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Davis Cup teams announced including Djokovic, Nadal and Murray updates

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All the nations competing in the Davis Cup next month have now announced their teams, with multiple countries submitting strong squads.

The Davis Cup is being held in venues across three European countries; Spain, Italy, and Austria.

A number of teams have submitted strong squads, most notably the Russian Tennis Federation, Italy, USA, Serbia, and Great Britain. Although reigning champions Spain, France, Australia, and Canada are also notable mentions with some of the players they boast.

The Russian Tennis Federation team is strongest in terms of the ATP ranking positions of their players. Daniil Medvedev is the stand out at world number two as well as 6th ranked Andrey Rublev. Aslan Karatsev and Karen Khachanov are both still within the ATP top 30 with Karatsev ranked at 19th and Khachanov ranked 30th.

Italy’s team features Matteo Berrettini, ranked 7th, and 11th placed Jannik Sinner. With 23rd ranked Lorenzo Sonego, 36th placed Fabio Fognini and Lorenzo Musetti forming the rest of the team.

USA also hold a well-balanced and well-rounded team, with one doubles player ranked in the ATP top 5 and three singles players within the top 30. 4th ranked doubles player Rajeev Ram features whilst John Isner, Reilly Opelka and Taylor Fritz occupy 26th, 27th and 28th respectively.

Current world number one, Novak Djokovic, will represent Serbia with 33rd ranked Dušan Lajović, 40th placed Filip Krajinović and 52nd position Laslo Djere making the rest of the team.

Former world number one Andy Murray misses out for Great Britain but singles players Cameron Norrie ranked 14th, Daniel Evans ranked 24th, 3rd placed doubles player Joe Salisbury and 20th ranked Neal Skupski have all been selected.

A notable omission for France is 21st ranked Gaël Monfils. However, France’s team is still strong as they possess former doubles world number one and current 5th placed doubles player Nicolas Mahut as well as Pierre-Hugues Herbert, who is ranked 6th. The rest of the French team consists of singles players Ugo Humbert ranked 29th, Arthur Rinderknech and Richard Gasquet.

Similarly, Spain’s squad is also strong but Rafael Nadal misses out through injury. Their team consists of Pablo Carreño Busta and Bautista Agut both in the ATP top 20. The 2019 champions feature a surprise inclusion with 18-year-old teenage sensation and upcoming prospect  42nd ranked Carlos Alcaraz being included. Finally, Spain have also selected 8th ranked doubles player Marcel Granollers.

Stand out players for Australia include 32nd ranked Alex de Minaur, John Millman and Alexei Popyrin. Likewise, Canada feature 12th placed Félix Auger-Aliassime, 13th ranked Dennis Shapovalov and Vasek Pospisil.

Croatia also boast the current top two ranked doubles players in the world in Nikola Mektić, who is ranked first, and Mate Pavić ranked second.


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