Agnieszka Radwanska, Tim Henman and Gisela Dulko are among the many high-profile names to affix an all-star line-up of previous and present tennis champions to captain groups on the inaugural United Cup.
The United Cup is a brand new annual blended crew occasion, performed throughout three Australian cities – Brisbane, Perth and Sydney, set to launch the worldwide tennis season from Thursday 29 December.
In Brisbane, former World No. 2 Radwanska will captain Workforce Poland in Group B, led by World No.1 Iga Swiatek and World No. 10 Hubert Hurkacz.
In Perth, former World No. 1 doubles participant and Australian Open 2011 doubles champion Dulko will lead Workforce Argentina, who’re drawn towards Croatia and France in Group F.
In Sydney, Tim Henman, who impressed a British tennis revival within the Nineties by changing into the primary Briton to succeed in the lads’s semi-finals at Wimbledon in 25 years, will captain Workforce Nice Britain, which incorporates World No. 14 Cameron Norrie, Daniel Evans and Harriet Dart.
Dwelling favourites Australia can even be in Sydney, and might be captained by former World No. 1 and two-time Grand Slam champion Lleyton Hewitt and former World No. 4 and a number of Grand Slam champion Sam Stosur in Group D.
Stosur is one in every of a number of high-profile “enjoying captains” to function on the United Cup.
United Cup 2023 Workforce Captains
Pat Rafter Enviornment in Brisbane, RAC Enviornment in Perth and Ken Rosewall Enviornment in Sydney will host the United Cup group stage from Thursday 29 December to Wednesday 4 January 2023.
Every host metropolis will function two teams of three nations, competing in a round-robin format.
Every tie will comprise two males’s and two ladies’s singles matches and one blended doubles match to be performed throughout two days.
Group winners in every metropolis will play off for one in every of three semi-final spots.
Three Metropolis Champions will advance to the United Cup Ultimate 4 in Sydney to be performed at Ken Rosewall Enviornment from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 January. The subsequent finest performing crew from the group stage will full the quartet.
Group stage tickets for adults begin from $40 and from $20 for kids 14 years and underneath. Household passes (two adults and two kids) begin from $100.
The United Cup, an ATP-WTA occasion offered in partnership with Tennis Australia, provides USD $15 million in prize cash in addition to as much as 500 Pepperstone ATP and 500 WTA rankings factors.
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