After Paris Open 2019, the Swiss Veteran Roger Federer has decided to pull out his name from the inaugural season of the ATP Cup also. He has withdrawn from the prestigious event due to family reasons which means that Switzerland will not be able to qualify for the 24-team tournament.
A few days ago Federer ruled himself out of Paris Open 2019 to pace himself for the next season. The third-ranked tennis star was not ready for this year’s Roland Garros and eventually decided to withdraw his name from the list of participants. The 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer was extremely disappointed while announcing shocking news to all his French fans but he was left with no option.
While withdrawing from the upcoming event in Australia, the tennis great Federer expressed his disappointment by saying, “it pains me to not be a part of the most exciting new event on the calendar, but this is the right thing to do if I want to continue to play for a longer period of time on the ATP Tour”. Further, he also added, “I have decided that the extra two weeks at home will be beneficial for both my family and my tennis”.
The top three legends of tennis fraternity Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer were scheduled to headline the inaugural edition of the ATP Cup in January 2020 but now when the Swiss great Roger Federer pulled out his name, there will be only arch-rivals Novak and Nadal in the race.
The top-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia will lead the groups in Brisbane at Pat Rafter Arena while the World No.2 Rafael Nadal of Spain will guide the teams in Perth at RAC Arena. ATP Cup is scheduled to take place across the astonishing venues of Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney from January 3rd. The grand tournament will feature a total of six groups in which 24 countries will perform. Each country will be assigned to one of six groups and host cities; Brisbane, Perth or Sydney. In this way, the ATP tour will reach to its final destination on January 12th, 2020 in Australia.