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ozfan44
Jun 25th, 2006, 08:12 AM
Venus Williams will be coming to Perth!

Hope to have some more news after wimbledon.

Buitenzorg
Jun 30th, 2006, 08:05 AM
;)

Martian Stacey
Jul 1st, 2006, 07:47 AM
When do the normally name the teams? :)

DutchieGirl
Jul 1st, 2006, 03:54 PM
Teams will be named 18th Oct according to Hopman website. ;)

DutchieGirl
Jul 1st, 2006, 03:54 PM
oh, and BOO about Venus! ;)

ozfan44
Jul 2nd, 2006, 08:17 AM
Latest Update: Djokovic has agreed to come back waiting for Ivanovic to commit next option is Jankovic

yay more singing from novak at the ball :haha:

DutchieGirl
Jul 2nd, 2006, 08:46 AM
I hope Ana will come back too!

They better ask NL back... although God knows who the guy will be. Peter's ranking is shite, and I don't think Raemon would play it, and god konws I love Melle but :help:

jas_aussie
Jul 2nd, 2006, 11:02 AM
who will play from australia??? Alicia molik or sammy i really hope Alicia plays and sammy plays gold coast

Martian Stacey
Jul 3rd, 2006, 03:49 AM
Teams will be named 18th Oct according to Hopman website. ;)
Thanks Sarah :)

btw, i guess if Alicia improves her results and ranking, they might pick her :) Otherwise, i think they will go with Sam, she did really well there last time.

DutchieGirl
Jul 3rd, 2006, 04:49 AM
I hope Alicia will play HC. I prefer Alicia to Sam. ;)

Fantastic
Jul 4th, 2006, 02:04 PM
IMO, Alicia should be thinking about building her ranking back up so that she can directly enter main draws of Grand Slams and Tier 1 tournaments. To do this, she would need to play tour events, so it is most likely that she would play Gold Coast (or even Auckland) instead of Hopman Cup.

However...

Sam has the higher ranking now and she gave up those precious Gold Coast points from last year to play the Hopman Cup this year. Those points (had she even been able to defend half of them) would have kept her higher in the rankings than she is right now. So I think it would be disrespectful to drop her just because Alicia is back in the game. Sam has the ranking and is Australia's current No. 1 player. At the very least she deserves an invitation back. Whether she takes it up or not is up to her.

Fantastic
Jul 4th, 2006, 02:14 PM
If I could speculate the field for a moment...

Venus Williams and Taylor Dent have already signed up to play for the USA. Novak Djokovic has accepted an invitation to play alongside either Ana Ivanovic or Jelena Jankovic for Serbia... Now, previously, Paul McNamee has talked about inviting Roger Federer back, and also Rafael Nadal for the first time. With Martina Hingis back in the picture, the Swiss are more than likely to compete next year. Rafa has overcome his foot problems and could likely accept an invitation if they can find a suitable partner for him, like Anabel Medina Garrigues. Can you imagine the field so far?

Then how about this to boot? Russia has played the last few years with Marat Safin at the helm on most occasions. With Marat seemingly over his injury, he could be looking to return to play the Hopman Cup as it has helped in his Australian Open preparation in the past. If you'll remember, they tried to sign Maria Sharapova last year but lost to Gold Coast. Imagine if they could sign Maria to play with Marat? Even if Maria couldn't play, there's Dinara Safina, Marat's sister. Instant drawcards.

Best case scenario:

USA - Venus Williams and Taylor Dent.
SUI - Martina Hingis and Roger Federer.
RUS - Maria Sharapova and Marat Safin.
ESP - Anabel Medina Garrigues and Rafael Nadal.
SCG - Ana Ivanovic and Novak Djokovic.

How hot would a field like that be? Even if out of that lot they could only sign Federer, Hingis, Williams, Dent and Safin, it would already be considered a stellar Hopman Cup lineup.

SilK
Jul 4th, 2006, 05:17 PM
I am sure they will not deny last years finalists, right? :o

DutchieGirl
Jul 4th, 2006, 07:22 PM
I am sure they will not deny last years finalists, right? :o

:lol: I hope not!

Just Do It
Jul 4th, 2006, 08:00 PM
Can you imagine... Jelena Dokic (AUS) vs Ana Ivanovic (SER) :P



COME ON DOKIC !!!

