Rafael Nadal and Spain handed kind ATP Cup draw, but things look tougher for Novak Djokovic
Rafael Nadal will have to go through hosts Australia if he is to lead Spain to ATP Cup glory this year.
Nadal was unable to repeat his Davis Cup heroics and drive Spain to success in the inaugural ATP Cup last year, as they lost out to Novak Djokovic and Serbia in the final.
The draw for the second, smaller, edition of the event this year has been relatively kind to Spain though, putting them alongside Greece and Australia in Group B, meaning a likely clash between Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Things look a little trickier for Djokovic and Serbia, though, who have been drawn alongside Alexander Zverev-Germany and Canada.
Elsewhere in the draw, Dominic Thiem’s Austria head a competitive looking group that contains Italy and France.
Russia, who boast the impressive duo of Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev, have perhaps received the kindest draw of all and will face Argentina and Japan.
Due to the coronavirus, this year’s ATP Cup has been reduced down to 12 teams, with the winner of each group progressing into the semi-finals of the competition.
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