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Why doesn't Nadal ever play Hopman Cup?

It seems like all high profile players play/used to play it.

Federer won it with Martina Hingis


Nole already confirmed his participation (with Ivanovic) for next year
Murray is also playing (with Laura Robson)

Hewitt is playing as always.

So why does Nadal always miss it? IMO it's a fun event where you don't need to try to play your best and it would be HUGE for the tournament if Rafa (reigning US Open champ ) participated instead of killing himself in masters events in Doha and such.
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Re: Why doesn't Nadal ever play Hopman Cup?

Can we have a poll with some silly options?
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Can we have a poll with some silly options?
No. It's a legitimate thread and poll isn't warranted.
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Re: Why doesn't Nadal ever play Hopman Cup?

Why should Rafa play when this is Robredo's play yard??
In there he's beating the likes of Murray or Federer
He's won it twice already

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There is no masters in Doha.
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Re: Why doesn't Nadal ever play Hopman Cup?

picking one's ass in mixed doubles in front of a lady is just not on.
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Re: Why doesn't Nadal ever play Hopman Cup?

I hope he does play it one year, I'd like to see him in mixed doubles, perhaps with Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez
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they don't pay him enough.

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Re: Why doesn't Nadal ever play Hopman Cup?

Robredo is too much of a Hopman legend

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No Spanish team at all this year.

Missed a chance for Nadal there.
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Re: Why doesn't Nadal ever play Hopman Cup?

Rafa + Maria Jose would be a great team. Maybe Suarez Navarro, although she has been struggling recently (he once said his favorite player on the women's tour was Carla).

Federer + Schnyder , so much talent on one side of the court.
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Rafa + Maria Jose would be a great team. Maybe Suarez Navarro, although she has been struggling recently (he once said his favorite player on the women's tour was Carla).

Federer + Schnyder , so much talent on one side of the court.
I actually recall Rafa saying Henin was his favorite WTA player to watch, but she's not Spanish

Maria Jose would be a great partner as she's a doubles specialist. Perhaps she could carry Rafa to victory
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I actually recall Rafa saying Henin was his favorite WTA player to watch, but she's not Spanish

Maria Jose would be a great partner as she's a doubles specialist. Perhaps she could carry Rafa to victory
I know that , but that was when Justine was still playing (her first career). He mentioned Carla after one of her deep runs at a Grand Slam, maybe the AO 2009.

But not surprising, Carla's game has many similarities to Justine
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