ATP Cup: Djokovic Ready To Rumble In Brisbane
Novak Djokovic touched down on Monday in Brisbane as he looks to continue his pattern of success in Australia at the inaugural ATP Cup.
The No. 2 player in the ATP Rankings will kick off his 2020 campaign by leading Team Serbia. They’ll take on France (led by Gael Monfils), South Africa (led by Kevin Anderson) and Chile (led by Cristian Garin) in Group A.
“It’s great to be back. It’s been awhile since I was last here in Brisbane. I can’t wait for the inaugural ATP Cup event this year,” Djokovic said. “Australia always puts on a great show for tennis during January. Any tennis event is successful in Australia and I’m sure the ATP Cup will be a blast. I’m inviting all the nations to come out and support us, especially the Serbian community.”
Djokovic opened 2019 by capturing a record-breaking seventh Australian Open crown (d. Nadal). The Serbian’s other season highlights include saving two championship points to prevail in a historic fifth-set tie-break at Wimbledon (d. Federer) and earning a pair of ATP Masters 1000 titles in Madrid (d. Tsitsipas) and Paris (d. Shapovalov).
Serbia begins their pursuit of the ATP Cup trophy on Saturday against South Africa.