Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari join forces for Greece at Australia’s new United Cup

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Greek tennis stars, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari, have confirmed they will join forces for Greece at Australia’s new mixed United Cup event on December 29.

The Greek team, which has been handed the No.1 seed for the United Cup, will also include Michail Pervolarakis, Stefanos Sakellaridis, Petros Tsitsipas, Despina Papamichail, Valentini Grammatikopoulou and Sapfo Sakellaridi.

They will join Australia, Poland, the United States, Spain, Italy and France as the top six seeds in the 18-team event, which will be played in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

World No.1 Iga Swiatek will lead the Polish squad, whilst 22-time slam winner Rafael Nadal will join the Spanish charge.

Nick Kyrgios, Alex de Minaur and Ajla Tomljanovic will lead a star-studded Australian team at the inaugural event this summer.

Nick Kyrgios will play in the Australian team.

“We are delighted with the depth and breadth of the teams, and we can look forward to many exciting match ups and lots of entertaining tennis,” United Cup Tournament Director, Stephen Farrow, said this morning.

The United Cup, an ATP-WTA event presented in partnership with Tennis Australia, offers USD $15 million in prize money and up to 500 Pepperstone ATP and 500 WTA rankings points.

Brisbane, Perth and Sydney will each host two groups of three countries competing in a round-robin format from December 29 to January 4. Each tie comprises two men’s and two women’s singles matches and one mixed doubles match.

The winners of each group will play off, with the city winners advancing to the United Cup Final Four in Sydney, to be played from 6 to 8 January. The next best performing team from the group stages will complete the quartet.

The official draw will be held later today to reveal the city where each team will play this summer. 

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