How to watch 2020 ATP Cup in Australia

The ATP Cup will pit national teams against each other in a round-robin format featuring singles and doubles.

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The new ATP Cup tennis tournament replaces the traditional Sydney International, Brisbane International and Hopman Cup events that previously opened the new tennis season in Australia. The tournaments in Adelaide, Auckland and Qatar are still going ahead as normal.

You can catch the ATP Cup on Channel 9 or with a Tennis TV subscription.

When is the 2020 ATP Cup?

The 2020 ATP Cup is being held from 3 January to 12 January in Australia. It will involve round-robin matches until quarter-finals and semi-finals and the final will decide the winner.

How to watch the 2020 ATP Cup in Australia

The Nine Network has secured the rights to broadcast the ATP Cup in Australia. It makes sense for Nine, which last year secured the rights to the Australian Open from Channel 7. You can also watch the inaugural event if you have a subscription to Tennis TV. Read on to find out more.

How to watch the 2020 ATP Cup on Channel 9

The Nine Network will be showing the ATP Cup on both its 9 and 9HD channels. It all gets underway from 10am AEDT on 3 January. It will also be broadcast on streaming service 9Now, which is showing every match on every court for the entire tournament.

How to watch the 2020 ATP Cup on Tennis TV

If you are a tennis nut, the official Tennis TV service could be a great option for you. You can subscribe for $19.99/month or pay $149.99 for an annual pass.

Streaming in HD and with no commercials, you can watch Tennis TV on a range of devices, including a Samsung Smart TV, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and Android TV. You can also watch it on any Mac or PC, on your phone, iPad or Android Tablet, or on an Xbox One or PlayStation 4.

Tennis TV also has a range of features, including full replays and classic matches, notifications on your favourite players and real-time stats.

What is the ATP Cup?

The ATP Cup is a new men's teams tournament being held by the ATP Tour in conjunction with Tennis Australia. It will feature 24 countries selected using the ATP rankings. It involves singles and doubles matches and provides ATP rankings points for both.

Also read: 2020 ATP & WTA tennis calendar

Where is the ATP Cup?

The group stages for the first ATP Cup are being held in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. The final will be held in Sydney.

Who is playing in the ATP Cup?

The vast majority of the world's best male players have committed to the tournament, with the notable exception of Roger Federer. Spaniard Rafael Nadal and Serbia's Novak Djokovic, number 1 and 2 in the rankings respectively, are competing. Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas are also among the big names.

For Australia, Alex de Minaur and Nick Kyrgios have confirmed their participation. Australia's campaign begins against Germany in Brisbane 3 January at 5:30pm (AEDT). You can find the full ATP Cup schedule here.

What is the format of the ATP Cup?

The 24 teams are split into six groups of four. The six group winners plus the two highest runners-up will make the quarter-finals. From there it is a knockout tournament through to the semi-finals and final.

Each tie will consist of two singles and one doubles match. The first team to two points wins. Each team may have up to five players. A player can feature in singles and doubles.

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