Mallorca Championships 2022: Men’s Singles Draw Preview and Prediction

The 2022 Mallorca Championships will commence on June 19 and will feature World No.1 Daniil Medvedev as the top seed.

Stefanos Tsitsipas, Nick Kyrgios, and Daniil Medvedev
Stefanos Tsitsipas, Nick Kyrgios, and Daniil Medvedev

The second edition of the Mallorca Championships will begin on June 19 and will be the last tune-up tournament for Wimbledon. Daniil Medvedev will be the top seed while Stefanos Tsitsipas is seeded second.

Tournament Details:

  • Tournament: Mallorca Championships 2022
  • Date: June 19 – 25, 2022
  • Number of Entrants: 28 (Singles), 16(Doubles)  
  • Venue: Mallorca, Spain
  • Surface: Grass Court
  • Prize Money: €886,500
  • Defending champion: Daniil Medvedev

Top Seeds at the Mallorca Championships 2022

  • Daniil Medvedev
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • Denis Shapovalov
  • Pablo Carreno Busta
  • Roberto Bautista Agut
  • Botic van de Zandschulp
  • Miomir Kecmanovic
  • Sebastian Baez

Men’s Draw Prediction and Analysis

Top Half

Daniil Medvedev
Daniil Medvedev

Defending champion Daniil Medvedev, along with the other top 4 seeds gets a first-round bye. He will open his campaign against either Jaume Munar or Aslan Karatsev in the second round. 5th seed Roberto Bautista Agut will face a qualifier in the opening round and may get in form Nick Kyrgios in the second round. Kyrgios opens against Laslo Djere and could meet Medvedev in a blockbuster quarterfinal clash.

Fourth seed Pablo Carreno Busta will face a qualifier or Federico Delbonis in the second round and is drawn against 7th seed Miomir Kecmanovic who opens against Alex Molcan. The winner will face the winner of the match between Tallon Griekspoor and Feliciano Lopez. Carreno Busta should meet Kecmanovic according to the seedings in the quarterfinal.

First semi-final Prediction: Daniil Medvedev vs Pablo Carreno Busta

Bottom Half

Stefanos Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas, after receiving a first-round bye, will face either Emil Ruusuvuori or Ilya Ivashka in the second round. Tsitsipas hasn’t had a good time on grass so far and would definitely fancy some much-needed momentum ahead of Wimbledon. He is drawn opposite Botic van de Zandschulp who will open against Marcos Giron. Botic is expected to meet Joao Sousa or Mackenzie McDonald in the Round of 16 and Tsitsipas in the last 8.

Third seed Denis Shapovalov, who has lost his last 5 matches, gets lucky with the draw and will want to have some good wins under his belt. He will face either a qualifier or Benjamin Bonzi in the second round and could then meet Sebastian Baez in the quarterfinal who himself opens against a qualifier. Baez will face either Dusan Lajovic or Daniel Altmaier in the last 8.

Second semi-final Prediction: Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Denis Shapovalov

Semifinals

Denis Shapovalov
Denis Shapovalov

Daniil Medvedev will face Pablo Carreno Busta in the first semifinal. Medvedev has reached the final of the two previous grass-court events and has been phenomenal on the surface. Expect a good outing for the Russian against Carreno Busta, who might fall a little short this time around.

In the second semifinal, Stefanos Tsitsipas will meet Denis Shapovalov. Tsitsipas is definitely one of the contenders to win Wimbledon, especially in the absence of Medvedev and Zverev. Shapovalov hasn’t been in good form but has proved his game on the surface. Expect a good match with the Greek reaching the final.

Mallorca Championships Final: Daniil Medvedev vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

Final

Daniil Medvedev
Daniil Medvedev

The top two seeds of the tournament, Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas will lock horns in the final of the Mallorca Championships. Medvedev is one of the best players on the grass at the moment and it’s a shame that he won’t be able to contest at Wimbledon this year. Tsitsipas, on the other hand, doesn’t bode with grass that well but has time and again proven that he has an all-court game. Having said that, Medvedev is expected to beat Tsitsipas and win yet another title this season.

Champion: Daniil Medvedev

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