Federer's Switzerland to face Murray's Great Britain in new ATP Cup

Great Britain will head to Sydney at the start of 2020 where Andy Murray and co. are set to meet Roger Federer’s Switzerland in the inaugural ATP Cup.

Murray, who is continuing to step up his fitness following a long injury layoff, used his protected ranking of world No. 2 to ensure the Brits qualified and they will compete in Group C at the Ken Rosewall Arena.

They will be joined by Belgium and one other nation, who are yet to qualify, with Group E containing Austria, Croatia and Argentina also playing their matches in Sydney.

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic’s Serbia head up Group A in Brisbane – where they’re joined by France and South Africa – with a youthful looking Group F will play in the same city. Next Gen stars Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Nick Kyrgios will lead Germany, Greece, Canada and Australia respectively at the Pat Rafter Arena.

ATP Cup 2020 Groups

Brisbane: Group A

Serbia
France
South Africa
TBD

Brisbane: Group F

Germany
Greece
Canada
Australia

Perth: Group B

Spain
Japan
Georgia
TBD

Perth: Group D

Russia
Italy
USA
TBD

Sydney: Group C

Switzerland
Belgium
Great Britain
TBD

Sydney: Group E

Austria
Croatia
Argentina
TBD

In Perth, newly-crowned US Open champion Rafael Nadal will be the headline act in Group B. His Spain side will face Japan and Georgia. Group D consisting of Russia, Italy and USA are also in the same city.

The eight teams – each group winner and the best two runners-up – who progress from the 24-nation group stage will head to Sydney – where Britain are already based – for the quarter-finals. Each tie consists of two singles and one doubles match.

Five more countries will qualify on the second entry deafline of November 13, with one of the remaining nations to join Britain in Group C when the event starts on January 3.

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