ATP Cup; 24 teams & 124 players confirmed for Australia

The inaugural ATP Cup will begin in the New Year. Brisbane, Perth and Sydney will host 10 days of incredible tennis as 24 teams battle for one Cup. Who are the teams? Who are in which groups and who is playing? Group A – Brisbane Serbia Novak Djokovic Dusan Lajovic Viktor Troicki Nikola Cacic Nikola Milojevic France Gael Monfils Lucas Pouille Benoit Paire Nicolas Mahut Edouard Roger-Vasselin A few surprise players missing. Expected former Australian Open finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Nicolas Mahut’s doubles partner Pierre Hugues-Herbert to feature. South Africa Kevin Anderson Lloyd Harris Ruan Roelofse Raven Klaasen Khololwam Chile … Continue reading ATP Cup; 24 teams & 124 players confirmed for Australia

Laaksonen loses ATP Cup spot following Federer’s withdrawal from the event

The big news is Roger Federer has pulled out of the ATP Cup which has seen Switzerland removed from the event however the news should have some focus on another player, Henri Laaksonen. As Wawrinka was already confirmed for Qatar it meant that the number two for Switzerland at the first deadline was Henri Laaksonen but he has now lost his place. Henri is ranked currently down at 105 in the world and this event can be a big stepping stone with big points and prize money on offer. Now the third ranked Swiss will not play and must reschedule … Continue reading Laaksonen loses ATP Cup spot following Federer’s withdrawal from the event

ATP Cup 2020; Draw done ✅ 5 teams await ⏳ who is in? 🧐 & all the other bits 📝

19 countries are in. 5 more will follow in November 27 of the top 30 are in as well as all members of the top 10. Andy Murray has used his protected ranking to play so Great Britain are in. Who else is in? Serbia – Djokovic & Lajovic Spain – Nadal & Agut Switzerland – Federer & Laaksonen Russia – Medvedev & Khachanov Austria – Thiem & Novak Germany – Zverev & Stuff Greece – Tsitsipas & Pervolarakis Japan – Nishikori & Nishioka Italy – Fognini & Berrettini France – Monfils & Paire Belgium – Goffin & Darcis Croatia … Continue reading ATP Cup 2020; Draw done ✅ 5 teams await ⏳ who is in? 🧐 & all the other bits 📝

29 of top 30 sign up for ATP Cup leaving Doha concerned but there is a loophole which could be explored…

Doha has always been the place to kick off the season for the top guys. Over the past 10 years we have seen Federer, Djokovic, Nadal, Murray and more recently Monfils and Agut win ahead of the Australian Open but now the Qatar ExxonMobil Open organisers will be worried with at least 27 of the top 30 confirmed for the ATP Cup including all of the top 10. Stan Wawrinka looks like he could head to Doha. As second highest ranked Swiss player he would have been confirmed but Laaksonen is instead looking like Stan won’t play there. Grigor Dimitrov … Continue reading 29 of top 30 sign up for ATP Cup leaving Doha concerned but there is a loophole which could be explored…

ATP Cup – Stefanos Tsitsipas set to miss out following publication of rules…

Current world number six Stefanos Tsitsipas might have to find something else to do in January as it stands he and Greece cannot qualify for the inaugrual ATP Cup which qualifying for spots must be in place for September 13th. There will be 6 wildcards given out nearer the time but the only one we can confirm is Australia at the moment, so why might we not see Tsitsipas? Rules for the tournament state; Teams must have 3 to 5 players in the squad Teams must have 2 singles players with rankings on the ATP tour.  Greece currently have only … Continue reading ATP Cup – Stefanos Tsitsipas set to miss out following publication of rules…

ITF nervous? ATP & Tennis Australia launch ATPCup in 2020

It has been rumoured for quite some time but the ATP and Tennis Australia have today announced that the ATPCup will arrive in 2020. The event will take place 6 weeks following the conclusion of the Davis Cup which next year see’s a revamp and must now have the ITF worried? The ATPCup will take place in early January across three cities in Australia and will be 24 teams in 6 groups of 4 battling it out. There will be prize money and ranking points on offer, The ITF cannot offer this with the Davis Cup. How do you qualify? … Continue reading ITF nervous? ATP & Tennis Australia launch ATPCup in 2020