Just Do It
Jul 4th, 2006, 08:02 PM
i know Dokic's ranking sucks write now (589), but i think she is still most popular Australian player !

DutchieGirl
Jul 5th, 2006, 05:26 AM
i know Dokic's ranking sucks write now (589), but i think she is still most popular Australian player !

:haha: Joke of the week!

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Jul 5th, 2006, 09:54 AM
i know Dokic's ranking sucks write now (589), but i think she is still most popular Australian player !
Thats too funny we all know Alicia is #1 Fave

DutchieGirl
Jul 5th, 2006, 09:59 AM
Thats too funny we all know Alicia is #1 Fave

exactly!

Andy.
Jul 5th, 2006, 10:24 AM
I would luv Masha to be there but i doubt it, although this is the week she will play before Australia so it will either be here, GC or Hong Kong.

DutchieGirl
Jul 5th, 2006, 10:29 AM
I would luv Masha to be there but i doubt it, although this is the week she will play before Australia so it will either be here, GC or Hong Kong.

IF she plays before AO... ;)

Andy.
Jul 5th, 2006, 10:31 AM
IF she plays before AO... ;)
:p hopefully there wont be an injury next Jan.

jas_aussie
Jul 5th, 2006, 10:50 AM
Lleyton wont play so there goes australia's chance's

DutchieGirl
Jul 5th, 2006, 10:54 AM
Lleyton wont play so there goes australia's chance's

:haha:

DutchieGirl
Jul 5th, 2006, 10:59 AM
:p hopefully there wont be an injury next Jan.

:lol: We'll see. ;)

TTomek
Jul 5th, 2006, 11:03 AM
I hope Masha will not play!!!

DutchieGirl
Jul 5th, 2006, 11:08 AM
I hope Masha will not play!!!

:yeah: :lol: I'd rather Nastya or Kirilenko. ;)

TTomek
Jul 5th, 2006, 11:09 AM
:yeah: :lol: I'd rather Nastya or Kirilenko. ;)
or Dina and Elena D&L

DutchieGirl
Jul 5th, 2006, 11:10 AM
or Dina and Elena D&L

hmm... no, no and... no! :lol:

TTomek
Jul 5th, 2006, 11:11 AM
hmm... no, no and... no! :lol:
why??? you don't like Elenas???? :(

TTomek
Jul 5th, 2006, 11:14 AM
How could I forget Nadia :kiss:

ZAK
Jul 6th, 2006, 12:48 AM
France better be in there. Mauesmo/Tati + Richard??? or maybe Monfils

DutchieGirl
Jul 6th, 2006, 06:09 AM
why??? you don't like Elenas???? :(

I don't particularly like Dementieva or Likhovtseva... Vesnina is ok though! :p

DutchieGirl
Jul 6th, 2006, 06:10 AM
France better be in there. Mauesmo/Tati + Richard??? or maybe Monfils

Amelie or Tati with Monfils would be :cool:

JDLover
Jul 7th, 2006, 12:19 PM
Seriously dont laugh if they pick Jelena if she has a good couple of months she loves those situations, although if they pick Sammy or Alicia doesnt matter cause its true there is no males besides Lleyton, I so hop he plays I wanna see AUS win again

my picks for teams

Seed (1) USA Venus & Roddick
Seed (2) RUS Safina & Safin
Seed (3) BEL Clijsters & Rochus
Seed (4) SUI Hingis & Wawrinka
CZE Vaidisova & Stepanek
AUS Dokic/Molik & Hewitt
SCG Djokovic & Ivanovic

-----------------------
Qualifier
CHN Li & Peng Sun
ESP Medina & Moya (auto entry if Nadal plays, replace with SCG)


Also would like to see more draw places made maybe a 16 team competition cause I would like to add:

GER Gronefeld & Haas
ARG Dulko & Nalbandian
NED Krajicek & Wessels
SVK Hantuchova & Hrbaty
FRA Mauresmo/Golovin & Gasquet
THA Tanasugarn & Srichaphan
SWE Bjorkman & Arvidsson

that would be really cool

DutchieGirl
Jul 8th, 2006, 12:13 AM
Seriously dont laugh if they pick Jelena if she has a good couple of months she loves those situations, although if they pick Sammy or Alicia doesnt matter cause its true there is no males besides Lleyton, I so hop he plays I wanna see AUS win again

my picks for teams

Seed (1) USA Venus & Roddick
Seed (2) RUS Safina & Safin
Seed (3) BEL Clijsters & Rochus
Seed (4) SUI Hingis & Wawrinka
CZE Vaidisova & Stepanek
AUS Dokic/Molik & Hewitt
SCG Djokovic & Ivanovic

