A total of 19 countries have qualified for the ATP Cup tennis star which will be held on January 3-12, 2020 in Australia. From the drawing of the group determination, the 19 participating States were divided into six groups with four countries each filled.
Division of ATP Cup Groups
|Group A||Group F||Group B||Group D||Group C||Group E|
There are still five places left that will be contested by several countries to complete the 24 ATP Cup contestants. Later, ATP Cup participating countries will compete in the three host cities – Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney.
Several former top Australian tennis players were present at the drawing held on Monday (9/16) morning at the Sydney Opera House. They are Ken Rosewall, John Newcombe, Patrick Rafter, and Lleyton Hewitt.
Serbia’s top seed will be led by world number 1 Novak Djokovic will compete at the Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane. The second-seeded Spaniard played in Perth led by world number 2 Rafael Nadal.
The Swiss third seed will be strengthened by world number 3 Roger Federer to compete at the Ken Rosewall Arena, Sydney. Switzerland will be in a group with England, strengthened by Andy Murray. Host Australia will be in a group with Germany.
The Top 10 occupants in the ATP Rankings and 27 Top 30 players will certainly appear to defend their country in the event with a total prize of USD15 million or around Rp209 billion.
The five countries that qualify for the ATP Cup will be determined from the second entry on November 13, for the 24-nation ATP Cup based on their number 1 singles ranking. The eight best nations are entitled to appear in the Final 8 ATP Cup to compete for the champions. The ATP Cup will play two singles and one double.