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ATP Cup 2022 Latest Updates France Replaces Austria, Djokovic and Rublev Out

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Sports : Tennis
Venue : Australia
Date : January 1 to 9, 2022
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The ATP Cup will start on Saturday 1 January at 10 a.m. at both Ken Rosewall Arena and Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park. France has turned into a late expansion to the 16-country 2022 ATP Cup, supplanting Austria in Group B following the withdrawals of Dominic Thiem and Dennis Novak. World No. 35 Ugo Humbert will lead the Frenchmen as he is joined by Arthur Rinderknech, Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Fabrice Martin in Sydney.

It was likewise declared Wednesday that World No.1 Novak Djokovic has removed from the ATP Cup. Serbia stays in the opposition and will be driven by World No. 33 Dusan Lajovic. Russia’s Andrey Rublev, Aslan Karatsev and Evgeny Donskoy have pulled out, and Evgeny Karlovskiy will join the group. Group USA’s Austin Krajicek has additionally removed, and won’t be supplanted as of now.

ATP Cup 2022: Novak Djokovic pulls out, Dusan Lajovic to lead Serbia

In the principal mishap of the live 2022 tennis season, ruling world number one, Novak Djokovic of Serbia, has removed from Sydney’s season-amateur competition, ATP Cup 2022. In spite of the fact that Serbia stays in the opposition, it would be driven by Dusan Lajovic, positioned 33 in the ATP singles rankings. In any case, the justification for Nole’s pullout stays obscure.

Strikingly, Djokovic has been in the insight about late inferable from his COVID immunization status, which stays obscure to date. The Serbian has been hesitant to uncover his immunization status, while he was already vocal about being against inoculation because of the then-supposed wellbeing suggestions. Therefore, his interest in the forthcoming Australian Open appears to be dubious.

The AO coordinators have declared that main inoculated players will be permitted to take an interest in the competition. Djokovic, the reigning champ, may be at the danger of passing up a major opportunity. In spite of the fact that reports express that the world number one may be getting a clinical exclusion, the coordinators are yet to formally declare something similar, while his dad, Srđan, has suggested that his child may skirt the Grand Slam in Melbourne this time.

The ATP Cup is scheduled to run between January 1-9. It turns out to be a short warm-up competition in front of the initial GS of the year, the AO. The Melbourne occasion is booked to be played between January 17-30. Additionally, the ATP Cup will see Austria being supplanted by France, following the pullouts of Dominic Thiem and Dennis Novak.