-----------------------
Qualifier
CHN Li & Peng Sun
ESP Medina & Moya (auto entry if Nadal plays, replace with SCG)


Also would like to see more draw places made maybe a 16 team competition cause I would like to add:

GER Gronefeld & Haas
ARG Dulko & Nalbandian
NED Krajicek & Wessels
SVK Hantuchova & Hrbaty
FRA Mauresmo/Golovin & Gasquet
THA Tanasugarn & Srichaphan
SWE Bjorkman & Arvidsson

that would be really cool

Jelena can't even have a good WEEK at the moment, let alone a good couple of months! :help:

JackFrost
Jul 8th, 2006, 02:24 PM
I would like to see

USA - Harkleroad/Blake
Serbia - Jankovic/Djokovic
Australia - Molik/Philippoussis
Belgium - Flipkens/Vliegen
France - Bremond/Santoro
Germany - Barrois/Kiefer
Kroatia - Kostanic/Ancic
Russia - Safina/Safin

Netherlands - Krajicek/Krajicek

DutchieGirl
Jul 9th, 2006, 01:13 AM
I would like to see

USA - Harkleroad/Blake
Serbia - Jankovic/Djokovic
Australia - Molik/Philippoussis
Belgium - Flipkens/Vliegen
France - Bremond/Santoro
Germany - Barrois/Kiefer
Kroatia - Kostanic/Ancic
Russia - Safina/Safin

Netherlands - Krajicek/Krajicek


Krajice/Krajicek won't happen. It was meant to in 2005, but Richard is director of ABN ARMO tourney in Rotterdam which is like 2 weeks after AO, so he's too busy with stuff for that at the time of Hopman! :sad:

While I like alot of the other players you listed, that'd make it a pretty damn weak HC field on the girls side (Harkleroad, Flipkens, Barrois, Bremond...) ;)

And :help: Mark P! :spit:

Milito22
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:30 AM
teams HC 2007

AUSTRALIA_ MOLIK,PHILIPOUSSIS
ARGENTINA_DULKO,NALBANDIAN
USA_PERRY,BLAKE
RUSSIA_SVETA,DAVYDENKO
FRANCE_MAURESMO,GASQUET
GERMANY_ANNA-LENA,KIEFFER
CROATIA_SPREM,LUBICIC
CZECH_VAIDIS,BERDICH

Martian Stacey
Jul 9th, 2006, 05:00 AM
I must go if Martina/Roger play for Switzerland :lol:

Just hope i can afford it if it happens ;)

JackFrost
Jul 9th, 2006, 10:10 AM
Krajice/Krajicek won't happen. It was meant to in 2005, but Richard is director of ABN ARMO tourney in Rotterdam which is like 2 weeks after AO, so he's too busy with stuff for that at the time of Hopman! :sad:

While I like alot of the other players you listed, that'd make it a pretty damn weak HC field on the girls side (Harkleroad, Flipkens, Barrois, Bremond...) ;)

And :help: Mark P! :spit:

Well, agreed. :lol:
But I think, the big names aren´t really interested in this competition (with a few exceptions). ;)

Martian Stacey
Jul 9th, 2006, 10:20 AM
Hopman Cup normally gets some big names, though last year's field wasn't very strong :o

They've already signed on Venus, so thats a good sign.

Personally, i think this a great lead up tournament :) You're guaranteed 3 matches in singles and mixed doubles, 4 if you make the final. The only downside is that you don't get any points, but i think the only tour event on at the same time is Gold Coast, and thats only a Tier 3, so its not like the top players are sacrificing a Tier 1 or 2.

