ATP Cup: Tough draw for Novak Djokovic and Serbia but kinder on Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal and Spain have been handed a kind draw for the ATP Cup in Melbourne, although it was a lot tougher on Novak Djokovic’s Serbia.

Last year, Djokovic led Serbia to the inaugural ATP Cup title, beating Nadal’s Spain in an eventful final.

If Serbia want to successfully defend their title though, they will have to come through a tough group that includes Alexander Zverev’s Germany and a strong Canadian team led by Denis Shapovalov.

Spain, meanwhile, have been drawn alongside Stefanos Tsitsipas’ Greece and hosts Australia, who have been given a wild card to play in the tournament.

Group C promises to be a highly competitive one, with Dominic Thiem’s Austria set to face Italy, led by Matteo Berrettini, and France.

Russia, who arguably have the strongest top pairing in Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev, will play Argentina and Japan.

ATP Cup full draw:

Group A:
Serbia
Germany
Canada

Group B:
Spain
Greece
Australia

Group C:
Austria
Italy
France

Group D:
Russia
Argentina
Japan

The tournament has been reduced down to 12 teams and one single venue this year due to the coronavirus.

The winners of each group will go on to qualify for the knockout stage of the tournament.

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