ATP tour 2020: Who's playing where in January?
The new season of tennis action has dawned upon us; we are just a week away from the first tournament of the 2020 ATP season. The fans are waiting eagerly for a return of their favourite stars and the excitement that the new year brings with it.
A newly minted extravaganza in form of the ATP Cup will be the big draw in January, but there is plenty more action between then and the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year. So here's take a look at the tournaments that the top players have picked in the run up to that:
Schedule: 3-12 January, 2020
Venue: Multiple (spread across Australia)
Most top players including Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will be seen in action in the tournament, which begins with a round robin format. The matches will be spread across multiple cities and will also feature such NextGen stars as Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Schedule: 6-12 January, 2020
Venue: Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex
Schedule: 12-18 January, 2020
Venue: Memorial Drive Tennis Centre
The first edition of the Adelaide Open is bound to be an intense affair. It has a jam-packed field of top players including Rublev and Pablo Carrena Busta, all looking to kick-start their season.
They will be joined by the field of players from the ATP Cup with the likes of Djokovic, Tsitsipas, Cristian Garin, Alex de Minaur and Felix Auger Aliassime, who will try to make life difficult for them.
Schedule: 13-18 January, 2020
Venue: Hobart International Tennis Centre
The Hobart International will see participation from Daniil Medvedev, the find of 2019 on the big stage and the ever-fiesty Fabio Fognini. They will face stiff challenge from a host of talented players like Denis Shapovalov, Karen Khachanov, John Isner and Benoit Paire.
Published 30 Dec 2019, 11:37 IST