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Sydney snags ATP Cup tournament… after government splashes out on tennis centre roof

Luke Grant

Sydney has secured the hosting rights for the inaugural 24-team ATP Cup finals in January 2020.

More than 100 players from 24 nations will compete in the tournament which is expected to inject $36.5 million into the local economy.

But it comes after Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced a $50-million upgrade of the Ken Rosewall Arena at Sydney Olympic Park to include a canopy roof.

Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres tells Luke Grant they wouldn’t have been able to snag the hosting rights if they didn’t commit to including a roof.

“There’s no doubt that world tennis wanted to see a bigger tournament with a stronger focus on Sydney, but our infrastructure was letting us down.”

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