Final – for now – lineups confirmed for ATP Cup

Wednesday was the second deadline for the group placement and team rosters to be finalized for January’s inaugural ATP Cup.

And while most of the squads have nominated the maximum five players, there are a fair few faces that are missing.

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Nine of the top 10 players are on board so far (the notable exception being the late-withdrawing Roger Federer.

And 26 of the top 30 (missing are Federer, Warwinka, Rublev and Tsonga).

Milos Raonic and Brayden Schnur, two of the top four ranked singles players in Canada, will not be on board.

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Some Aussie legends were on hand for the finalization of the pool groups for next January’s ATP Cup on Thursday. (Facebook)

Teams, players and rankings

Here’s the lowdown on the various groups, including their current ATP singles and doubles rankings.

The Aussies are notorious manglers of foreign names (sometimes to hilarious effect). So the public-address announcers at the three preliminary venues have a lot of homework to do.

But one thing is clear. A number of teams, if the top player judges themselves not ready to start the season July 3, don’t have the level worthy of the competition.

Two of those pop to mind immediately: Kevin Anderson (who has been out for months) and South Africa and Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia (who just had elbow surgery).

Others: Bulgaria, Moldova, Greece, Belgium (which includes the retired Steve Darcis), Uruguay and Norway.

BRISBANE

Group A

Group

SERBIA

Novak Djokovic (No. 2) (D No. 142)
Dusan Lajovic (No. 35) (D No. 109)
Viktor Troicki (No. 156)
Nikola Cacic (No. 1328T) (D No. 7)
Nikola Milojevic (No. 160)

Captain: Nenad Zimonjic

Missing: Laslo Djere (No. 38), Filip Krajinovic (No. 40), Miomir Kecmanovic (No. 60)

FRANCE

Gaël Monfils (No. 10)
Lucas Pouille (No. 22)
Benoit Paire (No. 24) (D No. 103)
Nicolas Mahut (D No. 3)
Edouard Roger-Vasselin (D No. 15)

Captain: Gilles Simon

Missing: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Pierre-Hugues Herbert

SOUTH AFRICA

Kevin Anderson (No. 92)
Lloyd Harris (No. 101) (D No. 363)
Ruan Roelofse (No. 659) (D No. 236)
Raven Klaasen (D No. 11)
Khololwam Montsi (No. 1605T)  – age 16

Captain: Jeff Coetzee

CHILE

Cristian Garin (No. 34) (D No. 341)
Nicolas Jarry (No. 77) (D No. 70)
Alejandro Tabilo (No. 206) (D No. 482) (Canadian)
Hans Podlipnik-Castillo (D No. 128)
Marcelo Tomas Barrios Vera (No. 326) (D No. 524)

Captain: Paul Capdeville

GROUP F

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GERMANY

Alexander Zverev (No. 7) (D No. 100)
Jan-Lennard Struff (No. 36) (D No. 56)
Mats Moraing (No. 188)
Kevin Krawietz (No. 481) (D No. 7)
Andreas Mies (D No. 8)

Captain: Boris Becker

Missing: Philipp Kohlschreiber (No. 79), Dominik Koepfer (No. 85), Peter Gojowczyk (No. 121), Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (No. 164) and many more.

GREECE

Stefanos Tsitsipas (No. 6) (D No. 87)
Michail Pervolarakis (No. 441) (D No. 382)
Markos Kalovelonis (No. 753) (D No. 481)
Petros Tsitsipas (No. 1412T) (D No. 1019)
Alexandros Skorilas (No. 1176) (D No. 1424)

Captain: Apostolos Tsitsipas

CANADA

Denis Shapovalov (No. 15) (D No. 49)
Félix Auger-Aliassime (No. 21)
Steven Diez (No. 136) (D No. 436)
Adil Shamasdin (D No. 138)
Peter Polansky (No. 181) (D No. 170)

Captain: Adriano Fuorivia

Missing: Milos Raonic, Vasek Pospisil, Brayden Schnur

AUSTRALIA

Alex de Minaur (No. 18) (D No. 144)
Nick Kyrgios (No. 30) (D No. 241)
John Millman (No. 48)
John Peers (D No. 26)
Chris Guccione (NO RANKING)

Captain: Lleyton Hewitt

Missing: Jordan Thompson, Alexei Popyrin, James Duckworth

PERTH

GROUP B

Group

SPAIN

Rafael Nadal (No. 1)
Roberto Bautista-Agut (No. 9)
Pablo Carreño Busta (No. 27) (D No. 113)
Albert Ramos-Viñolas (No. 41)
Feliciano Lopez (No. 63) (D No. 55)

Captain: Francisco Roig

Missing: Fernando Verdasco, Pablo Andujar, Marcel Granollers

JAPAN

Kei Nishikori (No. 13) (D No. 450T)
Yoshihito Nishioka (No. 69) (D No. 288)
Yasutaka Uchiyama (No. 78)
Ben McLachlan (D No. 55)
Go Soeda (No. 120)

