Under the format, the second-ranked singles players from each country face each other first, then the top-ranked men ahead of a potentially decisive doubles.
...But no word has reached me from kin or friends.
Andreescu came through qualifying in Auckland earlier this year only to lose to Germany's Julia Goerges in the final, which she used as a springboard for a sensational 2019.
The Rugby World Cup, which began in September and concludes on Saturday, has largely passed off without incident, despite some raised eyebrows in often-reserved Japan over the rambunctious behavior of fans on public transport and elsewhere.
Yoshihito Nishioka will replace him as the top-ranked player in Japan's ATP Cup team in Perth.
Veracruz decided on the radical action of standing - instead of running - about the pitch to protest over unpaid wages.
That was the first ever inter-club match and it is also known as the "Rules derby" on account of being played under the Sheffield Rules, which would become the basis of the modern game although the match predated the codification of rules under the Football League by some decades.
The Mercedes driver this year became the second most successful F1 driver of all time, and is poised to overtake Germany's seven-time champion and Ferrari great Michael Schumacher in the record books.
However, the linesman raised his flag and a VAR check confirmed the decision to the rule the goal out, with the Premier League revealing that Firmino's armpit "was marginally ahead of the last Villa defender."