2022: Month in Sport


ATP 1000
ATP 1000

Mutua Madrid Open
1st – 8th May

DP World Tour
DP World Tour

Betfred British Masters
5th – 8th May

UFC 274
UFC 274

Oliveira vs Gaethje
7th May

FA Cup Final
FA Cup Final

14th May

PGA of America
PGA Championship

19th – 22nd May

Roland Garros

22nd May – 5th June


Title Matches Key Match Date
Scottish Premier League 19 Rangers vs Celtic 1st May
Eredivisie 32 AZ Alkamaar vs Ajax 8th May
MLS 77 LAFC vs Philadelphia 8th May
FA Cup Final 1 Chelsea vs Liverpool 14th May
EFL Championship 1 Play-off final 29th May

May brings the pinnacle of the football season as the FA Cup comes to an end when Chelsea face Liverpool at Wembley. The oldest national football competition in the world, the FA Cup is a world-renowned tournament and has brought in over 81 million views so far across the season. Liverpool are currently in a good position to take a historic quadruple, and after Chelsea were defeated in last year’s FA Cup final and narrowly lost out in their last meeting with Liverpool in the Carabao Cup, the pressure is on for the team to take home the trophy.


League Tournaments Date
Roland Garros 22nd May – 5th June
ATP 1000 2 inc. Mutua Madrid Open 1st – 8th May
ATP 250 2 inc. Gonet Geneva Open 15th – 21st May
UTR 28 Ongoing

The second major of the year is here in the tennis calendar as Roland Garros gets underway from 22nd May. The clay court tournament puts players to the test and this year will be no different as some of tennis’ best take to the court in Paris. Fan favourites for this year’s tournament include youngsters Carlos Alcaraz and world number one, Iga Swiatek, after a series of recent successes. However, despite Swiatek’s 23 match winning streak, her recent withdrawal from the Madrid Open due to injury has left fans hoping she will have recovered in time in a bid to take her second Grand Slam title.


Tour Events Date
PGA of America PGA Championship 19th – 22nd May
PGA Tour 4 inc. Wells Fargo Championship 5th – 8th May
DP World Tour 4 inc. Betfred British Masters 5th – 8th May
LPGA Tour 3 inc. Cognizant Founders Cup 12th – 15th May

The second major of the golf calendar takes place from 19th May as players compete in the PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club. There are 18 PGA Champions in the field list with favourites including recent Masters champion and world No. 1, Scottie Scheffler, as well as other greats Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Dustin Johnson. Also competing for the famous Wanamaker trophy is Jordan Spieth, who just needs this PGA Championship title to become only the 6th player in history to achieve golf’s Career Grand Slam.


League Matches Key Match Date
EuroLeague 4 Final 19th – 21st May
Liga ACB 30 Real Madrid vs Joventut 1st May
Lega Basket Serie A 18 Gemani Basket Brescia vs Virtus Bologna 8th May

Once again the EuroLeague season comes to an end in May with the Final Four in Belgrade. The semi-finals will take place on Thursday 19th with the Championship game following on Saturday 21st. After a close battle for the top spot continually throughout the regular season, Real Madrid and Barcelona will both be fighting in the semi-finals to secure the top position once and for all. Anadolu Efes Istanbul will also be fighting for their place in the final Championship match alongside either Olympiacos or AS Monaco depending on who succeeds in the playoffs.


Event Fight to watch Date
UFC 274 Oliveira vs Gaethje 7th May
UFC Fight Night Blachowicz vs Rakic 14th May
UFC Fight Night Holm vs Vieira 21st May

UFC brings fans more action this month with UFC 274 on 7th May in Arizona. The event is headlined by the Lightweight Championship bout between current champion Charles Oliveira and former interim champion Justin Gaethje. Oliveira has won his last 10 trips to the Octagon but with Gaethje known as one of the most aggressive fighters in the sport, he’s unlikely to be phased by Oliveira’s winning streak. Also featuring the Women’s Strawweight Championship rematch between Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza, the event will no doubt give fans a host of entertainment.


Event Matches Key Match Date
UAE Domestic Cricket 43 Sharjah Ramadan T10 League 20th April – 9th May
Nepal Home Tours 13 Women’s Tri-Series 10th – 17th May
Caribbean Domestic Cricket 30 St Lucia T10 Blast 6th – 20th May
Afghanistan Domestic Cricket 7 Green Afghanistan National ODI Cup 8th – 20th May
Zimbabwe Home Tours 5 Zimbabwe vs Namibia 17th – 24th May
ICC Pathway Events 6 ICC Men’s CWC League 2 28th May – 4th June

May brings a jam-packed schedule of cricket fixtures for fans, with the continued Cricket World Cup League 2 bringing another 6 matches this month. The first edition of the tournament which makes up part of the 2023 World Cup Qualification process has seen a series of One-Day Internationals running since August 2019. The top three teams progress into the Qualifiers with Oman being the first team to qualify after their success against Papa New Guinea by 85 runs. This month sees the tri-series between the US, Scotland and the UAE as the remaining teams battle it out to take the final two spots.


Race Date
DuraMAX Drydene 400 presented by RelaDyne 1st May
Goodyear 400 8th May
AdventHealth 400 15th May
NASCAR All-Star Open 22nd May
NASCAR All-Star Race 22nd May
Coca-Cola 600 29th May

May is a busy month in the NASCAR calendar, with 6 races across the month to keep fans entertained. The longest race on the NASCAR schedule, and the third of the four-crown jewel races, the Coca-Cola 600 takes place on 29th May. The timing of the race means drivers are racing in sunlight, dusk and darkness, making the event a regular fan favourite. 2021 standout driver Kyle Larson took the title last year and will be hoping to retain his title for 2022.