ATP Cup is an international tennis tournament where the elite men of tennis will represent their nation. The demise of Hopman Cup of tennis gave birth to ATP Cup and in January 2020 the event will be getting underway for the very first time. It will be conducted on hard courts.
Prior to the Australian Open tennis tournament, ATP Cup will be taking place for ten days in three different Australian cities. 24 nations will be getting on board for and two ATP players will be in each team. Apparently, all top ten players on the ATP roster are part of the ATP Cup 2020.
From 1978 to 2012, the ATP World Team Cup was held in Dusseldorf, Germany and ATP Cup is certainly the return of the old tournament.
ATP Cup Format
The tournament will have 24 teams into four groups and each of the group will have six teams. Each group will compete amongst themselves. Two singles match and one doubles match will be conducted for each team in each round.
The match between the No. 2 of each team will open the tie, then the No.1 of each team and the doubles match closing the tie. The doubles match will be played regardless of whether the tie is decided or not.
The best two teams from each group will move into the quarterfinals of the tournament, later, regular knock-out rounds will be carried until the champions are decided.
ATP Cup 2020 Schedule
The event will take place from 3 and 12 January 2020 and it is scheduled to take place in the cities Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth. From 2020 to 2022, the finals of the tournament will take place in Sydney, Australia.
ATP Cup 2020 Teams
1) Serbia – Novak Djokovic and Dusan Lajovic
2) Spain – Rafael Nadal and Roberto Bautista Agut
3) Switzerland – Roger Federer and Henri Laaksonen
5) Austria – Dominic Thiem and Dennis Novak
6) Germany – Alexander Zverev and Jan-Lennard Struff
7) Greece – Stefanos Tsitsipas and Michail Pervolarakis
8) Japan – Kei Nishikori and Yoshihito Nishioka
11) Belgium – David Goffin and Steve Darcis
12) Croatia – Borna Coric and Marin Cilic
13) Argentina – Diego Schwartzman and Guido Pella
14) Georgia – Nikoloz Basilashvili and Aleksandre Metreveli
15) South Africa – Kevin Anderson and Lloyd Harris
16) USA – John Isner and Taylor Fritz
18) Great Britain – Andy Murray and Kyle Edmund
(Remaining teams are yet to be announced.)