Novak Djokovic (world number one) with Serbia and Daniil Medvedev (number two in the ATP ranking) with Russia are presented as the main figures of the Davis Cup of tennis, after the national lists announced this Monday.
The competition is played between Madrid, Innsbruck (Austria) and Turin (Italy).
The main absences include the Spanish Rafa Nadal, who ended his season in August due to problems in his left foot, and the German Alexander Zverev, Olympic champion this year.
With four players in the ‘Top 30’, including Medvedev (recent winner of the US Open), Russia looks especially strong.
The solidity of the national team and Italy also stands out, with a quintet made up of Matteo Berrettini, Jannik Sinner, Lorenzo Sonego, Fabio Fognini and Lorenzo Musetti.
– Group A:
Spain: Pablo Carreño, Roberto Bautista, Carlos Alcaraz, Feliciano López, Marcel Granollers
Russia: Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, Aslan Karatsev, Karen Khachanov, Evgeny Donskoy
Ecuador: Emilio Gómez, Roberto Quiroz, Diego Hidalgo, Gonzalo Escobar, Antonio Cayetano March
– B Group:
Canada: Félix Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov, Vasek Pospisil, Brayden Schnur, Peter Polansky
Kazakhstan: Alexander Bublik, Mikhail Kukushkin, Dmitry Popko, Aleksandr Nedovyesov, Andrey Golubev
Sweden: Mikael Ymer, Elias Ymer, Jonathan Mridha, Andre Göransson
– Group C:
France: Ugo Humbert, Arthur Rinderknech, Richard Gasquet, Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Nicolas Mahut
Great Britain: Cameron Norrie, Daniel Evans, Joe Salisbury, Neal Skupski
Czech Republic: Jiri Vesely, Tomas Machac, Zdenek Kolar, Jiri Lehecka, Lukas Rosol
– Group D:
Croatia: Marin Cilic, Borna Coric, Borna Gojo, Nikola Mektic, Mate Pavic
Australia: Alex de Minaur, John Millman, Jordan Thompson, Alexei Popyrin, John Peers
Hungary: Marton Fucsovics, Attila Balazs, Zsombor Piros, Fabian Marozsan, Mate Valkusz
– Group E:
United States: John Isner, Reilly Opelka, Taylor Fritz, Rajeev Ram, Jack Sock
Italy: Matteo Berrettini, Jannik Sinner, Lorenzo Sonego, Fabio Fognini, Lorenzo Musetti
Colombia: Daniel Elahi Galán, Nicolás Mejía, Juan Sebastián Cabal, Robert Farah
– Group F:
Serbia: Novak Djokovic, Filip Krajinovic, Dusan Lajovic, Laslo Djere, Miomir Kecmanovic
Germany: Jan-Lennard Struff, Dominik Koepfer, Peter Gojowczyk, Kevin Krawietz, Tim Puetz
Austria: Dennis Novak, Jurij Rodionov, Gerald Melzer, Oliver Marach, Philipp Oswald. AFP (HN)