Felix Auger-Aliassime, great protagonist with his national team in the Davis Cup final stages, and the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas were the two athletes who played more matches than all the competition. Both, who challenged each other in the final of the ATP 500 in Rotterdam to obtain the title (won by the 22-year-old from Montreal), have surpassed the more than 80 matches this year: 87 to be exact, those played by Auger-Aliassime, who is placed at the top of the special ranking.
Just two matches behind 'Tsitsi', stopped at 85. Not surprisingly, this type of continuity allowed the two tennis players to end the year respectively in sixth and fourth place in the ranking. Further behind the Briton Cameron Norrie (75), the Norwegian Casper Ruud (73) and the Australian Alex De Minaur (72).
Number one Carlos Alcaraz has played 70 matches in total, also behind Russia's Andrey Rublev with 71.
ð Tenistas con más partidos oficiales disputados (2022/Men’s Singles):
ð¨ð¦ Felix Auger-Aliassime | 87
ð¬ð· Stefanos Tsitsipas | 85
ð¬ð§ Cameron Norrie | 75
ð³ð´ Casper Ruud | 73
ð¦ðº Álex de Miñaur | 72
ð·ðº Andrey Rublev | 71
ðªð¸ Carlos Alcaraz | 70 — MisterOnly.Tennis (@OnlyRogerCanFly) November 28, 2022
Other records for other players
Although he definitely didn't have his best season on the tour, Russian Aslan Karatsev was the player to appear in the most tournaments.
The 29-year-old took part in no less than 30 competitions, finishing ahead of everyone. Immediately after, the Italian Lorenzo Sonego finished just one competition away. 28 participations during the season for Emil Ruusuvuori, the Americans Marcos Giron, Mackenzie McDonald and Maxime Cressy, the Dutch Botic van de Zandschulp, the Argentine Sebastian Baez and the Spanish Albert Ramos Vinolas.
In this special ranking there is not even a tennis player in the world top 30.
A secret to becoming one of the best tennis players in the world and staying in the very top areas of the ATP world ranking is to find the right continuity of results throughout the season.
ð Tenistas con más torneos disputados (2022/Men’s Singles):
ð·ðº Aslan Karatsev | 30
ð®ð¹ Lorenzo Sonego | 29
ð«ð® Emil Ruusuvori | 28
ðºð¸ Marcos Giron | 28
ðºð¸ Mackenzie McDonald | 28
ð³ð± Botic van de Zandschulp | 28
ð«ð· Maxime Cressy | 28
ð¦ð· Sebastián Baez | 28
ðªð¸ Albert Ramos | 28 — MisterOnly.Tennis (@OnlyRogerCanFly) November 28, 2022
Another important aspect, especially in recent years in which tennis has increasingly transformed, is to maintain optimal physical condition to play many tournaments and matches to confirm and try to win prestigious trophies.
A key that has greatly helped some players who are now well present in the top 10 rankings on the ATP Tour.