Nick Kyrgios out of Australian ATP Cup team as world ranking slips

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Nick Kyrgios has paid the value for a 12 months of inaction over COVID-19 considerations after he was dominated out of Australia’s team for subsequent month’s ATP Cup after his world ranking slipped to quantity 46 following a 11-month absence from the ATP Tour.

The 25-year-old final performed a aggressive match at Acapulco in February after deciding to stay at residence in Australia when the circuit resumed in Europe and North America after a hiatus.

Each nation have two singles slots that might be taken by their top-ranked gamers and Australia’s problem on the ATP Cup might be led by Alex de Minaur and John Millman who’re ranked 23 and 38, respectively.

The duo might be joined by doubles gamers John Peers and Luke Saville as Australia look to enhance on their semi-final end ultimately 12 months’s inaugural event.

The ATP Cup might be held from Feb. 1-5 in Melbourne forward of the Australian Open, the 12 months’s first Grand Slam, and the occasion will characteristic world primary Novak Djokovic and second-ranked Rafa Nadal.

“The players are looking forward to stepping up and representing their countries again, and the field, including defending champions Serbia and finalists Spain, is strong,” event director Tom Larner stated.

“This is a format that shows off the passion of the players and we’re expecting some spectacular tennis action.”

The draw for the ATP Cup will happen on Jan. 20.

Kyrgios, usually branded “polarising” for his lengthy rap sheet of indiscretions, had been a galvanising pressure in elevating funds and consciousness for Australian bushfire reduction efforts in the course of the ATP Cup final 12 months.

He will now play in Melbourne 2, one of two ATP 250 occasions being held alongside the ATP Cup. Melbourne Park can also be internet hosting two WTA 500 tournaments alongside the occasion.

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