger Tour historical past. Luca Nardi and Dominic Stricker had been the one youngsters to win a number of Challenger titles this season.
Different teen champions embody Luca Van Assche, Holger Rune, Hamad Medjedovic, Francesco Maestrelli, Flavio Cobolli, and Zachary Svajda.
Greatest Movers To High 100
Ben Shelton, who was a six-time Challenger finalist this 12 months, led the best way as one of many 4 greatest movers to the High 100.
Title Leaders By Nation
Gamers from 38 nations received titles this 12 months. Argentines collected a historic 23 Challenger titles, which surpassed their very own document for many titles by a rustic in a single season (20). French gamers, who mixed for 22 titles, weren’t far behind.
Valentin Vacherot, who received the Nonthaburi Challenger, turned the second participant from Monaco to win a title and the primary since 2004.
Cachin-4, Comesana-2, Ugo Carabelli-2, Bagnis-2, JM Cerundolo-2, Rodriguez Taverna-1, F Cerundolo-1, Etcheverry-1, Diaz Acosta-1, Coria-1, Mena-1, Bautista Torres-1, Ficovich-1, Kicker-1, Olivieri-1, Andreozzi-1
Lestienne-3, Halys-3, Bonzi-2, Grenier-2, Moutet-2, Barrere-2, Guinard-1, Furness-1, Rinderknech-1, Muller-1, Cazaux-1, Humbert-1, Gaston-1, Van Assche-1
Nardi-3, Cecchinato-2, Bellucci-2, Mager-1, Cobolli-1, Agamenone-1, Arnaldi-1, Pellegrino-1, Musetti-1, Maestrelli-1, Passaro-1, Brancaccio-1
Shelton-3, Mmoh-2, Escobedo-1, Kudla-1, Sock-1, Nava-1, Svajda-1, Moreno de Alboran-1, Sandgren-1
ATP Tour & Challenger Tour Winners
Borna Coric and Holger Rune confirmed their dominance on the Challenger degree and on the ATP Tour in 2022.
Coric, who received the Parma Challenger in June, upset three High-10 gamers en path to successful the title in Cincinnati to turn out to be the primary participant since 1993 to win a Challenger and an ATP Masters 1000 title in the identical season. After which it was the Danish teen’s flip in Bercy.
Rune, 19, claimed the Sanremo Challenger in April earlier than rising to a few Tour-level titles, together with the ATP Masters 1000 occasion in Paris.
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4 different gamers additionally had been topped champions at each ranges: Yoshihito Nishioka, Marc-Andrea Huesler, Francisco Cerundolo, and Lorenzo Musetti.
Doubles Titles Historical past
Within the span of six months, British duo Julian Money and Henry Patten went from scrambling to achieve entry into Challenger tournaments to ending the season with a record-setting 10 titles.
In Could, Money and Patten had been ranked outdoors the High 300 within the Pepperstone ATP Doubles Rankings. The previous faculty standouts made fast progress as they collected titles on all three surfaces and surpassed the earlier Challenger doubles titles document, eight, which was set in 2012 by twin brothers from Thailand, Sanchai and Sonchat Ratiwatana.
A complete of 52 gamers collected their maiden title this season. Shang, 17, was the youngest of the bunch whereas 28-year-old Alexander Ritschard was the oldest participant to win his first title in 2022.
#NextGenATP stars lit up the Challenger Tour this 12 months. Gamers born in 2001 or later mixed for 40 titles.
A single-season document 22 gamers superior by way of qualifying en path to capturing a Challenger title.
Longest ultimate: Genaro Alberto Olivieri and Tomas Martin Etcheverry tied the document for the longest Challenger ultimate. After three hours, 31 minutes, Olivieri defeated his countryman 6-7(3), 7-6(5), 6-3 to win the Montevideo Challenger.
Shortest ultimate: Hamad Medjedovic wanted simply 48 minutes to down Zhang Zhizhen 6-1, 6-2 on the Luedenscheid Challenger.
Youngest ultimate: Hungary’s Filip Misolic, 20, defeated 17-year-old Mili Poljicak to win the Zagreb Challenger. In Granby, 20-year-old Gabriel Diallo defeated Chinese language teen Shang Juncheng within the championship match.
Oldest winner: Fernando Verdasco received the Monterrey Challenger to turn out to be the season’s oldest champion (38 years, 3 months). Solely Ivo Karlovic has received a Challenger at an older age: 39 years, 7 months (2018 Calgary).
4 gamers saved not less than one match level in a Challenger ultimate: Wu Yibing (6) in Indianapolis, Jack Draper (4) on the Forli-5 occasion, Emilio Gomez (4) in Salinas, and Zizou Bergs (1) in Ilkley.
Guido Andreozzi turned the lowest-ranked champion since 2000. The Argentine was No. 901 when he triumphed on the Temuco Challenger.
Ben Shelton turned the youngest participant in Challenger historical past to win three titles in as many weeks (Charlottesville, Knoxville, Champaign).
On the Orleans Challenger, Gregoire Barrere turned the fifth participant since 2010 to defeat 4 High-100 gamers en path to a title.
Francisco and Juan Manuel Cerundolo turned the first pair of brothers to win titles in back-to-back seasons.
A record-setting 184 tournaments had been performed throughout 38 nations.
The Tampere Open, which is the longest-running occasion on the Challenger Tour, turned the primary match to have fun its 40-year anniversary.