Tennis World Cup | Nadal and Swiatek to a Great Play; Groups Announced 2022
Tennis World Cup
The field for the first Tennis World Cup, an annual mixed team tournament slated to take place in Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney from Thursday, December 29, to Sunday, January 8, 2023, has been announced. The top 16 nations’ entries were revealed today, with Team Greece, captained by world No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari, being given the top seeds. Countries were also divided into groups and given host cities. after the draw on Thursday at Tennis world Cup.
No.2-seeded Poland will be led by world No.1 Iga Swiatek and  Hubert Hurkacz, while third-seeded United States will have a plethora of talent, including world No.3 Jessica Pegula, ninth-ranked Taylor Fritz, world No.11 Madison Keys, and world No.19 Frances Tiafoe at the Tennis world Cup.
The famous Rafael Nadal will lead Spain with world No.13 Paula Badosa on Tennis world Cup, while growing tennis superpower Italy will be led by world No.16 Matteo Berrettini and Martina Trevisan. France is represented by WTA Finals champion and world No.4 Caroline Garcia, as well as Arthur Rinderknech.
Australia will be represented by Nick Kyrgios, Ajla Tomljanovic, and Alex de Minaur. Other noteworthy participants include Norway’s world No.4 Casper Ruud, Germany’s Alexander Zverev, Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic and Stan Wawrinka, and Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova. The competition has been opened to the top six WTA ranking-qualified nations, the top five ATP ranking-qualified countries, and the top five combined entry countries at the Tennis world Cup.
Based on the rankings announced on this day, the last two nations (one ATP and one combined entry) will be invited to the tournament on Monday, November 21.
“The playing group is tremendously thrilled about the Tennis world Cup, as seen by the high caliber and quality of players who have committed to the tournament.” “We are thrilled with the quality and breadth of the teams, and we anticipate many fascinating matchups and plenty of entertaining tennis,” said United Cup Tournament Director Stephen Farrow.
“The Tennis world Cup also marks the return of international tennis to Brisbane and Perth, and we know the fans can’t wait to get their hands on all of the action,” says a spokesperson. All three cities will be thrilled to watch the world’s finest players gather and compete side by side as we kick off the tennis season in Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney.”
“Having the world’s finest women’s and men’s players compete alongside one another at the first United Cup gives a unique platform for showing our commitment to working together to take our sport to new heights,” stated Steve Simon, WTA Chairman & CEO. It’s a fantastic way to kick off what’s likely to be an amazing 2023, and we’re looking forward to seeing our young and veteran performers display their ability in this unique format.”
“The scene is set for an amazing inaugural edition of Tennis world Cup,” stated Ross Hutchins, ATP Chief Tour Officer. This tournament makes a significant statement for our sport by bringing together the greatest men’s and women’s players as teammates. Today’s draw emphasizes the exciting competition, matchups, and stories that our fans can expect as we begin the 2023 season.”
The Tennis world Cup, an ATP-WTA tournament organized in collaboration with Tennis Australia, provides USD $15 million in prize money as well as up to 500 Pepperstone ATP and 500 WTA Rankings points.
From December 29 to January 4, Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney will each host two groups of three nations participating in a round-robin style. Each tie consists of two men’s, two women’s, and one mixed doubles match.
The champions of each group will face off, with the city winners progressing to the United Cup Final Four in Sydney, which will take place from January 6 to 8. The quartet will be completed by the next highest performing team from the group stages.
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