Novak Djokovic heading to Perth for United Cup 2024

  • United Cup draw sees mixed teams from Serbia, Poland and Australia lead line-up for the Perth leg of the tournament this summer
  • Top players including Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek confirmedfor WA
  • United Cup tickets on sale from Wednesday 25 October

The world’s best tennis players will unite in Western Australia this summer to compete side by side at the United Cup, which returns to Perth this December.

The United Cup Official Draw was live streamed to the world today as it revealed who is playing across host cities Perth and Sydney, which kicks off from 29 December 2023.

In huge news for WA, current men’s world number 1 Novak Djokovic and current women’s world number 2 Iga Swiatek will team up to represent Serbia and Poland respectively, as well as local stars Alex de Minaur and Ajla Tomljanovic to represent Australia.

Perth will host top-ranked players from Serbia, Poland, Australia, the United States, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Spain and China and the Women’s Tennis Association, with all matches to be played at RAC Arena over six action packed days.

Tickets will go on sale from 5.00pm local time Wednesday, 25 October.

Sydney and Perth will each host nine teams – three groups of three countries – who will compete in a round robin format for AUD $15 million in prize money, plus 500 ATP and WTA world ranking points.

The event’s new-look format will see each tie include one men’s singles, one women’s singles, and one mixed doubles match.

Group winners and the best runner up in each city will advance to the quarterfinals. The quarterfinals in Perth will be played on 3 January 2024.

Winners of each quarterfinal, will then progress to the semifinals and finals – to be held in Sydney from 6-7 January 2024.

For ticket sales and more information, visit the United Cup website

Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Rita Saffioti:

“Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek are some of the world’s most famous and best tennis players, and we cannot wait to welcome them to play in Perth this summer, plus of course, our Aussie stars led by Alex de Minaur and Ajla Tomljanovic.

“Last year’s inaugural United Cup injected millions into the WA economy and we are thrilled to see the event return this year, to drive out-of-state visitation to WA and to give the local community an opportunity to see some of the world’s best tennis action at RAC Arena.

“Events like the United Cup elevate WA’s reputation as a world-leading host of major sporting and cultural events and showcase our beautiful State on a global stage.”

As stated by Sports and Recreation Minister David Templeman:

“We know Western Australians love their tennis, so we expect a strong turnout from the community, to get a chance to see tennis superstars up close and personal.

“With many Western Australians enjoying their Christmas break at this time of year, it’s the perfect opportunity to head out for the day or evening with the family or friends to see some world-class tennis right here in Perth.”

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