Australian Open Preparation Events Postponed After Positive COVID-19 Test

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All play at Melbourne Park scheduled for Thursday February 4th has been suspended. An employee at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, one of the hotels in Melbourne providing quarantine to professional tennis players, has tested positive for COVID-19. This means that play for the six tournaments below cannot take place until further notice. The ATP Cup. […] READ MORE


ATP Cup Team Profile: Canada and Denis Shapovalov

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Canada’s biggest problem going into the 2021 ATP Cup isn’t a lack of quality players–it’s the opposite. The Canadian lineup is much stronger than the previous season. The likes of Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime (unlucky to miss out this year) have progressed massively since the maiden tournament in 2020. Canada finished second in their […] READ MORE


ATP Cup Team Profile: Russia and Daniil Medvedev

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2020 was a dominant year for Russian tennis, with their two top stars lighting up the tour from the start of the year to the end. A strong showing at the ATP Cup in 2020 leaves the chances of winning the tournament very high for the Russia camp, boasted even more so this year with […] READ MORE


ATP Cup Team Profile: Spain and Rafael Nadal

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When Group B of the 2020 ATP Cup concluded last year, Spain looked like the favorite to capture the maiden title of this new men’s team tournament. Winning all nine matches whilst only dropping two sets, the team comprised of Rafael Nadal, Roberto Bautista Agut, Pablo Carreno Busta, and Feliciano Lopez were the ones to […] READ MORE


ATP Cup Team Profile: Serbia and Novak Djokovic

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The inaugural ATP Cup last year reinvented the idea of team tennis, following on from the change in format in the now-infamous Davis Cup. Singles and doubles players alike battle it out to crown their country victorious in the blazing sun of Australia. The format has changed for this year, halving the number of teams […] READ MORE


A Brief History of International Team Tennis Tournaments

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Ahead of the ATP Cup next week, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, takes a look at the history of international team tennis tournaments, from the Grandaddy of them all – The Davis Cup – to the newest arrivals, like the ATP Cup itself. Tennis may be the greatest individual sport, but it also has […] READ MORE


Ten Terrific Things In Tennis In 2020

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There wasn’t a lot to enjoy in 2020 in tennis or indeed in general, but, as Martin Keady (our resident tennis historian) reports, there were at least these 10 things. RAFAEL NADAL MAKING IT 20 MAJORS IN 2020 Embed from Getty Images In an utterly imperfect year,  the symmetry of Rafael Nadal’s 13th French Open […] READ MORE


Australian Open set to be pushed back to February 8

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The 2021 Australian Open looks set to start on February 8–three weeks later than originally scheduled–the Victorian Government has confirmed. According to ABC News, players are likely to arrive in mid-January and complete their quarantine on January 31. During that time, they will be allowed outside their hotels for five hours a day–to go to […] READ MORE



ATP Cup Final Predictions Including Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal

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It’s Final Day here at the inaugural ATP Cup. Serbia will be taking on Spain, as the rivalry between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will be extended by another chapter. ATP Cup Final Prediction Roberto Bautista-Agut vs Dusan Lajovic Head-to-head: Bautista-Agut leads 3-0 Both players have had a sublime week here in Australia. Roberto Bautista-Agustin […] READ MORE