Last Updated on January 1, 2023
The United Cup is an exciting new international hard-court tennis tournament set to debut in December 2022. Featuring mixed-gender teams from 18 countries, the tournament will take place across three Australian cities in the leadup to the Australian Open. This marks the first time that a mixed-gender team event will offer both ATP and WTA ranking points, with players able to earn a maximum of 500 points.
The tournament will begin with round-robin play in each city, featuring two men’s and two women’s singles matches and one mixed doubles match in each session. The group winners in each city will then advance to the semifinals, with the next best-performing team across all cities also qualifying for the semifinals. The semifinals and finals will take place in Sydney after a travel day.
This event replaces the ATP Cup on the ATP Tour calendar and is sure to be a highlight of the tennis season.
United Cup Courts
During the first week of the tournament, Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney will each host three countries in two groups, with the teams competing in a round-robin format. In the final four days of the tournament, Sydney will host the semi-final and final matches.
Queensland Tennis Centre
The Queensland Tennis Centre is a modern sports facility located in Brisbane that has been the site of the Brisbane International tournament since it opened in 2009. It was designed by HOK Sport Venue Event and The Mirvac Group and built by Mirvac as part of the Tennyson Riverside development.
The center features a roof made of PTFE glass fiber fabric that allows natural light to enter the arena, reducing the need for artificial lighting while also being lightweight and cost-effective. It has 23 courts that meet International Tennis Federation standards, including the main Pat Rafter Arena, named after Australian tennis player Patrick Rafter, which can seat 5,500 people with an additional 1,500 temporary seats available for events.
Located in the heart of Perth, Western Australia, Perth Arena, also known as RAC Arena, is a versatile venue primarily used for basketball games. It can hold up to 13,910 people for tennis events, 14,846 for basketball, and up to 15,000 for concerts.
The arena features a retractable roof, 36 luxury corporate suites, an underground parking garage with 680 spaces, and 5 dedicated function spaces. It was designed by Ashton Raggatt McDougall and Cameron Chisholm Nicol and is based on the Eternity puzzle. It is owned by the state government agency VenuesWest and managed by AEG Ogden.
The venue officially opened on November 10, 2012, as part of the Perth City Link redevelopment project, which involved sinking the Fremantle railway line to connect the central business district with Northbridge. The construction of Perth Arena faced controversy due to cost and time overruns, with the final cost reaching $550 million, significantly higher than the initial estimate of $150 million.
Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre
The Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre is a sports venue located in Parramatta, near Sydney, Australia, that was built in 1999 and hosted the tennis events for the 2000 Summer Olympics. It has also been the site of the Sydney International tournament from 2000 to 2019 and the ATP Cup since 2020.
The main stadium at the centre is the Ken Rosewall Arena, which has a seating capacity of 10,500 and can host a variety of sports, including tennis and netball. In addition to the main stadium, there are two other show courts at the centre with seating for 4,000 and 2,000 spectators, as well as 10 other match courts and six practice courts.
United Cup Teams And Players
The United Cup is a new international tennis event that brings together top players from the ATP Tour and the Hologic WTA Tour to compete in a team competition. The event will take place over 11 days.
Six countries qualify for the United Cup based on the Pepperstone ATP Ranking of their top player, six countries qualify based on the WTA Ranking of their top singles player, and six countries qualify based on the combined ranking of their top ATP and WTA players. At the first entry deadline, 16 countries qualified for the United Cup. The final two countries, Bulgaria and Kazakhstan, qualified on November 21.
See details below.
