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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-06-2017, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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Hopman Cup 2018

Federer/Bencic confirmed.

Would like to see some new pairings that are a bit different this year like Brown/Lisicki, Gulbis/Ostapenko, Khachanov/Sharapova, Kyrgios/Barty, Stepanek/Kvitova (!) etc. The pairings last year were really stale and made the whole competition quite boring (apart from the Federer hype).
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Re: Hopman Cup 2018

id rather sabine play tournaments that can actually help her ranking so she can skip this. but yeah, some new teams would be nice. i can only imagine what an ostapenko/gulbis team would be like but i doubt ernie would have any interest in this event.and keep stepanek away from petra
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Re: Hopman Cup 2018

I loved the event this year, so much light-hearted fun.

Federer/Bencic is a great pairing. Anyone else thinks she looks a little bit like a younger Mirka?

Would definitely be interested in the Khachanov (to see him in such an environment) /Pova and Gulbis/Ostapenko pairings.

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Re: Hopman Cup 2018

Sascha / Angie would be great.

Sascha Zverev

Rudi Molleker

Daniel Altmaier
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Sascha / Angie would be great.
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Sascha Zverev

Rudi Molleker

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Wow, that's some coup! Kokkinakis will work well in this tournament, interesting no Kyrgios but I guess Brisbane must be paying him a good appearance fee. Was hoping for someone like Barty with good doubles prowess but Gavrilova seems to like the competition so as the highest ranked Aussie, deserves the spot.
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Re: Hopman Cup 2018

Anyone have any idea of some other pairings.
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Re: Hopman Cup 2018

^I think the other teams and playing schedule will be announced in October

VERDASCO ~ KOKKINAKIS ~ MILLMAN ~ BOLT ~ DEL POTRO
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Re: Hopman Cup 2018

Field:
1. Federer/Bencic
2. Khachanov/Kuznetsova
3. Vandeghewe/ Sock
4. Zverev/ Kerber
5. Gavrilova/Kokkinakis
6. Osaka/Sugita
7. Goffin/Mertens
8. Pospisil/ Bouchard

Awesome field!! I guess my only disappointment is we don't have a good Croatian team but I couldn't have hoped for a better field, especially after last year. This is going to be a great tournament.
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Re: Hopman Cup 2018

The only bad teams there are Japan and Canada, so 6/8 ain't bad

VERDASCO ~ KOKKINAKIS ~ MILLMAN ~ BOLT ~ DEL POTRO
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The only bad teams there are Japan and Canada, so 6/8 ain't bad
Even Canada is a high profile team which will be fun to watch. I reckon they would have offered Nishikori a massive appearance fee as they really want to promote the "Asia- Pacific" region but he probably won't be fit enough so they used that money to get Goffin. Sugita isn't terrible though. Nishioka would have been a brave, but maybe wiser choice.
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Re: Hopman Cup 2018

Great field

Sascha Zverev

Rudi Molleker

Daniel Altmaier

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