United Cup Tennis

The United Cup is a new combined ATP/WTA tennis tournament that will be played for the first time in January 2023 and will replace the men’s only ATP Cup that was held between 2020 and 2022.

The new tournament will be played across three cities in Australia (Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney) and will be used to kick off the 2023 tennis season.

United Cup Tennis Tournament

2023 United Cup

Location:Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney, Australia
Court Surface:Outdoor Hard Courts
Number of Teams:18 Countries
Total Prize Money:$15 million dollars

When does the tournament start?

The 2023 United Cup tennis tournament will be held from the 29th of December 2022 to the 8th of January 2023.

It will be run in the same week as the ATP 250 tournament in Maharashtra and another ATP 250 tournament in Australia (City yet to be confirmed).

When do Tickets for the event go on sale?

Tickets for the events in Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney went on sale on Ticketmaster on Friday, the 11th of November 2022, with ticket prices starting from $40.

What countries have qualified for 2023?

A total of 18 countries will participate in the inaugural event in Australia 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 will automatically qualify, regardless of the ranking of their top players.

The following eighteen countries have been confirmed for the inaugural tournament.

  1. Argentina
  2. Australia
  3. Belgium
  4. Brazil
  5. Czech Republic
  6. Croatia
  7. France
  8. Germany
  9. Great Britain
  10. Greece
  11. Italy
  12. Norway
  13. Poland
  14. Spain
  15. Switzerland
  16. USA
  17. Bulgaria
  18. Kazakhstan

What players will you be able to see?

The provisional player list has now been confirmed and it includes a good selection of the top ATP/WTA stars including Iga Swiatek, Rafael Nadal, Jessica Pegula, and Nick Kyrgios.

Argentina

Diego SchwartzmanNadia Podoroska
Francisco CerundoloMaria Carle
Andres MolteniPaula Ormaechea
Federico Coria

Australia

Nick KyrgiosAjla Tomljanovic
Alex de MinaurSamantha Stosur
John PeersZoe Hives
Jason KublerMaddison Inglis

Belgium

David GoffinElise Mertens
Zizou BergsKirsten Flipkens
Michael GeertsAlison Van Uytvanck
Kimmer CoppejansMagali Kempen

Brazil

Thiago MonteiroBeatriz Haddad Maia
Felipe Meligeni AlvesLuisa Stefani
Matheus Pucinelli de AlmeidaLaura Pigossi
Rafael MatosCarolina Alves

Bulgaria

Grigor DimitrovViktoriya Tomova
Dimitar KuzmanovIsabella Shinkova
Adrian AndreevGergana Topalova
Alexander Lazarov

Czech Republic

Jiri LeheckaPetra Kivitova
Tomas MachacMarie Bouzkova
Lukas RosolJesika Maleckova
Dalibor Svrcina

Croatia

Borna CoricPetra Martic
Borna GojoDonna Vekic
Matija PecoticTara Wurth
Petra Marcinko

France

Edouard Roger-VasselinCaroline Garcia
Arthur RinderknechAlize Cornet
Adrian MannarinoLeolia Jeanjean
Manuel GuinardJessika Ponchet

Germany

Alexander ZverevLaura Siegemund
Oscar OtteJule Niemeier
Daniel AltmaierJulia Lohoff
Fabian FallertAnna-Lena Friedsam

Great Britain

Cameron NorrieHarriet Dart
Daniel EvansKatie Swan
Jonny O’MaraAnna Brogan
Jan ChoinskiElla McDonald

Greece

Stefanos TsitsipasMaria Sakkari
Petros TsitsipasDespina Papamichail
Michail PervolarakisValentini Grammatikopoulou
Stefanos SakellaridisSapfo Sakellaridi

Italy

Matteo BerrettiniMartina Trevisan
Lorenzo MusettiLucia Bronzetti
Marco BortolottiCamila Rosatello
Andrea VavassoriNuria Brancaccio

Kazakhstan

Alexander BublikYulia Putintseva
Timofey SkatovZhibek Kulambavena
Denis YevseyevGozal Ainitdinova
Griforiy Lomakin

Norway

Casper RuudUlrikke Eikeri
Andreja PetrovicMalene Helgo
Viktor DurasovicLilly Haseth

Poland

Hubert HurkaczIga Swiatek
Lukasz KubotAlicja Rosolska
Kamil MajchrzakMagda Linette
Daniel MichalskiWeronika Falkowska

Spain

Rafael NadalPaula Badosa
Pablo Carreno BustaNuria Parrizas Diaz
David Vega HernandezJessica Bouzas Maneiro
Albert Ramos-Vinolas

Switzerland

Stan WawrinkaBelinda Bencic
Marc-Andrea HueslerJil Teichmann
Dominic StrickerYlena In-Albon
Alexander RitschardJoanne Zuger

USA

Taylor FritzJessica Pegula
Frances TiafoeMadison Keys
Hunter ReeseDesirae Krawczyk
Denis KudlaAlycia Parks

What format will be used?

The 18 countries will be split into six groups of three, with two groups being played at each of the three host cities.

Each group match will be played over 2 sessions (day and night), with two singles matches in the day session, while in the night session there will be 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 face each other in the 2023 United Cup Final.

Draw and Groups

The draw for the 2022 tournament was made in Sydney on the 10th of November 2022 with the 18 countries being split into 6 groups of three, across the three host cities of Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney.

Group A (Perth)

  • Belgium
  • Greece
  • Bulgaria

Group B (Brisbane)

  • Poland
  • Switzerland
  • Kazakhstan

Group C (Sydney)

  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • United States

Group D (Sydney)

  • Australia
  • Great Britain
  • Spain

Group E (Brisbane)

  • Brazil
  • Italy
  • Norway

Group F (Perth)

  • Argentina
  • Croatia
  • France

What prize money will be awarded?

The total prize fund for 2023 will be $15,000,000 but details in relation to how this will be divided up have not been released yet.

Will players earn ATP/WTA ranking Points?

Players will be able to earn up to 500 ranking points depending on their performance at the tournament.