ATP Cup 2020: Schedule, players, format and all you need to know about the ATP Cup

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The 2020 ATP season serves off in style with the ATP Cup in Australia, with 24 nations set to compete at the inaugural edition of the tournament.

The ATP Cup is live from 3-12 January, and will be staged across the Australian cities of Brisbane, Perth and Sydney. The tournament is attracting the best players in the world, with the top two on the ATP rankings- Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic- among those set to turn out for their respective countries.

The ATP Cup will feature several new innovations, including Team Zones, Strategy Rooms and Video Review, and boasts an overall prize money of $15 million. A maximum of 750 ranking points are available to any singles player who wins all possible singles matches.

 

ATP Cup Schedule

Day/VenueBrisbanePerthSydney
Day 1, Friday, January 3Greece vs Canada (10:00am local time/ 12:00am GMT)USA vs Norway (10:00am local time/ 2:00am GMT)Belgium vs Moldova (10:00am local time/ 11:00pm GMT on Thursday)
Germany vs Australia (5:30pm local time/ 7:30am GMT)Russia vs Italy (5:30pm local time/ 9:30am GMT)Bulgaria vs Great Britain (5:30pm local time/ 6:30am GMT)
Day 2, Saturday, January 4France vs Chile (10:00am local time/ 12:00am GMT)Japan vs Uruguay (10:00am local time/ 2:00am GMT)Argentina vs Poland (10:00am local time/ 11:00pm GMT on Friday)
Serbia vs South Africa (5:30pm local time/ 7:30am GMT)Spain vs Georgia (5:30pm local time/ 9:30am GMT)Austria vs Croatia (5:30pm local time/ 6:30am GMT)
Day 3, Sunday, January 5Canada vs Australia (10:00am local time/ 12:00am GMT)Italy vs Norway (10:00am local time/ 2:00am GMT)Bulgaria vs Moldova (10:00am local time/ 11:00pm GMT on Saturday)
Germany vs Greece (5:30pm local time/ 7:30am GMT)Russia vs USA (5:30pm local time/ 9:30am GMT)Belgium vs Great Britain (5:30pm local time/ 6:30am GMT)
Day 4, Monday, January 6South Africa vs Chile (10:00am local time/ 12:00am GMT)Japan vs Georgia (10:00am local time/ 2:00am GMT)Croatia vs Poland (10:00am local time/ 11:00pm GMT on Sunday)
Serbia vs France (5:30pm local time/ 7:30am GMT)Spain vs Uruguay (5:30pm local time/ 9:30am GMT)Austria vs Argentina (5:30pm local time/ 6:30am GMT)
Day 5, Tuesday, January 7Germany vs Canada (10:00am local time/ 12:00am GMT)Russia vs Norway (10:00am local time/ 2:00am GMT)Great Britain vs Moldova (10:00am local time/ 11:00pm GMT on Monday)
Greece vs Australia (5:30pm local time/ 7:30am GMT)Italy vs USA (5:30pm local time/ 9:30am GMT)Bulgaria vs Belgium (5:30pm local time/ 6:30am GMT)
Day 6, Wednesday, January 8Serbia vs Chile (10:00am local time/ 12:00am GMT)Spain vs Japan (10:00am local time/ 2:00am GMT)Austria vs Poland (10:00am local time/ 11:00pm GMT on Tuesday)
France vs South Africa (5:30pm local time/ 7:30am GMT)
Georgia vs USA (10:00am local time/ 2:00am GMT)Croatia vs Argentina (5:30pm local time/ 6:30am GMT)

Knock Out Rounds (All knock-out matches will be played in Sydney)

Quarter Finals

Thursday, 9 January
QF 1: Winner Group C vs Winner Group F (10:00am local time/ 11:00pm GMT* on Wednesday)
QF 2: Winner Group D vs Winner Group E (5:30pm local time/ 6:30am GMT)

Friday, 10 January
QF 3: Winner Group A vs Second Runner-Up (10:00am local time/ 11:00pm GMT* on Thursday)
QF 4: Winner Group B vs First Runner-Up (5:30pm local time/ 6:30am GMT)

Semi-Finals

Saturday, 11 January
SF 1: Winner [QF 2] vs Winner [QF 3] (10:00am local time/ 11:00pm GMT* on Friday)
SF 2: Winner [QF 1] vs Winner [QF 4] (5:30pm local time/ 6:30am GMT)

Final

Sunday, 12 January
Winner [SF 1] vs Winner [SF 2] (5:30pm local time/ 6:30am GMT)

 

ATP Cup Players and Captains

The world’s top two players, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are the headline acts, while Dominic Thiem, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Roberto Bautista-Agut and Gael Monfils complete a strong top-ten presence. The only players missing from that elite group are Roger Federer, who withdrew for personal reasons,  and Matteo Berrettini, who pulled out in December because of an abdominal injury.

