ATP/WTA 2020 Australian Summer

BobbyMorri

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The tennis season has just finished. Which means the Aussie summer of tennis is about to start.

Whole new schedule this year with the ATP Cup. For the men

Week 1 (6th of Jan)
3rd-12th of Jan
ATP CUP
Brisbane- Sydney-Perth

Qatar Open
ATP 250 Tour

Week 2 (13th of Jan)
Adelaide International
ATP 250 Tour

Auckland Open
ATP 250 Tour

For the girls

Week 1
Brisbane International
WTA Premier

Shenzen Open
WTA International

Auckland Open
WTA International

Week 2

Adelaide International
WTA Premier

Hobart International
WTA International

All leading up to the Australian Open, which starts Jan 20th

I will post some of the news and line ups for the tournaments in the coming hours. I need lunch.
 

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BobbyMorri

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WEEK 1

Not sure if the ATP Cup deserves its own thread or not. I will add some info here but I will keep it brief.


Big Matches from SMH
Great Britain v Bulgaria, Sydney, January 3: Andy Murray makes his debut in Sydney as he continues his comeback. Grigor Dimitrov leads the Bulgarians and can beat anyone on his day. Has started the summer in fine form in the past.
Australia v Germany, Brisbane, January 3: The brilliant Alex Zverev and Germany had the better of the Australians when they met here in Davis Cup in 2018 but Alex De Minaur is a far better player now and Nick Kyrgios loves the team atmosphere. John Millman grows another leg on Pat Rafter Arena.
Spain v Georgia, Perth, January 4: Rafael Nadal steps out in the west to begin his run towards the Australian Open, leading the Spanish charge against Georgia.
Austria v Argentina, Sydney, January 6: Austria's giant-killer Dominic Thiem will lead his nation into action against the tough Argentinians, who will pin their hopes on world No.14 Diego Schwarzman.
Australia v Greece, Brisbane, January 7: Stefanos Tsitsipas electrified Australia last summer and will find himself in one of the better match-ups of the tournament against the host nation.
Russia v USA, Perth, January 5: Daniil Medvedev continued his climb up the rankings in 2019 and the world No.4 arrives in Australia as a major factor. He spearheads the Russians against John Isner and the Americans.

UPDATED: Qatar biggest names are Stan, Rublev, Tsonga and Raonic. Jordan Thompson is also playing here.

16 Wawrinka, Stan (SUI)
23 Rublev, Andrey (RUS)
29 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried (FRA)
31 Raonic, Milos (CAN)
38 Djere, Laslo (SRB)
40 Krajinovic, Filip (SRB)
43 Mannarino, Adrian (FRA)
47 Tiafoe, Frances (USA)
49 Verdasco, Fernando (ESP)
51 Chardy, Jeremy (FRA)
52 Sonego, Lorenzo (ITA)
54? Dolgopolov, Alexandr (UKR) PR
56 Bublik, Alexander (KAZ)
58 Bedene, Aljaz (SLO)
59 Kecmanovic, Miomir (SRB)
61 Gasquet, Richard (FRA)
63 Thompson, Jordan (AUS)
64 Andujar, Pablo (ESP)
65 Herbert, Pierre-Hugues (FRA)
66 Berankis, Ricardas (LTU)
67 Kukushkin, Mikhail (KAZ)


Brisbane is packed. Such a shame they have are kicked off Pat Rafter till Thursday that week. Barty is the big big name in her home state.

Heard the WC's are Sammy, Aja and Venus.




Serena, Coco Grauff, Andrenecu, Woz, Goerges are the big names here. It is a very strong line up for an International tournament. Auckland is one of the best WTA Internationals on tour, so no surprise
  1. Bianca Andreescu (5)
  2. Serena Williams (10)
  3. Petra Matric (15)
  4. Amanda Anisimova (24)
  5. Julia Goerges (28)
  6. Caroline Wozniacki (37)
  7. Catherine Bellis (43)
  8. Rebecca Peterseon (44)
  9. Jelena Ostapenko (45)
  10. Caroline Garcia (46
  11. Alison Van Uytvanck (47)
  12. Viktoria Kuzmova (52)
  13. Svetlana Kuznetsova (54)
  14. Carla Suárez Navarro (55)
  15. Alizé Cornet (59)
  16. Tamara Zidansek (63)
  17. Lauren Davis (64)
  18. Cori Gauff (68)
  19. Daria Kasatkina (69)
  20. Kirsten Flipkens (70)
  21. Jil Teichmann (73)
  22. Laura Siegemund (75)
  23. Monica Puig (79)
  24. Taylor Townsend (82)

