Tennis Channel Broadcast Schedule for the ATP Cup January 2-12
Complete Live Coverage as Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic are Among
25 of World’s Top 30 Singles Stars Competing in New Tournament of Nations
U.S. Team Faces Norway, Russia and Italy in Group Play;
Newly Minted Spanish Davis Cup Champion will Attempt Holiday Double
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2019 – Tennis Channel and Tennis Channel Plus will welcome the 2020 season with complete live coverage of the new ATP Cup, a tournament-of-nations battle that features the United States and 23 other countries in Australia Jan. 2-12. Including all-time greats Rafael Nadal of Spain and Novak Djokovic of Serbia, 25 of the world’s top 30 singles players will compete in an inaugural clash for worldwide recognition. The action gets underway Thursday, Jan. 2, at 5:30 p.m. ET with a 16-and-a-half-hour ATP Cup telecast on the network and streaming matches on Tennis Channel Plus.
In all, Tennis Channel will air more than 100 hours of live ATP Cup coverage on television during the 11-day event, with another 50 hours of encores (complete schedule is below). Subscribers to streaming-service Tennis Channel Plus will be able to watch matches on-demand, and live during select television windows.
Hosted in the Australian cities of Brisbane, Perth and Sydney, the first ATP Cup will feature national teams of three-to-five players each. Countries are grouped into six groups of four, with each squad guaranteed three matches against each of the others in its group. Group winners and two second-place teams will advance to the quarterfinals, with the event progressing under a single-elimination format at that point until one champion remains.
Live 2020 ATP Cup Coverage Between Tennis Channel and Tennis Channel Plus
Date Time (ET) Event
Thursday, Jan. 2 5:30 p.m.-10 a.m. Group Stage
Friday, Jan. 3 5:30 p.m.-10 a.m. Group Stage
Saturday, Jan. 4 5:30 p.m.-10 a.m. Group Stage
Sunday, Jan. 5 5:30 p.m.-10 a.m. Group Stage
Monday, Jan. 6 5:30 p.m.-10 a.m. Group Stage
Tuesday, Jan. 7 5:30 p.m.-10 a.m. Group Stage
Wednesday, Jan. 8 5:30 p.m.-7 a.m. Quarterfinals
Thursday, Jan. 9 5:30 p.m.-7 a.m. Quarterfinals
Friday, Jan. 10 5:30 p.m.-7 a.m. Semifinals
Sunday, Jan. 12 1:30 a.m.-7 a.m. Final