The Melbourne Summer Set was a warm up tournament held in Melbourne ahead of the 2022 Australian Open Grand Slam, with three tournaments being played over the course of a week (one ATP 250 tournament and two WTA 250 tournaments).
The tournaments were played at Melbourne Park, the home of the Australian open so these tournaments were ideal for top ATP and WTA players looking to prepare for the first grand slam of the year.
2022 Melbourne Summer Set
The three 2022 Tournaments were held from the 4th to the 9th of January 2022, with all matches being played at Melbourne Park.
Tickets for the 2022 Tournaments were sold through Ticketmaster Australia, with ticket prices starting from AUD$19 and free entry for kids.
ATP 250 Event
Rafael Nadal was the top seed in the ATP 250 tournament as he used the event to prepare for the 2022 Australian Open.
Top ATP Players like Grigor Dimitrov, David Goffin, and Benoit Paire were all looking to cause an upset by claiming the title.
- Rafael Nadal
- Reilly Opelka
- Grigor Dimitrov
- David Goffin
- Benoit Paire
- Ilya Ivashka
- Dominik Koepfer
- Mackenzie McDonald
Other notable players that entered the tournament included three-time grand slam winner Andy Murray who received a wildcard to the event, the US Open/Wimbledon Finalist Kevin Anderson, and home favorite Nick Kyrgios was given a wild card entry into the event.
First WTA 250 Event
- Naomi Osaka
- Simone Halep
- Veronika Kudermetova
- No player was assigned
- Liudmila Samsonova
- Viktorija Golobic
- Tereza Martincova
- Katerina Siniakova
- Alison Riske
Second WTA 250 Event
The number one seed for the second WTA 250 Event was the American Jessica Pegula, with other notable entries including Elise Mertens, Madison Keys, and Sam Stosur.
- Jessica Pegula
- Elise Mertens
- Daria Kasatkina
- Sorribes Tormo
- Sorana Cirstea
- Clara Tauson
- Ann Li
- Marta Kostyuk
The daily schedule for the ATP 250 tournament is available on the ATP Tour Website.
The total prize fund for the 2022 ATP 250 event was $521,000 with the prize money being split as follows:
The winner of the 2022 men’s singles competition received $87,370, with the runner up receiving $48,365.
|Round of 16||$8,890|
|Round of 32||$5,200|
|Qualifying Round 2||$2,540|
|Qualifying Round 1||$1,320|
The winners of the 2022 men’s doubles competition received $23,370, with the runner ups receiving $13,210.
The total prize money for the two WTA 250 competitions was $239,477 with the prize money being split as detailed below.
The winner of the 2022 women’s singles competitions received $31,000, with the runner up receiving $18,037.
The winners of the 2022 women’s doubles competitions received $10,800, with the runner ups receiving $6,300.
Rafael Nadal claimed his 89th ATP career singles title by beating the American Maxime Cressy in the singles final of the 2022 ATP event.
Simona Halep won her 23rd career title by beating Veronika Kudermetova in the Summer Set 1 final.
In the Summer Set 2 final, the young American Amanda Anisimova won the 2022 singles title, beating Aliaksandra Sasnovich in three sets.
|Men’s Singles||2022||Rafael Nadal||Maxime Cressy||7–6, 6–3|
|Women’s Singles #1||2022||Simona Halep||Veronika Kudermetova||6–2, 6–3|
|Women’s Singles #2||2022||Amanda Anisimova||Aliaksandra Sasnovich||7–5, 1–6, 6–4|
Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski won the men’s doubles competition, while Asia Muhammad and Jessica Pegula won the first women’s doubles competition, and Bernarda Pera and Republic Kateřina Siniaková won the second women’s doubles competition.
|Men’s Doubles||2022||Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski||Aleksandr Nedovyesov and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi||6–4, 6–4|
|Women’s Doubles #1||2022||Asia Muhammad and Jessica Pegula||Sara Errani and Jasmine Paolini||6–3, 6–1|
|Women’s Doubles #2||2022||Bernarda Pera and Republic Kateřina Siniaková||Tereza Martincová and Mayar Sherif||6–2, 6–7, 10–5|