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ATP Cup Silverware Unveiled at Kangaroo Point

20 December 2019

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Saturday 21 December 2019
 

ATP Cup Silverware Unveiled at Kangaroo Point

 
Australian young gun Alex de Minaur had the nation’s first look at the silverware for the newest tournament in world tennis, the ATP Cup, today.
 
The trophy was unveiled at Kangaroo Point in Brisbane by ATP Cup Tournament Director Tom Larner, marking just 12 days until the inaugural event begins from 3 to 12 January 2020.
 
The bespoke trophy design is both a tribute to tennis’ past and a celebration of its future.
 
The traditional trophy shape is a nod to the history of the sport and its contemporary blades are symbolic of the ATP Cup’s innovation and new format.
 
Larner said the ATP Cup would be a highly sought-after piece of silverware.
 
“The ATP Cup has attracted the best male players from the world’s top 24 countries, and this is the trophy they’ll be playing for,” Larner said.
 
“Players have embraced this new team competition and we can’t think of a better way to kick start the Australian summer of tennis.”
 
De Minaur, who will represent Australia alongside Nick Kyrgios, John Millman, John Peers, Chris Guccione and captain Lleyton Hewitt, said he was looking forward to competing at the first edition of the ATP Cup.
 
“The Aussies are pumped to be starting the season in Brisbane and standing here in front of the ATP Cup, seeing the trophy up close for the first time, really brings to life what we are playing for in just a couple of weeks’ time,” he said.
 
The ATP Cup boasts a symmetrical design consisting of 24 blades that represent the 24 participating countries. Three sections of blades interlock into each other and encompass a silver stem that holds a uniquely crafted glass globe adorned with silver caps.
 
The globe appears in the shape of the two hemispheres of a tennis ball and also represents the ATP Cup’s global reach.
 
The trophy’s wooden base is hand made from native Banksia hardwood and is finished with natural materials to create a darkened surface finish.
 
ABC Bullion ATP Cup 2019

The ATP Cup has been designed and created by ABC Bullion, makers of the Melbourne Cup and The Australian Open Norman Brookes Challenge Cup (the winners’ trophy for men’s singles match).
 
“With Australia hosting the inaugural ATP Cup it is only appropriate the trophy is made in Australia and from Australian silver,” Darren May of ABC Bullion said.
 
“It has been a true team effort to produce this team’s trophy in Australia – from the local miners, to the designers, fabricators and refinery workers.”  
 
ABC Bullion is also the proud manufacturer of the runner up trophy and medallions for the Final Eight.
 
The ATP Cup will tour the country, travelling to Perth next before heading to Sydney.
 
ATP Cup – Trophy Fast Facts

  • Made in Australia from locally sourced materials
  • Contains more than six kilograms of silver, hand-blown glass and native banksia hardwood
  • A team of six have dedicated more than 320 hours to designing and producing the ATP Cup
  • Stands 50 centimetres tall
  • Weighs 6kg
  • As well as the ATP Cup, ABC Bullion are responsible for producing the Melbourne Cup and Norman Brookes Challenge Cup.
 
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About the ATP Cup
The ATP Cup is an annual 24-country team competition featuring AUD $22 million prize money and a maximum of 750 singles and 250 doubles ATP Rankings points. The ATP Cup is staged in partnership with Tennis Australia. The ATP Cup will begin the new season and in 2020 will run from 3 to 12 January. The tournament will be played over six days in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney. The eight surviving teams will advance to the Final Eight in Sydney.
All tickets including hospitality, packages and single session tickets are on sale. Tickets via www.ATPCup.com.
 
The ATP Cup is supported by official Host City partners, Tourism and Events Queensland and Brisbane Marketing, Tourism WA and Destination NSW.
 
For further media information please contact:
Harriet Rendle, Tennis Australia, hrendle@tennis.com.au, 0432 001 249