A brand new men’s team event will be played yearly from January 2020. ATP announced the ATP CUP on November 15, 2018.
ATP CUP is the latest addition to the tennis team tournaments. The oldest competition Davis Cup was recently reorganized and will be played as one-week tournament from November 2019, the FED Cup is considering the change of format, Laver Cup was introduced in 2017 and is played in September after US Open (more about Laver Cup here) and Hopman Cup, Invitational mix team tournament is usually played in Australia at the start of every season.
We will publish and regularly update all news regarding the ATP CUP as they will be announced by ATP here.
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WHEN (January 3, 2020 – January 12, 2020)
ATP Cup is scheduled at the beginning of the year 2020. The inaugural tournament will be played from 3rd till 12th January 2020.
The group stage will be played from Friday 01/03/2020 till Wednesday 01/08/2020.
Final Eight will be played in Sydney with four quarterfinals spread over two days (Thursday 01/09/2020, Friday 01/10/2020), semifinals played on Saturday (01/11/2020), and final tie played on Sunday (01/12/2020)
The exact schedule will be released later during the year 2019. The draw of the ATP CUP was made on September 16th, 2019 (see groups below in Who will play paragraph).
WHERE (Brisbane, Perth, Sydney – Australia)
ATP CUP will be played in three Australian cities: Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney. The group stage will be played in all three cities. The final stage will be played in Sydney.
WHO WILL PLAY
24 teams/countries will be participating in ATP CUP. Every team will consist maximum of 5 designated players (minimum 3 players with ATP Ranking).
The participating countries/teams will be determined by no. 1 singles player by every country of ATP Ranking. First 23 countries qualify for ATP CUP plus Australia as the host country receives a wild card
Confirmed participants of ATP CUP and committed players (as of 09/15/2019):
1. Serbia – Novak Djokovic, Dusan Lajovic
2. Spain – Rafael Nadal, Roberto Bautista Agut
3. Switzerland – Roger Federer, Henri Laaksonen
4. Russia – Daniil Medvedev, Karen Khachanov
5. Austria – Dominic Thiem, Denis Novak
6. Germany – Alexander Zverev, Jan-Lennard Struff
7. Greece – Stefanos Tsitsipas, Michail Pervolarakis
8. Japan – Kei Nishikori, Yoshito Nishioka
9. Italy – Fabio Fognini, Matteo Berrettini
10. France – Gael Monfils, Benoit Paire
11. Belgium – David Goffin, Steve Darcis
12. Croatia – Borna Coric, Marin Cilic
13. Argentina – Diego Schwartzman, Guido Pella
14. Georgia – Nikoloz Basilashvilli, Alexsandre Metreveli
15. South Africa – Kevin Anderson, Lloyd Harris
16. USA – John Isner, Taylor Fritz
17. Canada – Felix Auger Aliassime, Milos Raonic
18. Great Britain – Andy Murray, Kyle Edmund
19. Australia (host country/wild card) – Nick Kyrgios, Alex de Minaur
The other 5 teams will be announced on November 13, 2019, depending on the ATP rankings as of November 11, 2019.
The top two players in ATP Rankings as of September 13, 2019, for each country, are committed to playing. Other three players will be determined according to ranking on November 11, 2019. If the player committed at earlier date fell out lower in the ranking, he may withdraw. Other withdrawals are possible just from reasons set in general ATP rules (injury, illness, etc.)
FORMAT OF ATP CUP & ATP CUP GROUPS
24 teams will be split into 6 groups of 4 teams. 8 teams will qualify to the knock-out phase, which will determine the winner of the ATP CUP.
The draw of groups was made on September 16th, 2019.
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|South Africa||Georgia||Great Britain||USA||Argentina||Canada|
The remaining teams will be drawn into the groups on November 13, 2019
Exact schedule with dates and times can be found below.
Every team will play every team in its group. Six winners of groups and two best teams at second places will qualify for the final stage (final eight) of the ATP CUP.
Final Eight will be played in Sydney as a classic tournament with four quarterfinals spread over two days (Thursday 01/09/2020, Friday 01/10/2020), semifinals played on Saturday (01/11/2020), and final tie played on Sunday (01/12/2020)
Two singles and one doubles match will be played in every tie (similar as in Hopman Cup). Singles matches will be played best-of-three tie-break sets. Doubles will be played as best-of-three, no Advantages scoring and a Match Tie-break in lieu of a third set.
Every tie schedule will consist of the singles match between no.2 players of each team followed by the singles match between no.1 players of each team. Then the doubles match will be played. Doubles will be played regardless of results of the singles matches (they will be played even when the tie will be already decided).
