Djokovic and Medvedev set to star in 2022 ATP Cup

The two top-ranked players in the world are expected to be in Australia for the year’s first team competition

Medvedev ATP Cup

Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev – the world’s top-ranked male singles players – are both set to feature in the 2022 ATP Cup, along with 16 more of the Top 20.

The two missing stars are Roger Federer of Switzerland – who are not in the competition at all – and Rafael Nadal of Spain – who have a squad without him.

Djokovic is currently named in the Serbia squad even though he has repeatedly refused to confirm his attendance at the 2022 Australian Open or his vaccination status – required to enter the country.

New Davis Cup champions Russia are also defending their crown here, having beaten Italy 2-0 in Melbourne this year, and Medvedev will lead them as they compete against 15 other nations in an effort to retain their title when the tournament begins on New Year’s Day.

Qualification is based on the ranking of each country’s top-ranked singles player – meaning that world No 3 Alexander Zverev leads Germany, world No 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas leads Greece, and world No 7 Matteo Berrettini leads Italy.

Australia has qualified via a host wildcard with the country’s top male player Alex de Minaur, the world No 34, leading the team.

ATP Cup Chief Tour Officer Ross Hutchins said: “There’s no better place for us to launch the 2022 season than with the ATP Cup in Sydney. The players have loved competing at this event in recent years and the 2022 player field speaks for itself. We’re delighted that fans will be able to see so many of the world’s best representing their countries in the opening week of the season and we look forward to a fantastic event.”

“We’re excited to host the third edition of the ATP Cup in Sydney in 2022. The playing group enjoy representing their countries and to see 18 of the world’s top 20 players commit to the event is testament to that. The event shows off the passion the playing group have for this format and we look forward to welcoming all 16 teams to Sydney later this month,” ATP Cup Tournament Director Tom Larner said.

ATP Cup 2022 squads so far

Group A

SERBIA

  • Novak Djokovic
  • Dusan Lajovic
  • Filip Krajinovic
  • Nikola Cacic
  • Matej Sabanov

NORWAY

  • Casper Ruud
  • Viktor Durasovic
  • Lukas Hellum-Lilleengen
  • Leyton Rivera
  • Andreja Petrovic

CHILE

  • Cristian Garin
  • Alejandro Tabilo
  • Tomas Barrios Vera

SPAIN

  • Roberto Bautista Agut
  • Pablo Carreno Busta
  • Albert Ramos-Vinolas
  • Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
  • Pedro Martinez

Group B

RUSSIA

  • Daniil Medvedev
  • Andrey Rublev
  • Aslan Karatsev
  • Roman Safiullin
  • Evgeny Donskoy

ITALY

  • Matteo Berrettini
  • Jannik Sinner
  • Lorenzo Sonego
  • Simone Bolelli
  • Fabio Fognini

AUSTRIA

  • Dominic Thiem
  • Dennis Novak
  • Lucas Miedler
  • Oliver Marach
  • Philipp Oswald

AUSTRALIA (Wildcard)

  • Alex de Minaur
  • James Duckworth
  • Max Purcell
  • John Peers
  • Luke Saville

Group C

GERMANY

  • Alexander Zverev
  • Jan-Lennard Struff
  • Yannick Hanfmann
  • Kevin Krawietz
  • Tim Puetz

CANADA

  • Felix Auger-Aliassime
  • Denis Shapovalov
  • Brayden Schnur
  • Peter Polansky
  • Steven Diez

GREAT BRITAIN

  • Cameron Norrie
  • Daniel Evans
  • Liam Broady
  • Joe Salisbury
  • Jamie Murray

USA

  • Taylor Fritz
  • John Isner
  • Brandon Nakashima
  • Rajeev Ram
  • Austin Krajicek

Group D

GREECE

  • Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • Michail Pervolarakis
  • Petros Tsitsipas
  • Markos Kalovelonis
  • Aristotelis Thanos

POLAND

  • Hubert Hurkacz
  • Kamil Majchrzak
  • Kacper Zuk
  • Jan Zielinski
  • Szymon Walkow

ARGENTINA

  • Diego Schwartzman
  • Federico Delbonis
  • Federico Coria
  • Maximo Gonzalez
  • Andres Molteni

GEORGIA

  • Nikoloz Basilashvili
  • Aleksandre Metreveli
  • Aleksandre Bakshi
  • Zura Tkemaladze
  • Saba Purtseladze
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