Great Britain will face Spain and Australia in the new mixed team United Cup next month… but they’ll be without young star Emma Raducanu, who is set to play a regular tour event instead
- Great Britain will face Spain and hosts Australia at the United Cup next month
- Britain’s two leading men Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans have signed up
- Harriet Dart and Katie Swan will also be involved for Great Britain in the event
- Emma Raducanu has not entered and is set to play a regular tour event instead
Great Britain will face Spain and hosts Australia at the new mixed team United Cup next month but will again be without Emma Raducanu.
The event sees the ATP and WTA Tours come together, with each tie comprising two men’s singles matches, two women’s singles and one mixed doubles.
Raducanu, who is sitting out this week’s Billie Jean King Cup Finals through injury, has not entered and is set to play a regular tour event instead.
Emma Raducanu will not participate in the mixed team United Cup in Australia next month
Britain star Cameron Norrie is one of the players who’s signed up for the tournament
Britain’s two leading men, Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans, have signed up and are joined by Harriet Dart, Katie Swan and doubles specialist Jonny O’Mara. Jan Choinski, Anna Brogan and junior Ella McDonald will offer back-up.
Britain’s group matches will take place in Sydney, with other groups based in Perth and Brisbane.
World number one Carlos Alcaraz is not in the Spain line-up but they can boast three top-20 players in Rafael Nadal, Pablo Carreno Busta and Paula Badosa and will be favourites to progress to the semi-finals while Nick Kyrgios heads the Australian line-up.
Serbia are not among the 16 teams so far confirmed, with Novak Djokovic waiting to find out whether his ban from entering Australia will be lifted, while Canada are also notable absentees along with Russia and Belarus, who are ineligible.
The United Cup runs from December 29 to January 8.
World No. 98 Harriet Dart will be one of the women’s players participating for Great Britain
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