Queensland Tennis Centre, Tennyson to Host ATP Cup and Brisbane International Beginning 2020

Beginning 2020, the Brisbane International — an annual professional tennis tournament held at the Queensland Tennis Centre in Tennyson — will have a new format, as Brisbane secures the rights to the all-new ATP Cup.

The best international players will continue coming back to Brisbane every year and draw local and international fans with the introduction of the new ATP Cup men’s team competition. Featuring teams from 24 countries, the ATP Cup will be played over ten days in the lead to the Australian Open across three cities: Brisbane, Sydney, and a yet to be named third Australian city.

Alongside the ATP Cup men’s team event, the Brisbane International will continue as an elite women’s competition. Brisbane will host key preliminary rounds of the new men’s team competition with the finals to be held in Sydney.

“The iconic Brisbane International attracts tens of thousands of visitors and injects close to $10 million into the state’s economy each year,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

“The ATP Cup will have a bigger international following ensuring we continue to attract tennis fans from around the country and the world to Brisbane to cheer on their favourite players.

“On top of that, the Brisbane International will continue to host the world’s best female players at Tennyson which will be the only women’s tennis event in Australia that week which means we’ll see the best action on court right here in Brisbane,” the Premier said.

The new ATP Cup is expected to attract more high-profile players from around the globe with more prize money and higher ranking points.

“In 2020, the Brisbane International will continue to grow with the world’s best male tennis players beginning their season in Brisbane in the all new ATP Cup which will see the players teaming up to represent their country for a share in 750 ATP Ranking points and $15m USD in prize money,” Tennis Australia Head of Major Events – Cameron Pearson said

The ATP Cup is scheduled to begin in 3 January 2020.