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Hopman Cup XXIII -- January 2011

Pairings so far:

Australia – Alicia Molik and Lleyton Hewitt
Belgium – Justine Henin and Steve Darcis
Britain - Laura Robson and Andy Murray
France – Kristina Mladenovic and Gael Monfils
Italy – Francesca Schiavone and Potito Starace
Kazakhstan – Yaroslava Shvedova and Andrey Golubev
Serbia – Ana Ivanovic and Novak Djokovic
USASerena Williams? and John Isner

final team (UK) announced on 12OCT10

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Actually, a rather impressive list so far (if they all show up). Five Six Grand Slam champions sprinkled amongst the other talent.

Despite this being an exhibition, I rather enjoy it and hope we'll get some decent coverage (TV or streams).

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Re: Hopman Cup XXIII -- January 2011

I dont think Monfils will show. He is always injured the week before the AO. Henin will pull out. The rest will play
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Re: Hopman Cup XXIII -- January 2011

Surprised X-man wasn't asked to play given his recent form.

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But he lost 23 times against you.
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Re: Hopman Cup XXIII -- January 2011

I love this event! (there are 6 Grand Slam singles champs on the list actually) It would be great if Justine and Serena would both play the event.

I was hoping to see the British team again. I don't usually like Murray too much, but I really liked his partnership with Laura Robson, who acquitted herself well here last year.
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I love this event! (there are 6 Grand Slam singles champs on the list actually) It would be great if Justine and Serena would both play the event.

I was hoping to see the British team again. I don't usually like Murray too much, but I really liked his partnership with Laura Robson, who acquitted herself well here last year.
justine wont play. Doesnt give to hoots about the fans. Will come up with an injury excuse just like she did in Sydney this year.
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Re: Hopman Cup XXIII -- January 2011

Spain won't defend?

excellent list so far
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I love this event! (there are 6 Grand Slam singles champs on the list actually) It would be great if Justine and Serena would both play the event.


I keep forgetting Ana won RG back in '08. I'm not a huge fan of the WTA. But like you hope that both Justine and Serena play. Although I definitely not a fan, Serena is, without doubt, a fantastic doubles player and she and John will make a formidable pair.

I had thought Serena might ask for either Bob Bryan or Andy Roddick to play...as if (god forbid) they might practice some for the '12 Olympics. I don't know that she's "declared" in or out or who she might play with.

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I was hoping to see the British team again. I don't usually like Murray too much, but I really liked his partnership with Laura Robson, who acquitted herself well here last year.
Ditto. I was actually quite impressed with Robson and even Murray came off as likable.

And...here's hoping Spain indeed makes an entry although I doubt Sanchez/Robredo would be their pair.

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I keep forgetting Ana won RG back in '08. I'm not a huge fan of the WTA. But like you hope that both Justine and Serena play. Although I definitely not a fan, Serena is, without doubt, a fantastic doubles player and she and John will make a formidable pair.

I had thought Serena might ask for either Bob Bryan or Andy Roddick to play...as if (god forbid) they might practice some for the '12 Olympics. I don't know that she's "declared" in or out or who she might play with.

Ditto. I was actually quite impressed with Robson and even Murray came off as likable.

And...here's hoping Spain indeed makes an entry although I doubt Sanchez/Robredo would be their pair.



Andy defo wont play (brisbane)...if Spain do indeed come, Robredo will play.
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Surprised X-man wasn't asked to play given his recent form.
No need to, just an exho.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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No need to, just an exho.

come on ..gotta love them aussie exhos!!
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come on ..gotta love them aussie exhos!!
No, it's an exho and that's all it is. Gives players some time before the AO, it serves a purpose but it's not special.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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No, it's an exho and that's all it is. Gives players some time before the AO, it serves a purpose but it's not special.

The tour comes down under once a year. Imo they are extremely important. If only the quality of play was better at kooyong though.
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Re: Hopman Cup XXIII -- January 2011

Ana & Nole - SWEET!!! and Justine as well, that's good enough for me.

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Re: Hopman Cup XXIII -- January 2011

Andy Murray & Laura Robson are coming back for Great Britain.

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