Djokovic named in Serbia team for 2022 ATP Cup in Sydney
Novak Djokovic was named in Serbia's team for the men's season-opening ATP Cup in January in Sydney, although the world number one has yet to commit to the Australian Open following the organisers' mandate for COVID-19 vaccinations. Djokovic, who has won a record nine titles at Melbourne Park including the last three, has repeatedly declined to reveal whether he has been vaccinated against COVID-19, with Australian Open organisers Tennis Australia confirming that all players would have to be vaccinated to compete in Melbourne.
To play without being vaccinated in Sydney, the capital of New South Wales State, the State Government would have to apply for an exemption for Djokovic and the 34-year-old would have to undergo 14 days quarantine upon arrival. That same option was also open to Australian Open organisers, but the Government in Victoria, of which Melbourne is the capital, has said it would not apply for exemptions. The draw for the third edition of the ATP Cup team event was held in Sydney on Tuesday and organisers said top seed Serbia, headlined by Djokovic, would be in Group A along with Norway, Chile and Spain
hile and Spain. The winners of each of the four groups will advance to the semi-finals.
Group A - Serbia, Norway, Chile, Spain
Group B - Russia, Italy, Austria, Australia
Group C - Germany, Canada, Britain, United States
Group D - Greece, Poland, Argentina, Georgia