Serbia’s team has been named for the men’s season-opening ATP Cup in Sydney in January, while Britain has been drawn to play Germany, Canada, and the United States in the 16-team format.
Despite being named to the team, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic has yet to commit to the Australian Open due to the organisers’ COVID-19 vaccine obligation.
Djokovic, who has won a record nine Australian Open titles, including the last three, has refused to say if he has been vaccinated against COVID-19, despite organisers Tennis Australia confirming that all players must be vaccinated in order to compete in Melbourne.
The draw for the third edition of the ATP Cup team event was made in Sydney, with top seed Serbia, led by Djokovic, being placed in Group A alongside Norway, Chile, and Spain.
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While Djokovic’s presence will be a significant boost for Serbia and the competition, Rafael Nadal will not be playing for Spain, who have been placed in Group A alongside Serbia, Norway, and Chile.
Defending champions Russia, led by US Open champion Daniil Medvedev, have been drawn in Group A alongside this year’s finalists Italy, Austria, and hosts Australia, who will be without maverick Nick Kyrgios, and world No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas, who will lead the Greek team against Poland, Argentina, and Georgia.
Britain has been dealt a difficult hand
The UK has been drawn in Group C alongside Germany, Canada, and the United States.
No. 1 Cameron Norrie will lead the team, which also includes Dan Evans, Liam Broady, Joe Salisbury, and Jamie Murray.
The top four finishers in each group will advance to the semi-finals.
Each tie will have three matches, with the No. 2 singles players competing first, followed by a singles match and a doubles match.
The leaders of each team will be announced soon.
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