The field is set for the ATP Cup 2021, with 12 confirmed participating nations and their respective squads. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will headline the ATP Cup 2021 and will lead Spain and Serbia respectively. In 2020, Serbia defeated Spain 2-1 in a thrilling final to capture the ATP Cup.
Nitto ATP Finals champion, Daniil Medvedev will spearhead Russia’s charge alongside Andrey Rublev. World number three, Dominic Thiem will lead Team Austria, whereas Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev will lead Greece and Germany respectively. The hosts, Australia will be led by Alex De Minaur who secured two top 15 wins last year at the ATP Cup.
Managing Director Ross Hutchins spoke about the cup and said, “Playing as a team, for one’s country, is a rare privilege in tennis which brings the best out of our players. This was highlighted by the incredible matches and camaraderie on display at last year’s inaugural ATP Cup. We would like to thank our partners, Tennis Australia, for their dedication and commitment to staging this year’s tournament, which promises to deliver a strong start to the new 2021 season. We cannot wait for tennis fans around the world to again share in the excitement and energy of this special event.”
List of qualified teams and their squads
This year’s ATP Cup will take place alongside two ATP 250 events, with three tournaments held a week prior to the Australian Open 2021.
ATP Tournament Director Tom Larner spoke about the tournament and said, “Last year we launched the global tennis season with the inaugural ATP Cup. It was a huge success with both players and fans, and we are excited to present the second edition in Melbourne in 2021. The players are looking forward to stepping up and representing their countries again, and the field, including defending champions Serbia and finalists Spain, is strong. This is a format that shows off the passion of the players and we’re expecting some spectacular tennis action.”
Roberto Bautista Agut
Pablo Carreno Busta
Alex de Minaur