The transfer got here after the announcement final week that the ATP Cup, a three way partnership between Tennis Australia and the ATP, was being changed by a mixed-sex $15 million occasion that includes groups from 18 nations to kick off the 2023 season.
The choices mirror a rising cooperation between the lads’s and girls’s excursions and the ITF which have moved in direction of streamlining the governance of the sport for the reason that COVID disaster disrupted the 2020 season.
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“Our focus is at all times on creating the very best experiences for our followers and gamers,” ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi stated in a press release.
“Delivering compelling worldwide group competitions that dovetail with the year-round calendar and proceed to innovate is an important a part of that.
“The Davis Cup has an extremely wealthy historical past and we’re excited to see this necessary new alliance drive the occasion ahead from 2023.”
This yr’s Davis Cup Finals concerned 16 nations competing in 4 teams throughout Bologna, Glasgow, Hamburg and Valencia. The knockout levels can be held in November in Malaga.
The occasion, which was began in 1900, was revamped from a standard “dwelling and away tie” format three years in the past after the ITF did a profitable take care of Spanish funding group Kosmos.
The ATP Cup, which was seen as a rival to that event, ran for 3 years with large prize cash and high-profile names however failed to draw crowds and struggled with logistical challenges through the COVID disaster.
ITF President David Haggerty stated the alliance with the ATP would strengthen the significance of group competitors and the Davis Cup’s “distinctive position in elite males’s skilled tennis”.