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ATP Cup ATP Cup Frequently Asked Questions

Updated12/7/2021 2:53:00 AM

What is the ATP Cup?
The ATP Cup is an annual country teams competition staged in Australia by Tennis Australia in partnership with ATP.

When will the 2022 event be played?
Running 1-9 January, ATP Cup will be staged in the first week of the 2022 ATP Tour season. The 2022 tournament will feature a 16-team field and be hosted across two venues in Sydney – Ken Rosewall Arena and the Qudos Bank Arena – both at Sydney Olympic Park.

What is the format of the 2022 event?
The 2022 ATP Cup will feature a 16-team field with four groups of four teams. The winners of each group will advance to the semi-finals.

When will the draw and schedule be released?
The entry list and draw will be made 7 December in Australia, when the 16 countries will be allocated to the four groups. Participating players will be known at this time. The schedule will also be released 7 December.

When will tickets go on sale?
Pre-sale tickets went on sale 9 December at 12 noon AEDT, with full public sale set to open 10 December at 12 noon AEDT.

How do entries work?
The top-placed countries in the ATP Cup Standings gain acceptance into the event based on the singles FedEx ATP Ranking and entry of the country’s No. 1 singles player at the entry deadline. Host country Australia will be granted a wild card into the event if it doesn't gain acceptance based on the ranking of its No. 1 singles player.

A minimum of three ATP-ranked players, including two members with singles FedEx ATP Rankings points, are required for a country to be eligible to qualify.

Rankings to be used for entries are the FedEx ATP Rankings. A Protected Ranking can be used to enter provided the player’s Protected Ranking is valid through the entry deadline. Protected Ranking will not be used for team seeding.

What are the ATP Cup Standings?
The ATP Cup Standings is a provisional entry list for the ATP Cup, ordered by the FedEx ATP Ranking (or Protected Ranking) of a country's highest-ranked singles player. ATP Cup Standings also show which players within each country would qualify for a place in their country’s team, subject to player entry rules.

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How many players will be in each team?
Competing teams will have a maximum of five players - three selected based on singles FedEx ATP Ranking, with fourth and fifth position decided by best (singles or doubles) ranking. Teams with less than five players will have their third and fourth (if applicable) player(s) decided by best (singles or doubles) ranking.

What points and prize money are on offer?
The 2022 ATP Cup will feature US$10 million prizemoney and award a maximum of 750 FedEx ATP Rankings points in singles and 250 in doubles.

What is the format?
Each tie will be comprised of two singles matches and one doubles match. The country that wins two matches will win the tie. Singles will be best-of-three tie-break sets. Doubles will feature No-Ad scoring and a Match Tie-break in lieu of a third set.

What is the order of play?
There is a day session and an evening session each day. The No. 2 players will play first in each tie, followed by the No. 1 players, with the doubles to follow. All doubles matches will be played regardless of whether the tie is decided after the two singles matches, except if the final is decided after the two singles matches. In that event, the doubles will not be played.

Is on-court coaching allowed?
Yes. Coaching will be permitted by the team captain, the competing player’s individual coach or fellow player team members. Coaching advice is not limited to changeovers and set breaks, but it shall not interfere with the speed of play.

Can a player play singles and doubles?
Yes. The team captain decides who plays doubles. The on-site FedEx ATP Ranking order must be respected for singles matches. For example, the No. 1-ranked player on a team based on on-site FedEx ATP Rankings at the start of the competition cannot play No. 2 singles. Protected Ranking will be considered the official ranking for line-up position.

*All the above information is subject to change by the ATP rules and regulations.