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    ATP Cup 1/3 - 1/12 2020


    13 November 2019

    24-COUNTRY FIELD SET FOR INAUGURAL 2020 ATP CUP



    LONDON — The field is set for the inaugural ATP Cup, to be held from 3-12 January 2020 in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney. The final six countries — Bulgaria, Chile, Poland, Uruguay, Moldova and Norway — have qualified in the ATP Cup Standings to complete the 24-team field.

    Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria), Cristian Garin (Chile), Hubert Hurkacz (Poland), Pablo Cuevas (Uruguay), Radu Albot (Moldova) and Casper Ruud (Norway) will lead their countries in the spectacular event that launches the 2020 ATP Tour season. The ATP Cup will feature nine members of the Top 10 in the ATP Rankings — including Serbia’s Novak Djokovic and Spain’s Rafael Nadal — and 26 of the Top 30 committed to play.



    As the highest qualified country at the second entry deadline, Bulgaria will replace Switzerland and join Belgium and Great Britain in Group C in Sydney. The remaining five countries will be drawn into their groups/cities in a live ceremony on 14 November at 11am in Melbourne (midnight GMT, 7pm ET), hosted by Todd Woodbridge who will be joined by John Fitzgerald, on the ATP Cup’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ATPCup.

    The group stages of the AU $22 million/US $15 million ATP Cup will be hosted in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney over six days. Eight countries will then compete at the Final Eight in Sydney that will feature quarter-finals over two days, semi-finals and a final. Each tie will comprise of two singles and one doubles match.

    COUNTRIES & TOP 2 PLAYERS COMMITTED TO 2020 ATP CUP
    No.

    Country
    No. 1 Player No. 2 Player
    1.

    Serbia
    Novak Djokovic Dusan Lajovic
    2.

    Spain
    Rafael Nadal Roberto Bautista Agut
    3.

    Russia
    Daniil Medvedev Karen Khachanov
    4.

    Austria
    Dominic Thiem Dennis Novak
    5.

    Germany
    Alexander Zverev Jan-Lennard Struff
    6.

    Greece
    Stefanos Tsitsipas Michail Pervolarakis
    7.

    Japan
    Kei Nishikori Yoshihito Nishioka
    8.

    Italy
    Matteo Berrettini Fabio Fognini
    9.

    France
    Gael Monfils Lucas Pouille
    10.

    Belgium
    David Goffin Steve Darcis
    11.

    Croatia
    Borna Coric Marin Cilic
    12.

    Argentina
    Diego Schwartzman Guido Pella
    13.

    Georgia
    Nikoloz Basilashvili Aleksandre Metreveli
    14.

    South Africa
    Kevin Anderson Lloyd Harris
    15.

    United States
    John Isner Taylor Fritz
    16.

    Canada
    Denis Shapovalov Felix Auger-Aliassime
    17.

    Great Britain
    Andy Murray Daniel Evans
    18.

    Australia
    Alex de Minaur Nick Kyrgios
    19.

    Bulgaria
    Grigor Dimitrov Dimitar Kuzmanov
    20.

    Chile
    Cristian Garin Nicolas Jarry
    21.

    Poland
    Hubert Hurkacz Kamil Majchrzak
    22.

    Uruguay
    Pablo Cuevas Martin Cuevas
    23.

    Moldova
    Radu Albot Alexander Cozbinov
    24.

    Norway
    Casper Ruud Viktor Durasovic

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    Re: ATP Cup 1/3 - 1/12 2020

    What's the point of this tournament again
    25 GRAND SLAM TITLES: 5 SINGLES 13 DOUBLES 7 MIXED

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    Re: ATP Cup 1/3 - 1/12 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by the Moz View Post
    What's the point of this tournament again
    There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.”

    ― Frank Zappa





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    Re: ATP Cup 1/3 - 1/12 2020

    ATPCup @ATPCup











    There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.”

    ― Frank Zappa





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    Re: ATP Cup 1/3 - 1/12 2020

    I miss my Like and Agree buttons.


    Quote Originally Posted by the Moz View Post
    What's the point of this tournament again
    Like.

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    Agree.


    And let me also just say, I'm even more confused about this given the new Davis Cup format.

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    Re: ATP Cup 1/3 - 1/12 2020

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    What's the point of this tournament again

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    Re: ATP Cup 1/3 - 1/12 2020

    Becker, Safin And Muster To Captain ATP Cup Teams
    November 15, 2019
    The 2020 ATP Cup will 2020 will run from 3 to 12 January.

    LONDON, November 15, 2019 (ATP Cup Press Release)

    Former world No.1s Boris Becker, Marat Safin and Thomas Muster will lead their countries as captains at the ATP Cup from 3 to 12 January 2020.

    Becker, captain of the German side, is a six-time major winner and dominated tennis from the time he first won Wimbledon in 1985 at the age of 17 until 1991, when he reached the top ranking and won a second Australian Open.

    The high-profile Becker will head to Brisbane, with a team including top German and world No.7 Alexander Zverev. Also competing in Group F are Greece, Canada and Australia.

    “I’m delighted to captain the German side in this exciting new event,” Becker said. “We have a strong chance in an extremely competitive section of the draw.”

    ✅ All former World No. 1 players
    ✅ All #ATPCup captains

    ���� Thomas Muster
    ���� @TheBorisBecker
    ���� Marat Safin#ATPCup pic.twitter.com/TNi6DuqEdQ

    — ATPCup (@ATPCup) November 14, 2019
    Crowd favourite Safin, winner of the 2000 US Open and centenary Australian Open in 2005, will captain a formidable Russian team spearheaded by two of the fastest rising players in tennis, Daniil Medvedev and Karen Khachanov.

    The ebullient Safin, who entered politics after he retired from tennis in 2009, was the first Russian inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame.

    “I am very much looking forward to the ATP Cup and being part of a team again,” Safin said.

    “We have a real chance of winning the first Cup with the calibre of players we have in the Russian side and I will be doing everything I can to make that happen from the bench.”

    Russia is drawn to play against Italy, USA and Norway in Group D, who will play their group stage matches in Perth.

    Muster rounds out the trio, leading Austria in Group E, bound for Sydney against Croatia, Argentina and Poland in the 24-country ATP Cup.

    Known as the King of Clay in his heyday, Muster rose to world No.1 in 1996 after winning his first and only major at Roland Garros the previous year. A tireless competitor, Muster won a total of 44 career singles titles.

    “The ATP Cup brings some old rivals together as captains,” said Muster, who returned to competitive tennis aged 42 in 2010 and played one of his last matches as a pro against the now leading Austrian player, Dominic Thiem.

    “Austria has a proud record in tennis and I am thrilled to be chosen as captain for the ATP Cup in January.

    “The cream of tennis is competing across Australia and the player field is incredibly strong, I feel very excited to be part of it all.”

    For 10 days leading into Australian Open 2020, 24 countries will battle it out across three cities – Brisbane, Perth and Sydney – before eight surviving teams advance to the Final Eight in Sydney.

    Players who have committed to the ATP Cup include nine of the world’s Top 10 players and 26 of the Top 30.


    http://www.tennis-tourtalk.com/51281...-atp-cup-teams
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