Tennis stars from 16 countries will compete in the third edition of the ATP Cup, to be broadcast live on Channel 9 and 9Gem, and with every point of every match streaming live and free on 9Now from 10.00am Saturday, January 1.
The teams tournament, hosted by James Bracey and Roz Kelly, will put individual rivalries aside to play for national pride and the newest international trophy in men’s tennis.
Serbia will lead Group A, which also includes Norway, Chile and Spain.
Defending champions Russia have drawn Group B, alongside Italy, Austria and host country Australia. World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev will be looking to go back-to-back with Russia after defeating Italy in the final to win the ATP Cup in 2021.
Australia has qualified via a host wildcard, with our top male player, Alex de Minaur, leading the team. He will be joined by James Duckworth, Max Purcell, John Peers and Luke Saville.
Reigning Nitto ATP Finals champion, Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medallist and world No.3 Alexander Zverev heads up Germany in Group C, which also includes Canada, Great Britain and USA.
And in Group D, Greece, led by world No.4 Stefanos Tsitsipas, will face up against Poland, Argentina and Georgia.
In the ATP Cup each country is represented by five players, with each tie comprising two singles matches and one doubles match.
Nine’s tennis coverage in early January doesn’t stop there. During the ATP Cup, a nine-day event, the Adelaide International and Melbourne Summer Set will also be played – followed by a new tournament, the Sydney Tennis Classic. And after that huge lead-up feast comes the first Grand Slam tournament of the year: the 2022 Australian Open.
You can catch all the action across Channel 9, 9Gem, 9Go! and 9Now.
Sydney 10.00am LIVE on Channel 9, 9Gem and 9Now
Melbourne 10.00am LIVE on Channel 9, 9Gem and 9Now
Brisbane 9.00am LIVE on Channel 9, 9Gem and 9Now
Adelaide 9.30am LIVE on Channel 9, 9Gem and 9Now
Perth 7.00am LIVE on Channel 9, 9Gem and 9Now