January 19, 2022

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ATP Cup ends speculation over Djokovic's future

ATP Cup ends speculation over Djokovic’s future

Long live tennis with months The question if Novak Djokovic will play the next Australian Open. The world number one has his first Grand Slam tournament as his favorite (he won it nine times), but the measures taken by the state of Victoria, which will force all tennis players to get vaccinated if they want to participate in the tournament, They led him to leave his post live.

The Serb never wanted to answer the question of whether or not he had been vaccinatedAnd after Serbia’s Davis Cup exit was elusive in the press room.

“Honestly, I will try to spend the next few days rejuvenating, recovering and forgetting about tennis. I understand you want some answers about where to start the season and how to start. Australia is obviously right around the corner, so you’ll find out soonHe answered.

Well, the answer has already unofficially arrived. Either he has been vaccinated or he will be in the next few days because he is one of the players registered in the ATP Cup, the team championship that will open the season in Sydney from 1 January.

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Djokovic will lead Serbia, the favorites in Group A that he will share with Spain, Norway and Chile.Conclusive evidence of his commitment to the Australian Open.

This way the number 1 in the world He will be back on charge in trying to add his number 21 Grand Slam and tie-breaker with Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal., who is also planning to play his first major tournament of the season after several months out due to injury.

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However, the Spaniard has resigned from the ATP Cup and it seems unlikely that he will play any tournament before the Australian Open in January.. His big test will be in a few days, on December 17-18 in Abu Dhabi, in an exhibition tournament in which he will make his debut in the semi-final against the winner of the match between Andy Murray and Dominic Thiem.

ATP Cup participants

Group A
Serbia: Novak Djokovic, Dusan Lajovic, Filip Krajinovic, Nikola Kasic, Matej Sabanov
Spain: Roberto Bautista, Pablo Carreno, Albert Ramos, Alejandro Davidovic, Pedro Martinez
NorwayKasper Rudd, Viktor Durasovich, Lukas Hellum-Lilingen, Leighton Rivera, Andreja Petrovich
Chilean: Christian Garin, Alejandro Tabello, Tomas Barrios

group b
Russia: Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, Aslan Karatsev, Roman Sviulin, Yevgeny Donskoy
Italy: Matteo Berrettini, Yannick Sener, Lorenzo Sonego, Simone Bolelli, Fabio Fognini
Australia.: Alex de Minaur, James Duckworth, Max Purcell, John Pearce, Luke Savile
Austria: Dominic Thiem, Dennis Novak, Lucas Midler, Oliver Marach, Philip Oswald

group c
Germany: Alexander Zverev, Jan-Lennard Struve,
Yannick Hanfmann, Kevin Krawetz, Tim Putz
Canada: Felix Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov, Brayden Schnur, Peter Polanski, Stephen Diez
Great Britain: Cameron Norrie, Daniel Evans, Liam Brody, Joe Salisbury, Jimmy Murray
United States of America: Taylor Fritz, John Isner, Brandon Nakashima, Rajiv Ram, Austin Krajesek

group d
Greece: Stefanos Tsitsipas, Michel Pervolarakis, Petros Tsitsipas, Marcos Kalophilonis, Aristotelis Thanos
Poland: Hubert Hurkacz, Kamil Majchrzak, Kacper Zuk, Jan Zielinski, Szymon Walkow
Argentina: Diego Schwartzman, Federico Delbonis,
Federico Correa, Maximo Gonzalez, Andres Molteni
Georgia: Nikoloz Basilashvili, Alexander Mitrivili,
Alexander Bakshi, Zora Tekimaladze, Saba Pertsiladze

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