Former world No. 1 and three-time Grand Slam champion, Andy Murray was also set to open his season at the event until he withdrew with a pelvic problem. The tournament still boasts a glittering array of stars, and is set to provide a spectacular opening to the 2020 season.

The 24 teams are presented in alphabetical order. Only the top two players are included in this table. Each team can have up to five players.

NationPlayer #1RankingPlayer #2RankingCombined RankingCaptain
1ArgentinaDiego Schwartzman14Guido Pella2539Gaston Gaudio
2AustraliaAlex De Minaur18Nick Kyrgios3048Lleyton Hewitt
3AustriaDominic Thiem4Denis Novak109113Thomas Muster
4BelgiumDavid Goffin11Steve Darcis157168Steve Darcis
5BulgariaGrigor Dimitrov20Dimitar Lazarov423443Grigor Dimitrov
6CanadaDenis Shapovalov15Felix Auger-Aliassime2136Adriano Fuorivia
7ChileCristian Garin33Nicolas Jarry77110Paul Capdeville
8CroatiaBorna Coric28Marin Cilic3967Luka Kutanjac
9FranceGael Monfils10Benoit Paire2434Gilles Simon
10GeorgiaNikoloz Basilashvili26Aleksandre Metreveli679705David Kvernadze
11GermanyAlexander Zverev7Jan-Lennard Struff3542Boris Becker
12Great BritainDaniel Evans42Cameron Norrie5395Tim Henman
13GreeceStefanos Tsitsipas6Michail Pervolarakis487493Apostolos Tsitsipas
14ItalyFabio Fognini12Stefano Travaglia8496Alberto Giraudo
15JapanYoshihito Nishioka73Go Soeda121194Satoshi Iwabuchi
16MoldovaRadu Albot46Alexander Cozbinov818864Vladimir Albot
17NorwayCasper Ruud54Viktor Durasovic332386Christian Ruud
18PolandHubert Hurkacz37Kamil Majchrzak101138Marcin Matkowski
19RussiaDaniil Medvedev5Karen Khachanov1722Marat Safin
20SerbiaNovak Djokovic2Dusan Kajovic3436Nenad Zimonjic
21SpainRafael Nadal1Roberto Bautista-Agut910Francisco Roig
22South AfricaKevin Anderson91Lloyd Harris99190Jeff Coetzee
23USAJohn Isner19Taylor Fritz3251David Macpherson
24UruguayPablo Cuevas45Martin Cuevas523568Felipe Maccio

 

ATP Cup Groups

Group (Venue)A (Brisbane)B (Perth)C (Sydney)D (Perth)E (Sydney)F (Brisbane)
SerbiaSpainBelgiumRussiaAustriaGermany
FranceJapanGreat BritainItalyCroatiaGreece
South AfricaGeorgiaBulgariaUSAArgentinaCanada
ChileUruguayMoldovaNorwayPolandAustralia

 

ATP Cup Format

– The ATP Cup is an annual 24-country team competition that is set to launch each tennis season from 2020, with the inaugural edition to be played across three Australian cities (Perth, Brisbane and Sydney) from January 3-12.

– The group stages will be played over six days in all three cities, with Sydney to host the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final at the Ken Rosewall Arena.

– The 24 countries are divided into six groups for the round robin phase of the competition, with the six winners and two best second-placed finishers advancing into the quarter-finals.

– Each tie will feature two singles and one doubles match. Singles will be best-of-three tiebreak sets, while doubles is no-ad scoring and will feature a match tiebreak (first to 10) if the contest goes to a third set.

– Each team will have a captain that will be chosen by the No. 1 singles player in consultation with their other team members. Should a country not select a captain, the No. 1 singles player will lead the team.

– On-court coaching is allowed and not limited to changeovers and set breaks.

– An undefeated singles player who goes on to win the ATP Cup can earn a maximum of 750 ranking points, while an undefeated doubles player can win 250 ranking points.

– The total prize money pool is US$15 million.