ARE YOU EXCITED FOR ANOTHER ACTION-PACKED SUMMER OF TENNIS?
Following on from the success of its first edition last year, the 2024 United cup will be back bigger and better with team USA looking to defend their title against a star-studded line up.
This year’s edition will be headlined by the inclusions of 24-time grand slam champion Novak Djokovic and reigning women’s French open champion, Iga Swiatek. Swiatek, who will lead Poland with world number 11 Hubert Hurkacz, will start the tournament as favourites. They are followed by Greek superstars Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari who are the second seeds, with reigning champions USA rounding out the top three.
An outside chance to go deep and potentially win is team Germany, who are led by former world number 2 Alexander Zverev and former women’s number 1 Angelique Kerber. One of the stories of the tournament will be whether Kerber can return to form after a 15-month pregnancy layoff.
Australian hopes will be spearheaded by the inform Alex De Minaur and the returning Alja Tomljanovic. A breakout year for De Minaur has seen his ranking rise to as high as 11th. Tomlljanovic who herself had reached a career high 32 in the rankings, has been out for most of the season and will be looking to use the United Cup as a springboard into the 2024 season. If both can get going, Australia can be a serious threat to go deep into the tournament. They will be supported by Storm Hunter, Matt Ebden and John Millman.
In a new look, this year’s tournament will only be played in two cities with three groups playing in Perth and three in Sydney. It will act as great preparation for this year’s Australian Open which starts in mid-January.
The new layout will make for five days of action-packed tennis in both cities. This will allow spectators to see plenty of their favourite players from different countries around the world.
The group stage will take place from the 29th of December and conclude on the 5th of January. Once the group stage is finished, the finals will all be played in Sydney at the iconic Ken Rosewall Arena. The semi-finals will take place on the 7th of January and the final on the 9th.
You wouldn’t want to miss out this year. To find out more about the United Cup you can head to https://www.unitedcup.com/en/.
Alternatively, you can purchase tickets for the Sydney group matches and the finals, by heading to 2024 United Cup Tennis