Sydney and Brisbane will be just two of three host cities at next January’s inaugural ATP Cup, with more than a hundred players competing for A22m (12.3m).

The ultimate of the 24-nation occurrence, carrying 750 ranking points, will soon be in Sydney having another venue to be chosen.

ITF president David Haggerty states that the tournament could amalgamate with a revived Davis Cup later on.

The WTA can be discussing”exciting fresh notions for women’s tennis” with Tennis Australia.

The organisation’s leader Craig Tiley said:”We desire more players rewarded, even more opportunities for these, more opportunities for fans to get to see them and more worldwide exposure to the sport.”

The current Davis Cup format has been discredited and substituted through an 18-nation Globe Cup-style event to be held in Madrid in November 20-19.