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It’s official – the groups for the 2024 United Cup have been announced. For those who are unfamiliar with this event, it’s the only mixed-gender team event of the season. And it’s always great fun to watch the ATP/WTA players representing their countries Down Under. Of course, this also shows that the United Cup takes place in Australia, just in case you haven’t tuned in to watch the action before.
As for when the United Cup is set to unfold, this event will be held in December/January as part of the build-up towards the first Grand Slam of the year – the 2024 Australian Open. This means that the players involved don’t get much of a Christmas or New Year break. But then again, they get to compete in a fun event which helps them sharpen up for the Australian swing.
This is always an exciting part of the season, and the United Cup kicks off the year in style. As for the 2024 United Cup groups, that’s exactly what I will be talking about today, especially since the groups have been announced within the last 24/48 hours, at the time of writing. So if you are eager to see how the United Cup 2024 is shaping up, let me share the exciting details with you now.
Groups for 2024 United Cup – overview of groups, teams, and players
In case you haven’t yet checked out the format for the 2024 United Cup, I’d better start with that before running through the groups. Specifically, this event will begin on December 29th, 2023, and it will reach its conclusion on January 7th, 2024. This time around, the event is set to be divided into two locations – Sydney and Perth. And since the United Cup has six groups in total, this means that each location has been assigned three groups. Within these three groups, there are three teams, each of whom will play one another to see who progresses to the latter stages of the competition.
To be even more specific, Perth is hosting Groups A, C, and E in 2024. This means that Sydney is hosting Groups B, D, and F. Furthermore, given the countries who are involved in the 2024 United Cup, huge names like Novak Djokovic, Iga Swiatek, Jessica Pegula, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Casper Ruud, and many others are headlining the tournament next year. Needless to say, it’s an event you won’t want to miss.
However, to break things down even further, I’d like to give you a run-through of the groups in each location.
Perth – United Cup 2024 groups
As you now know, Perth is one of two Australian cities that is hosting the 2024 United Cup. And with three groups due to play here, things are looking rather promising for fans of the event. As for the breakdown of these three groups, I’ve given the exact list below:
- WTA TBC
- United States
- Great Britain
- Czech Republic
Sydney – 2024 United Cup groups
Much like Perth, Sydney is hosting three groups for the United Cup 2024 as well. Within these three groups, there are three countries that compete against one another. As for the exact groups and the designated countries, please see the shortlist right here:
- ATP TBC
What to expect from these United Cup 2024 groups
If you’ve watched the United Cup in previous years, this section might contain information that you are familiar with. But if you are not a ‘United Cup regular’, so to speak, this should give you some insight into what to expect. On that note, the 2024 United Cup consists of 18 teams split into the six groups that I’ve just highlighted above. In the initial round-robin matches, there is one men’s singles match, one women’s singles match, and one mixed doubles match to decide the fixture.
As for who progresses through the knockout stage of the 2024 United Cup, it’s the countries that win the group and the best runner-up who makes it. This format for the games continues from the quarter-final stage through the finals too. And when all is said and done, we will know which of these countries are the official 2024 United Cup champions. Speaking of which, the United States won the first edition of the United Cup in this format, so they are the defending champions.
Yet based on the 2024 United Cup groups, they’ve been given a very tough draw with both Great Britain and Australia to play. But whatever happens, this will be a fun event to watch!
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