ATP Argentina Open 2022: Men’s Singles Draw Preview, Analysis, and Prediction

ATP Argentina Open 2022: Men’s Singles Draw Preview, Analysis, and Prediction

Casper Ruud, Diego Schwartzman, Lorenzo Sonego - Top 3 seeds of the ATP Argentina Open 2022

The ATP Argentina Open 2022 will be the 25th edition of the tournament and will be the second tournament played in Argentina this season. It will be an ATP-250 category tournament and also the second clay tournament of the season.

Tournament Details:

  • Tournament: ATP Argentina Open 2022
  • Date: February 7 – 13, 2022
  • Number of Entrants: 28 (Singles), 16 (Doubles)
  • Venue: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Surface: Clay
  • Prize Money: $602,250
  • Defending Champion: Diego Schwartzman

Top Seeds at the ATP Argentina Open 2022

  • Casper Ruud
  • Diego Schwartzman
  • Lorenzo Sonego
  • Fabio Fognini
  • Dusan Lajovic
  • Federico Delbonis
  • Albert Ramos Vinolas
  • Laslo Djere

Men’s Singles Draw Analysis and Prediction

Top Half

Alejandro Tabilo
Alejandro Tabilo

Top-seeded Casper Ruud gets a first-round bye and is likely to take on Roberto Carballes Baena who starts against a qualifier. Pablo Cuevas will take on Federico Coria in the first round with the winner set to take on a fiery clash between Benoit Paire and the 5th seeded Dusan Lajovic.

4th seeded Fabio Fognini has a bye in the first round and the Italian will take on the winner from the clash between Alejandro Tabilo and Pedro Martinez. Pablo Andujar will clash with Juan Ignacio Londero with the winner set to take on the winner from the clash between Juan Martin del Potro and Federico Delbonis.

First Semi-Final Prediction: Casper Ruud vs Alejandro Tabilo

Bottom Half

Lorenzo Sonego
Lorenzo Sonego

7th seeded Albert Ramos Vinolas will start against Thiago Monteiro and the winner will take on Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco who awaits a qualifier. Youngsters Sebastian Baez and Holger Rune will lock horns with the winner set to take on 3rd seeded Lorenzo Sonego.

In an all-Serbian clash, 8th seeded Laslo Djere will take on Miomir Kecmanovic with the winner set to take on Facundo Bagnis who will start against a qualifier. 2nd seeded Diego Schwartzman has a first-round bye and awaits the winner of the clash between Jaume Munar and a qualifier yet to be confirmed.

Second Semi-Final Prediction: Diego Schwartzman vs Lorenzo Sonego


Casper Ruud
Casper Ruud

It could potentially be the second meeting between Ruud and Tabilo. While Ruud did not play since the 2022 ATP Cup, his record on the Tour last year where he was the 2nd most successful player with 5 titles to his name and fantastic performance on the Clay courts make him the favourite for this match. The duo last met in the 2nd round of the 2020 Santiago Open with Ruud winning in straight-sets.

In what could be their first meeting since their 4th round meeting in the 2020 French Open where Schwartzman won in straight-sets, Sonego and Schwartzman will play in a thrilling battle as both are good players on Clay. With Schwartzman the local boy and coming from a semi-final run in Cordoba, he could be the one heading into the finals.

Argentina Open Final: Casper Ruud vs Diego Schwartzman


Diego Schwartzman
Diego Schwartzman

Schwartzman and Ruud could meet for the 8th time with the Argentine leading the Norwegian 5-2 in head-to-head so far. Ruud’s absence of almost a month could just swing the match in Schwartzman’s way who has been busy on the Tour and looks slightly better in form.

Champion: Diego Schwartzman

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