The Australian Nick Kyrgios lost the chance to participate in the Australian ATP Cup because of the low world ranking. According to ATP rules the first two rank players from each country can took part in the tournament. But unfortunately Kyrgios was left to the third position in Australia with world number rank 46.
Australia representing its two top players Alex de Minaur and John Millman with world number rank 23 and 38 respectively. Kyrgios lost his top rank and left to world rank 46 because of his inactivity in this year due to COVID-19.
His last played match was at Acapulco in February last year, later he decided to stay at home in Australia. After the long break the circuit begins at Europe and follows North America.
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Tom Larner, the tournament director says that, “Players from all countries will represent their country and try to uplift its name and also strong players like Serbian Novak Djokovic and Spanish Nadal will took part in the tournament”.
“In this format we can find the player’s interest and we need some extraordinary tennis performance”, he added.
In January 20, the draw of the ATP Cup will take place.
Australia will try its most to overcome their semi-final record last year in the beginning of the tournament. The two Australian singles players will join with John Peers and Luke Saville to make the game doubles.
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Along with the ATP Cup the Melbourne 2 will be host, it was one of the two ATP 250 events. Due to his unavailability in ATP Cup Kyrgios will took part in the Melbourne 2.
With this event the Melbourne Park is also conducting two WTA 500 tournaments.