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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
SerbiaGermanySpainRussiaSwitzerlandAustria
FranceGreeceJapanItalyBelgiumCroatia
South AfricaCanadaGeorgiaUSAGreat BritainArgentina
TBCAustraliaTBCTBCTBCTBC

ATP Cup 2020 teams

StandingNationPlayer #1RankingPlayer #2RankingCombined ranking
1SerbiaNovak Djokovic1Dusan Lajovic2930
2SpainRafael Nadal2Roberto Bautista Agut1012
3SwitzerlandRoger Federer3Henri Laaksonen110113
4RussiaDaniil Medvedev4Karen Khachanov913
5AustriaDominic Thiem5Dennis Novak122127
6GermanyAlexander Zverev6Jan-Lennard Struff3945
7GreeceStefanos Tsitsipas7Michail Pervolarakis462469
8JapanKei Nishikori8Yoshihito Nishioka5866
9ItalyFabio Fognini11Matteo Berrettini1223
10FranceGael Monfils12Benoit Paire2335
11BelgiumDavid Goffin14Steve Darcis178192
12CroatiaBorna Coric15Marin Cilic2843
13ArgentinaDiego Schwartzman16Guido Pella2238
14GeorgiaNikoloz Basilashvili17Aleksandre Metreveli695712
15South AfricaKevin Anderson18Lloyd Harris113131
16USAJohn Isner20Taylor Fritz3050
17CanadaFelix Auger-Aliassime21Milos Raonic2445
18Great BritainAndy Murray415Kyle Edmund32447
19AustraliaNick Kyrgios27Alex de Minaur3158

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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