BNP Paribas World Team Cup 2023: Preview, format, draw & how to watch
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As the world’s best wheelchair tennis players come together for the BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Portugal, find out everything you need to know about this year’s event, who’s playing and how you can watch at home.
What is the World Team Cup?
Following regional qualifiers across the world, 44 teams from 25 countries head to the finals event to compete for the title of world team champions.
There are four events taking place – men’s, women’s, quad and junior – with nations finishing with an overall position amongst all the competing teams. Teams can gain direct entry into next year’s competition by finishing:
- Men’s: 1-10
- Women’s: 1-8
- Quad: 1-6
- Juniors: 1-4
When is the World Team Cup 2023?
The 2023 World Team Cup gets underway from Monday 1 May through to finals day on Sunday 7 May.
How to watch the World Team Cup 2023?
Coverage of this year’s World Team Cup will be available to watch live on the ITF YouTube channel, which we will also host on the LTA website, and on Tennis Channel.
What is the draw & schedule for the World Team Cup 2023?
Each event begins in a round-robin pool format, with the top teams in each group progressing to a knockout semi-final and then eventually, the final.
- Men’s draw – four pools of four nations (top teams progress)
- Women’s draw – four pools of three nations (top teams progress)
- Quad draw – two pools of four nations (top two teams progress)
- Junior draw – two pools of four nations (top two teams progress)
The draws were made on Sunday 30 April:
- Men's team drawn in Group B with Poland, Brazil and Chile
- GB women to face France, Germany and Brazil in Group C
- Junior squad will take on Netherlands, Belgium and France in Group B
Where is the World Team Cup being held?
The World Team Cup will once again take place at Vilamoura Tennis and Padel Academy in Portugal. This is the first time a nation has hosted the World Team Cup in successive years since 1991.
Which British players have been selected for the World Team Cup 2023?
This year, Great Britain will compete in the men’s, women’s and junior events – with the quad team having lost out in regional qualifiers.
The Brits will boast one of their strongest men’s teams in recent history, aiming to bid for a third World Team Cup title. Current singles and doubles world No.1 Alfie Hewett heads up the squad alongside 22-time Grand Slam champion Gordon Reid and junior US Open title winner, Ben Bartram.
Britain’s junior team will also be looking to complete their hat-trick of titles at this year’s World Team Cup. Bolton Indoor ITF2 champion and junior world No.2 Joshua Johns is joined by fellow stars, Ruben Harris and Oliver Cox in a competitive British team.
Which other countries are competing at the World Team Cup?
Check out the full list of teams competing alongside the Brits in the men’s women’s and junior events:
Men’s: Netherlands, Spain, Japan, USA, Great Britain, Malaysia, Israel, Argentina, Chile, South Africa, Morocco (Q), Brazil (Q), Sri Lanka (Q), France (Q), Portugal (WC), Poland (WC).
Women’s: Japan, Netherlands, USA, France, Great Britain, Germany, Brazil, Nigeria (Q), Chile (Q), China, P.R. (Q), Switzerland (Q).
Juniors: Australia, Great Britain, Netherlands, France, Argentina (WC), Belgium (WC), Brazil (WC), USA (WC).