Group A – Greece
|Stefanos Tsitsipas||Maria Sakkari|
|Michail Pervolarakis||Despina Papamichail|
|Stefanos Sakellardidis||Valentini Grammatikopoulou|
|Petros Tsitsipas||Sapfo Sakellaridi|
Group A – Belgium
|David Goffin||Elise Mertens|
|Zizou Bergs||Alison Van Uytvanck|
|Kimmer Coppejans||Magali Kempen|
|Michael Geerts||Kirsten Flipkens|
Group A – Bulgaria
|Grigor Dimitrov||Viktoriya Tomova|
|Dimitar Kuzmanov||Isabella Shinikova|
|Adrian Andreev||Gergana Topalova|
Group B – Poland
|Hubert Hurkacz||Iga Swiatek|
|Kamil Majchrzak||Magda Linette|
|Daniel Michalski||Weronika Falkowska|
|Lukasz Kubot||Alicja Rosolska|
Group B – Switzerland
|Stan Wawrinka||Belinda Bencic|
|Marc-Andrea Huesler||Jil Teichmann|
|Dominic Stricker||Ylena In-Albon|
|Alexander Ritschard||Joanne Zuger|
Group B – Kazakhstan
|Alexander Bublik||Yulia Putintseva|
|Timofey Skatov||Zhibek Kulambayeva|
|Denis Yevseyev||Gozal Ainitdinova|
Group C – USA
|Taylor Fritz||Jessica Pegula|
|Frances Tiafoe||Madison Keys|
|Denis Kudla||Alycia Parks|
|Hunter Reese||Desirae Krawczyk|
Group C – Germany
|Alexander Zverev||Laura Siegemund|
|Oscar Otte||Jule Niemeier|
|Daniel Altmaier||Anna-Lena Friedsam|
|Fabian Fallert||Julia Lohoff|
Group C – Czech Republic
|Jiri Lehecka||Petra Kvitova|
|Tomas Machac||Marie Bouzkova|
|Dalibor Svrcina||Jesika Maleckova|
Group D – Spain
|Rafael Nadal||Paula Badosa|
|Pablo Carreno Busta||Nuria Parrizas Diaz|
|Albert Ramos-Vinolas||Jessica Bouzas Maneiro|
|David Vega Hernandez||–|
Group D – Australia
|Nick Kyrgios||Ajla Tomljanovic|
|Alex de Minaur||Zoe Hives|
|Jason Kubler||Maddison Inglis|
|John Peers||Sam Stosur|
Group D – Great Britain
|Cameron Norrie||Harriet Dart|
|Dan Evans||Katie Swan|
|Jan Choinski||Anna Brogan|
|Jonny O’Mara||Ella McDonald|
Group E – Italy
|Matteo Berrettini||Martina Trevisan|
|Lorenzo Musetti||Lucia Bronzetti|
|Andrea Vavassori||Camila Rosatello|
|Marco Bortolotti||Nuria Brancaccio|
Group E – Brazil
|Thiago Monteiro||Beatriz Haddad Maia|
|Felipe Meligeni Alves||Laura Pigossi|
|Matheus Pucinelli de Almeida||Carolina Alves|
|Rafael Matos||Luisa Stefani|
Group E – Norway
|Casper Ruud||Ulrikke Eikeri|
|Viktor Durasovic||Malene Helgo|
|Andreja Petrovic||Lilly Haseth|
|Casper Ruud||Ulrikke Eikeri|
Group F – France
|Arthur Rinderknech||Caroline Garcia|
|Adrian Mannarino||Alize Cornet|
|Manuel Guinard||Leolia Jeanjean|
|Edouard Roger-Vasselin||Jessika Ponchet|
Group F – Croatia
|Borna Coric||Petra Martic|
|Borna Gojo||Donna Vekic|
|Matija Pecotic||Tara Wurth|
Group F – Argentina
|Diego Schwartzman||Nadia Podoroska|
|Francisco Cerundolo||Maria Carle|
|Federico Coria||Paula Ormaechea|
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United Cup Prize Money
The United Cup has a total prize pool of $15 million, which is evenly divided between the ATP and WTA. Prize money for individual players is determined by their ranking, the number of matches they win, and the success of their team.
See details below
Number 1 Player
Number 2 Player
Number 3 Player
Number 4 Player
Individual Player Wins
|Match Wins||No. 1||No. 2||Doubles|
|Team Wins ($/Player)|
United Cup ATP & WTA Ranking Points
The table below shows how the ranking points will be distributed, but remember that you can get a maximum of 500 ranking points.
Points per win vs. opponent ranked
|Round||No. 1–10||No. 11–20||No. 21–30||No. 31–50||No. 51–100||No. 101–250||No. 251+|
|Host city finals||80||65||55||40||35||25||20|