Men’s Tour chief Chris Kermode has rejected suggestions of an ATP “land grab” when launching a new $US15 million ($A21 million) team competition to start in Australia in January 2020.

Details of the ATP Cup, as it will be known, were revealed at a news conference at London’s O2 Arena on Thursday where Kermode was joined by Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley and world No.1 Novak Djokovic.

The new event, seen as a threat to the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) revamped Davis Cup, which will start with an 18-nation finals in Madrid next November, will take place over 10 days in three Australian cities.

The six-week gap between the two competitions was earlier this year labelled “insane” by Kermode, and on Wednesday Djokovic suggested it would result in “two average events”.

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