The new format of two men’s singles matches and two women’s singles matches along with a mixed doubles match is set to start the 2023 season.
The inaugural United Cup brings together 18-country teams featuring some of the best players from the ATP and WTA tours.
The tournament will be hosted by Brisbane, Perth and Sydney and runs from Thursday 29 December through to Sunday 8 January, 2023.
There is US$15 million in prizemoney up for grabs and the tournament also has rankings points on offer. 5 January is a travel day.
Six countries are qualified based on their top ranked ATP player and six based on the WTA ranking of their top player. A further six are qualified based on the combined ranking of the nations top ATP and WTA players.
Australia receives a spot as the no. 2 combined ranked country after the 12 were awarded to the ATP no. 1 and WTA no. 1 player countries.
Six groups of three countries will play with two groups in each host city. The finals will be played in Sydney.
The points, participation fees and prizemoney allocations are too complicated to list here. If you want to learn more visit the page on the United Cup website.
Brisbane will host Group B and Group E, Perth hosts Group A and Group F. Sydney hosts Group C and Group D.
A – Greece, Belgium and Bulgaria
B – Poland, Switzerland and Kazakstan
C – United States, Germany and Czech Republic
D – Spain, Australia and Great Britain
E – Italy, Brazil and Norway
F – France, Croatia and Argentina
The Australian team is represented in the men’s singles by Nick Kyrgios (22), Alex de Minaur (24), Jason Kubler (105). John Peers (38) is the doubles rank type. The women’ singles plaers are Ajla Tomlanjanovic (33), Zoe Hives (142), Maddison Inglis (177) and the doubles player is Sam Stosur (113).