Murray confirmed for Hopman Cup XXII
October 27, 2009 - 3:03PM
The Hopman Cup's worst kept secret was confirmed today when Great Britain's Andy Murray was confirmed as a player in the 22nd edition of the mixed doubles tournament Cup in 2010.
Despite Murray's world number four ranking, the Australian combination of Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Stosur will be the number one seed for the tournament.
Australia has been drawn in group A with Spain, Romania and the US.
Russia, comprising Igor Andreev, ranked world number 38, and world number five Elena Dementieva, will be the second favourites heading into the competition.
A predicted by WAtoday last month, Murray will team with 15-year-old Laura Robson, who has strong ties to Perth, and will be the number three seeds.
"I look forward to playing at the Hopman Cup with Laura,'' Murray said.
"I'm hoping it will be good preparation for the Australian Open.
"Laura is a great talent and it will be good to link up together playing for our country.''
Spain will be the fourth ranked duo in the eight team competition, and will feature former winner Tommy Robredo and prominent doubles player Maria Jose Martinez-Sanchez
Other teams competing are the US, Romania and Germany while the winner of the Asian Hopman Cup, known on November 14, will complete the field.