ATP Finals 2022 takes place in Turin, Italy

  • ATP Finals 2022 takes place in Turin, Italy
  • World number two Rafael Nadal trains on schedule after becoming a father, ready to attend the ATP Finals in mid-November.

The total prize fund of this year’s ATP Finals soared to $ 15 million, a record number for every ATP Tour event in history.

Even two reserve players in the men’s singles only needed to be present to earn $150,000.

The men’s doubles champions also approached $1 million in championship prize money for the first time, at $930,300.

It’s not the first time a player has earned more than grand slam championship prize money.

Former world number one Ashleigh Barty pocketed $ 3.9 million when she won the 2019 WTA Finals held in Shenzhen, China.

Barty then won by losing a group stage match.

ATP Finals 2022 takes place in Turin, Italy from November 13 to 20. T

o avoid coinciding with the opening match of the World Cup, the organizers decided to postpone the time of the men’s singles final to about 2h on November 21, Hanoi time.

Earlier the match was scheduled to take place around 11pm on November 20, at the same time as Qatar’s World Cup opening match against Ecuador.

The five players who have qualified for this year’s ATP Finals are Alcaraz, Rafael Nadal, Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Novak Djokovic.

The remaining spots are a rivalry between Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, Felix Aguer-Aliassime, Taylor Fritz, Hubert Hurkacz and Cameron Norrie. Defending champion Alexander Zverev was absent due to injury.

The 2022 ATP Finals champion could earn $4.7 million — nearly double what Carlos Alcaraz was rewarded for winning the US Open.

This year’s ATP Finals prize money is three times as much as the 2019 event and twice as much as last year’s. The ATP Tour therefore has greater championship prize money for the first time than a Grand Slam.

If he wins this year’s ATP Finals with a winning record, Carlos Alcaraz will earn $2 million more than his US Open prize money in September.

The winner in Turin next month will receive a minimum of $3.9 million, in case they lose two group stage matches.

Those who are eliminated in the group stage without winning a match pocket $ 320,000 – the equivalent of the prize money of winning an ATP 500 event.

The semifinalists can take home up to $1.5 million — nearly double the amount of the Paris Masters, this year’s final Masters 1000 later this month.

  • World number two Rafael Nadal trains on schedule after becoming a father, ready to attend the ATP Finals in mid-November.

World number two Rafael Nadal trains on schedule after becoming a father, ready to attend the ATP Finals in mid-November.

According to Nadal’s personal doctor, Angel Cotorro, the Mallorca tennis player is happy to be a father and remains focused on his career.

“Nadal’s end-of-season schedule hasn’t changed,” Cotorro said. “The secret of his success has always been to work hard, to try to improve day by day.”

Cotorro said the pain in Nadal’s abs had been resolved. It was an injury that caused the 36-year-old to miss the Wimbledon semifinals and not play well at the US Open.

Cotorro is Nadal’s longtime doctor, having helped him deal with chronic foot injuries for more than a decade.

“What Nadal has done this season with an ordinary player has been a miracle. He’s a historical person, a different character than most people,” Cotorro added.

Despite injuries and a lack of fitness at the age of 40, Nadal has attended all four Grand Slams this season.

Nadal is missing the ATP Finals title in his collection of 92 championships on the ATP Tour. He will therefore go to Turin with the goal of conquering this title.

Nadal became a father last week, when his wife Xisca Perello gave birth to their first son. Speaking to Marca earlier, Nadal said: “I don’t know how life will change after becoming a father. But I didn’t expect that to change my career.”

Colleague Mischa Zverev said it was difficult for Nadal to stay focused after his wife gave birth. The tennis player, who has two sons, said:

“Normally you practice for three and a half hours in the morning but now it can be only an hour.

Staying up at night is a regular occurrence for moms and dads. Nadal must have experienced that too.”

However, Zverev also thinks that Nadal will breathe easier than people like him by making a lot of money.

Alexander Zverev’s brother said: “Nadal has good finances and can carry dozens of people at each tournament.

Me and the people in the top 50 and 60 are not that comfortable.”

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