ATP Cup 2021 Scenarios: Can Rafael Nadal’s Spain and Dominic Thiem’s Austria Qualify for Semi-Finals

Published 02/04/2021, 11:01 AM EST
Tennis – A Day at the Drive Exhibition – Memorial Drive Tennis Club, Adelaide, Australia – January 29, 2021 Spain’s Rafael Nadal during his match against Austria’s Dominic Thiem REUTERS/Morgan Sette


The ATP Cup 2021 has been nothing short of extraordinary. We have seen many amazing matches, and we are now getting closer to the semi-finals of the event. Which teams made it through? Let’s find out.

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ATP Cup 2021: Group A

Group A consists of Canada, Germany, and Serbia. Canada lost their opportunity to qualify for the semi-finals as they lost both their ties at the ATP Cup.

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This leaves Alexander Zverev’s Germany and Novak Djokovic’s Serbia, who will battle for a place in the semis tomorrow. Considering that there is a lot at stake, we can expect both teams to give their very best.

Tennis – ATP Cup – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 2, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts during his group stage match against Canada’s Denis Shapovalov REUTERS/Kelly Defina

Group B

Group B consists of Spain, Australia, and Greece. With a win tomorrow against Greece, Rafael Nadal’s Spain can qualify for the semi-finals. However, if they lose, things will become complicated as all teams would have 1 win and 1 loss.

In this scenario, the team that goes to the semi-finals will be based on the score of the tie. If Greece wins 3-0, they will qualify, but if they lose 1 match, it will be Spain that goes through.

Considering the big match experience of the Spaniards, they will start as favorites.

Group C

Team Italy, led by Matteo Berrettini, have dominated Group C. They won both their tie matches and qualified for the semi-finals. This crushed all hopes for Dominic Thiem’s Austria to reach the semi-finals at the event.

Group D

Russia aced Group D, thanks to the high-quality tennis produced by Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev. They both won their singles matches to seal their place in the semis, and their country is surely proud of them.

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Tennis – ATP Cup – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – February 3, 2021 Russia’s Daniil Medvedev celebrates after winning his group stage match against Japan’s Kei Nishikori REUTERS/Jaimi Joy

ATP Cup Semis

Given the above scenarios, the semi-finals of the 2021 ATP Cup will feature Serbia/Germany vs Russia and Spain/Greece vs Italy. Clearly, great match-ups are in store for tennis fans, which is why none of them should be away from their televisions on February 6.

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