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Last week wrapped up the 2022 U.S. Open, another spectacular iteration of the iconic tennis event. This year’s U.S. Open was an eventful one, with several impressive surprise victories in the finals. Want to learn more? Read on below to learn about all the final winners of the 2022 U.S. Open championship games.
This year’s men’s singles winner was 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz from Spain, who beat the Norwegian Casper Ruud 6-4 2-6 7-6(1) 6-3. This feat made Alcaraz the world’s youngest-ever number-one player, solidifying his future as one of the greats. Earlier this year, Alcaraz also became the first teenager to beat the great Rafael Nadal.
As for the women’s singles, the incredible Polish player Iga Swiatek won this year’s bracket. To close off a fantastic series of games, the 21-year-old beat Tunisian Ons Jabeur for the championship on Saturday. Swiatek also won the French Open earlier this year.
The winning men’s doubles team this year comprised American Rajeev Ram and British Joe Salisbury. The duo have been playing together since 2019, and have won five majors together in that time. They beat British Neal Skupski and Dutch Wesley Koolhof for the championship.
This year’s winners in the women’s doubles category were the Czech team of Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova. The team beat Americans Taylor Townsend and Caty McNally for their sixth major win and their first U.S. Open win together.
The winners of the mixed doubles category were Australians John Peers and Storm Sanders. This was the duo’s first time winning a major as a team and Sanders’ first win in a major overall. Peers won the Australian Open in 2017 with partner Henri Kontinen. They beat Belgian Kirsten
Flipkens and French Edouard Roger-Vasselin for their trophy.
The winners for this year’s men’s and women’s wheelchair singles tournaments were British Alfie Hewett and Dutch Diede De Groot. Hewett has won 21 majors between singles and doubles, and De Groot has won 31 between singles and doubles.
Alfie Hewett also won the men’s double championship this year with his teammate, British Gordon Reid. Diede De Groot was on the winning team for the women’s double championship as well, in coordination with Dutch Aniek Van Koot.
Dutch Niels Vink won the wheelchair quad singles tournament, which is an event for those in wheelchairs who have an additional physical impairment. He and his teammate, Dutch Sam
Schroder, also won the wheelchair quad singles tournament.
Boys and girls
The boys’ singles tournament was won by 16-year-old Martin Landaluce from Spain, and the girls’ tournament was won by 17-year-old Alexandra Eala from the Philippines. Landaluce and Eala both train at the Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy.
Landaluce beat out Belgian Gilles Arnaud Bailly for his victory, and Eala beat Czech Lucie
Havlickova for hers. This is each of their first time winning a Grand Slam championship and is a big achievement for the students of Nadal’s academy.