2 July 2018 | Tennis Australia

The ATP Board has formally approved the ATP World Cup for the first week of January in Australia, starting 2020.

The approval is subject to the finalization of the contract with Tennis Australia.

Statement from Craig Tiley, Tennis Australia CEO:

This is an exciting new era in men’s tennis. Upon finalizing the contract with the ATP we are looking forward to unveiling a stunning new global event in Australia to launch the season.

The world’s top players will continue to start their year in Australia in a format that we believe will deeply engage the fans across Australia and throughout the world.

It will be a great result to be able to stage the ATP World Team Cup within the current calendar while significantly improving player prize money.

Statement from Chris Kermode, ATP Executive Chairman & President:

We’re delighted to have reached this outcome which will change the landscape of the ATP World Tour.

This event will enable us to kick off our season with a major team event, with minimal impact on existing player schedules at the start of the year.

We believe this outcome will deliver long-term sustainability not only financially but also from a player health perspective, which is critical.

This event has huge potential and we now look forward to working together with Tennis Australia in bringing our vision to fruition.