Just Do It
Jul 9th, 2006, 01:07 PM
Jelena Dokic and Tino's wedding in the middle of August in one of Zagreb's catholic churches! Former world 4 four has bought a flat in Zagreb and de luxe cottage in Split

DutchieGirl
Jul 10th, 2006, 05:23 AM
teams HC 2007

AUSTRALIA_ MOLIK,PHILIPOUSSIS
ARGENTINA_DULKO,NALBANDIAN
USA_PERRY,BLAKE
RUSSIA_SVETA,DAVYDENKO
FRANCE_MAURESMO,GASQUET
GERMANY_ANNA-LENA,KIEFFER
CROATIA_SPREM,LUBICIC
CZECH_VAIDIS,BERDICH

One problem... there has to be 9 teams with 2 playing quallies! :p And your USa team is screwed already, coz it's already announced that Venus and Taylor are playing for US next year! :lol:

DutchieGirl
Jul 10th, 2006, 05:24 AM
Well, agreed. :lol:
But I think, the big names aren´t really interested in this competition (with a few exceptions). ;)

That's OK - I just want NL to keep playing! ;) Although as Stacey said... HC usually gets SOME big names. ;)

DutchieGirl
Jul 10th, 2006, 05:25 AM
Hopman Cup normally gets some big names, though last year's field wasn't very strong :o

They've already signed on Venus, so thats a good sign.

Personally, i think this a great lead up tournament :) You're guaranteed 3 matches in singles and mixed doubles, 4 if you make the final. The only downside is that you don't get any points, but i think the only tour event on at the same time is Gold Coast, and thats only a Tier 3, so its not like the top players are sacrificing a Tier 1 or 2.

Auckland's the same week too. ;)

DutchieGirl
Jul 10th, 2006, 05:25 AM
Jelena Dokic and Tino's wedding in the middle of August in one of Zagreb's catholic churches! Former world 4 four has bought a flat in Zagreb and de luxe cottage in Split

And this has to do with Hopman Cup how?

Martian Stacey
Jul 10th, 2006, 10:17 AM
Auckland's the same week too. ;)
Ah yes, forgot that one :lol: Well i don't think it is a high tier tournament either so its not like the top players are missing a big tournament by playing Hopman Cup.

Martian Stacey
Jul 10th, 2006, 10:18 AM
That's OK - I just want NL to keep playing! ;) Although as Stacey said... HC usually gets SOME big names. ;)
They should be invited back this year, as long as the players are willing :)

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Jul 10th, 2006, 12:31 PM
DREAM TOURNAMENT
AUS - Molik, Hewitt
USA - Venus, Blake
SCG - Ivanovic, Djokovic
RUS - Sharapova, Andreev
SWI - Hingis, Federer
BEL - Clijsters, Malisse
SPA - Medina-Garrigues, Nadal
FRA - Golovin, Monfils
CZE - Vaidisova, Stepanek

DutchieGirl
Jul 10th, 2006, 12:32 PM
They should be invited back this year, as long as the players are willing :)

I know Misa wants to...but Peter's ranking is so shitty at the moment... :help:

DutchieGirl
Jul 10th, 2006, 12:40 PM
Ah yes, forgot that one :lol: Well i don't think it is a high tier tournament either so its not like the top players are missing a big tournament by playing Hopman Cup.

yeah, Auckland's not a high tier either...

Fantastic
Jul 11th, 2006, 02:39 PM
I see no reason why Netherlands can't be invited back. As last year's finalists, I think Michaella and Peter should receive an invitation regardless of their rankings.

Signing Venus was a positive step towards a stellar line-up in 2007. Taylor Dent is struggling with injury at the moment and is in danger of tumbling out of the Top 100 if he doesn't make a thunderous return to the ATP Tour soon. However, his ranking should be of little consequence as he is the defending titleholder (with Lisa Raymond). If Taylor can't make it, I'm sure James Blake would happily take his place. And Blake is in the Top 10!

Which countries has the HC never had before? I'd like to see some new countries competing. Finland. Korea. India. Belarus. Chinese Taipei. There can't be many countries left where they have decent male and female representatives.

Finland - Jarkko Nieminen and Emma Laine.
Korea - Hyung-Taik Lee and Yoon Jeong Cho.
India - Leander Paes and Sania Mirza.
Belarus - Max Mirnyi and Victoria Azarenka.
Chinese Taipei - Yen-Hsun Lu and Su-Wei Hsieh.

But I have a feeling that China might be given another shot at qualifying.

