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ATP Cup 2020 groups announced: Federer and Murray to collide in Sydney

Andrew Hendrie in ATP Tour 16 Sep 2019
  • ATP Cup 2020 groups announced
  • Djokovic to play in Brisbane; Nadal heading to Perth for the first time
  • Murray and Federer will compete in Sydney
Roger Federer and Andy Murray were drawn into the same group for the ATP Cup (PA Images)

Roger Federer and Andy Murray could face off in the ATP Cup as the groups for the inaugural national team competition were announced at the Sydney Opera House on Monday.


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The 19 countries that have already secured qualification into the ATP Cup were drawn into their respective groups as the host cities for the round robin phase were also revealed.

Numerous eye-catching ties will be staged across Australia from January 3-12, with arguably the most intriguing clash of the group stages set to take place in Sydney as Roger Federer’s Switzerland comes up against Andy Murray’s Great Britain in Group C.

Federer hasn’t played in Sydney since 2003, while Murray - who is continuing his comeback from hip surgery and used his protected ranking to elevate Great Britain into the group stages - has never competed in the Harbour City. Belgium and a yet-to-be-determined fourth country make up the rest of Group C.


Top seed Serbia, spearheaded by World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, will play their Group A matches at the Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane against France and South Africa, while second seeds Spain - led by World No. 2 Rafael Nadal - will compete in Perth alongside fellow Group B rivals Japan and Georgia.

Host nation Australia, comprised of Nick Kyrgios and Alex de Minaur, will play in Brisbane against Germany, Greece and Canada in Group F.

Check out the teams and groups with their host cities in the tables below:

ATP Cup 2020 Groups

BrisbaneBrisbanePerthPerthSydneySydney
Group AGroup FGroup BGroup DGroup CGroup E
SerbiaGermanySpainRussiaBelgiumAustria
FranceGreeceJapanItalyGreat BritainCroatia
South AfricaCanadaGeorgiaUSABulgariaArgentina
ChileAustraliaUruguayNorwayMoldovaPoland

ATP Cup 2020 teams

StandingNationPlayer #1RankingPlayer #2RankingCombined ranking
1SerbiaNovak Djokovic2Dusan Lajovic3436
2SpainRafael Nadal1Roberto Bautista Agut910
3RussiaDaniil Medvedev5Karen Khachanov1722
4AustriaDominic Thiem4Dennis Novak109113
5GermanyAlexander Zverev7Jan-Lennard Struff3542
6GreeceStefanos Tsitsipas6Michail Pervolarakis461467
7JapanKei Nishikori13Yoshihito Nishioka7386
8ItalyMatteo Berrettini8Fabio Fognini1220
9FranceGael Monfils10Lucas Pouille2232
10BelgiumDavid Goffin11Steve Darcis90 (PR)101
11CroatiaBorna Coric28Marin Cilic3967
12ArgentinaDiego Schwartzman14Guido Pella2539
13GeorgiaNikoloz Basilashvili26Aleksandre Metreveli680706
14South AfricaKevin Anderson91Lloyd Harris99190
15USAJohn Isner19Taylor Fritz3251
16CanadaDenis Shapovalov15Felix Auger-Aliassime2136
17Great BritainAndy Murray2 (PR)Daniel Evans4244
18AustraliaAlex De Minaur18Nick Kyrgios3048
19BulgariaGrigor Dimitrov20Dimitar Kuzmanov470490
20ChileCristian Garin33Nicolas Jarry77110
21PolandHubert Hurkacz37Kamil Majchrzak101138
22UruguayPablo Cuevas45Martin Cuevas521566
23MoldovaRadu Albot46Alexander Cozbinov821867
24NorwayCasper Ruud54Viktor Durasovic337391

Every member of the world’s top 10 will be participating in the first ever edition of the ATP Cup, along with 27 of the top 30.

Five further nations will qualify and complete the draw on the second entry deadline of November 13.

Staged in partnership with Tennis Australia, the ATP Cup has a total prize money pool of AU$22 million and offers 750 ranking points for an unbeaten singles champion.

The six group winners and two best second-place finishers will advance into the quarter-finals, which will all be held at Sydney’s Ken Rosewall Arena.


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