United Cup

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The United Cup is an annual tennis tournament for male and female professional players on the ATP and WTA Tour held in Australia. It features a very special format which is extensively explained below. Last year's prize money was US$15 million (AU$22 million). The 2024 format will see changes to the format.

Date: December 29, 2023 -  January 7, 2024
Category: United Cup (WTA & ATP)
Draw Size: 18S/18D
Prize Money United Cup 2024
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The tournament is played across three Australian cities over 11 days in the leadup to the Australian Open. It is also the first mixed-gender team event to offer both ATP rankings and WTA rankings points to its players: a player will be able to win a maximum of 500 points.

History

On 7 August 2022, Tennis Australia announced that the ATP Cup, which was an international outdoor hard court men's team tournament played in the Australian summer, would be shut down and replaced by a mixed-gender event from 2023. Thus, the first edition of the United Cup directly replaced the ATP Cup (2020–2022) on the ATP Tour calendar.

Explanation on format of the United Cup

Every tie in the tournament consists of 2 men's singles matches, 2 women's singles matches, and a mixed doubles match.

Each tie is split into two sessions played in different days.
In the first day 1 men's singles match and 1 women's singles match take place.
In the second day another men's singles match and another women's singles match take place.
Then a mixed doubles match is placed.

Each city hosts two groups of three countries in a round robin format on the first week of the tournament. One group in each city plays all its ties in the morning sessions while the other plays in the evening sessions.

The group winners in each city play off in a city final for one of three semifinal spots. This city final is played in one day across a morning and an evening session. Of the three losing teams, one with the best record up to that point becomes the fourth semifinalist.

There is a travel day allocated before the semifinals and the finals take place in Sydney.

Semifinal ties take place over 2 days (similarly to the round robin stage). The final takes place on one day. In case the tie's winner is decided after 4 singles matches, the mixed doubles match will not be played.

Previous Winners - United Cup

2023 United States def. Italy 4–0

Detail: The USA team was composed of Taylor Fritz, Madison Keys, Frances Tiafoe, and Jessica Pegula. The Italian team was composed of Matteo Berrettini, Lucia Bronzetti, Lorenzo Musetti, and Martina Trevisan. The final was a best-of-five format, with two men’s singles, two women’s singles, and one mixed doubles match.
Fritz defeated Berrettini, Pegula beat Trevisan, Fritz & Pegula won against Kubot & Rosolska, while Keys beat Bronzetti.

2024 Germany defeats Poland 2-1 with Alexander Zverev, Laura Siegemund, and Angelique Kerber

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