DutchieGirl
Jul 12th, 2006, 04:50 AM
I wouldn't mind Jame Blake playing for the US - that'd be better than Taylor! :lol:

and Finland would be nice too! :D

Babolatpro880
Jul 13th, 2006, 03:42 AM
Yoon Jeong Cho seems to be seriously injured again as she hasn't played in ages.

And I would play Yung-Jan Chan ahead of Su-Wei Hsieh for Taipei.

DutchieGirl
Jul 13th, 2006, 03:45 AM
Yoon Jeong Cho seems to be seriously injured again as she hasn't played in ages.

And I would play Yung-Jan Chan ahead of Su-Wei Hsieh for Taipei.

umm the teams haven't even been announced yet - these lists were just what people wanted to see.

The only team announced so far is Venus and Taylor Dent for USA!

ozfan44
Jul 13th, 2006, 11:57 AM
Teams i'd like to see:

USA - Venus Williams & Taylor Dent (confirmed!)
AUS - Alicia Molik & Mark Philippoussis
SUI - Martina Hingis & Roger Federer
SCG - Ana Ivanovic & Novak Djokovic
RUS - Svetlana Kuznetsova & Marat Safin
GER - Ana Lena Groenefeld & Tommy Haas
FRA - Amelie Mauresmo & Richard Gasquet

NED - Michaela Krajicek & Peter Wessels
CZE - Nicole Vaidisova & Thomas Berdych

Maybe

BEL - Kim Clijsters & Olivier Rochus
SWE - Sofia Arvidsson & Thomas Johansson
FIN - Emma Laine & Jarkko Niemenen

and others

i guess we'll have to wait and see!

Fantastic
Jul 13th, 2006, 03:19 PM
Austria haven't competed here in six years. How about Jurgen Melzer and Sybille Bammer in qualifying?

I really think Perth would love to see the return of Switzerland, especially if they bring Federer and Hingis back with them. What a coup that would be. If they could somehow swing Mauresmo as well, the tournament would be able to boast both the current World No. 1's in the same tournament, which hasn't happened for a long time, if ever.

DutchieGirl
Jul 14th, 2006, 05:49 AM
Teams i'd like to see:

USA - Venus Williams & Taylor Dent (confirmed!)
AUS - Alicia Molik & Mark Philippoussis
SUI - Martina Hingis & Roger Federer
SCG - Ana Ivanovic & Novak Djokovic
RUS - Svetlana Kuznetsova & Marat Safin
GER - Ana Lena Groenefeld & Tommy Haas
FRA - Amelie Mauresmo & Richard Gasquet

NED - Michaela Krajicek & Peter Wessels
CZE - Nicole Vaidisova & Thomas Berdych

Maybe

BEL - Kim Clijsters & Olivier Rochus
SWE - Sofia Arvidsson & Thomas Johansson
FIN - Emma Laine & Jarkko Niemenen

and others

i guess we'll have to wait and see!

USA: yuk
AUS: Mark P? WHY? :lol:
SUI - OK
SCG - OK
RUS - :bolt:
GER - OK
FRA - rather Monfils but yeah...

NED - it's Michaella, but yeah :p
CZE - could be interesting. ;)

:p :p :p

ozfan44
Jul 14th, 2006, 11:24 AM
Mark coz id rather him than guccione or arthurs and dont think hewitt will play!

maybe even dinara and marat???

DutchieGirl
Jul 14th, 2006, 11:31 AM
Mark coz id rather him than guccione or arthurs and dont think hewitt will play!

maybe even dinara and marat???

Jesus - I'd rather anyone than Mark! :lol:

eww dinara and Marat also...blech! :lol: if it was like Nastya and...err someone... well I don't really like any of the Russian guys! :lol:

ozfan44
Jul 14th, 2006, 12:15 PM
Mark rox!

I'd love Myskina/Safin

DutchieGirl
Jul 14th, 2006, 12:16 PM
Mark rox!

I'd love Myskina/Safin

Mark :retard: can't STAND him! :lol:

yeah, I could live with Myskina/Safin! ;)

Fantastic
Jul 14th, 2006, 02:59 PM
How about Nathan Healey? Playing with Sam Stosur. I reckon Healey would get stuck into it and can pump up the crowd. He's a feisty player like Hewitt. Healey is also a good doubles player. That's a bonus in this competition.

