Re: "I don't need a man to win HOPMAN CUP" thread
Well he (Jerome) isn't a stand out player or anything, but Hopman Cup is always interesting. You don't have to have two highly ranked singles players to win. Check out Krajicek & Wessels last year, they made the final and nobody would have thought that possible at the beginning of the tournament. Michaella played well, but Peter also had an upset win over Gaudio in the singles. If Tati can manage to pull a few wins over Nadia, Ashley & Alicia then it always gets the team off to a good start. Even if Haehnel gets punished in the singles, the tie is still alive with the mixed doubles, and higher ranked singles players don't always thrive in this part of the tournament. Myskina & Safin come to mind, one year they were the top seeds, yet played horribly in the mixed doubles.
So even though it might seem that Tati will be carrying the team, you never really know with Hopman Cup.