The likes of Emma Raducanu, Andy Murray and Cameron Norrie will be able to team up for Great Britain next year in a new annual ATP and WTA mixed tournament which will allow men and women to represent their countries together.
Millions of pounds of prize money will be on offer for those playing in the competition. The United Cup will be held in various cities across Australia before the Australian Open in January. It will replace the male-only ATP Cup as the curtain-raiser to the season.
This is regarded as a major step forward for the sport which until now has been strangely hesitant to make the most of the mixed format. The only opportunities for men and women to be on the same