In terms of putting bums on seats, the organizers are more likely to go with Mark Philippoussis. Love him or hate him, he draws a crowd (even if the crowd are just there to watch him lose). He's a major drawcard for the Hopman Cup or anywhere around the world. Truth be told, I'd take Philippoussis over some no-name Aussie male player anyday, just because his entertainment value lies in never knowing what he's going to produce on any given day. But chances are, Philippoussis won't be extended nor accept an invitation anyway. So I wouldn't mind seeing Healey play next year.

DutchieGirl
Jul 14th, 2006, 11:17 PM
How about Nathan Healey? Playing with Sam Stosur. I reckon Healey would get stuck into it and can pump up the crowd. He's a feisty player like Hewitt. Healey is also a good doubles player. That's a bonus in this competition.

In terms of putting bums on seats, the organizers are more likely to go with Mark Philippoussis. Love him or hate him, he draws a crowd (even if the crowd are just there to watch him lose). He's a major drawcard for the Hopman Cup or anywhere around the world. Truth be told, I'd take Philippoussis over some no-name Aussie male player anyday, just because his entertainment value lies in never knowing what he's going to produce on any given day. But chances are, Philippoussis won't be extended nor accept an invitation anyway. So I wouldn't mind seeing Healey play next year.

Well if Mark P plays I won't be going to an of Australia's matches (unless they were playing NL)... ;)

aussy89
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:26 AM
all i want is sammy to return and im very happy =)

SeNoRiTa
Jul 15th, 2006, 09:28 AM
i'd like to see spain come again

Fantastic
Jul 15th, 2006, 03:37 PM
I agree. It's time for Spain to come back to Perth. I'd like to see Nadal or Robredo play with Medina Garrigues.

What has been the biggest age gap between team mates in the history of the tournament? Is it Misa and Peter? I think there's a 10-year age gap there, if I'm not mistaken. Or was it Smashnova and Mansdorf back in 1993?

DutchieGirl
Jul 16th, 2006, 12:10 AM
I agree. It's time for Spain to come back to Perth. I'd like to see Nadal or Robredo play with Medina Garrigues.

What has been the biggest age gap between team mates in the history of the tournament? Is it Misa and Peter? I think there's a 10-year age gap there, if I'm not mistaken. Or was it Smashnova and Mansdorf back in 1993?

It's almost 11 years from Misa and Peter! Hmm well it's 10 years 7 months and 2 days or something! :lol: Peter: 7th May 1978; Misa 9th Jan 1989

Dutch Women
Jul 22nd, 2006, 03:54 PM
It's almost 11 years from Misa and Peter! Hmm well it's 10 years 7 months and 2 days or something! :lol: Peter: 7th May 1978; Misa 9th Jan 1989

Actually, it's 10 years 8 months and 2 days.... ;)

Dutch Women
Jul 22nd, 2006, 04:01 PM
Oh and between Mansdorf (20-10-1965) and Smashnova (16-07-1976) there is an agedifference of 10 years, 8 months and 26 days, so they win! :D

We also had Martina Hingis and Marc Rosset in 1996, but they have an agedifference of 9 years 10 months and 23 days. :) Or Karol Kucera and Daniela Hantuchova 9 years 1 month and 19 days.

Dutch Women
Jul 22nd, 2006, 04:28 PM
Oh... but we have an new number one!:) What to think about Jiri Novak (22-03-1975) and Barbora Strycova (28-03-1986), competing together in 2004 at the Hopman Cup, with an agedifference of 11 years and 6 days....

fun job sorting this out!!!:)

Dutch Women
Jul 22nd, 2006, 04:36 PM
A new one!!! :D The same year (2004) as Jiri and Barbora we had for Canada Maureen Drake (21-03-1971) and Frank Dancevic (26-09-1984). They have an agedifference of 13 years!! 6 months and 5 days.....


Another Interesting one: Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (18-12-1971) and Tommy Robredo (01-05-1982) in 2002: 10 years 4 months 13 days.....

Guy Forget (04-01-1965) and Mary Pierce (15-01-1975) in 1998: 10 Years and 12 days

Richy Reneberg and Lindsay Davenport in 1995: 10 years 8 months and 3 days (1 more than Misa and Peter...:)..)

