Bengaluru/London — Perth has been chosen as the third city to host the inaugural ATP Cup in January 2020, signalling an end to the Hopman Cup international mixed team event that has been hosted by the Western Australian city for the past 31 years. Sydney and Brisbane were announced as other ATP Cup host cities in January, with Sydney hosting the knockout rounds and final. “The ATP Cup will launch the global tennis season for the men,” Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley said at the Perth Arena on Thursday. “Four of the top 12 male players, and eight of the top 24 will play in Perth, with 24 teams competing across three cities — Perth, Brisbane, and Sydney.” The ATP Cup will have 750 ranking points and $22m in prize money up for grabs. The event leaves no room in the revamped tennis calendar for the Hopman Cup, which is popular with players and has traditionally served as a warm-up for the Australian Open, the year’s first Grand Slam. Paul McNamee, founder of the Hopman Cup and a four-t...

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