On January 1, the journalists of the British Eurosport presented several predictions for 2022, and the most interesting ones are those related to football and tennis. Journalist Marcus Foley states that we will get a new winner of the "Golden Goddess" at the World Cup in Qatar at the end of the year.
Only eight countries have won the World Cup in history - Brazil, Germany, Italy, Argentina, France, Uruguay, England and Spain. "The World Cup will be played in November, the schedule will be disrupted and there are great chances to see a surprise.
"Many strong teams will be 'broken' by the chaotic schedule of their best players." Pete Charland states that Paris Saint-Germain footballer Lionel Messi could take the Argentine national team to the roof of the world in Qatar at the end of the year.
"Messi finally won the long-awaited national team trophy at the Copa America last year. The Argentine team has completed the process of rebuilding under coach Lionel Scaloni, and the Argentines are doing very well. In addition, Scaloni found a way to put the qualities of Messi at the forefront.
Tennis fans around the world are perhaps most interested in Tom Adams' prediction regarding the outcome at the top of men's tennis. "Novak Djokovic is entering 2022 with the desire to prove that he is the greatest tennis player of all time.
However, in 2021, we could witness the arrival of a new generation led by Alexander Zverev and Daniil Medvedev." "The first one won Olympic gold and the final masters, and the second one the US Open. They both now know they can beat Novak on the biggest stage."
"I'm not saying that Novak won't win slams anymore, I'm sure he will, but I think that in 2022, Sasha and Daanil will win more slams together than Novak." "Besides, I think that one of them will break out on the first place of the ATP list.
It is possible that at the end of 2022, after 18 years, we will have the first player in the world who is not a member of the Big Three (+ Andy Murray) ", writes the British journalist. Journalist Ben Snowball writes that it could happen that Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer do not win any Grand Slam - not in 2022, but forever.
There is also a prediction that Naomi Osaka could return to the top of the WTA list, as well as that Ashleigh Barty will win the "domestic" Australian Open