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Break Point Predictions for the Australian Open 2022

We are not going to lie to you and I think that at this point in life you already know us. We love to hypothesize, so I don’t want to beat around the bush too much and let’s get straight to the point. Four writers, two frames and multiple options to forecast the role of certain players in the next Open de Australia 2022. Who will be champions? Which rackets will be the big surprises? Which ones will disappoint? the feathers of break point They speak knowing the high risk of being portrayed within a fortnight and listening to your trolling. Who will spin finer? Go ahead with our predictions.

WTA PREDICTIONS

> DIEGO JIMENEZ

Winner: Simona Halep

Many will be surprised by this prognosis, but the Romanian still has those intangibles of a champion that will shine brightly as soon as she is physically fit. He has transmitted good feelings in the previous tournament in Melbourne and has an acceptable team, in which his solidity and experience can be the key to touch the glory.

Sorpresa: Marta Kostyuk

He is one of the great promises of world tennis and sooner or later he will make a qualitative leap. I think he has the chance to get it in this tournament, where he can easily get into the round of 16 if he plays at his best level, preventing Sorribes and Badosa from giving Spanish tennis a joy.

Disappointment: Iga Swiatek

I don’t see the Pole in the second week. His immense talent continues to be mixed with a certain inconsistency and I don’t think that the conditions of the Melbourne courts will benefit him, as well as certain physical discomforts that he carries. Kasatkina can be too tough an opponent in the third round.

> FERNANDO MURCIEGO

Ganadora: Elena Rybakina

I said it in the prediction video at the beginning of the year and therefore I am obligated not to get off this ship until the last minute of the game. No, she’s not the most complete player on tour, but I think if she doesn’t wear herself out too much until the second week, she can become a competitor to be reckoned with. He never got past the quarterfinals in the Grand Slam, although we already know that in the WTA this type of data is not particularly relevant. The conditions in Australia are phenomenal for his style of play (he already made the final in Adelaide a few days ago) and his quadrant is open to surprises.

Sorpresa: Qinwen Zheng

We will not take long to talk about this player, I have no doubt. Right now, a tennis player who is top100 meat in the short term. After a great 2021 and a great start to the year, the Chinese will debut at 19 in a Grand Slam final draw… and she will do so with nothing to lose. His style combines the Asian mentality, the Spanish tactic and the American drive, an explosive combination that will make us have a lot of fun this course. Without going crazy, if it reaches the fourth round it would not be a surprise to me.

Disappointment: Aryna Sabalenka

Here we are going to go easy, and I have seen the Belarusian very lost in her two previous commitments to the Australian Open. Despite repeating over and over again how much she has learned and matured from past experiences, it seems that Sabalenka’s worst ghosts have returned to the track, a player with vertigo from her new situation and collapsed by that goal of winning a Grand Slam that has been asking for so long. She is the No. 2 in the world and one of the fiercest rackets in the locker room, but she comes so lacking in confidence that I see her packing sooner rather than later.

ATP PREDICTIONS

> RUBEN PEREZ

Winner: Alexander Zverev

It is time for German without any doubt. His 2021 final was tremendous, showing a solidity and maturity in his tennis that can only bring him his first Grand Slam in Melbourne. He is no longer the hesitant Zverev in Slams of old, now he knows he is the winner, with confidence and without Nadal and Djokovic as superior rivals, I see the German ready to shine in Australia with Medvedev’s permission.

Surprise: Carlos Alcaraz

Surprise in quotes really about the Murcian, although he is already seeded at the Australian Open 2022. But I think he can even sneak into the semifinals. He has a good draw, I see him beating a Berrettini and even a Rublev in some hypothetical quarters. He already has tables of having made quarters in the US Open, so he does not lack experience to make a new crush now in Melbourne.

Disappointment: Cameron Norrie

It is not that he is the one with the most poster, far from it, but the Briton is still the 12th seed in the table and current champion of Indian Wells. I see him falling in the first round with Korda or perhaps a little later. This year is going to be tough for him, I think the Johannesburg-born southpaw is ranked above his real level.

> RACHEL BERMUDEZ

Winner: Daniel Medvedev

As he himself has said, he comes with confidence in his game after winning the US Open. He finished the year playing well on the hard court, creating angles that are difficult to imagine and reaching all the balls, as usual. Djokovic is the only tennis player who can match five sets, and it seems that the Russian is not going to find Nole for Australia, or if he ends up finding him, Novak would not play in the best conditions after having barely trained a couple of days.

Surprise: Alex de Minaur

Two years ago he displayed an amazing level, especially against Nadal, in the ATP Cup. He has had two years to mature his game, correct that excessive nervousness that led him to make unforced errors, and also mature mentally. He seems more focused on the match, not letting feelings come into play so easily.

Disappointment: Felix Auger-Aliassime

Although his evolution in this last year is unquestionable, I think he can still enter the loop of missing more balls than he should and not getting first serves. Although he won his first final in January, I think he still lacks confidence on the court to establish himself among the best.

What are your predictions? Who will come out as champions in Melbourne?

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