London, Sep 14, 2019 (CABNC) Following Andy Murray’s decision to compete in the inaugural ATP cup, Great Britain will not be left out in the competition. GB would not have qualified for the event if Andy Murray has not used his 2nd position in the world ranking to secure a spot for the nation.
Other top-ranked players like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer are also in the field for the new tournament, which will be played across three Australian cities. The draw takes place at the Sydney Opera House on Monday.
Andy Murray’s decision was a surprise turn around after he had announced to retire from active tennis competition after 2019 Wimbledon events. He struggled to recover from hip surgery but was able to return to the court in time, where he played mixed doubles with Serena Williams.
Murray missed out on returning for the US Open, choosing to play in the Winston-Salem Open instead, where he lost to Tennys Sandgren in the first round.
The ATP Cup, which carries 750 ranking points, is separate from the Davis Cup but could amalgamate with that tournament after it is revamped, according to International Tennis Federation president David Haggerty.