The New Year is nearly upon us, which means turning the page for another season of tennis is just around the corner.
The ATP Cup, set to launch in three cities across Australia beginning January 3rd (the night of January 2nd in the U.S.), boasts a contingent of stars hailing from 24 nations. Here are the Top 5 photos from pre-tournament activities taking place in 2019. (All photos by Getty Images)
Spain's guiding light, top-ranked Rafael Nadal, arrives for his country's first practice in Perth. Among Nadal's teammates include fellow Davis Cup champion member Roberto Bautista Agut.
World No. 5 Daniil Medvedev challenges Surf Life Saving nippers to a flag race at Cottesloe Beach in Perth. Medvedev reached an ATP best nine finals in 2019.
Jamie Murray, Borna Coric, Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin joined Australian legend Ken Rosewall in Sydney to help unveil the new roof on Ken Rosewall Arena. Rosewall holds the distinction of being the oldest major singles winner in the Open era thanks to his 1972 Australian Open victory at age 37.
Reigning ATP Finals champion Stefanos Tsitsipas gets in a workout during the day in Brisbane. Tsitsipas will take on Canadian Denis Shapovalov in his ATP Cup debut.
Karen Khachanov shares a laugh with Marat Safin, Russia's team captain. Safin knows a thing or two about winning Down Under, having triumphed at the 2005 Australian Open.