This week the ATP officially launched the ATP Cup Standings where tennis fans will have insight into which countries and players may compete at the inaugural 24-nation ATP Cup in Australia next January. Serbia and Spain currently occupy the top two spots in the inaugural ATP Cup Standings, which are based on the ATP Ranking position of a country’s top ranked-singles player. Novak Djokovic currently holds the top spot in the ATP Rankings with 12,355 points, while Rafael Nadal is in second place on 7,945 points.
The provisional ATP Cup Standings are for illustrative purposes only, providing fans with an indication as to which players and teams are currently in contention to compete at the inaugural event in January 2020. Player/team participation will be subject to each player’s commitment to enter by the event’s two entry deadlines of 13 September (first 18 teams), or 13 November (remaining 6 teams).
The ATP Cup Standings will update each Monday that new ATP Rankings are released, giving fans weekly guidance on the teams and players most likely to be part of the blockbuster ATP Tour season opener from 3-12 January 2020.
To appear on the ATP Cup Standings a country must have at least two players with an ATP singles ranking and at least one other player with a singles or doubles ranking. A country may have up to five players. If a team has five players, at least three must have an ATP Singles ranking. If less than five players, a team must have at least two players with an ATP Singles ranking. The Standings enable fans to click and expand each selected country and see which players are leading the charge to represent their nation at the inaugural event. The tournament will be hosted at Perth's RAC Arena, Brisbane's Pat Rafter Arena and the Ken Rosewall Arena at Sydney Olympic Park, where the venue will undergo a $50.5 million redevelopment. Sydney has secured the knockout stages of the tournament through 2022.
You can view the current ATP Cup Standings by clicking here.