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Cool Hopman Cup XX: 29 Dec 2007 - 4 Jan 2008 (Perth, Aus)

I guess there will be a Hopman Cup forum later on, but for the moment I thought I'd just post this news here..

Hopman Serves Up World's Best Ranked Team
28 August 2007

Tournament Director Paul McNamee today announced that “the best ranked team in the world was coming to Perth”. Men’s world number 3 Novak Djokovic and women’s number 3 Jelena Jankovic have accepted the invitation and will represent Serbia at this year’s International Mixed Teams’ Hyundai Hopman Cup.

“The Serbs are the hottest country in world tennis this year so it is a real coup to get them together for the 20th anniversary of the Hopman Cup.”

Novak Djokovic rose to the number three ranking highlight at the Montreal Masters where he defeated the world’s number 3, 2, and 1 ranked players becoming only the second player to defeat both world number 1 Roger Federer, world number two Rafael Nadal as well as Andy Roddick the then number 3.

Jelena Jankovic rose to the number three ranking after wins in Auckland, Charleston, Rome & Birmingham and a semi final appearance at Roland Garros. She was also the winner of the Mixed Doubles title at Wimbledon with Scot Jamie Murray.

Hyundai Hopman Cup XX, to be held from 29 December 2007 to 4 January 2008, is the Official Mixed Teams Competition of the ITF.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SRB)
Pronounced: DJO-ko-vich
Birthdate: 22-May-87
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Height: 6'2'' (187 cm)
Turned Pro: 2003

Current ATP Ranking – Singles: 3

SINGLES HIGHLIGHTS 2007:

Winner: Adelaide, ATP Masters Series Miami, ATP Masters Series Canada, Estoril
Final: ATP Masters Series Indian Wells
Semifinal: Rotterdam, Roland Garros, and Wimbledon
Quarterfinal: Dubai, ATP Masters Series Hamburg, and ATP Masters Series Rome

JELENA JANKOVIC (SRB)
Pronounced: YELL-e-nuh YAN-ko-vich
Residence: Belgrade, Serbia
Date of Birth: February 28, 1985
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Height: 5'9 1/2'' (1.77 m)
Status Pro: 2000

Current WTA Ranking: 3

SINGLES HIGHLIGHTS 2007:

Winner: Auckland, Charleston, Rome, and Birmingham
Finalist: Sydney, Hertogenbosch
Semifinalist: Dubai, Doha, Berlin, Strasbourg, Roland Garros,
Los Angeles

MIXED DOUBLES:

Winner: 2007 - Wimbledon (w/J.Murray).
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is there goin to be a british team this year??

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Is this the only team that has been named so far?

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Yeah, it's the only team that's been officially named. I guess you can add Australia, USA and Russia to the list (though individual players aren't yet confirmed), which leaves 4 more countries to speculate about.
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I hope The Netherlands will play the hopman cup with Krajicek and Haase

Krajicek Bertens Wickmayer Jankovic Kerber Svitolina Hogenkamp de Vroome Flipkens Kerkhove Burger Rus Rezai Bacsinszky / Lena D. missing you
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I hope there is a Canadian team this year with Frank playing with Marie-Ève, Aleks or Steph...
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what a team!!! WOW, serbia looks set to win it for sure!

australia will play.... obviously... it will no doubt be alicia molik

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holland • mirkovic • moore • rogowska • wejnert
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what a team!!! WOW, serbia looks set to win it for sure!

australia will play.... obviously... it will no doubt be alicia molik

dellacqua • dokic • groth • molik • stosur
holland • mirkovic • moore • rogowska • wejnert
clijsters • hantuchova • jankovic • sharapova • venus
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Re: Hopman Cup XX: 29 Dec 2007 - 4 Jan 2008 (Perth, Aus)

I WOULD LOVE THIS LINE-UP

Serbia
- Jankovic
- Djokovic

Switzerland
- Hingis
- Federer

USA
- V. Williams
- Blake

Russia
- Petrova/Kuznetsova
- Tursonov/Safin

Spain
- Medina Garrigues
- Robredo

Australia
- Molik
- Luczak

Canada
- Wozniak
- Dancevic

China/Japan/India (Asian Hopman Cup Winner)

S.Williams M.Bartoli A.Barty
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Third Top 10 Player Commits to Hopman
20 September 2007

A third top 10 player in Men’s World Number 10 Tomas Berdych will contest this year’s Hyundai Hopman Cup. Berdych will partner Australian Open Quarter finalist and World Number 22 Lucie Safarova for the Czech Republic at this year’s ITF International Mixed Teams Competition. The other top 10 players already confirmed are World Number 3 Novak Djokovic and World Number 3 Jelena Jankovic, representing Serbia.

The Czech duo made their debut in Perth last year and Tournament Director Paul McNamee was quick to invite the couple back this year.

“Tomas has risen to number 10 in the world at only 21 years of age and is heading toward the top. He is one of the only players to have defeated both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal - Nadal last year in Madrid and Federer at the Olympics, so we know he has talent to burn. It is only a matter of time before he puts a run together on the big stage”.

Lucie Safarova, only 20, after playing in Perth last year, caused one of the big upsets at the Australian Open when she defeated defending Champion and then World number one Amelie Mauresmo in the fourth round. This year she also has wins over 5 top ten players – Nicole Vaidisova, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Nadia Petrova, Anna Chakvetadze and world number one Justine Henin enroute to a career high world ranking of 22.

The Hyundai Hopman Cup is widely regarded as the most prestigious invitation tennis tournament in the world. It has the imprimatur of the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the governing body of the sport, which provides the ongoing stability of the event.

The Hopman Cup, having bought to Perth an incredible array of the world’s tennis playing elite, including 19 worlds no 1’s, looks forward to celebrating the 20-year milestone at this year’s event.

From a TV perspective, the Hyundai Hopman Cup, with live national coverage of 42 hours on ABC and 66 hours on Fox Sports, continues to enjoy its status as the most televised weekly sporting event in Australia.

The Hyundai Hopman Cup will be played at the Burswood Dome from 29 December 2007 – 4 January 2008.
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Re: Hopman Cup XX: 29 Dec 2007 - 4 Jan 2008 (Perth, Aus)

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I hope The Netherlands will play the hopman cup with Krajicek and Haase
Me too - plus I like the Czech and Serbian teams that will play too, so that will be a bonus. I really hope it will happen, but I'm not so sure. Although Misa is meant to be getting Hyundai as a sponsor - so maybe they can ask the tourney for her, coz I know she wants to play there again.

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I WOULD LOVE THIS LINE-UP

Serbia
- Jankovic
- Djokovic

Switzerland
- Hingis
- Federer

USA
- V. Williams
- Blake

Russia
- Petrova/Kuznetsova
- Tursonov/Safin

Spain
- Medina Garrigues
- Robredo

Australia
- Molik
- Luczak

Canada
- Wozniak
- Dancevic

China/Japan/India (Asian Hopman Cup Winner)
I agree that would be a nice lineup

I hope they bring a Spanish team again
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I agree that would be a nice lineup
Part of it would be

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