Rising doubles star Luke Saville 'thrillled' to represent Australia at ATP Cup



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Rising doubles star Luke Saville 'thrillled' to represent Australia at ATP Cup

Australian tennis player Luke Saville is thrilled to have a chance to represent his country at the ATP Cup. Saville, who turned 27 on Monday, for nearly a decade has been waiting for his chance to represent Australia in a team competition.

“I’m super thrilled to get the opportunity to play for Australia,” Saville told Tennis Australia. “This is a massive highlight for me. I’ve been working very hard for this moment to represent Australia”.

“I’ve always loved playing in a team. I feel my energy on court is quite high and I’ll be feeding off everyone else on the bench too”.

Saville could be used for doubles rubbers

Saville is ranked at No.

373 in singles but he is enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 37 in the world in doubles. “I know there’s no guarantee I’ll be playing, obviously that’s the captain’s call,” Saville said of his personal expectations for the week.

“We’ve got four players in the team who are all very capable of playing doubles. But if I do get the call up, I’ll be ready to play”. Saville says he has a nice preparation and he is ready to go at the ATP Cup.

"I’ve had four or five weeks since I got back from Europe, I’ve been training really well and looking forward to the ATP Cup,” Saville said of his preseason. After his ATP Cup debut, Saville hopes to represent Australia at the Olympics and Davis Cup.

“Olympics is a big one and Davis Cup at the end of the year,” Saville said of his 2021 goals. Saville is starting to enjoy a notable success on the doubles Tour and he is hoping to continue his rise. “All I can do is keep my head down, knuckle down, keep practising hard, getting results and hopefully the rest will take care of itself," Sasville noted.