Tennis 2022 predictions: Raducanu tipped for Slam success and Djokovic to lose No 1 status

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The 2022 tennis season begins on New Year’s Day with the ATP Cup, as more Australian Open warm-up tournaments begin on Monday. Last season saw tennis legends like Novak Djokovic extend their dominance as he won three of the four Majors, while other top players like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams were forced out with injuries. A star was born when Emma Raducanu became the first qualifier in tennis history to win a Grand Slam, but Ash Barty managed to hold onto her world No 1 ranking with a Wimbledon title to boot despite the emergence of new talent.

Ahead of a new season on the ATP and WTA Tours, a number of reporters from across Express Sport have pulled together their predictions for 2022.

From more Grand Slam titles for Emma Raducanu to Novak Djokovic losing his world No 1 ranking, and even some retirement predictions, take a look at who our reporters have tipped to win the four Majors, enjoy a successful breakout, claim the top ranking, and suffer a disappointing season.

Yasmin Syed, Tennis Trends Writer

Australian Open 2022 champion (ATP and WTA): Daniil Medvedev, Garbine Muguruza

French Open 2022 champion (ATP and WTA): Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep

Wimbledon 2022 champion (ATP and WTA): Novak Djokovic, Ajla Tomljanovic (You always need an unexpected WTA Slam champion)

US Open 2022 champion (ATP and WTA): Alexander Zverev, Naomi Osaka

Breakout player of the year 2022 (ATP and WTA): Holger Rune, Maria Camila Osorio Serrano

Most disappointing season 2022 (ATP and WTA): Stefanos Tstisipas, Karolina Pliskova

Year-end No 1 2022 (ATP and WTA): Daniil Medvedev, Simona Halep

Any extra prediction not covered: Andy Murray to return to the top 10

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Neil McLeman, Sports Writer

Australian Open 2022 champion (ATP and WTA): Daniil Medvedev, Leylah Fernandez

French Open 2022 champion (ATP and WTA): Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep

Wimbledon 2022 champion (ATP and WTA): Novak Djokovic, Ash Barty

US Open 2022 champion (ATP and WTA):  Novak Djokovic, Aryna Sabalenka

Breakout player of the year 2022 (ATP and WTA): Carlos Alcaraz, Clara Tauson

Most disappointing season 2022 (ATP and WTA): Alexander Zverev, Naomi Osaka

Year-end No 1 2022 (ATP and WTA): Daniil Medvedev, Ash Barty

Any extra prediction not covered: Andy Murray to make a run at Wimbledon – as long as he does not draw Novak Djokovic in the first round

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Mikael McKenzie, Senior Digital Sports Editor

Australian Open 2022 champion (ATP and WTA): Daniil Medvedev, Ashleigh Barty

French Open 2022 champion (ATP and WTA): Rafael Nadal, Gabrine Muguruza

Wimbledon 2022 champion (ATP and WTA): Novak Djokovic, Aryna Sabalenka

US Open 2022 champion (ATP and WTA): Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka

Breakout player of the year 2022 (ATP and WTA): Carlos Alcaraz, Emma Raducanu

Most disappointing season 2022 (ATP and WTA): Roger Federer, Coco Gauff

Year-end No 1 2022 (ATP and WTA): Novak Djokovic, Ashleigh Barty

Any extra prediction not covered: Roger Federer to retire at the Laver Cup

Alasdair Hooper, Sports Content Editor

Australian Open 2022 champion (ATP and WTA): Novak Djokovic (you just know he will after all this), Ash Barty 

French Open 2022 champion (ATP and WTA): Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep

Wimbledon 2022 champion (ATP and WTA): Novak Djokovic, Ash Barty

US Open 2022 champion (ATP and WTA): Novak Djokovic, Emma Raducanu (I BELIEVE)

Breakout player of the year 2022 (ATP and WTA): Holger Rune, Amanda Anisimova

Most disappointing season 2022 (ATP and WTA): Cameron Norrie, Naomi Osaka

Year-end No 1 2022 (ATP and WTA): Novak Djokovic, Ash Barty

Any extra prediction not covered: Andy Murray will win one more ATP tour title – hopefully…

Alex Milne, National Content Editor Sport

Australian Open 2022 champion (ATP and WTA): Novak Djokovic, Garbine Muguruza

French Open 2022 champion (ATP and WTA): Stefanos Tsitsipas, Ashleigh Barty

Wimbledon 2022 champion (ATP and WTA): Daniil Medvedev, Emma Raducanu

US Open 2022 champion (ATP and WTA): Carlos Alcaraz, Naomi Osaka

Breakout player of the year 2022 (ATP and WTA): Carlos Alcaraz, Anett Kontaveit

Most disappointing season 2022 (ATP and WTA): Andy Murray, Simona Halep

Year-end No 1 2022 (ATP and WTA): Novak Djokovic, Garbine Muguruza

Any extra prediction not covered: Federer and Nadal both to retire by the end of the year 🙁

Stuart Ballard, Senior Sports Reporter

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