World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev doubled up on the observe court docket in Sydney Tuesday because the countdown started to Russia’s protection of the ATP Cup, which begins on New 12 months’s Day.
Spearheading Russia’s title protection, Medvedev had a morning observe session on Ken Rosewall Enviornment with Aussie Alex de Minaur, whom he’ll meet subsequent week in group play. The 2020 Nitto ATP Finals champion returned to KRA mid afternoon for one more session with 20-year-old Australian Rinky Hijikata, who’s No. 375 within the FedEx ATP Rankings.
Medvedev, who led the ATP Tour with 63 match wins final season, is anticipated to problem Novak Djokovic’s stranglehold on World No. 1 within the FedEx ATP Rankings throughout the 2022 season and will probably be eager to start out the yr sturdy in Sydney. The 25-year-old boasts an 8-1 file at ATP Cup and final yr dropped only one set in his 4 victories, which included three High 10 wins over Alexander Zverev, Diego Schwartzman and Matteo Berrettini.
Different High 10 gamers to hit the observe court docket yesterday included Italian High 10 stars Berrettini and Jannik Sinner and World No. 8 Casper Ruud.
Picture Credit score: ATP TourWorking 1-9 January, ATP Cup will probably be staged within the first week of the 2022 ATP Tour season alongside ATP 250 occasions in Adelaide and Melbourne. The 2022 event will characteristic a 16-team discipline in 4 teams and be hosted throughout two venues in Sydney – Ken Rosewall Enviornment and the Qudos Financial institution Enviornment – each at Sydney Olympic Park. The 4 group winners will contest the knockout stage – to be performed completely at Ken Rosewall Enviornment – from 7 January.