Australia won the singles and doubles matches to blank Canada, with that moved atop Group F in the new ATP Cup, a 24-team tournament that precedes Australian Open.
Australian Open 2020: Novak Djokovic says wildfires could cause organisers to delay first Grand Slam of season
Novak Djokovic has voiced concerns about the impact of the devastating wildfires in Australia on tennis’ season-opening major, saying organisers may have to consider delaying the tournament if conditions around Melbourne deteriorate.
Djokovic, winner of a record seven Australian Open titles, was able to feed off the large Serbian crowd at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane to ensure his country got the new, season-opening team event started with a victory in Group A.
Monfils said he was motivated because he didn't want to let down Gilles Simon, who is nominated as a player-captain for France.
ATP Cup 2020: Nick Kyrgios produces aces masterclass, Alexander Zverev fizzles against Alex de Minaur as Australia win
Kyrgios opened and closed his 6-4, 7-6 (4) win over Jan-Lennard Struff on Friday in Brisbane with booming, high-value serves — including a second-service ace down the middle to close it out.
Nick Kyrgios, Sam Stosur, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell and other athletes to aid wildfire victims in Australia
A host of tennis and cricket stars led by Nick Kyrgios and Chris Lynn have pledged support for victims of bushfires raging around Australia, donating money for every ace or six they hit.
ATP Cup 2020: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic rally for merger of tournament with Davis Cup to free up tennis calendar
The ATP Cup comes just six weeks after the inaugural edition of the revamped Davis Cup which was similar in nature and question remains if the two can co-exist in the future.
ATP Cup 2020: All you need to know about the new tennis tournament, its format, groups and leading players
Nine of the top-10 and 26 of top-30 players in the world have descended in Australia for the inaugural ATP Cup tournament which gets underway on 3 January.
I know I’ll be able to compete in major tournaments without having to worry about hip injury, says Andy Murray
Having played only one match in Britain’s run to the last-four of the Davis Cup Finals in Spain last week due to a groin issue, Murray is hoping to build up his fitness ahead of the first Grand Slam of 2020.
ATP Cup 2020: Boris Becker, Marat Safin and Thomas Muster announced as captains of respective national sides for inaugural edition
Six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker will captain Germany at next year’s inaugural ATP Cup, while fellow former world number ones Marat Safin and Thomas Muster will lead Russia and Austria at the nation-based tournament.
ATP Cup 2020: Bulgaria replace Switzerland in six team inaugural tournament, Andy Murray likely to face Grigor Dimitrov
Bulgaria have replaced Switzerland in the ATP Cup group, meaning Andy Murray faces a prospective match with Grigor Dimitrov who is dubbed “Baby Fed”