Why Novak Djokovic will not play the United Cup following Alcaraz, Raducanu, Gauff

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic loves playing in team competitions for Serbia, but unfortunately the tennis legend will not be able to compete at the inaugural United Cup in Australia.

Novak Djokovic will not participate because Serbia was unable to secure one of the final two spots in the group for the brand-new mixed-gender competition. The world No. 5’s entry ban to Australia was recently lifted, allowing him to compete next season. However, because his team did not qualify, he will miss the first competition of 2023.

Starting on December 29, 18 nations will compete in five groups of three across Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth for the United Cup. From January 6 to 8, the top four nations will compete in a knockout stage in Sydney. The top six WTA rankings, top six ATP rankings, and top six combined rankings were used to determine the competing nations.

Carlos Alcaraz, Emma Raducanu, Coco Gauff also missing

Unfortunately, some other popular players will not compete in this competition. Carlos Alcaraz, Emma Raducanu, Coco Gauff, Roberto Bautista, Jannik Sinner, Garbine Muguruza, Marin Cilic, Barbora Krejcikova, Karolina Pliskova, and AndyMurray will not represent their nations in this competition.

 

Novak Djokovic in 2022

Novak Djokovic

42 - 7win/loss

Hard
2-1
I Hard
19-2
Clay
14-4
Grass
7-0
35 year old
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2022 Highlights

Ranked no.5, Novak played his last match on the 20th of November when he beat world no.3 Casper Ruud 7-5 6-3 in the final in the Nitto ATP Finals to win his 91st career title.

Until now, during this year Djokovic owns a composed 42-7 win-loss record. Djokovic conquered 5 titles in 2022 in Rome, Wimbledon, Tel Aviv, Astana and the Nitto ATP Finals. Novak was the runner-up in Belgrade and Paris.

Djokovic
the Nitto ATP Finals
Djokovic's Record

Novak Djokovic

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