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16 November 2018
Tennis Australia CEO, Craig Tiley Tennis Australia CEO, Craig Tiley

Australian Open organisers are confident a change in dates and the introduction of the ATP Cup won't dilute the popularity of the year's first grand slam.

The 2020 Open will begin a week later than usual on January 20 after the team tournament, which will run over 10 days from January 3, was unveiled in London overnight.

The ATP and Tennis Australia revealed the $US15 million ($A20.6 million) event will be hosted in three, yet to be decided, Australian host cities as the curtain-raiser to the Open.

In a radical overhaul of the Australian summer calendar, the team showpiece could sound the death knell for the Sydney and Brisbane International men's events and also put in doubt the Hopman Cup in Perth.

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