ATP Cup 2020: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic Agree to Play

Published 09/14/2019, 12:18 PM EDT


The ATP Cup 2020 is set to take place in the run-up to the Australian Open 2020 from 3rd-12th of January with ATP announcing the top 18 countries in ATP Cup standings on Friday.

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The first edition of the event will take place in Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney with 19 of the 24 teams already announced for the competition. 27 of the Top 30 players in the ATP rankings are confirmed to play at the Australian event.

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In addition, the ‘Big Three’ – consisting of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic will also take part in the inaugural edition of the ATP Cup 2020. Along with the ‘Big Three’, every top 10 players are also committed to play the ATP Cup 2020 as announced by the ATP last night as they look to compete with the revamped Davis Cup.

Former world No.1, Andy Murray also helped Great Britain to qualify for the event after using his protected ranking of 2.

The top two players for each country qualified for the event are committed to playing. However, these players can be changed based on the Rankings at the second entry deadline on 13 November, when the remaining members  (up to an additional three players) will be added to the team.

The remaining five teams will also be declared on the 13th November, based on the rankings of their top singles players.

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The group stages of the ATP Cup 2020 is scheduled to be hosted in Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney over six days. The final eight will then play 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.

Each Country will be drawn into one of six groups on Monday, 16 September, during a ceremony at the Sydney Opera House. However, the full schedule for all six days of group play will be available later in the day.

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Here are the 19 countries qualified for the ATP Cup 2020 –

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Varun Khanna

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Starting off as a tennis author in 2018, Varun Khanna has gone on to contribute to EssentiallySports in various capacities. After setting up interviews with the likes of Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou, Alizé Cornet, and Noah Rubin, Varun is now part of all major ATP and WTA press conferences and has gone on to pen more than 1300 articles for EssentiallySports. He now heads the tennis and NBA division of the organization.

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