ATP Statement on ATP World Team Cup
The ATP will partner with Tennis Australia for the ATP World Team Cup from 2020
Following the conclusion of its Board meetings in London, the ATP has announced the approval of the ATP World Team Cup, set to take place at the start of the ATP World Tour season from 2020, in partnership with Tennis Australia. The agreement is subject to contract with Tennis Australia.
Chris Kermode, ATP Executive Chairman & President, said: “We’re delighted to have reached this outcome which will change the landscape of the ATP World Tour. This event will enable us to kick off our season with a major team event, with minimal impact on existing player schedules at the start of the year. We believe this outcome will deliver long-term sustainability not only financially but also from a player health perspective, which is critical. This event has huge potential and we now look forward to working together with Tennis Australia in bringing our vision to fruition.”
The move sees the ATP World Team Cup return to the calendar for the first time since taking place in Dusseldorf from 1978 to 2012. The tournament will feature 24 teams and offer US $15 million in player prize money in 2020, as well as ATP Rankings points.
Further details will be presented in partnership with Tennis Australia in due course.