The names of those selected for the Group Stage of the Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals 2022 have been announced and fans are in luck. Big names include Alexander Zverev, world number 2, Novak Djokovic, young stars Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner, the American Taylor Fritz and the British Cameron Norrie, who is joined by Andy Murray.
The Group Stage of the Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals will be held at four European venues (Bologna, Valencia, Hamburg and Glasgow) from September 13-18. The teams have announced their players throughout Monday, August 15. These are the countries that have already confirmed their selection.
GROUP A: Bologna Croatia: Marin Cilic, Borna Coric, Borna Gojo, Mate Pavic, Nikola Mektic. Captain: Vedran Martic. Italy: Jannik Sinner, Matteo Berrettini, Lorenzo Musetti, Fabio Fognini, Simone Bolelli. Captain: Filippo Volandri.
Argentina: Diego Schwartzman, Francisco Cerúndolo, Sebastian Báez, Horacio Zeballos, Máximo González. Captain: Guillermo Coria. Sweden: Mikael Ymer, Elias Ymer, Jonathan Mridha, Karl Friberg, Andre Goransson.
Captain: Johan Hedsberg. GROUP B: Valencia Spain: Carlos Alcaraz, Pablo Carreño, Roberto Bautista, Alejandro Davidovich, Marcel Granollers. Captain: Sergi Bruguera. Serbia: Novak Djokovic, Miomir Kecmanovic, Filip Krajinovic, Laslo Djere, Dusan Lajovic.
Djokovic talks about his diet
Novak Djokovic undertook a revolutionary change to his approach to the sport of tennis and life as a whole relatively early on in his career. Explaining the troubles that afflicted him and came to a head at the 2010 Australian Open, Djokovic said: “I was always struggling with respiratory problem, a kind of mild version of asthma and suffocation during the night for many years since I was seven years old.
For some reason, you know, as the time was passing by these allergies were gaining more intensity in terms of the reaction I felt. It was just getting stronger and stronger and the place where I felt that the most was always the tennis court.
That’s where you know, emotions kick in expectations, pressure, and when you mix it all together, you get a formula that is causing you to really experience some major health problems on the court. When I rise from the bed I start with warm water and lemon to help my body detoxify.
And then I would have celery juice on an empty stomach. Then I’ll take a break and have my green smoothie with different algae and different fruits and superfoods and great supplements that I use that allow me to have mental clarity and feel good. I eat a lot of fruits for the first part of the day and salads.”