Western Australia Minister for Tourism Paul Papalia
Perth To Host New ATP Cup In 2020
Victor P Taffa
- World-class nation-versus-nation ATP teams tournament expected to attract interstate and international visitors and generate significant media coverage
- Event will ensure best possible international tennis and players in Perth each summer
- High-calibre players from top 24 nations to compete for rankings and points
Perth will host some of the world’s best tennis players as part of the new nation-versus-nation Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Cup teams’ event from January 2020.
“All eyes will be on Perth when the new ATP Cup launches the global tennis season each year. With 750 ATP ranking points and approximately $A22 Million in prize money, the ATP Cup is guaranteed to attract the best international tennis and players to Perth every summer.” Minister for Tourism Paul Papalia said.
“Tennis holds a special place in the hearts of many Western Australia people, myself included, and this new event will ensure we build on that tradition and provide fans with more opportunities to experience world-class tennis in Perth.”
Joining Sydney and Brisbane, Perth is 1 of 3 cities to host the new competition which is set to attract more than 100 of the world’s best male tennis players.
ATP Cup will be second only to the 4 Grand Slam tournaments and will see the world’s top players compete for 750 highly coveted ATP ranking points and $A22 Million in prize money.
ATP Cup will involve players from 24 nations. The Perth group stages will feature at least 2 of the top 6 players in the world, and 4 of the top 12. RAC Arena will host the Perth event, which will feature 12 sessions played over 6 days.
State Government, through Tourism WA, has secured the event for Western Australia for 6 years.
Event holder, Tennis Australia, expects it to attract interstate and international visitors and generate significant global media coverage.
In addition to launching the ATP Cup, Tennis Australia is also exploring the potential for a high-quality professional international women’s tennis event to join the program in Perth in the future.