There are new updates about the World Team Cup that is likely to come back in the ATP calendar after being removed from it in 2012. According to what journalist Michal Samulski wrote, as per Courier Mail, the new inaugural format event would take place in the first week of January from 2019 or 2020, involving best players from 24 nations.
At the moment, Australia the first country to host the event, and the federation is already working to bring the tournament in one of the cities.
According to some sources of months ago, there could be 1,000 Rankings points at stake and prize money, which would attract a lot of top players.
In the last years Tennis Australia has been making some big investments, signing a three-year deal with Andy Murray to start the season in the DownUnder region plus bringing Rafael Nadal in Brisbane for two years in a row (this year he didn't play due to injury).
Roger Federer also played in Brisbane in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
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ATP plans to have its own World Team Cup from 2019 or 2020 in the first week of January involving best players from 24 nations.
Tennis Australia is in discussion with ATP to organize this event in one of the Australian cities (source Courier Mail). — Michal Samulski (@MichalSamulski) 3 gennaio 2018