With a loaded line-up featuring 9 of the Top 10, the ATP Cup opens play Tuesday in Melbourne.
The Top 4 avid gamers on the earth will all be in motion in this 12-workforce, 5-day flee.
The most well-known of three round-robin days shall be highlighted by Novak Djokovic and his defending champion Serbia workforce taking on Canada and Denis Shapovalov.
Djokovic leads Shapovalov 5-0 along with a powerful 3-house final house breaker set shut at this tournament final three hundred and sixty five days.
The 8-time Australian Open champion is delighted to return to the grounds.
“It does actually feel like a house for me in Australia, in Melbourne, particularly in Rod Laver. That’s by a long way my most a hit tennis courtroom in my occupation,” Djokovic acknowledged. “Every three hundred and sixty five days that I come reduction to the courtroom, it feels even better. The extra you set shut on the courtroom, the extra confident you feel coming reduction to it.”
Also, Rafael Nadal opens his 2021 season in opposition to newest Antalya winner Alex De Minaur.
“He’s younger, he’s improving every three hundred and sixty five days. He has lot of issues right,” Nadal acknowledged of his opponent. “I trust going to be a powerful battle for all of us taking part in in opposition to an excellent workforce like Australia.”
Dominic Thiem takes on Matteo Berrettini and Daniil Medvedev meets Diego Schwartzman.
“Obviously, I will strive and repeat the success of 2020, and also 2019,” Thiem acknowledged.
“There were right years. But there’s by no formulation a screech for that.
“I mean, in a Substantial Slam tournament or ATP Cup, the total colossal tournaments, the total procedure is trim stable, so by no formulation a screech to lunge deep or to set shut a title.
“I’ll strive the whole lot to attain it. I had, again, quite a right preparation. So I’ll strive and bear a right start on the ATP Cup, then also within the Australian Open.”
The tournament is being accomplished on the grounds of the Australian Open with the pause names taking part in on Rod Laver Enviornment.
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