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British stars surpass 50 tour titles for the 2022 season

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54 titles, 38 unique British champions, and we’re only in May – what a year it’s been so far for our tennis stars.

From Grand Slam champions to first time trophy winners, the 2022 season has seen the Brits reach new heights with a lot more tennis left to play this year.

Here are some of the highlight title wins of the season so far:

Champions down under

Joining up with a new doubles partner, Neal Skupski went undefeated in two ATP doubles events with Wesley Koolhof to start the year in Melbourne and Adelaide. The duo has since gone from strength to strength, winning two more additional titles – including a first Masters event in Madrid – and climbing to the top of the doubles race to the Nitto ATP Finals.

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The Brits enjoyed great success once again in the wheelchair events at the Australian Open – bringing home two titles. Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid continued their Grand Slam dominance, winning their ninth major in a row, while Andy Lapthorne lifted his sixth Australian Open title with quad doubles partner David Wagner.

Singles stars shining bright

Cam Norrie broke into the ATP top 10 for the first time earlier this year – becoming the fourth Brit to do so in the Open Era. His latest achievement coincided with his third career title at Delray Beach, where he defeated American Reilly Opelka in two close tie-break sets. Norrie also reached the final in Acapulco – losing out to Rafael Nadal – and you sense this might not be the only title we see from the British No.1 this season.

British players have won six ATP Challenger titles so far this year – the second highest of any nation across the world. Leading the way for the Brits has been Jack Draper, who won four titles in the first quarter of the season – becoming the first player in history to do so. After winning his maiden title in Forli back in January, Draper – who is supported by the LTA Pro-Scholarship Programme – backed it up with a further two trophies in Italy, before turning his talents to Saint-Brieuc.

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Adding to Draper’s success were Paul Jubb – who claimed his first Challenger title at the Santa Cruz Challenger – and most recently Jay Clarke, who won his first trophy since 2019 at the Morelos Open.

This year has also seen Katie Boulter and Katie Swan returning to form – Boulter sealing her first title in four years at the W60 Grenoble, while Swan dominated at the W25 Santo Domingo.

Brits dominating the doubles

It’s safe to say the Brits are one of the dominant forces in doubles tennis right now. In addition to Skupski’s triumphs, Joe Salisbury has climbed to world No.1 this year. His best result of the season so far came at the Monte-Carlo Masters, where he and Rajeev Ram beat Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in a tense match tie-break to seal their second ATP 1000 title.

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In the WTA doubles – Tara Moore, Sam Murray Sharan, Alicia Barnett and Olivia Nicholls have been firing up the rankings thanks to victories on the ITF Tour. British doubles No.1 Moore kicked off the year with Emina Bektas, taking the W60+ Traralgon tournament in January, with a number of final and semi-final appearances since.  

Murray Sharan reached a new career high recently after bagging her second W60 doubles title of the year in Koper. Meanwhile Barnett and Nicholls have been on fire in recent months, taking the W60 Bellinzona in April to back up their first WTA final earlier in the year.

Titles on home soil

One of the standouts from this season so far has been the number of titles won on home soil. The Brits have claimed 16 trophies at events that form part of the LTA’s Performance Competition Calendar, providing enhanced opportunities for British players at each age and stage of the performance player pathway.

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Sonay Kartal won her first W25 event in Birmingham in February and the victories have just kept on coming – lifting the trophy at further W25 events in Glasgow and Nottingham.

Dan Cox kicked off the year by taking the title in Bath, with Alasatair Gray and Eden Silva also claiming singles trophies in Shrewsbury, Glasgow and Nottingham.

Meanwhile, Greg Slade took his first ITF Wheelchair Tour title in the quad doubles event in Bolton earlier this year alongside Lapthorne, with Lucy Shuker winning the women’s singles crowns at the ITF2 and ITF3 events.

