The groups were confirmed for a dispute over the ATP Cup starting at two venues in Sydney, Australia from 1 January. Highlight for the confirmation of Novak Djokovic to lead the Serbia team.
The Serb, the champions in 2020, has Kasper Rood’s Norway, Christian Garin’s Chile and Spain in his key. The Spaniards, who reached the final against the Serb last season, will not have Rafael Nadal. Rafa will return to the exhibition in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates next week, but has opted out of the competition.
Spain will come with Roberto Bautista Agut, Pablo Carreo Busta, Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Alejandro Davidovich Focina and Pedro Martínez.
Russia, the defending champions and Davis Cup winners, lead Group B which will include Italy, Austria and hosts Australia. Matteo Berrettini, Janik Sinar and Fabio Fognini will lead the Italian team and the Russians will have Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev. Austria will have the return of Dominic Thiem, who has not played since June 2021 after suffering a wrist injury.
Germany leads Group C along with Canada, Great Britain and the United States. Alexander Zverev leads the German team in Davis’ absence. Greece, along with Stefanos Tsitsipas, leads the group in Group D which will consist of Poland, Argentina and Georgia.
The sports schedule will be announced on the 10th.
Djokovic’s presence indicates that the Serbian has either already taken or will be vaccinated upon entering the country.
Check out the list of players:
Roberto Bautista Aguta
Pablo Careno Busta
Alejandro Davydovich Fokina
Tomas Barrios Vera
Alex de Minori