Captain: Satoshi Yabushi

Missing: Taro Daniel

GEORGIA

Nikoloz Basilashvili (No. 27) (D No. 192)
Aleksandre Metreveli (No. 676) (D No. 1111)
George Tsivadze (No. 882) (D No. 561)
Zura Tkemaladze (D No. 1165)
Aleksandra Bakshi (No. 1195T)

Captain: David Kvernadze

URUGUAY

Pablo Cuevas (No. 45) (D No. 126)
Martin Cuevas (No. 499) (D No. 240)
Franco Roncadelli (No. 1859T) (D No. 2258T)
Ariel Behar (D No. 84)
Juan Martin Fumeaux (D No. 1171T) – age 17

Captain: Felipe Maccio

GROUP D

Group

RUSSIA

Daniil Medvedev (No. 4) (D No. 190)
Karen Khachanov (No. 17) (D No. 88)
Evgeny Donskoy (No. 114)
Teymuraz Gabashvili (No. 276) (D No. 206)
Ivan Nedelko (No. 323)

Captain: Marat Safin

Missing: Andrey Rublev

ITALY

Matteo Berrettini (No. 8) (D No. 205) Alessandro Giannessi  (No. 148)
Fabio Fognini (No. 12) (D No. 150)
Stefano Travaglia (No. 83)
Simone Bolelli (No. 341) (D No. 81)
Paolo Lorenzi (No. 118) (D No. 239)

Captain: Vincenzo Santopadre Alberto Giraudo

Missing: Lorenzo Sonego, Marco Cecchinato, Andreas Seppi, Jannik Sinner

USA

John Isner (No. 19) (D No. 180)
Taylor Fritz (No. 32) (D No. 121)
Reilly Opelka (No. 33) (D No. 179)
Rajeev Ram (D No. 24)
Austin Krajicek (D No. 40)

Captain: David Macpherson

Missing: Bob and Mike Bryan, Jack Sock, Sam Querrey, Frances Tiafoe 

NORWAY

Casper Ruud (No. 55) (D No. 227)
Viktor Durasovic (No. 338) (D No. 861)
Lukas Hellum Lilleengen (No. 1573T) (D No. 1304T)
Leyton Rivera (D No. 1948T) – age 18
Herman Hoeteraal (D No. 2162T) – age 18

Captain: Christian Ruud

SYDNEY

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GROUP C

Belgium

David Goffin (No. 11) (D No. 164)
Steve Darcis (No. 155)
Kimmer Coppejans (No. 158) (D No. 273)
Joran Vliegen (D No. 39)
Sander Gille (D No. 47)

Captain: Steve Darcis

Great Britain

Andy Murray (No. 125,PR No. 2) (D No. 91)
Dan Evans (No. 42) (D No. 151)
Cameron Norrie (No. 53) (D No. 15 9)
Jamie Murray (D No. 20)
Joe Salisbury (D No. 23)

Captain: Tim Henman

Missing: Kyle Edmund

Bulgaria

Grigor Dimitrov (No. 20)
Dimitar Kuzmanov (No. 417)
Alexandar Lazarov (No. 509) (D No. 469)
Alexander Donski (No. 592) (D No. 438) (Canadian)
Adrian Andreev (No. 677) (D No. 1621T)

Captain: Grigor Dimitrov

MOLDOVA

Radu Albot (No. 46) (D No. 102)
Alexander Cozbinov (No. 828) (D No. 399)
Edot Matvievici (D No. 1511T)
Dmitrii Baskov (D No. 1770T)

Captain: Vladimir Albot

GROUP E

Thiem

AUSTRIA

Dominic Thiem (No. 5) (D No. 79)
Dennis Novak (No. 108)
Sebastian Ofner (No. 173)
Oliver Marach (D No. 32)
Jürgen Melzer (D No. 36)

Captain: Thomas Muster (who lives much of the year in Australia)

CROATIA

Borna Coric (No. 28)
Marin Cilic (No. 39) (D No. 442T)
Viktor Galovic (No. 254)
Ivan Dodig (D No. 9)
Nikola Mektic (D No. 13)

Captain: Luka Kutanjac

Missing: Ivo Karlovic, Mate Pavic

ARGENTINA

Diego Schwartzman (No. 14) (D No. 41)
Guido Pella (No. 25) (D No. 58)
Juan Ignacio Londero (No. 50)
Maximo Gonzalez (D No. 34)
Andres Molteni (D No. 59)

Captain: Gaston Gaudio

Missing: Juan Martin del Potro, Federico Delbonis, Leonardo Mayer, Horacio Zeballos

POLAND

Hubert Hurkacz (No. 37) (D No. 253)
Kamil Majchrzak (No. 91) (D No. 562)
Kacper Zuk (No. 452) (D No. 371)
Lukasz Kubot (D No. 5)
Wojciech Marek (No. 914)

Captain: Marcin Matkowski

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