Djokovic on Serbia team for Sydney event

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SYDNEY (AP) Novak Djokovic has been named in the Serbian team for January's ATP Cup, an indication that Djokovic could play in the Australian Open a week later despite controversy over his vaccination status.

Organizers on Tuesday said 18 of the world's top 20 players will take part in the 16-country tournament in Sydney from Jan. 1-9, with Djokovic leading top-seeded Serbia.

Djokovic hadn't publicly committed to defending his Australian Open title at Melbourne Park or revealed his vaccination status, with a mandate that he needs to be double-vaccinated to play.

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4 S. Tsitsipas 6,540
5 A. Rublev 5,150
6 R. Nadal 4,875
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