ATP Cup is a men’s International tennis tournament between the competing nations and will be held between 1 to 5 February 2021. The ATP Cup 2021 is the second edition of the tournament and will take place in Melbourne over five days. The event features teams from 12 countries.
At the time of the announcement which was on 1 July 2018, the tournament was named as World Team Cup similar to the World Team Cup that took place from 1978 to 2012. On November 15, the ATP with Tennis Australia renamed the tournament to ATP Cup with 24 teams playing in preparation for the Australian Open.
For the first time at an ATP event, on-court coaching will be allowed for the team member, the team captain and a player's individual coach.
Australia is the host country. The tournament will take place only at Melbourne (as opposed to Sydney, Perth and Brisbane in 2020), due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 12 teams are divided into four groups of three each that will play a round-robin format. The winners from each group will qualify for the semifinals.
Based on the ATP Rankings of it’s No.1 ranked single players in September, the first 18 countries qualified for the ATP Cup. After Roger Federer withdrew from the tournament, Switzerland was withdrawn from the qualifying list. Host country, Australia got a wild card. In November, based on ATP Rankings, the final six teams got qualified.
The winning team gets a total prize money of AU$ 22 million or US $ 15 million. A player that remains undefeated throughout the tournament will earn 750 ATP ranking points while a doubles would win a maximum of 250 points.
ATP Cup groups (Seeding) and players
Group A [Brisbane]
|Serbia||Novak Djokovic, Dusan Lajovic|
|France||Gael Monfils, Benoit Paire|
|South Africa||Kevin Anderson, Lloyd Harris|
|Chile||Cristian Garin, Nicolas Jarry|
Group B [Perth]
|Spain||Rafael Nadal, Roberto Bautista Agut|
|Japan||Yoshihito Nishioka, Go Soeda|
|Georgia||Nikoloz Basilashvili, Aleksandre Metreveli|
|Uruguay||Pablo Cuevas, Martin Cuevas|
Group C [Sydney]
|Belgium||David Goffin, Steve Darcis|
|Great Britain||Daniel Evans, Cameron Norrie|
|Bulgaria||Grigor Dimitrov, Dimitar Kuzmanov|
|Moldova||Radu Albot, Alexander Cozbinov|
Group D [Perth]
|Russia||Daniil Medvedev, Karen Khachanov|
|Italy||Fabio Fognini, Stefano Travaglia|
|United States||John Isner, Taylor Fritz|
|Norway||Casper Ruud, Viktor Durasovic|
Group E [Sydney]
|Austria||Dominic Thiem, Dennis Novak|
|Croatia||Borna Coric, Marin Cilic|
|Argentina||Diego Schwartzman, Guido Pella|
|Poland||Hubert Hurkacz, Kamil Majchrzak|
Group F [Brisbane]
|Germany||Alexander Zverev, Jan-Lenard Struff|
|Greece||Stefanos Tsitsipas, Michail Pervolarakis|
|Canada||Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime|
|Australia||Alex de Minaur, Nick Kyrgios|