The imminent return of tennis, in the early hours of the new year, by the hand of the ATP Cup also has some bad news as a result of the number of casualties that the team competition presents.
Spain, runner-up in the first edition, for example, will not have its top star Rafael Nadal because he chose the Melbourne ATP 250. The other loss of the Iberians is that of Carlos Alcaraz.
By Russia, current champion of the Davis Cup and this competition will be missing Karen Khachanov which is usually a fixed member with your country. Although always in the shadow of the dynamic duo Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev.
Australia will be another of those teams that will try to shine before their public, although they will not have Nick Kyrgios who is always an incentive and more in this type of tournament that has an extra motivation.
And, in the framework of absent teams, it is worth highlighting the Switzerland of Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka, who continue to seek to recover from their various injuries to compete in the most optimal state possible. Nor will France, a classic, and Croatia, recent runner-up to Davis, who always perform at a good level in these tournaments.