Shezen has Benici, Mertens, Mug and Sabalenka as its big names. A lot of these players will go to Hobart afterwards i reckon.
1 Bencic, Belinda –
2 Sabalenka, Aryna
3 Mertens, Elise
4 Wang, Qiang
5 Muguruza, Garbiñe
6 Rybakina, Elena
7 Zhang, Shuai
8 Zheng, saisi

9 Alexandrova, Ekaterina
10 Linette, Magda
11 Wang, Yafan
12 Siniakova, Katerina
13 Blinkova, Anna
14 Pliskova, Kristyna
15 Sasnovich, Aliaksandra
16 Zhu, Lin

17 Tsurenko, Lesia
18 Cirstea, Sorana
19 Jabeur, Ons
20 Diyas, Zarina
21 Peng, Shuai
22 Rogers, Shelby
23 Doi, Misaki
24 Sorribes Tormo, Sara
 
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Week 2
Adelaide has announced Halep, Barty and Alex De Minour. Worry that Alex continues to play the week before the open. Killed him last year. Felix Auger-Aliassime has also been announced. So perhaps the ATP field will be very light. The WTA will be stacked I reckon.

Little Old Hobart Town has given Sammy Stosur a WC. I expect her doubles partner Zhang Shuai will play here also. Here ranking is perfect for this tournament. Silent on other players so far.

Auckland has announced Medvedev and Sharpolov.
 
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BobbyMorri

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I do lol that Sydney got shafted still, despite them stuffing up everything to keep them happy. It was Fed withdrawing which caused that. I guess they host the finals. Still, suck it Sydney.

Brisbane has that list of ATP players from the cup(etc Novak, Sharpo, Tsitsipas, Sascha and the Aussies) PLUS a stacked WTA field. One lucky city
 

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Hope ATP cup doesn't dilute the Brisbane field too much, I've enjoyed the quality last five or so years and have absolutely no interest in a glorified exhibition.
 

BobbyMorri

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Hope ATP cup doesn't dilute the Brisbane field too much, I've enjoyed the quality last five or so years and have absolutely no interest in a glorified exhibition.
The stupid thing is the ATP have control of Pat Rafter arena till the Thursday that week. Part of the deal with tennis Australia.

So, that means, Ash Barty will be playing on the outside courts for her first couple of rounds.
 

John Smith92

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The stupid thing is the ATP have control of Pat Rafter arena till the Thursday that week. Part of the deal with tennis Australia.

So, that means, Ash Barty will be playing on the outside courts for her first couple of rounds.
Tennis Australia truly are a special organisation.
 

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Final is on the Sunday so it would be just the one round Ash would be on the outside courts but still a bizarre situation. I wonder if there is a dead tie, they might switch them around....
 

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A young Joan Plowright (50s-60s) would have been ideal for an Ash Barty biopic.
 

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Ash is the lion tamer of the season.. she rocks and puts herself to the fire... no... want me t say more..
No it makes no sense but she does what she does and I say what I say and and and... .. rock on...
 

BobbyMorri

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Adelaide has a (potential) coup. Novak Djokovic could play in a week before a slam for a while. He is listed as playing as per the AA. Very rare nowadays. Waiting for the actual lists for the fields to be released before I update above.
 

BobbyMorri

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Such a shame that someone like Jordan Thompson has to play in Qater during our summer of tennis. All because of the ATP Cup. I really hate what Tennis Aus has done to our summer of tennis. No Hopman Cup, no opportunities for Australian WCs at ATP events, Barty playing on a show court for her first match as a number 1 player in her home country.

Really hope the media give TA a spray. In a time of increased womens sport, they have gone all-in with the ATP against the ITF. Indeed, I hope the ATP Cup flops.
 

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Had a dream about Rafa last night. That I met him. Lol

Getting excited for the tennis season to start again, even though this is the first time in soo many years I will not be attending AO. Luckily though, as they’re working on the train lines so the traffic will be horrendous. Good luck to anyone going from other places other than Melbourne.
 

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