Full list of title winners

Player

Partner

Title

Neal Skupski

Wesley Koolhof (NED)

Melbourne Summer Set

Tara Moore

Emina Bektas (USA)

W60+H Traralgon

Neal Skupski

Wesley Koolhof (NED)

Adelaide International 2

Jack Draper

 

Citta’ Di Forli’ 2 Challenger 80

Daniel Cox

 

M25 Bath

Charles Broom

Alastair Gray

M25 Bath

Alastair Gray

Charles Broom

M25 Bath

Alfie Hewett

 

Melbourne Wheelchair Open

Alfie Hewett

Gordon Reid

Australian Open

Gordon Reid

Alfie Hewett

Australian Open

Andy Lapthorne

David Wagner (USA)

Australian Open

Julian Cash

Lucas Gerch (GER)

M25 Loughborough

Alfie Hewett

 

ABN AMRO World Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

Alastair Gray

 

M25 Shrewsbury

Anton Matusevich

Joshua Paris

M25 Shrewsbury

Joshua Paris

Anton Matusevich

M25 Shrewsbury

Katie Boulter

 

W60 Grenoble

Lucy Shuker

Dana Matthewson (USA)

Bolton Indoor ITF3 Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

Lucy Shuker

 

Bolton Indoor ITF3 Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

Sonay Kartal

 

W25 Birmingham

Eliz Maloney

Andre Lukosiute (LTU)

W25 Birmingham

Lucy Shuker

 

Bolton Indoor ITF2 Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

Andy Lapthorne

Gregory Slade

Bolton Indoor ITF2 Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

Gregory Slade

Andy Lapthorne

Bolton Indoor ITF2 Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

Samantha Murray Sharan

Mariam Bolkvadze (GEO)

W60 Altenkirchen

Sonay Kartal

 

W25 Glasgow

Alastair Gray

 

M25 Glasgow

Aidan McHugh

Gijs Brouwer (NED)

M25 Glasgow

Blu Baker

Jesse Witten (USA)

M15 Naples, FL

Neal Skupski

Wesley Koolhof (NED)

Qatar ExxonMobil Open

Cameron Norrie

 

Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com

Jack Draper

 

Citta’ Di Forli’ 4

Jack Draper

 

Citta' Di Forli' 5

Henry Patten

Rinky Hijikata (AUS)

M25 Santo Domingo

Katie Swan

 

W25 Santo Domingo

Henry Patten

Mark Whitehouse

M25 Santo Domingo

Mark Whitehouse

Henry Patten

M25 Santo Domingo

Felix Gill

Roman Andres Burruchaga (ARG)

M15 Antalya

Emily Appleton

Ali Collins

W25 Joue les Tours

Ali Collins

Emily Appleton

W25 Joue les Tours

Lucy Shuker

Dana Mathewson (USA)

ITF Georgia Open

Alfie Hewett

 

Cajun Classic

Andy Lapthorne

David Wagner (USA)

Cajun Classic

Julian Cash

Arjun Kadhe (IND)

M15 Bengaluru

Paul Jubb

 

Dove Men+Care Challenger Bolivia 2

Eliz Maloney

Andre Lukosiute (LTU)

W15 Monastir

Ben Jones

Daniel Little

M25 Toulouse-Balma

Daniel Little

Ben Jones

M25 Toulouse-Balma

Oscar Weightman

 

M15 Monastir

Jack Draper

 

Open Saint-Brieuc Harmonie Mutuelle

Charles Broom

Constantin Frantzen (GER)

M15 Monastir

Joe Salisbury

Rajeev Ram (USA)

Rolex Monte Carlo Masters

Alicia Barnett

Olivia Nicholls

W60 Bellinzona

Olivia Nicholls

Alicia Barnett

W60 Bellinzona

Eden Silva

 

W25 Nottingham

Henry Patten

Joshua Paris

M25 Nottingham

Joshua Paris

Henry Patten

M25 Nottingham

Gregory Slade

 

3 Trofeo Citta'Di Cantu

Abbie Breakwell

Britta Wend (GER)

3 Trofeo Citta'Di Cantu

Jay Clarke

 

Morelos Open

Julian Cash

Henry Patten

M25 Nottingham

Henry Patten

Julian Cash

M25 Nottingham

Sonay Kartal

 

W25 Nottingham

Samantha Murray Sharan

Xenia Knoll (SUI)

W60 Koper

Neal Skupski

Wesley Koolhof (NED)

ATP Masters 1000 Madrid

Jack Pinnington Jones

 

M25 Santa Margherita di Pula