Top 10-star tennis player from 18 countries plus host Australia will shake up the ATP Cup held in three cities in Australia – Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney – on January 3-12, 2020. The names of the Top 10 ATP Rankings, such as Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer and 27 of the Top 30 occupants will heat up the competition.
” We are very happy to see a star-studded match playing in the inaugural ATP Cup. We believe in the inaugural week of the 2020 calendar, together with Tennis Australia, will provide the best schedule for players and announcements today while confirming that. “Presenting top players to compete in world events is very important, and the ATP Cup will mark the start of the ATP tour season in 2020,” said ATP President and Executive Chairman Chris Kermode.
Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley added that the ATP Cup 2020 event will be a stage for world tennis stars to act. ” This is a very exciting time for tennis fans. We are very pleased with the incredible support from the players for the ATP Cup. This event is a global launch of a new season that captivates the next generation of tennis fans, ” he said.
ATP CUP Participating Country – First Deadline
|Country||Top 2 – Player Ranking (until September 13, 2019)|
|1) Serbia||Novak Djokovic, Dusan Lajovic|
|2) Spain||Rafael Nadal, Roberto Bautista Agut|
|3) Switzerland||Roger Federer, Henri Laaksonen|
|4) Russia||Daniil Medvedev, Karen Khachanov|
|5) Austria||Dominic Thiem, Dennis Novak|
|6) Germany||Alexander Sverev, Jan-Lennard Struff|
|7) Greece||Stefanos Tsitsipas, Michail Pervolarakis|
|8) Japan||Nishikori Kei, Yoshihito Nishioka|
|9) Italy||Fabio Fognini, Matteo Berrettini|
|10) France||Gael Monfils, Benoit Paire|
|11) Belgium||David Goffin, Steve Darcis|
|12) Croatia||Borna Coric, Marin Cilic|
|13) Argentina||Diego Schwartzman, Guido Pella|
|14) Georgia||Nikoloz Basilashvili, Aleksandre Metreveli|
|15) South Africa||Kevin Anderson, Lloyd Harris|
|16) United States||John Isner, Taylor Fritz|
|17) Canada||Felix Auger-Aliassime, Milos Raonic|
|18) United Kingdom||Andy Murray, Kyle Edmund|
|(Wildcard) Australia||Nick Kyrgios, Alex de Minaur|
The two best players from each country will compete, subject to change based on the ATP Ranking with a second deadline on November 13, when the remaining team members (up to three additional players) will be accepted. In addition, on that date, five other countries will compete in qualifications to complete 24 countries based on their No.1 single player ranking.
The group phase will be played in Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney for six days. Eight Nations will then play in the Final 8 ATP Cup in Sydney for two days. Each match plays two singles and one double. The group draw was held on Monday 16 September.