December is often too long a month for tennis lovers. The start of the 2023 season will take place on December 29, 2022 with the start of the United Cup, the new mixed team competition. If, in the meantime, the lack of the yellow ball is too great, here is the program of events and other exhibitions scheduled for December, with Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev, Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic in particular:
The “Interclubs”, French championships by Pro A and Pro B teams, have already started. A group stage is scheduled from November 19 to December 4. Each club plays five games to try to qualify for the final which will take place on December 10 at the Val-de-Marne tennis committee in Créteil.
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Rafael Nadal’s South American Tour:
Rafael Nadal has already played his first match against Casper Ruud in Buenos Aires. He will still be on the bridge on November 25 in Santiago against Alejandro Tabilo then on the 26th in Bogota, on the 27th in Quito, on the 29th in Belo Horizonte and finally on December 1st in Mexico each time against Ruud. The matches take place in the evening on the American continent, so at night in French time.
Week of December 5-11: Tsitsipas and Medvedev at the Diriyah Tennis Cup
Dates: December 5 to 11
Key players present: Diane Parry, Sofia Kenin, Anhelina Kalinina, Alison Van Uytvanck, Linda Noskova, Tatjana Maria, Clara Burel, Léolia Jeanjean
Dates: December 8 to 10
December 8: Round of 16 and quarter-finals from 9 a.m. French
December 9: Semi-finals from 2 p.m.
December 10: Final from 6 p.m.
Featured players present: Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev, Taylor Fritz, Cameron Norrie, Nick Kyrgios, Dominic Thiem, Stan Wawrinka
Dates: December 9 to 11
December 9: Quarter-finals with in particular Fognini and Bublik from 7 p.m.
December 10: Semi-finals with in particular Holger Rune, Alex de Minaur, Donna Vekic and Amandine Hesse from 2 p.m.
December 11: Women’s final at 12:30 p.m. and men’s final from 3 p.m.
Key players present: Holger Rune, Alex de Minaur, Alexander Bublik, Fabio Fognini, Gabriel Debru, Sean Cuenin.
Week of December 12 to 18: Alcaraz back on a court
Dates: December 11 to 17
Featured players present: Not yet publicly announced
Dates: December 16 to 18
December 16: Men’s quarter-finals from 1 p.m. and Jabeur-Raducanu exhibition match from 5 p.m.
December 17: Match for fifth place and men’s semi-finals from 12:00 p.m.
December 18: Match for third place and final from 10 a.m.
Featured players present: Carlos Alcaraz, Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev, Cameron Norrie, Frances Tiafoe, Ons Jabeur, Emma Raducanu
Dates: December 11 to 14
December 11: Women’s semi-finals and men’s round of 16 from 2 p.m.
December 12: Men’s quarter-finals and women’s final from 5.30 p.m.
December 13: Men’s semi-finals from 6:30 p.m.
December 14: Men’s final from 8 p.m.
Key players present: Holger Rune, David Goffin, Roberto Bautista-Agut, Richard Gasquet, Jules Marie
Week of December 19 to 25
Dates: December 19 to 24
Posters already known:
December 19: Auger-Aliassime – Kyrgios; Swiatek-Garcia; Monfils and Mirza – Garcia and Bopanna
December 20: Djokovic – Zverev; Sabalenka–Rybakina; Dimitrov and Badosa–Thiem and Kontaveit
December 21: Djokovic – Kyrgios; Garcia-Badosa; Dimitrov and Sabalenka – Andreescu and Seppi
December 22: Thiem – Monfils; Kontaveit-Swiatek; Zverev and Rybakina – Bouchard and Auger-Aliassime
December 23: Kyrgios – Zverev; Garcia-Rybakina; Bopanna and Andreescu – Thiem and Kontaveit; Djokovic – Auger-Aliassime; Sabalenka-Swiatek; Dimitrov and Badosa – Monfils and Mirza
December 24: Finals to be determined
Key players present: Alexander Zverev, Novak Djokovic, Iga Swiatek, Nick Kyrgios, Anett Kontaveit, Dominic Thiem, Aryna Sabalenka, Bianca Andreescu, Elena Rybakina, Grigor Dimitrov, Paula Badosa, Félix Auger-Aliassime, Caroline Garcia, Gaël Monfils, Andreas Seppi , Eugenie Bouchard
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