Sydney will take centre court in January with the third installment of the ATP Cup, where 18 of the world’s top 20 players will battle it out for the newest team trophy in men’s tennis.
The 16-team ATP Cup will be played across two venues at Ken Rosewall Arena and Qudos Bank Arena at Sydney Olympic Park from 1-9 January 2022.
Minister for Tourism Stuart Ayres said this was an exciting way to kick off the summer of sport for the new year and help reinvigorate the NSW visitor economy.
“It’s fantastic to have the ATP Cup back in Sydney. Events like these are essential as we help the tourism and major events sectors recover from the pandemic, driving overnight visitation and showcasing Sydney and NSW to a global television audience across more than 180 countries,” Mr Ayres said.
“Every year Sydney sets up Australia’s annual sporting calendar. Along with the SCG Pink Test and Sydney Tennis Classic, the ATP Cup will set the national standard.”
Minister for Sport Natalie Ward said the release of the draw will have Sydney tennis fans eagerly anticipating the competition ahead.
“With international tennis superstars set to descend on Sydney, today’s release of the ATP Cup draw will have fans counting down until the Group Stage starts on New Year’s Day,” Mrs Ward said.
“From the first point all the way through to the final, it’ll be terrific to see the world’s best tennis stars go head to head right here in Sydney for the title of ATP Cup champions.”
ATP Cup Tournament Director Tom Larner said the playing group enjoy representing their countries and to see 18 of the world’s 20 players commit to the event is testament to that. “The event shows off the passion the playing group have for this format and we look forward to welcoming all 16 teams to Sydney later this month.”
The ATP Cup is secured under the NSW Government’s 10 World Cups in 10 Years initiative. Under Tennis Australia guidelines, all players, coaches and support staff for both tournaments will be required to be fully vaccinated.
Tickets for the ATP Cup will go on sale via ATPCup.com/tickets at 12.00pm Friday 10 December.