Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Grigor Dimitrov are about to start their season playing the inaugural ATP Cup.
Novak is eager to defend the colors of his country at the upcoming ATP Cup after the huge disappointment of not being able to win the Davis Cup back in November. The Serbian sensation is of the opinion that the ATP Cup and the Davis Cup should be merged as the 2 competitions are too similar and too close in the season. However, his opinion doesn’t mean that he is not fully committed to the competition, and he posted a nice picture on Instagram with a car bearing the flags of the nations involved in the event.
Rafael Nadal and his magnificent 2019
The world no.1 will spend the beginning of the year in Perth, where he will compete with Team Spain in the ATP Cup trying to double up his Davis Cup triumph. The Spaniard posted a nice picture on Instagram with the trophy that he won in Rome celebrating his fantastic 2019.
Stefanos Tsitsipas and the tennis balls
The Greek is currently in Brisbane where he will play the ATP Cup in what is arguably the toughest group of the competition. In fact, Team Greece will fight against Canada, Germany and Australia. Tsitsipas is training hard to post a cheeky message on Instagram, saying: “I’m only seeing tennis balls these days.”
Grigor Dimitrov showing off his muscles
The Bulgarian sensation is currently in Sydney where he will compete in what is arguably the weakest group of the competition. The other teams are Belgium, Great Britain (without Murray and Edmund), and Moldova. Grigor took his Instagram to show the new Cup and his muscular body (why not)?
Novak Djokovic’s ranking and performance in 2019
Currently the world no.2, Novak played his last match on the 22nd of November when he defeated Karen Khachanov 6-3 6-3 in the Rubber 2 in Davis Cup.
This season the Serbian has a 54-11 win-loss record. The Serbian has won 5 titles in 2019 at the Australian Open, in Madrid, in Wimbledon, in Tokyo and in Paris. The Serbian was the finalist in Rome.
Stefanos Tsitsipas’s ranking and performance in 2019
Currently the world no.6, Tsitsipas played his last match on the 17th of November when he beat Dominic Thiem 6-76 6-2 7-64 in the final in London to win his 4th career title.
Currently, this season Tsitsipas has a 53-25 win-loss record. The Greek has won 3 titles in 2019 in Marseille, in Estoril and in London. Stefanos was the finalist in Dubai, in Madrid and in Beijing.
Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas played each other 5 times. The head to head is 3-2 for Tsitsipas.
The last time that they locked horns, won 6-1 6-2 in the quarter in Paris (BNP Paribas Masters) on the 1st of November 2019.
in the below video you can watch the highlights.
Grigor Dimitrov’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked world no.20, the Bulgarian played his last match on the 2nd of November when he capitulated to Novak Djokovic 7-65 6-4 in the semifinal in Paris.
Grigor Dimitrov’s most significant result of the current season was reaching the semi-finals at the U.S. Open and Paris.
Rafael Nadal’s ranking and performance in 2019
Currently ranked no.1, the Spaniard played his last match on the 24th of November when he beat Denis Shapovalov 6-3 7-67 in the Rubber 2 in Davis Cup.
During this season Nadal has a 52-7 win-loss record. Rafael has won 4 titles in 2019 in Rome, at the French Open, in Montreal and at the U.S. Open. Rafael was the runner-up at the Australian Open.
Grigor Dimitrov and Rafael Nadal played each other 13 times. The head to head is 12-1 for Nadal.
The last time that they played, Nadal won 6-4 6-1 in the 3rd round in Monte-Carlo (Monte) on the 18th of April 2019.