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ATP Cup groups announced; Novak Djokovic to lead Group A

Top seed Serbia, headlined by World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, will lead Group A, which will also features Norway, Chile and Spain.

Saurabh Ganguly Editor

Updated - 7 December 2021 3:38 pm

As many as 16 countries are set to compete in the third edition of the ATP Cup that will feature 18 of the top 20 players in the ATP Rankings. The countries have been assigned to four groups at the official tournament draw which happened on Tuesday in Australia.

Later an official release also confirmed that Novak Djokovic will be leading Group A which also has other teams like Chile and Spain.

ATP Cup to take place in Sydney from 1-9 January 2022

“The team event will take place in Sydney from 1-9 January 2022. Top seed Serbia, headlined by World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, will lead Group A, which will also features Norway, Chile and Spain. Two years ago, Serbia lifted the trophy at the inaugural ATP Cup by defeating Spain in the championship match,” stated an official release.

Moreover, the second seed Russia who also happen to be the defending champions is in Group B which has Italy, Austria and home nation Australia in their groups. In this Group World number Daniil Medvedev and World number 5 Andrey Rublev will be their respective country’s top two singles players.

Meanwhile, Germany led by ATP Finals champion Alexander Zverev will undoubtedly be the important player in Group C which has other countries Canada, Great Britain and the United States. In addition, Greece, seeded fourth, with have Stefanos Tsitsipas at the top of the lineup along with Poland, Argentina and Georgia.

No better place for us to launch the 2022 season than with the ATP Cup in Sydney: ATP Chief Tour Officer

“There’s no better place for us to launch the 2022 season than with the ATP Cup in Sydney. The players have loved competing at this event in recent years and the 2022 player field speaks for itself. We’re delighted that fans will be able to see so many of the world’s best representing their countries in the opening week of the season and we look forward to a fantastic event,” ATP Chief Tour Officer Ross Hutchins said in an official release.

The nine-day event this time will happen in Sydney at the Ken Rosewall Arena and Qudos Bank Arena. Post the conclusion of the group stages, the four group winners will move to the knock-out semi-finals to have a claim at the silverware.

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