The 25-second countdown, designed to hurry up play, was first used on the Subsequent Gen ATP Finals in Milan in 2017 and was adopted on the final two Grand Slams, final yr’s U.S. Open and this yr’s Australian Open. The ATP introduced the choice whereas rolling out its calendar for 2020 — a yr that can begin with the inaugural ATP Cup, a crew occasion that can launch the season. Three Australian cities — Sydney, Brisbane, and one extra metropolis but to be introduced — will host the 10-day occasion held at the side of Tennis Australia and that includes rating factors and $15 million in prize cash. Video – Djokovic: I’ve received goosebumps! Djokovic salutes followers outdoors Eurosport studio06:42 To accommodate the brand new occasion, the ATP 250 event in Pune, India might be moved to after the Australian Open. Adelaide will host an ATP event beginning on Jan. 13 — the primary time it has hosted one since 2008. The ATP stated there would even be an open utility course of for a 250 grasscourt occasion in Europe to happen the week earlier than Wimbledon, at the moment held in Antalya, Turkey.