Andy Murray might not be showing for Britain, retreating following an harm setback after his go back from hip surgical procedure.
Australia will play in Brisbane with Germany, Greece and Canada. Within the different Brisbane team it is Serbia, France, South Africa and Chile. In Sydney, Belgium, Britain, Bulgaria and Molodova contain one team whilst the opposite incorporates Argentina, Austria, Croatia and Poland. Perth hosts the US, Russia, Italy and Norway and every other team comprising Spain, Japan, Uruguay and Georgia.
Kei Nishikori withdrew from the Japan group for the ATP Cup and from the Australian Open.
“I’m nonetheless no longer 100% able to compete on the absolute best stage,” Nishikori stated. He has no longer competed because the U.S. Open as a result of a proper elbow harm that required surgical procedure in October.
There are a variety of inventions to be supplied on the ATP Cup, together with Workforce Zones, which can exchange the participant chairs close to the umpire, and on-court training the place the captain, coaches and gamers can be offering enter.
Every stumble upon might be best-of-three, three-set fits — two singles and a doubles. The six team winners plus two second-place nations undergo to the overall collection in Sydney starting Jan. 9.
Global No. 15-ranked Denis Shapovalov, a member of the Canadian group which opens towards Greece on Friday, puzzled the timing of the ATP Cup so with regards to closing 12 months’s new structure for the Davis Cup, the long-standing males’s global group festival. On Nov. 24, Nadal beat Shapovalov to clinch the Davis Cup for Spain in Madrid.
The 20-year-old Shapovalov stated preferably there could be just one “international championship” of tennis.
“I feel this is a little bit odd to have it at a an identical time as Davis Cup,” he stated. “It might be nice simply to have one tournament that may be a international championship. This is a bizarre feeling enjoying an international championships then entering every other tournament this is just about the similar factor. We will be able to see the way it pans out.”