ATP Cup 2022 Tournament Preview
The third ever ATP Cup will kick off the 2022 season with the top men’s players competing for their home nation.
The 2022 ATP Cup runs from 1-9th January in Sydney, Australia. Viewers can tune in to matches and replays on Tennis TV and Amazon Prime, depending on location.
Seven of the top 10 men’s players are set to compete at the 2022 event. They are Daniil Medvedev for defending champions Russia, Alexander Zverev for Germany, Stefanos Tsitsipas for Greece, Matteo Berrettini and Jannik Sinner for 2021 finalists Italy, Hubert Hurkacz for Poland and Casper Ruud for Norway.
2020 Rafael Nadal and 2020 champion Novak Djokovic will not compete in 2022 for Spain and Serbia respectively, though both nations will take part.
See the next section for a full outline of those playing at the tournament.
The competition comprises 16 national teams, with entry determined by the ATP ranking of the highest ranked player from each nation.
The one exception is Australia, who enter the tournament by wildcard as hosts.
So, the 16 competing nations are, in order of highest ranked player competing: Serbia, Russia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Norway, Poland, Canada, Great Britain, Argentina, Chile, Spain, Georgia, USA, Australia and France.
The teams are split into four groups, with each group playing a round robin format of two singles matches and a doubles rubber per tie.
The four winners of the groups will advance to the semi-finals where they will play the same tie format there and in the final if they reach it.
Groups A to D are outlined below (correct as of 29th December 2021)
Check below for a group stage schedule. Substitute France for Austria where necessary.
January 1st, 2022 📅
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In Group B, US Open champion Daniil Medvedev will take on 2021 Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini when Russia meets Italy.
Alexander Zverev will face Felix Auger-Aliassime for a second time since suffering defeat to the 21-year-old in the fourth round of Wimbledon in the summer when Germany face Canada in Group C.
The German also has the chance to avenge his Indian Wells quarter-final loss to US talent Taylor Fritz when Germany face the USA.
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Hubert Hurkacz, two maiden Masters 1000 champions in 2021, will play each other for a ninth time when Greece takes on Poland in Group D.
Their most recent encounter came at the 2021 Miami Open where Hurkacz won before claiming the title there.
The total prize money for the 2022 ATP Cup is $USD 10,000,000.
Where is the event held?
The 2022 ATP Cup will be held at two venues, the Ken Rosewall Arena and the Qudos Bank Arena, both in Sydney, on outdoor hard courts.
Can I buy tickets?
Information regarding tickets for the 2022 ATP Cup can be found here.
How to follow the tournament
You can follow the ATP Cup via multiple social media sources and information channels, including the official ATP Cup website, the official ATP tour Twitter page and the ATP Tennis TV Twitter page.
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