Medvedev, Russia Lead Sydney ATP Cup; Zverev, Tsitsipas Also Featured
The ATP Cup officially opens the 2022 pro tennis season this evening in Sydney.
Daniil Medvedev leads Russia in their title defense, though they will be missing Andrey Rublev who is out with COVID.
“It’s never easy to start the season,” Medvedev said. “Out of three matches only one team comes out of the group, so you need to win as many matches as possible. Ask yourself as few questions as possible, just try to win matches.”
Italy with Matteo Berrettini and Jannik Sinner stand to make a push.
“We feel happy to be here,” said Berrettini who is injury free. “I think it’s possible [to win the title], the team is even stronger this year, so for sure our aim is to win the title. We know it’s going to be a tough job. Every match is going to be difficult, but we believe that we can do it.”
Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Casper Ruud, Hubert Hurkacz and Diego Schwartzman are also among the top names in the team event.
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem were also among the withdrawals from the 16-team event.
The competition will be played exclusively in Sydney this year in two venues. And will conclude on January 9.
ATP CUP Team Rosters
Serbia: Dusan Lajovic, Filip Krajinovic, Nikola Cacic, Matej Sabanov
Russia: Daniil Medvedev, Roman Safiullin, Evgeny Karlovskiy
Germany: Alexander Zverev, Jan-Lennard Struff, Yannick Hanfmann, Kevin Krawietz, Tim Putz
Greece: Stefanos Tsitsipas, Michail Pervolarakis, Petros Tsitsipas, Markos Kalovelonis, Aristotelis Thanos
Italy: Matteo Berrettini, Jannik Sinner, Lorenzo Sonego, Simone Bolelli, Fabio Fognini
Norway: Casper Ruud, Viktor Durasovic, Lukas Hellum Lilleengen, Leyton Rivera, Andreja Petrovic
Poland: Hubert Hurkacz, Kamil Majchrzak, Kacper Zuk, Jan Zielinski, Szymon Walkow
Canada: Felix Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov, Brayden Schnur, Steven Diez,
Great Britain: Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans, Liam Broady, Joe Salisbury, Jamie Murray
Argentina: Diego Schwartzman, Federico Delbonis, Federico Coria, Maximo González, Andrés Molteni
Chile: Cristian Garín, Alejandro Tabilo, Tomas Barrios Vera
Spain: Roberto Bautista Agut, Pablo Carreño Busta, Albert Ramos Viñolas, A. Davidovich Fokina, Pedro Martínez
Georgia: Nikoloz Basilashvili, Aleksandre Metreveli, Aleksandre Bakshi, Zura Tkemaladze, Saba Purtseladze
United States: Taylor Fritz, John Isner, Brandon Nakashima, Rajeev Ram
Australia: Alex de Minaur, James Duckworth, Max Purcell, John Peers, Luke Saville
France: Ugo Humbert, Arthur Rinderknech, Édouard Roger-Vasselin, Fabrice Martin
ATP Cup Groups
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