There will probably be good folks in Melbourne, and never only for the Australian Open (February 8-21). A couple of days earlier than, through the ATP Cup (from February 1 to five), all the highest males of world males’s tennis will take their marks in competitors on the courts of the primary Grand Slam match of the season. Title holder with Serbia, Novak Djokovic may have so much to do to maintain his property since 14 of the highest 15 gamers on the planet (Roger Federer having withdrawn) will probably be there. In all, they are going to be 48 to take part within the occasion: 12 picks of 4 gamers.
Moreover Djokovic’s Serbia, Rafael Nadal’s Spain, Dominic Thiem’s Austria, Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev’s Russia, Stéfanos Tsitsipas’s Greece, Alexander Zverev’s Germany, Diego Schwartzman’s Argentina , Italy of Matteo Berrettini and Fabio Fognini, Canada of Denis Shapovalov and Milos Raonic, Japan of Kei Nishikori or Australia of Alex de Minaur will probably be within the sport.
Roger-Vasselin and Mahut in double French facet
France, whose primary headliner will probably be Gaël Monfils, may also take part within the occasion. Benoît Paire and the pair of doubles composed of Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin thus full the unveiled choice. Among the many notable absentees, we be aware Nick Kyrgios on the facet of the Aussies: the latter being solely the third greatest Australian within the ATP rating behind John Millman (respectively forty sixth and thirty eighth), he had to surrender his place, like Karen Khachanov on the Russian facet.
Throughout the identical week, two extra ATP 250 tournaments will happen in Melbourne. These not narrowly chosen will due to this fact even have the chance to make their mark in competitors earlier than having to change to the 5-set format through the Australian Main.