SCHEDULE OF ATP CUP
|01/03/2020||10am||Sydney - Ken Rosewall Arena||C||Belgium||TBC|
|01/03/2020||10am||Perth - RAC Arena||D||USA||TBC|
|01/03/2020||10am||Brisbane - Pat Rafter Arena||F||Greece||Canada|
|01/03/2020||5:30pm||Sydney - Ken Rosewall Arena||C||Switzerland||Great Britain|
|01/03/2020||5:30pm||Perth - RAC Arena||D||Russia||Italy|
|01/03/2020||5:30pm||Brisbane - Pat Rafter Arena||F||Germany||Australia|
|01/04/2020||10am||Sydney - Ken Rosewall Arena||E||Argentina||TBC|
|01/04/2020||10am||Perth - RAC Arena||B||Japan||TBC|
|01/04/2020||10am||Brisbane - Pat Rafter Arena||A||France||TBC|
|01/04/2020||5:30pm||Sydney - Ken Rosewall Arena||E||Austria||Croatia|
|01/04/2020||5:30pm||Perth - RAC Arena||B||Spain||Georgia|
|01/04/2020||5:30pm||Brisbane - Pat Rafter Arena||A||Serbia||South Africa|
|01/05/2020||10am||Sydney - Ken Rosewall Arena||C||Belgium||Great Britain|
|01/05/2020||10am||Perth - RAC Arena||D||Italy||TBC|
|01/05/2020||10am||Brisbane - Pat Rafter Arena||F||Canada||Australia|
|01/05/2020||5:30pm||Sydney - Ken Rosewall Arena||C||Switzerland||TBC|
|01/05/2020||5:30pm||Perth - RAC Arena||D||Russia||USA|
|01/05/2020||5:30pm||Brisbane - Pat Rafter Arena||F||Germany||Greece|
|01/06/2020||10am||Sydney - Ken Rosewall Arena||E||Croatia||TBC|
|01/06/2020||10am||Perth - RAC Arena||B||Japan||Georgia|
|01/06/2020||10am||Brisbane - Pat Rafter Arena||A||South Africa||TBC|
|01/06/2020||5:30pm||Sydney - Ken Rosewall Arena||E||Austria||Argentina|
|01/06/2020||5:30pm||Perth - RAC Arena||B||Spain||TBC|
|01/06/2020||5:30pm||Brisbane - Pat Rafter Arena||A||Serbia||France|
|01/07/2020||10am||Sydney - Ken Rosewall Arena||C||Great Britain||TBC|
|01/07/2020||10am||Perth - RAC Arena||D||Russia||TBC|
|01/07/2020||10am||Brisbane - Pat Rafter Arena||F||Germany||Canada|
|01/07/2020||5:30pm||Sydney - Ken Rosewall Arena||C||Switzerland||Belgium|
|01/07/2020||5:30pm||Perth - RAC Arena||D||Italy||USA|
|01/07/2020||5:30pm||Brisbane - Pat Rafter Arena||F||Greece||Australia|
|01/08/2020||10am||Sydney - Ken Rosewall Arena||E||Austria||TBC|
|01/08/2020||10am||Perth - RAC Arena||B||Spain||Japan|
|01/08/2020||10am||Brisbane - Pat Rafter Arena||A||Serbia||TBC|
|01/08/2020||5:30pm||Sydney - Ken Rosewall Arena||E||Croatia||Argentina|
|01/08/2020||5:30pm||Perth - RAC Arena||B||Georgia||TBC|
|01/08/2020||5:30pm||Brisbane - Pat Rafter Arena||A||France||South Africa|
|01/09/2020||10am||Sydney - Ken Rosewall Arena||Quarterfinals 1||Group C Winner||Group F Winner|
|01/09/2020||5:30pm||Sydney - Ken Rosewall Arena||Quarterfinals 2||Group D Winner||Group E Winner|
|01/10/2020||10am||Sydney - Ken Rosewall Arena||Quarterfinals 3||Group A Winner||2nd Runner-uo|
|01/10/2020||5:30pm||Sydney - Ken Rosewall Arena||Quarterfinals 4||Group B Winner||1stRunner-uo|
|01/11/2020||10am||Sydney - Ken Rosewall Arena||Semifinals 1||QF 1 Winner||QF 3 Winner|
|01/11/2020||5:30pm||Sydney - Ken Rosewall Arena||Semifinals 2||QF 1 Winner||QF 4 Winner|
|01/12/2020||5:30pm||Sydney - Ken Rosewall Arena||Final||SF 1 Winner||SF 2 Winner|
PRIZE MONEY AND POINTS
The prize money pool will be $15 000 000. Winner of ATP CUP will be awarded by 750 points in ATP Singles Ranking and 250 points in ATP Doubles Ranking (maximum for an undefeated player).