United Cup 2023 Tournament Preview
The 2023 tennis season will begin with the inaugural United Cup as the new mixed event takes over three Australian cities.
Join Tennishead as we tell you everything you need to know ahead of this new team tournament to kick off the season.
When does play get underway, who is competing for silverware, how can you stream all the action live and what exciting showdowns can you look forward to over the course of the competition?
The event will take place over 11 days, beginning on Thursday 29th December 2022 and wrapping up with the final on Sunday 8th January 2023.
Players competing at the United Cup 2023
The stand out name on the men’s side is Rafael Nadal, with five of the ATP’s top ten competing in the event. World No.1 Iga Swiatek is the top seed on the women’s side, followed by Jessica Pegula, Caroline Garcia and Maria Sakkari.
|Stefanos Tsitsipas||Maria Sakkari|
|Michail Pervolarakis||Despina Papamichail|
|Stefanos Sakellardidis||Valentini Grammatikopoulou|
|Petros Tsitsipas||Sapfo Sakellaridi|
|David Goffin||Elise Mertens|
|Zizou Bergs||Alison Van Uytvanck|
|Kimmer Coppejans||Magali Kempen|
|Michael Geerts||Kirsten Flipkens|
|Grigor Dimitrov||Viktoriya Tomova|
|Dimitar Kuzmanov||Isabella Shinikova|
|Adrian Andreev||Gergana Topalova|
|Arthur Rinderknech||Caroline Garcia|
|Adrian Mannarino||Alize Cornet|
|Manuel Guinard||Leolia Jeanjean|
|Edouard Roger-Vasselin||Jessika Ponchet|
|Borna Coric||Petra Martic|
|Borna Gojo||Donna Vekic|
|Matija Pecotic||Tara Wurth|
|Diego Schwartzman||Nadia Podoroska|
|Francisco Cerundolo||Maria Carle|
|Federico Coria||Paula Ormaechea|
|Hubert Hurkacz||Iga Swiatek|
|Kamil Majchrzak||Magda Linette|
|Daniel Michalski||Weronika Falkowska|
|Lukasz Kubot||Alicja Rosolska|
|Stan Wawrinka||Belinda Bencic|
|Marc-Andrea Huesler||Jil Teichmann|
|Dominic Stricker||Ylena In-Albon|
|Alexander Ritschard||Joanne Zuger|
|Alexander Bublik||Yulia Putintseva|
|Timofey Skatov||Zhibek Kulambayeva|
|Denis Yevseyev||Gozal Ainitdinova|
|Matteo Berrettini||Martina Trevisan|
|Lorenzo Musetti||Lucia Bronzetti|
|Andrea Vavassori||Camila Rosatello|
|Marco Bortolotti||Nuria Brancaccio|
|Thiago Monteiro||Beatriz Haddad Maia|
|Felipe Meligeni Alves||Laura Pigossi|
|Matheus Pucinelli de Almeida||Carolina Alves|
|Rafael Matos||Luisa Stefani|
|Casper Ruud||Ulrikke Eikeri|
|Viktor Durasovic||Malene Helgo|
|Andreja Petrovic||Lilly Haseth|
|Taylor Fritz||Jessica Pegula|
|Frances Tiafoe||Madison Keys|
|Denis Kudla||Alycia Parks|
|Hunter Reese||Desirae Krawczyk|
|Alexander Zverev||Laura Siegemund|
|Oscar Otte||Jule Niemeier|
|Daniel Altmaier||Anna-Lena Friedsam|
|Fabian Fallert||Julia Lohoff|
|Jiri Lehecka||Petra Kvitova|
|Tomas Machac||Marie Bouzkova|
|Lukas Rosol||Jesika Maleckova|
|Rafael Nadal||Paula Badosa|
|Pablo Carreno Busta||Nuria Parrizas Diaz|
|Albert Ramos-Vinolas||Jessica Bouzas Maneiro|
|David Vega Hernandez||–|
|Nick Kyrgios||Ajla Tomljanovic|
|Alex de Minaur||Zoe Hives|
|Jason Kubler||Maddison Inglis|
|John Peers||Sam Stosur|
|Cameron Norrie||Harriet Dart|
|Dan Evans||Katie Swan|
|Jan Choinski||Anna Brogan|
|Jonny O’Mara||Ella McDonald|
Where is the United Cup 2023 held?
The tournament takes place across three Australian cities; Perth, Brisbane and Sydney.
Perth – RAC Arena (Group Stage)
Brisbane – Pat Rafter Arena (Group Stage)
Sydney – Ken Rosewall Arena (Group Stage, Semi-Finals and Final)
Where to watch the United Cup 2023?
Broadcast details are yet to be announced.
Ranking points breakdown
There are a maximum of 500 ranking points on offer for both ATP and WTA players.
|Round||Points per win vs. opponent ranked|
|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|
Prize money breakdown
The prize money set for the tournament is $15,000,000 USD besides the bonuses and sponsorships.
|Stages||No. 1 Player||No. 2 Player||Doubles|
Can i purchase tickets for the United Cup 2023?
Buy tickets for the United Cup 2023 via the tournament website.
How can I follow the United Cup 2023?
Keep up to date with the United Cup 2023 on the official tournament website and the official tournament Twitter.
The draw comprises of 18 nations across six groups, with each team having the option to choose a maximum of four ATP and four WTA players.
The six groups are spread over three cities, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney, with the winners of each group playing in the city final against the other group winner in the same city.
The three winners of the city finals, as well as one best performing loser will move onto the semi-finals in Sydney, with the final taking place on Sunday 8th January.
The format of the competition consists of a best of five rubber, with two men’s singles, two women’s singles and a mixed doubles match.
Mark your calendars ✍️ A stacked line-up is coming to the #UnitedCup.
Tickets on sale now for Sydney, Perth and Brisbane – grab yours today 👉 https://t.co/NAuXyZhtAA pic.twitter.com/oJ4TxNbUQb
— United Cup (@UnitedCupTennis) November 11, 2022
Despite some big names missing from the event there are still some fascinating matchups taking place, including Nadal facing the ever controversial Nick Kyrgios, and Swiatek taking on Olympic champion Belinda Bencic.
Here are some other intriguing matches to look our for:
Jessica Pegula vs Petra Kvitova
Casper Ruud vs Matteo Berrettini
Maria Sakkari vs Elise Mertens
Taylor Fritz vs Alexander Zverev
Projected city finals by seeding
Perth – Greece vs France
Brisbane – Poland vs Italy
Sydney – USA vs Spain
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