The Australian summer of tennis will kick off with a brand new addition – the United Cup. Sydney, Brisbane and Perth will co-host the tournament which sees nations face off in a mixed event. Tennis world is ready to welcome a new year with a brand new and exciting team competition-based event in Australia. This article contains schedule, venue, live stream and seed list of the upcoming United Cup 2023.
What is the format of the United Cup?
The United Cup is a new mixed tennis tournament, played in a team competition format.
18 nations – comprising up to four men and four women – will face off to be crowned inaugural champions.
Countries have been split into six pools of three teams.
Teams will play five matches per tie – two men’s singles, two women’s singles and one mixed doubles match – in the round-robin stage.
The winners of each group will face the other group winners in their city in the quarter-finals.
The champions from each city – along with the best-ranked losing nation – will head to Sydney to compete in the semi-finals and the final.
United Cup 2023 is an upcoming brand-new exotic tennis competition, thanks to the co-operation of ATP and WTA. It is a mixed gender tennis tournament that will serve as the inauguration point of 2023 ATP and WTA Tour calendar.
The upcoming United Cup will be running for over a week in Australia. It will be held in two stages. During the initial or group stage, 18 different countries will compete against each other to secure a spot at the playoff.
A total of 150 professional tennis players are ready to compete in the event. Representing their home country, these professionals are the top seeds of each nations. They will be playing to grab a share of the massive $15 million prize pool.
In addition to the lucrative prize size, the event will also feature a good sum of ATP and WTA ranking points for international standings. Each players will be able to earn up to 500 points to rack their standings up.
When will the event begin?
- Date: Thursday, December 29, 2022.
- Time: 09:30 p.m. ET.
The inaugural iteration of United Cup 2023 is slated to begin this Thursday of December 29th. The first match of the event will begin at 09:40 p.m. ET. The event will run of 12 straight days.
United Cup 2023 Schedule:
The official schedule of United Cup’s 2023 run is listed below –
|December 29, 2023 – January 3, 2023||Group Stage|
|January 4, 2023||Knockout Stage|
|January 6, 2023 – January 7, 2023||Semifinal|
|January 8, 2023||Final|
Where to Watch the event on TV?
- Channel 9 – Australia
- Tennis Channel – United States
- TSN – Canada
Channel 9 will be the official live broadcast partner of United Cup 2023 in Australia. While the event will be telecast via Tennis Channel in the United States. TSN (RDS in some area) will be the live distributor of the event in Canada.
Where to Live Stream United Cup 2023?
- Tennis TV
As the definitive international digital distributor of ATP and WTA tennis events, Tennis TV will provide an online live stream of the United Cup 2023 internationally. However, the Australian sports media Channel 9’s digital platform 9Now will be the exclusive distributor of the event there.
Where will the event be held?
- Venue: Pat Rafter Arena, RAC Arena, Ken Rosewell Arena
- Location: Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Australia
United Cup 2023 will be hosted via three different venues located in three different parts of Australia. Each venue will be used to accomplish two different group’s games during the group stage. Brisbane’s Pat Rafter Arena will host the group B and E games. RAC Arena in Perth will host games of group A and F. While group C and D games will be hosted in the Ken Rosewell Arena, located in Sydney.
United Cup 2023 Top Seeds:
Around 150 experts from 18 countries will be partaking in the Forthcoming Joined Cup 2023. They are the highest level proficient tennis players of their separate nations. Rundown of the favorite rundown with their addressing nations at the Unified Cup 2023 is enrolled underneath –
|Nation||Top Seed (ATP)||Top Seed (WTA)|
|Greece||Stefanos Tsitsipas||Maria Sakkari|
|Poland||Hubert Hurkacz||Iga Świątek|
|United States||Taylor Fritz||Jessica Pegula|
|Spain||Rafael Nadal||Paula Badosa|
|Italy||Matteo Berrettini||Martina Trevisan|
|France||Arthur Rinderknech||Caroline Garcia|
|Australia||Alex de Minaur||Ajla Tomljanović|
|Croatia||Borna Ćorić||Petra Martić|
|Switzerland||Stan Wawrinka||Belinda Bencic|
|Germany||Alexander Zverev||Laura Siegemund|
|Brazil||Thiago Monteiro||Beatriz Haddad Maia|
|Belgium||David Goffin||Elise Mertens|
|Czech Republic||Jiří Lehečka||Petra Kvitová|
|Great Britain||Cameron Norrie||Harriet Dart|
|Argentina||Francisco Cerúndolo||Nadia Podoroska|
|Norway||Casper Ruud||Ulrikke Eikeri|
|Bulgaria||Grigor Dimitrov||Viktoriya Tomova|
|Kazakhstan||Alexander Bublik||Yulia Putintseva|