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Hopman Cup XXIII -- January 2011

Angle Queen
10-02-2010, 05:23 AM
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
USA – Serena Williams? and John Isner

final team (UK) announced on 12OCT10

Citation (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/tennis/09/30/hopman.cup.schiavone.ap/index.html)
Final Citation (http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5i3EyzjzSCzwL2UrDHF33ssJy4e6A?docId=4814881)

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).

.-Federers_Mate-.
10-02-2010, 06:13 AM
I dont think Monfils will show. He is always injured the week before the AO. Henin will pull out. The rest will play

Ibracadabra
10-02-2010, 08:23 AM
Surprised X-man wasn't asked to play given his recent form.

hellgod
10-02-2010, 10:51 AM
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.

.-Federers_Mate-.
10-02-2010, 11:20 AM
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.

Labamba
10-02-2010, 10:13 PM
Spain won't defend?

excellent list so far :cool:

Angle Queen
10-03-2010, 01:24 AM
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.:o

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.

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.

.-Federers_Mate-.
10-03-2010, 06:35 AM
:o

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.

Action Jackson
10-03-2010, 06:43 AM
Surprised X-man wasn't asked to play given his recent form.

No need to, just an exho.

.-Federers_Mate-.
10-03-2010, 06:47 AM
No need to, just an exho.


come on :D..gotta love them aussie exhos!!

Action Jackson
10-03-2010, 06:50 AM
come on :D..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.

.-Federers_Mate-.
10-03-2010, 07:11 AM
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.

coonster14
10-03-2010, 11:45 AM
Ana & Nole - SWEET!!! :p and Justine as well, that's good enough for me.

dinkulpus
10-09-2010, 10:56 PM
Ana :smooch::smooch::smooch:
I heard that Bulgaria can play here :rolleyes:

~EMiLiTA~
10-13-2010, 05:33 AM
Andy Murray & Laura Robson are coming back for Great Britain.

Sick lineup :rocker2:

Angle Queen
10-15-2010, 04:06 AM
Andy Murray & Laura Robson are coming back for Great Britain.

Sick lineup :rocker2:Thanks for the update on the final pairing.

Should be a fun and interesting event.

gjr
10-18-2010, 10:02 AM
Draw was made today

Group A
Serbia
Belgium
Australia
Kazakhstan

Group B
USA
GB
France
Italy

dinkulpus
11-24-2010, 09:54 AM
Аna :hearts::hearts::hearts:

Baghdatis#1
11-25-2010, 07:25 PM
Serena out...So this means either she will be replaced (by Oudin or Mattek-Sands most likely), or that USA will withdraw completely and someone else (Russia, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Argentina) will play :)

Angle Queen
11-25-2010, 08:43 PM
Serena out...Sad...but oh so predictable.

KarlyM
11-28-2010, 10:47 PM
Serena's replacement is Mattek-Sands.
http://hopmancup.com/?id=103&NewsId=360

USA is now unseeded - GB moves up to #2 seed, Belgium to #3, Italy to #4. The groups however remain the same.

Labamba
12-09-2010, 03:31 PM
Ruben Bemelmans will replace the injured Steve Darcis for Belgium

KarlyM
12-13-2010, 03:13 PM
Monfils has been replaced by Mahut.
http://hopmancup.com/?id=103&newsid=362

Take a wild guess who Mahut will have to face first... :lol:

Labamba
12-14-2010, 02:07 PM
:D the rematch...

Via
12-28-2010, 07:53 AM
what's up with hopman cup.. ?? abc no longer showing it and it goes to ten ?!!! and they only show it at night :(

krystlel
12-28-2010, 12:23 PM
what's up with hopman cup.. ?? abc no longer showing it and it goes to ten ?!!! and they only show it at night :(
Channel 10 showing tennis... Has this ever happened in the history of tennis?

Anyway, it sounds like just the opposite. ABC never showed night matches, and only showed day matches instead. I think I prefer to see the night matches, since I will be home from work.

clare2904
12-29-2010, 08:40 PM
Hello. Anyone know if British Eurosport are showing the Hopman Cup? I believe they did last year but i cannot find anything on their schedule.

Ta

myrt
01-03-2011, 03:59 PM
Tennis channel really dropped the ball this year...think I'm going to drop them from my cable coverage. Absolutely one sided coverage. Thank God for livestream. What happened to Shevdova? I see that Sesil K. is now on schedule for Kaz.

KarlyM
01-03-2011, 11:00 PM
^ Knee injury.
http://www.tennis.com/articles/templates/news.aspx?articleid=9505&zoneid=25

simplet
01-05-2011, 07:25 PM
Bah, no commentary on Hopman Cup?

Poor Murray, Mladenovic was just too big for him today :sad: