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“UNITED CUP” TO REPLACE ATP CUP IN JANUARY

Tennis Australia has announced a brand new tennis tournament which will see men and women from the same country team up alongside each other in a team tournament which will replace the ATP Cup in January.


The likes of Alex de Minaur and Daria Saville will have the opportunity to represent Australia alongside one another after the "United Cup" was announced by Tennis Australia, according to The Times.


The new mixed-gender tournament will replace the ATP Cup, held in various Australian cities in the lead up to the Australian Open.


After the Hopman Cup was axed in 2019, replaced by the ATP Cup, the new "United Cup" will see men and women team up together once again. However, this time, ranking points and millions of dollars will be up for grabs.


The tournament will reportedly begin with a round-robin format, with at least 16 nations competing in the group stages of the tournament. The group stages will be followed by knock-out rounds, including a final.


The format will reportedly include men's and women's singles matches followed by a mixed doubles match. Entry will reportedly be determined by ATP and WTA singles rankings.


Regular ATP and WTA Tour events will continue to take place around Australia for those who do not gain entry into the tournament, or decide to play a regular tour event.



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