LONDON (AP) — Iga Swiatek and Rafael Nadal had been honored by the Worldwide Tennis Federation as its 2022 ITF World Champions on Thursday after every claimed two Grand Slam titles this season.
The ITF determines its awards primarily based on standards that embrace all occasions and provides particular weight to the 4 main championships and two group occasions, the Billie Jean King Cup and Davis Cup.
Nadal received regardless of ending No. 2 within the ATP rankings behind Carlos Alcaraz, whereas Swiatek topped the year-end WTA rankings.
It’s the fifth time Nadal has earned the ITF honor, following 2008, 2010, 2017 and 2019. He raised his Grand Slam title whole to a males’s-record 22 by profitable the Australian Open in January and the French Open in June.
That is Swiatek’s first time as ITF World Champion and it comes after she received the French Open and the U.S. Open for her second and third profession main trophies. She led the WTA with eight titles this yr and put collectively a 37-match profitable streak that was the longest unbeaten run in girls’s tennis since 1997.
The ITF awards will likely be introduced at a ceremony on July 8 on the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Different ITF World Champions embrace:
— Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova in girls’s doubles;
— Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury in males’s doubles;
— Diede de Groot in girls’s wheelchair tennis;
— Shingo Kunieda in males’s wheelchair tennis;
— Niels Vink in quad wheelchair tennis.
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