Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek will start off their 2023 seasons at the United Cup in Australia, another blended team occasion, yet a host of top 10 players are skirting the competition.
Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek will start off their 2023 seasons at the United Cup in Australia, another blended team occasion, however, a host of top 10 players are skirting the competition. The United Cup, with US$15 million in prize cash and rankings points in question, has supplanted the men’s ATP Cup and will be held in Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney as a key development to the Australian Open Grand Slam.
Eighteen nations will contend across 11 days from December 29, with each group including four men and four ladies with 500 WTA and 500 ATP rankings points accessible.
“The playing group is extremely amped up for the United Cup, and that is affirmed in the excellent type of those who’ve focused on the occasion,” competition chief Stephen Farrow said Thursday.
“We are more than happy with the profundity and expansiveness of the teams, and we can anticipate many energizing matchups and loads of engaging tennis.“
World number two and 22-time Grand Slam winner Nadal – – the defending Australian Open champion – – will feature Spain’s group alongside thirteenth-positioned Paula Badosa. In any case, Spanish world number one Carlos Alcaraz won’t participate.
Highest level Swiatek will initiate Poland close by Hubert Hurkacz while world number three Jessica Pegula is in a United States group that likewise includes Madison Keys, Taylor Fritz, and Frances Tiafoe.
A resurgent Caroline Garcia, straight from beating Aryna Sabalenka to win the season-finishing WTA Finals on Monday, is a huge name player for France.
6th positioned Maria Sakkari is the main another lady in the best 10 partaking, in a solid Greek group cultivated one with world number three Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Any semblance of top-10 players Sabalenka, Ons Jabeur, and Coco Gauff have picked to start their seasons on different occasions, logically the Adelaide Worldwide, a joint ATP-WTA competition that runs simultaneously.
Other outstanding United Cup sections incorporate Norwegian world number four Casper Ruud, Germany’s Alexander Zverev, who is arranging a re-visitation to the courts in December from a serious lower leg injury, and Australian player Scratch Kyrgios.
Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney will each host two groups of three nations in a cooperative organization from December 29 to January 4 with ties containing two men’s and two ladies’ singles matches and one blended double.
Group winners in every city will play off for one of three semi-final spots in Sydney, with the following best-performing group from the group stages going along with them.