LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28, 2021 –Tennis Channel will again be the exclusive U.S. home of the ATP Cup, which plans to feature the top players in men’s tennis, live December 31 through January 9. The tournament-of-nations competition gets underway in Australia Friday, Dec. 31, at 6 p.m. ET, when Spain takes on Chile. The United States, which did not participate in the tournament last year, will take on Canada Saturday, Jan. 1, at 6 p.m. ET.
Taking place at Ken Rosewall Arena and Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, the 2022 ATP Cup consists of 16 nations: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Britain, Canada, Chile, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Norway, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Spain and the United States. Arranged in round-robin pools of four, every country will play the others in its group, with winners competing in the semifinals and final. Head-to-head competition is determined by the winners of two singles and one doubles match, with two victories necessary for a win.
Tennis Channel will show 50 live hours of ATP Cup play live on television this year, and another 50 hours of encore competition. Telecasts typically take place at 6 p.m. ET and 1:30 a.m. ET (complete schedule below). The network will show ATP Cup matches and other events as part of its “Center Court” coverage. All competition at the 2022 ATP Cup will be available live and on-demand on Tennis Channel Plus, the network’s subscription streaming service.
The United States team is comprised of: Taylor Fritz, John Isner, Brandon Nakashima, Rajeev Ram and Austin Krajicek. The Americans will play Canada, Germany and Britain in the group stage (https://www.atpcup.com/en/news/atp-cup-2022-schedule-released).
Serbia won the first ATP Cup tournament, defeating Spain in the final in 2020. In 2021 Russia won the event’s second cup over Italy in the championship.
Former players Paul Annacone (@paul_annacone) and Taylor Townsend (@TaylorTownsend) will offer analysis during Tennis Channel’s coverage of the 2022 ATP Cup, alongside announcers Jason Goodall (@Jason_Goodall) – also a former player – and Russ Thaler (@RussThaler).
Date Time (ET) Event
Friday, Dec. 31 6:00 p.m., 1:30 a.m. Group Stage
Saturday, Jan. 1 6:00 p.m., 1:30 a.m. Group Stage
Sunday, Jan. 2 6:00 p.m., 1:30 a.m. Group Stage
Monday, Jan. 3 6:00 p.m., 1:30 a.m. Group Stage
Tuesday, Jan. 4 6:00 p.m., 1:30 a.m. Group Stage
Wednesday, Jan. 5 6:00 p.m., 1:30 a.m. Group Stage
Thursday, Jan. 6 1:30 a.m. Semifinal
Friday, Jan. 7 9 p.m. Semifinal
Sunday, Jan. 9 1:30 a.m. Final
*“Center Court” live coverage windows of multiple tournaments, including the ATP Cup. All ATP Cup matches can be streamed live and on-demand on Tennis Channel Plus. Updated Tennis Channel and Tennis Channel Plus schedules can be found on Tennis.com.