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Djokovic On Serbia Team For ATP Cup In Australia, Nadal Missing

PARIS - World number one Novak Djokovic was named in the Serbia group Tuesday for the ATP Cup in Sydney in January, after hypothesis regarding whether he would go to Australia due to inoculation rules.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion had provided reason to feel ambiguous about whether he would guard his Australian Open title one month from now, declining to uncover whether he was vaccinated against Covid.

Nonetheless, he was recorded as a feature of the five-man Serbia group when the draw was made in Sydney for an occasion that will go before the initial Grand Slam of the year.

Rafael Nadal was absent, with the Spanish individual 20-time Grand Slam victor last month recommending he would play a presentation in Abu Dhabi this month, then, at that point, one more competition prior to showing up in Melbourne for the Australian Open.

The main other missing top 20 player for the 16-group ATP Cup was harmed Swiss extraordinary Roger Federer.

"The playing bunch appreciate addressing their nations and to see 18 of the world's main 20 players focus on the occasion is demonstration of that," said competition chief Tom Larner.

An ATP proclamation going with the draw noticed that favorite Serbia was "featured by world number Novak Djokovic", who won three of the period's four Grand Slams.

The 34-year-old finished his rollercoaster season with a Davis Cup rout last week and afterward vowed to settle on a choice on his Australian Open investment "very soon".

Coordinators of the Australian Open have demanded just completely immunized players will be permitted into the country, which saw Djokovic's dad last month propose his child "most likely won't" play.

"Obviously he would need to go with everything that is in him," he told Serbian TV.

"In any case, I truly couldn't say whether that will occur. Presumably not under these conditions, with this shakedown and when it's done that way."

Djokovic contracted Covid-19 during the disastrous Adria Tour occasion he coordinated in the Balkans in June 2020, however said he didn't experience the ill effects of any indications.

Russia are the guarding ATP Cup champions after their group led by Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev cleared beyond a Matteo Berrettini-drove Italy in the last.

Djokovic's Serbia won the debut occasion in 2020, overwhelming the Nadal-drove Spain.

The 16 groups in the following year's occasion, from January 1-9, are partitioned into four gatherings of four, playing across two Sydney scenes - the Ken Rosewall Arena and Qudos Bank Arena - with each tie including two singles matches and one pairs.

Favorites Serbia were assembled with Spain, Norway, and Chile, while Russia will confront Italy, Austria and home country Australia.

Germany, driven by ruling ATP Finals champion Alexander Zverev, feature Group C against Canada, Great Britain and the United States.

Fourth cultivated Greece, including world number four Stefanos Tsitsipas, are in Group D with Poland, Argentina and Georgia.

Sources: AFP

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