The United Cup is a combined ATP/WTA tennis tournament that was played for the first time in January 2023 and replaced the men’s only ATP Cup that was held between 2020 and 2022.
The 2024 tournament will be played across two cities in Australia (Perth, and Sydney) and will be used to kick off the 2024 tennis season.
United Cup 2024
|Location:||Perth, and Sydney, Australia|
|Court Surface:||Outdoor Hard Courts|
|Number of Teams:||18 Countries|
|Total Prize Money:||$10,000,000|
The 2024 United Cup tennis tournament will be held from the 28th of December 2023 to the 7th of January 2024.
For the 2024 tournament, tickets for the semifinal and final went on sale on the 6th of October 2023 on Ticketmaster Australia, while tickets for the group stage and quarterfinals will go on sale on the 25th of October 2023.
A total of 18 countries will play in 2024 with six qualifying based on the ranking of their no 1 player in the ATP ranking, six based on the ranking of their no 1 player in the WTA ranking, and six based on the best combined ranking of the countries female and male players.
Australia as the host country qualified automatically, regardless of the ranking of their top players.
The following countries will participate in the 2024 tournament.
- Czech Republic
- Great Britain
The player list for 2024 has yet to be finalized but below is a selection of players that are expected to play in Australia in 2024.
- Adrian Mannarino
- Ajla Tomljanović
- Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
- Alex de Minaur
- Alexander Zverev
- Angelique Kerber
- Arantxa Rus
- Borna Coric
- Cameron Norrie
- Caroline Garcia
- Casper Ruud
- Dan Evans
- Donna Vekić
- Felix Auger-Aliassime
- Hubert Hurkacz
- Iga Swiatek
- Jasmine Paolini
- Jessica Pegula
- Jiri Lehecka
- Katie Boulter
- Leylah Fernandez
- Lorenzo Sonego
- Malene Helgø
- Maria Sakkari
- Markéta Vondroušová
- Novak Djokovic
- Olga Danilović
- Qinwen Zheng
- Sara Sorribes Tormo
- Stefanos Tsitsipas
- Taylor Fritz
- Wesley Koolhof
- Zhang Zhizhen
The 18 countries will be split into six groups of three, with each group match consisting of two singles matches and a mixed doubles match.
The winner of each group will then advance to the semifinals along with the best second place team from the six groups.
The winners of the two semifinals will then play each other in the 2024 United Cup Final.
Draw, Groups, and Team Captains
The draw for the 2024 tournament was made on the 23rd of October 2023 with the 18 countries being split into six groups of three, across the two host cities of Perth, and Sydney.
Stage = SET 🏟️ pic.twitter.com/f2L65RGmpe— United Cup (@UnitedCupTennis) November 21, 2023
Group A (Perth)
Group B (Sydney)
Group C (Perth)
Group D (Sydney)
Group E (Perth)
- Czech Republic
Group F (Sydney)
Unitec Cup Tennis Prize Money
The total prize money for the 2024 United Cup tennis tournament will be $10,000,000 with the prize money paid to players being made up of a participation fee ($5,000 – $200,000) based on the player’s ranking, with additional prize money being paid out based on the performance of the player and their country at the tournament.
ATP and WTA Ranking Points
Players are able to earn up to 500 ranking points depending on their performance at the tournament.
Below is the schedule of matches for all ten days of the 2023 tournament, with Group A, C, and E matches being played in Perth and Group B, D, and F matches being played in Sydney.
The quarterfinals will be played in Perth and Sydney, while the semifinals and the final will be played in Sydney.
|Day||Date||Schedule of Matches|
|1||29 December 2023||Brazil vs Spain and Australia vs Great Britain|
|2||30 December 2023||China vs Czech Republic and Brazil vs Poland|
|3||31 December 2023||Great Britain vs USA and China vs Serbia|
|4||1st of January 2024||Poland vs Spain and Australia vs USA|
|5||2nd of January 2024||Czech Republic vs Serbia|
|6||3rd of January 2024||Quarterfinals|
|7||4th of January 2024||–|
|8||5th of January 2024||–|
|9||6th of January 2024||–|
|10||7th of January 2024||–|
|Day||Date||Schedule of Matches|
|1||29 December 2023||No Matches|
|2||30 December 2023||Netherlands vs Norway and Germany vs Italy|
|3||31 December 2023||Canada vs Chile|
|4||1st of January 2024||Croatia vs Norway and France vs Germany|
|5||2nd of January 2024||Chile vs Greece and Croatia vs Netherlands|
|6||3rd of January 2024||France vs Italy and Canada vs Greece|
|7||4th of January 2024||Quarterfinals|
|8||5th of January 2024||Quarterfinals|
|9||6th of January 2024||Semifinals|
|10||7th of January 2024||Final|
The current champions are Team USA who beat Team Italy 4-0 in the 2023 United Cup tennis final – see highlights from the final below.
On their way to lifting the trophy, the US team beat the Czech Republic (4-1), Germany (5-0), and Great Britain (4-1).
NB: For a full list of results from 2023, check out the tournament’s official website.