United Cup 2024: Preview, teams, schedule & how to watch
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Great Britain’s top stars set their sight on Perth, Australia as the United Cup prepares to kickstart the 2024 season for a second year running. Here’s everything you need to know.
When is the United Cup 2024?
The tournament is set to take place from Friday 29 December to Sunday 7 January.
Great Britain are slated to meet home side, Australia, on opening day at 9:00 GMT to kick-off their campaign in Perth before going head-to-head with the USA on Sunday 31 December at 2:00.
How to watch the United Cup 2024?
All matches from the United Cup 2024 will be streamed via Tennis TV and Tennis Channel International.
Format for the United Cup 2024
This year the United Cup will be following a best of three matches format, with each tie including one men’s singles rubber, one women’s, and one doubles.
Six players were selected to represent Great Britain and take on hosts Australia and reigning champions USA in a considerably stacked Group C, including Katie Boulter, Cam Norrie, Dan Evans, Neal Skupski, Fran Jones, and Maia Lumsden.
Boulter is set to mark her debut after capturing a record-extending year. The 27-year-old reached a career high of 50 after earning her first WTA title at the Rothesay Open Nottingham in an all-British final.
Boulter is set to reignite her partnership with Norrie with whom she successfully overcame tennis superstars Serena Williams and Frances Tiafoe at the Hopman Cup in 2019.
Norrie, ranked world No.18, returns to the lineup after playing a key role in helping Great Britain to the Sydney City Finals in January. The British No.1 won all three of his encounters, earning his first scalp over Rafael Nadal to top Group D.
Evans will rejoin compatriot Norrie in making a second appearance at the tournament, having contributed to his team’s 4-1 trouncing over Spain in the group stages last year.
The 33-year-old also captured personal successes this year, reigning supreme in Washington to earn his first career ATP 500 title.
Meanwhile, 23-year-old Jones’ call-up signified a significant career milestone as she prepares for what could be her maiden appearance representing Great Britian on the international stage.
Last season Jones achieved a career-high of world No.149 and has won a total six titles on the ITF circuit since turning professional in 2017.
Australia & USA team selections
Both nations have announced star-studded lineups, with Australia’s Alex de Minaur and the USA’s Jessica Pegula to be among the players in contention.
Alex de Minaur (world No.13)
Ajla Tomljanovic (world No.33)
John Millman (world No.217)
Storm Hunter (world No.157)
Matthew Ebden (doubles: world No.6)
Ellen Perez (doubles: world No.24)
Taylor Fritz (world No.10)
Jessica Pegula (world No.4)
Denis Kudla (world No.183)
Alycia Parks (world No.54)
Rajeev Ram (doubles: world No.7)
|Desirae Krawczyk (doubles: world No.11)