Week 2: will Novak Djokovic be in Adelaide?


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Week 2: will Novak Djokovic be in Adelaide?

Second week of the year full of tournaments and with many stars who will play in these seven days to prepare for the upcoming Australian Open 2020. Men will play at the combined ATP / WTA Adelaide International (ATP 250 played on hard-courts) and the Auckland Open (ATP 250 played on hard-courts).

Novak Djokovic is expected to lead the draw in Adelaide, but his presence will depend on how the Serb ends the ATP Cup, considering that the Australian Open will start next week. Alex De Minaur, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Andrey Rublev, Taylor Fritz, Pablo Carreno-Busta and Christian Garin will also be with him.

In New Zealand Daniil Medvedev will lead the draw. There will also be Fabio Fognini, Denis Shapovalov, Karen Khachanov, John Isner and Frances Tiafoe. Wild card for Jannik Sinner. Women will play at the combined ATP / WTA Adelaide International (WTA Premier played on hard-courts) and at the Hobart International (WTA International played on hard-courts).

There should be many stars in Adelaide: Ashleigh Barty, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Kiki Bertens, Petra Martic, Angelique Kerber, Sloane Stephens, Dayana Yastremska and Julia Goerges. Wild-card for Venus Williams. In Hobart Elise Mertens will lead the draw.

With her also Alyson Van Uytvanck, Caroline Garcia, Alize Cornet and Svetlana Kuznetsova. This week there will also be two ATP Challengers: the Bangkok Challenger (Thailand, on hard-courts) and the Bendigo Challenger (Australia, on hard-courts).