Players, groups, host cities: Everything you always wanted to know about the 2024 United Cup (but never had time to find out)

The second edition of the United Cup will kick off the new season at the start of the Australian hard-court swing. Here is everything you need to know about the 2024 edition of the tournament as things stand right now

Iga Swiatek and Jessica Pegula Iga Swiatek and Jessica Pegula shake hands at the 2023 United Cup (Imago/Panoramic)

when is the 2024 united cup?

The 2024 United Cup will take place between Friday December 29, 2023 and Sunday January 7, 2024.

what is the united cup?

The United Cup is a mixed men’s and women’s national team competition. It is the first and only tournament of this kind since the Hopman Cup. The United Cup is a ground-breaking event in tennis, as it is a joint venture between the WTA and the ATP – a first for the sport. Points are awarded equally to both men and women from their prospective tours.

who are the defending champions at the 2024 united cup?

The United States are the defending champions. The US team beat Italy 4-0 in the final, with Jessica Pegula, Madison Keys, Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe all delivering straight sets singles wins to hand the US a clean-sweep victory at the inaugural edition of the event.

what is the structure/format of the 2024 united cup?

The 2024 United Cup sees 18 teams split into six groups of three teams, competing in a round-robin format.

Perth’s RAC Arena and Sydney’s Ken Rosewall Arena will each host three groups – meaning nine countries overall in each city. The official draw on Monday 23 October will reveal where each country will start their season.

Each team can have up to six members – a maximum of three ATP players and three WTA players.

Each tie between countries will consist of one men’s singles match, one women’s singles match, and a mixed doubles match.

The singles matches will be played by the country’s No.1 men’s and women’s singles players that enter the competition.

Once all group ties are played, the six countries topping their respective groups cement their place in the quarterfinals.

The two remaining quarterfinal spots are awarded to the best-performed group runner-up team from each city.

who will be playing at the 2024 united cup?

Iga Swiatek and Hubert Hurkacz will lead the United Cup action for Poland in Perth. Novak Djokovic and recent Next Gen Finals champion, Hamad Medjedovic, will lead the action for Serbia.

Greece are led by Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari, while Fritz and Pegula lead defending champions USA. Adrian Mannarino and Caroline Garcia will be the leading players for Team France, Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova and rising young talent Jiri Lehecka lead the Czech Republic, while Auger-Aliassime teams up with Leylah Fernandez for Canada.

Other big-name players include Ajla Tomljanovic and Alex De Minaur for hosts Australia, Donna Vekic, Qinwen Zheng, Casper Ruud and Alexander Zverev (who leads Team Germany with the returning Angelique Kerber.)

what is the draw for the 2024 united cup?

The draw for the 2024 United Cup has taken place. The groups are as below.

Group A

Group C
United States
Great Britain

Group E
Czech Republic

Group B

Group D

Group F

Are tickets on sale for the 2024 United Cup?

Tickets for the 2024 United Cup are on sale. You can buy them online.

where will the united cup be held?

The group stages and quarter-finals will be split between Sydney and Perth, with three of the six groups in Sydney while the other three are in Perth.

The semi-finals and final will both be held in Sydney.

when was the first united cup?

The first edition of the United Cup took place in 2023. The 2024 United Cup will mark the tournament’s second edition, with a few alterations having been made from the year before.

One central change is that the tournament will be split across two cities, instead of three, with the Brisbane International returning to Brisbane instead of the United Cup.

Is the 2024 united cup on social media?

Yes! You can follow all the updates from the tournament on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and YouTube.

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