Do you want to see Men’s team tennis in the world cup format ? if your answer is yes then This ATP Cup first edition is exactly which u want.
Rafael Nadal who helped Spain to win the inaugural davis cup finals in Madrid around six weeks ago and now world’s best male players will be representing their own countries in the ATP Cup competition.
This competition will contains 24 teams and playing over a 10 days in the three venue of the Australian cities in January 2020 just ahead of the Australian open tennis tournament.
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Total of 24 nations competition which divided in to six groups of four teams each and they are play in the three round robin ties. he ties – comprising two singles matches and one doubles – are best of three.
The six winners of each groups, plus the best two runners-up nation will progress to the next round of quarter-finals.
Group matches of ATP Cup are taking place on outdoor hard courts in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth three of the australian cities venue. The knockout stage – the Final Eight – will be played at Sydney’s Ken Rosewall Arena venue.
Final of the ATP Cup which to be played on 12 january means just eight days ahead of the first grand slam events of the year of Australian open.
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ATP Cup 2020 first edition surely a biggest tournament interm of prize money as Prize pot of 22m Australian dollars (£11.6m) and a player can win up to 750 singles ranking points.
From the Top 10 Tennis ranking nine players which to be played in the ATP Cup inaugural Edition as only Swiss great Roger federer who absent in this competition due to spend more time with his family members.
If we look at the all teams then in spain are the strongest team from the all participating nations as two highest ranked single players are Rafael Nadal and World number nine Roberto Bautista Agut in the line up.
|The six groups|
|Group A:||Serbia, France, South Africa, Chile|
|Group B:||Spain, Japan, Georgia, Uruguay|
|Group C:||Belgium, Great Britain, Bulgaria, Moldova|
|Group D:||Russia, Italy, United States, Norway|
|Group E:||Austria, Croatia, Argentina, Poland|
|Group F:||Germany, Greece, Canada, Australia|
|Top players at ATP Cup (world ranking in brackets)|
|Rafael Nadal, Spain (1)||Alexander Zverev, Germany (7)|
|Novak Djokovic, Serbia (2)||Matteo Berretini, Italy (8)|
|Daniil Medvedev, Russia (4)||Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain (9)|
|Dominic Thiem, Austria (5)||Gael Monfils, France (10)|
|Stefanos Tsitispas, Greece (6)|
|ATP Cup group-stage schedule (times GMT, * day before)|
|3 Jan – early||Greece v Canada (00:00)||USA v Norway (02:00)||Belgium v Moldova (23:00*)|
|– late||Germany v Australia (07:30)||Russia v Italy (09:30)||Bulgaria v Great Britain (06:30)|
|4 Jan – early||France v Chile (00:00)||Japan v Uruguay (02:00)||Argentina v Poland (23:00*)|
|– late||Serbia v South Africa||Spain v Georgia (09:30)||Austria v Croatia (06:30)|
|5 Jan – early||Canada v Australia (00:00)||Italy v Norway (02:00)||Bulgaria v Moldova (23:00*)|
|– late||Germany v Greece (07:30)||Russia v USA (09:30)||Belgium v Great Britain (06:30)|
|6 Jan – early||South Africa v Chile (00:00)||Japan v Georgia (02:00)||Croatia v Poland (23:00*)|
|– late||Serbia v France (07:30)||Spain v Uruguay (09:30)||Austria v Argentina (06:30)|
|7 Jan – early||Germany v Canada (00:00)||Russia v Norway (02:00)||Great Britain v Moldova (23:00*)|
|– late||Greece v Australia (07:30)||Italy v USA (09:30)||Bulgaria v Belgium (06:30)|
|8 Jan – early||Serbia v Chile (00:00)||Spain v Japan (02:00)||Austria v Poland (23:00*)|
|– late||France v South Africa (07:30)||Georgia v Uruguay (09:30)||Croatia v Argentina (06:30)|
Thursday, 9 January – two quarter-finals (23:00* and 06:30)
Friday, 10 January – two quarter-finals (23:00* and 06:30)
Saturday, 11 January – semi-finals (00:00 and 07:30)
Sunday, 12 January – final (07:30)