While Djokovic’s participation will be a huge boost for Serbia and the tournament, Rafa Nadal will not feature for Spain.
The 20-times major champion struggled with back issues at the start of 2021 before pulling out of Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics with a foot problem.
The 35-year-old Spaniard, who last played in August at the Citi Open, is aiming to return at an exhibition event in Abu Dhabi this month before playing another tournament in his buildup to the Australian Open.
los 2022 ATP Cup will feature 16 teams and be hosted across two venues at the Sydney Olympic Park from January 1-9 with the players vying for $ 10 million in prize money.
Defending champion Russia, led by world No. 2 and US Open champion Daniil Medvedev, were grouped with this year’s finalist Italy, Austria and host Australia, which will not have maverick Nick Kyrgios in its team.
The winner of each of the four groups will advance to the semifinals.
Group A — Serbia, Norway, Chile, España
Group B — Rusia, Italia, Austria, Australia
Group C — Alemania, Canadá, Bretaña, Estados Unidos
Group D — Grecia, Poland, Argentina, Georgia