Women and men unite in new world group occasion to launch the tennis season | 28 October, 2022 | All Information | Information and Options | Information and Occasions

The United Cup, a surprising new annual group occasion, shall be performed in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney this summer season.

Australia, 28 October 2022 | tennis.com.au

The world’s greatest gamers will unite in January to compete facet by facet on the United Cup, a surprising new annual group occasion that can launch the worldwide tennis season in 2023.

In a world first, showcasing equality on the highest degree of the game, blended groups from 18 nations will compete throughout three Australian cities – Brisbane, Perth and Sydney – over 11 days. Every group will comprise as much as 4 males and as much as 4 ladies.

The facility and keenness of group competitors will come to life because the gamers unite to symbolize their nations with nationwide satisfaction on the road.

The United Cup, an ATP-WTA occasion introduced in partnership with Tennis Australia, gives an unprecedented USD $15 million in prize cash. In one other world first for a blended group occasion, 500 ATP and 500 WTA rankings factors are additionally up for grabs.

Brisbane, Perth and Sydney will every host two teams of three nations competing in a round-robin format from 29 December to 4 January. Every tie contains two males’s and two ladies’s singles matches and one blended doubles.

The winners of every group will play off, and the town winners advance to the United Cup Ultimate 4 in Sydney, performed from 6 to eight January. The following greatest performing group from the group levels will full the quartet.

Format and qualification

  • The United Cup will happen from Thursday 29 December to Sunday 8 January 2023
  • The primary 12 nations will qualify for the United Cup through the six highest-ranked males and 6 highest-ranked ladies entered, primarily based on their Pepperstone ATP and Hologic WTA Tour rankings
  • The remaining six groups will qualify based on the most effective mixed rating of the highest-ranked males’s and ladies’s gamers from the identical nation
  • Australia is assured entry, both immediately through rating or as a wildcard
  • Brisbane (Pat Rafter Area), Perth (RAC Area) and Sydney (Ken Rosewall Area) will host the group stage from Thursday 29 December to Wednesday 4 January 2023
  • Every metropolis will host two teams of three nations, competing in a round-robin format
  • Every tie will comprise two males’s and two ladies’s singles matches and one blended doubles match
  • Group winners in every metropolis will play off for one in every of three semifinal spots
  • Three Metropolis Champions will advance to the United Cup Ultimate 4 in Sydney, performed at Ken Rosewall Area from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 January, with the following greatest performing group from the group levels
  • The United Cup draw shall be held on Thursday 10 November AEDT and decide the place the highest 16 nations will play. The final two groups shall be decided week commencing 21 November
  • Tickets for the United Cup go on sale on Friday 11 November.

Craig Tiley, Tennis Australia CEO: “The United Cup presents a singular alternative to unite each the boys’s and ladies’s tour in a model new approach that has by no means been seen earlier than. We’ve the chance right here in Australia to leverage tennis’ distinctive place to permit the world’s high women and men to compete facet by facet and symbolize their nation on the highest degree. We couldn’t be extra delighted to see how this occasion unfolds in January throughout Brisbane, Perth and Sydney.”

Andrea Gaudenzi, ATP Chairman: “The United Cup marks a significant step ahead for the sport of tennis. Most significantly, it can create unimaginable new experiences for our followers. We’re excited to see the most effective males’s and ladies’s gamers competing collectively, with rating factors on the road, to launch the season like by no means earlier than.”

Steve Simon, WTA Chairman and CEO: “The United Cup is a vital and strategic collaboration between the WTA, the ATP and Tennis Australia that displays a continued dedication in elevating our sport. This thrilling singles and blended doubles group occasion will carry collectively rising stars and established athletes from each Excursions to compete on the identical stage, giving gamers and followers a singular expertise wherein the ultimate final result could also be decided with men and women competing collectively.”

Stirling Hinchliffe, Queensland Tourism and Sport Minister: “It’s terrific to see the celebrities of the sport returning to Brisbane’s Pat Rafter Area for Queensland’s conventional summer season of worldwide tennis. Blockbuster tennis occasions all the time carry hundreds of Queensland and interstate followers to Brisbane who generate tens of millions of {dollars} for our customer economic system. The United Cup is a part of Queensland’s first-class line up of main worldwide sport on our inexperienced and gold runway to the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Video games.”

Adrian Schrinner, Brisbane Lord Mayor: “I’m thrilled to welcome worldwide tennis again to Brisbane, taking its place within the metropolis’s jam-packed summer season sports activities calendar. Native sports activities followers and guests to the town shall be amongst the primary on the earth to expertise this new format, cheering on homegrown and worldwide stars on the courtroom, whereas the occasion injects tens of millions into our native economic system and companies off the courtroom.”

Roger Prepare dinner, Western Australia Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism: “The WA Authorities is delighted to help this unbelievable occasion, which is able to carry each males’s and ladies’s elite tennis gamers to Perth. Occasions such because the United Cup present an incredible alternative to advertise Western Australia to a world viewers by way of the stay broadcast, entice out-of-state guests and showcase our world-class amenities. We look ahead to internet hosting the primary matches of the event in WA and welcoming gamers, supporters and their followers.”

Ben Franklin, New South Wales Minister for Tourism: “Because the Australian summer season of tennis launches, Sydney is the place to be as we host this unimaginable new event, together with the finals. We look ahead to showcasing the motion from the highest males’s and ladies’s tennis gamers on the Ken Rosewall Area at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre. The United Cup will entice world-class athletes and produce passionate sports activities followers from interstate and all over the world to NSW. Occasions like this present an enormous increase to the NSW economic system and supply help to our inns, eating places, bars, retailers and tourism operators.”

Alister Henskens, NSW Minister for Sport: “NSW is Australia’s premier sporting state and it’s becoming that Sydney host the group stage and finals of this thrilling new event. The United Cup will carry the world’s high tennis expertise collectively for 11 days of motion. It’s one other feather within the cap for NSW, which has already hosted the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2022, FIBA Girls’s Basketball World Cup 2022 and 2022 UCI Street World Championships in current months, with the FIFA Girls’s World Cup to come back in 2023.”

Australia may even host a mixed WTA 500 and ATP 250 occasion throughout the first week of 2023. The Adelaide Worldwide, a WTA 500 and ATP 250 occasion, shall be held from 9 January and the Hobart Worldwide, a WTA 250, returns to Tasmania for the primary time since 2020.

For additional data on the United Cup, please go to UnitedCup.com and observe @UnitedCupTennis on social media.

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