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Novak Djokovic Included in Serbia’s Squad for ATP Cup in Australia Amid Doubts Over Participation in Australian Open

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Novak Djokovic

Finally, some good news comes in for all the fans of Novak Djokovic. The Serbin player has been announced in the national squad ahead of their participation in the upcoming ATP Cup in January. The ATP Cup will be held in Australia. This has also given his fans hope that the 20-time grand slam winner will compete in the Australian Open. Earlier, the authorities announced that in order to participate in the Australian Open, a player must have taken both doses of his vaccination. 

The ATP Cup will take place from the 1st of January till the 9th. Just one week later, the Australian Open will commence. The ATP announced that 18 of the top 20 ranked players will be participating in the tournament that is supposed to commence in the first week of January. 

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Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic and Serbia in Pool A

Serbia has been placed in pool A along with the likes of Norway, Chile, and Spain. Along with this, there is devastating news for all Rafael Nadal’s fans. The 20-time grand slam winner has been excluded from the Spanish team that will take part in the ATP Cup in Australia. The ATP Cup, though, does not have the same criteria for entry. This is a major relief for Novak Djokovic. Also, this gives him a chance to participate in the upcoming Australian Open as well. Should he win, he will create history as being the only player to have won 21 grand slams. 

 

 

The home side, Australia, has been placed in Group B. The home side will be led by Alex de Minaur. Their route will not be easy as they will be placed along with defending champions Russia, Italy, and Austria. The Russian squad will have the likes of Daniil Medvedev. The Russians recently won the Davis Cup, defeating Croatia in the finals. 

In pool C, Germany, Canada, Britain, and the United States will battle it out for a place further in the tournament. In Group D, Greece, Poland, Argentina, and Georgia will battle out.