First edition of the ATP Cup is star-filled competition and kick off on 3rd January 2020. Former Russian stalwarts Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Marat Safin, Who both winning the Australian open and Reach No. 1 in ATP Ranking think that Winning the inaugural Edition in Australia of ATP Cup is surely career-defining season for the them.
“It’s very important. The way my year in Australia went was often how the rest of the year went,” Kafelnikov said. “Getting to the final or winning the event could help make their year.”
Captain of the Russia team Safin who looking to past italy, United States and norway as they have to played in the Group D fixtures in ATP Cup 2020. World No. 5 Daniil Medvedev and World No. 17 Karen Khachanov will suit up for singles on the Russian squad that also includes Teymuraz Gabashvili, Ivan Nedelko and Konstantin Kravchuk.
“It’s a perfect setup for this event at the beginning of the year. All the guys are already in Australia and they want to start with a good step in the new year,” Safin said. “You are guaranteed three matches and you have two groups playing in the same spot, so you have a chance to practise day and night to get ready for the beginning of the season. To win with your team at the beginning of the year, I think it’s pretty cool.”
“The confidence level was very good this year. He believed he could beat top players and that’s why he got these results,” Kafelnikov said. “If he can repeat that success next year, he’ll be along that elite row.”