Welcome to Wide World of Sports’ live coverage of a tennis bumper day with the ATP Cup starting amid four running ATP / WTA tournaments Alex de Minaur will face Rafael Nadal tonight in the clash between Australia and Spain, while Ash Barty and Nick Kyrgios will be in action at the Yarra Valley Classic and Murray River Open

It’s 1: 1 in the second set after the Canadian Milos Raonic won the first set 6: 3 against the Serbian Dusan Lajovic

Just report that Bianca Andreescu, the former US Open champion, was eliminated from the WTA 500 event of the Grampians Trophy

Andreescu was the top seed for the event, which was arranged for players who were forced into tough quarantine after arriving in Australia

She had a planned farewell in the first round, but is now out of the draw and will not have any tournament games before the Australian Open

One reason for her withdrawal has yet to be given, but despite her age of only 20, she has struggled with injuries continuously

Novak Djokovic was mistakenly portrayed as a villain when he was making inquiries on behalf of players in tough quarantine, says Alexander Zverev, a top 10 star

Djokovic made a number of proposals that included shortening the quarantine period, which were quickly denied by Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews and not well received by the Australian public in the ongoing battle to eradicate COVID-19 cases

“Novak was portrayed as the bad guy again, which is not true because he only stood up for others,” Zverev told Eurosport

“He’s doing pretty well in Adelaide, so he doesn’t have to write Novak wanted to do something good for the other players and that’s why he sent the letter”

Djokovic will hope to leave the drama behind when he plays his first official game of the year against Denis Shapovalov in the Serbia-Canada ATP Cup

World No. 1 was replaced by World No. 1 was awarded an exciting competition12 Shapovalov at last year’s ATP Cup and finally won 4-6 6-1 7-6 (7-4)

Djokovic shared a match with his Serbian compatriot Filip Krajinovic at the Adelaide trade fair event at the weekend and played the second set in a 6: 3: 6: 3 win against the rising star Jannik Sinner

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