To sadly confirm what Danker said:
World No. 2 Rafael Nadal will play at the season-opening 400,000-dollar ATP Chennai Open in January, organizers said on Friday.
The teenage sensation confirmed his participation this week in the 11th edition of India's only ATP event to be held on the Nungambakkam stadium hard courts in the southern city of Chennai from January 2-8.
So now that he is out of Hopman... we need to consider other teams.
Regarding the Russian female player, an alternative to Myskina in my opinion is Svetlana Kuznetsova. She is great friends with Alicia Molik, and assuming Alicia plays, that MAY be a drawcard for her... but I agree, it will probably be Myskina.
Please, please invite Germany - I would
to see Anna-Lena again, along with Misa Krajicek.
Ivanovic - great try with the email, but by the sounds of it, it will be revealed on the 11th, but not on the website until the 12th. But from memory, they said that last year and it came on the website early.
I just emailed a travel agent involved with the Cup to see if they know any players playing, doubt it, but it's worth a try.