Wimbledon 2022 draw: How tough is Rafael Nadal’s road to victory?

The 2022 Wimbledon draw has been revealed on Friday morning in London.

Rafael Nadal will begin his campaign for a 23rd Grand Slam title against Francisco Cerundolo and has Sam Querrey and Lorenzo Sonego as potential opponents before a projected fourth-round meeting with Marin Cilic.

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Defending champion Novak Djokovic is in the other half of the draw, as well as Carlos Alcaraz, Casper Ruud, Hubert Hurkaz… and Rafa can’t meet them before the finals.

Rafa’s potential route to the final:

  • 1st round: Francisco Cerundolo
  • 2nd round: Sam Querrey
  • 3rd round:  Lorenzo Sonego
  • 4th round: Marin Cilic
  • Quarter-final: Felix Auger-Aliassime
  • Semi-final: Matteo Berrettini or Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • Final: Novak Djokovic

Wimbledon 2022 projected men’s singles quarterfinals:

  • Novak Djokovic vs Carlos Alcaraz
  • Casper Ruud vs Hubert Hurkacz
  • Matteo Berrettini vs Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Rafael Nadal


Our champ has not played at Wimbledon since 2019 having missed last year’s tournament to give his body time to rest following the French Open. The 2020 event was cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Who do you think has the toughest draw? Who has the best chance of reaching the final? Comment below!



  1. Rafa easiest quarter of the draw by far and now in his bottom half with Berretini and Cilic testing positive and sent home and with Auger-Aliassime losing in the first round should be smooth sailing with Tsitsipas in his quarter having Shapovalov and Batista-Agut , Kyrgios , Schwartzman and Krajinovic and Novak’s top half has Alcaraz, Ruud and Murray. Rafa will be well rested after easy first 4 or 5 matches. Big Advantage.

  2. Isn’t it interesting how all the Alcaraz hype has been brushed aside? He beat ND once. Maybe he’ll do it again? I think Rafa is better than both Alcaraz and Djokovic but my how the media are fickle! Vamos Rafa! I’ll be doing my normal prayers for you 🙂 I have to watch Rafa live so my prayers are effective! But I do pray a lot before he steps on court, too. Blessings to all – stay safe every player. But may the best man (Rafa) win!

  3. Rafa always comes up with brilliant strategies …he is a mind reader and executes game plans according to the opponent. He can throw surprises. Who knew his win at this year’s Australia open!

      • Wouldn’t it be exciting if Rafa and Novak played in the final. Might could be the most important match in tennis history from a GOAT point of view

  4. First few rounds ok but 4th onwards. Just watched his exhibition match v Felix few mins ago it end Felix 7-6 4-6 10 -3 tie. Rafas’ service was off..he’s moving well fh & bh were powerful
    Vamos now Champion for SW19

  5. No Grand Slam draw’s easy. I was hoping that Berrettini would be on the other side of the draw, but overall it could have been a lot worse. I was dreading him getting either Nick or Andy in the 1st round!

  6. Rafa has a tough road to climb, nothing that he has not faced before. We are with you all the way. You make tennis so very interesting..good luck. Just love seeing you play, plain and simple.

  7. Rafa has the anointing of a Champion. Surely, God has given him power, strength, energy, wisdom, tenacity, resiliency and mighty warrior spirit to win ALL matches to reach Final. He is the Chosen Champion. Right now, Rafa is girded with strength for the battle. When he steps-in onto the battle-field, the court, he has the full-courage and bravery to defeat all opponents. He knows in his heart, he is the “Mighty- Warrior” that CONQUERS ALL! HEAVEN on earth game for Rafa, the CHAMPION SPIRIT is on him. SHALOM! SHALOM! SHALOM!

  8. Good, good, very good, 100X’s very good luck Rafa. Will be watching and cheering for you. Sweep the courts clean of any opponent.

  9. I’m confident Rafa will win this.
    If he played like he did back in 2008 & 2010 finals, he’s got this in the bag.
    Go Rafa for your 3rd Wimbledon and 23rd GS title.
    VAMOS Rafa. No 1 GOAT of tennis. 😁👏⭐️

  10. Djokovic on paper has much easier draw, but you never know what can happen. Rafa’s draw could be much worse. At least he avoided Kyrgios in a way we don’t need to read all those stories that make me tired even before watching the match. Wishing Rafa a good health and I’m sure he will make us proud again.

    • Nadal has Berrettini. I would have preferred any player other than Berrettini. Apart from that, it’s not a nightmare draw like it was last RG.

    • Nope. Best grass court player among the new generation is Berretini & he’s on Rafa’s half

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