The first edition of the ATP Cup will bring together the best national teams in the world according to the ranking of the best ranked player in each country. It is announced to be a more important and attractive competition than the previous version of the Davis Cup.
The tournament takes place in three major Australian cities (Brisbane, Sydney and Perth), from January 3 to 12, 2019.
Australia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Russia, Austria, Germany, Greece, Japan, Italy, France, Belgium, Croatia, Argentina, Georgia, South Africa, USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Chile, Poland, Uruguay, Moldova , Norway.
Moldova will be part of Group C, along with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Bulgaria. The matches of our group will be played in Sydney.
The qualification of our team is the undeniable merit of Radu Albot. Due to this year's ranking of the best Moldovan player of all time, Moldova obtained one of the five outstanding places for qualification.
The ATP Cup, the successor of the World Cup in teams, will bring together 24 nations at the start, the matches to be disputed in three Australian cities, between 3 and 12 January 2020, a few days before the start of the Australian Open, the total prizes put into play rising. at $ 15 million.
In addition to the cash prizes, the ATP Cup will provide players and points in the ATP standings, which is an important advantage over the upcoming Davis Cup, which will take place in 2019 after a new format with 18 participating teams, matches to be contested for a long time. for a week, this month, in Madrid.
The first edition of the ATP Cup will include a group stage, in which the 24 participants will be divided into six groups of four teams, at the end of which the best eight teams will qualify in the phase of direct elimination.
Each match will consist of two singles and one doubles matches, and each team may consist of up to five players.
The winners will be rewarded with 750 points, so the ATP Cup will be in this respect after the Grand Slam tournaments (2,000 points for the winner) and the Masters category (1,000 points), but before the other tournaments in the professional circuit.
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