The official tournament draw for the inaugural ATP Cup (3-12 January 2020) was held at the Sydney Opera House on Monday.
The 19 countries that already qualified were each assigned to one of six groups and host cities – Brisbane, Perth and Sydney. Ken Rosewall, John Newcombe, Patrick Rafter and Lleyton Hewitt took part in the ceremony for the event, which will provide a spectacular launch of the 2020 ATP Tour season.
Top seed Serbia, led by world no.1 Novak Djokovic, will play at the Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane in Group A with France, South Africa and one more country that will qualify on the second entry deadline of 13 November.
Every member of the Top 10 in the ATP Rankings, and 27 of the Top 30, are committed to feature at the 24-country ATP Cup based on the ranking of their no.1 singles player.
Eight countries that win through the group stages in the three Australian cities will then play at the ATP Cup Final Eight in Sydney, which will feature quarter-finals over two days, semi-finals and a final. Each tie is comprised of two singles and one doubles match.