DutchieGirl
Jul 22nd, 2006, 11:43 PM
err ok! :lol: Someone had alot of time on their hands. ;)

Dutch Women
Jul 23rd, 2006, 07:38 AM
err ok! :lol: Someone had alot of time on their hands. ;)

hehe... yeah... I was a little bit bored yesterday.... :P

DutchieGirl
Jul 23rd, 2006, 08:33 AM
hehe... yeah... I was a little bit bored yesterday.... :P

ja... dat zie ik! ;)

Gah I wish we could find out already who will play - I wanna start booking (if I have to). ;)

Fantastic
Jul 23rd, 2006, 04:20 PM
Wow! That's awesome, Dutch Women. Thanks. At least Canada wins at something. ;)

My next question was going to be how many nations have been in the situation where the female partner was older than the male partner. (I wonder who was the "boss" in those situations.) Off the top of my head...

Canada - Maureen Drake was older than Frank Dancevic.
Switzerland - Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere was older than Claudio Mezzadri.
USA - Lisa Raymond was older than Taylor Dent.
Spain - Arantxa Sanchez Vicario was older than Tommy Robredo.
Spain - Virginia Ruano Pascual was older than Tommy Robredo.
Switzerland - Miroslava Vavrinec was older than Roger Federer.
Switzerland - Martina Hingis was older than Roger Federer.
USA - Monica Seles was older than Jan-Michael Gambill.
Japan - Masako Yanagi was older than Shuzo Matsuoka.
USA - Zina Garrison was older than David Wheaton.
Ukraine - Natalia Medvedeva was older than Andrei Medvedev.
Germany - Anke Huber was older than Tommy Haas.
Australia - Nicole Provis was older than Mark Philippoussis.
Australia - Hana Mandlikova was older than Mark Woodforde.
Belgium - Dominique Van Roost was older than Xavier Malisse.

Who else? I'm sure I've forgotten heaps.

patricio
Jul 23rd, 2006, 09:28 PM
I heard Gisela and David will team up together for Argentina, what a team!

DutchieGirl
Jul 24th, 2006, 05:25 AM
I heard Gisela and David will team up together for Argentina, what a team!

ugh!

Fantastic
Jul 24th, 2006, 03:43 PM
Gisela and David would be quite a strong team if they play.

Going back to my last question, I forgot one of the champion teams...

USA - Lindsay Davenport was older than James Blake.

DutchieGirl
Jul 24th, 2006, 11:29 PM
Gisela and David would be quite a strong team if they play.

Going back to my last question, I forgot one of the champion teams...

USA - Lindsay Davenport was older than James Blake.

Yeah, too bad I dislike very much most of the Argentinian guys. ;)

Dan23
Jul 25th, 2006, 04:50 AM
might as well have a go as well :lol: my ideal teams other than USA:

AUS: Molik + Hewitt
RUS: Sharapova/Kirilenko + Safin
ARG: Dulko + Gaudio
BLR: Azarenka + Mirnyi
NED: Krajicek + good old Wessels
GER: ALG + Haas
BEL: JHH/Kim + Malisse
FRA: Golovin + Gasquet
SCG: Ivanovic + Djokovic
DEN: Wozniacki + Carlssen
SWE: Arvidsson + T Johansson
SVK: Hantuchova + Hrbaty

Fantastic
Jul 25th, 2006, 02:39 PM
Yeah, too bad I dislike very much most of the Argentinian guys. ;)

You've gotta at least like Gaudio. He's a cool guy. And he hates the Argentinean guys too! Lol. ;)

DutchieGirl
Jul 26th, 2006, 04:06 AM
You've gotta at least like Gaudio. He's a cool guy. And he hates the Argentinean guys too! Lol. ;)
Yes, Gaudio is OK - but Nalbandian was named in the other team... :p

~lollipop_girl~
Jul 26th, 2006, 02:36 PM
Come on Ana... Give me some news already!!!!!!!!! :awww:

:woohoo: Novak is back! :D:D:D :bounce:

~lollipop_girl~
Jul 26th, 2006, 02:36 PM
Any word on SVK, and if they have a chance of being invited?

Fantastic
Jul 27th, 2006, 02:36 PM
Any word on SVK, and if they have a chance of being invited?

Yes, I'm sure they have a chance of being invited, but without Hantuchova, there is no team. And since she chose Auckland over Perth last year, the chances of an invitation are slim, which is a pity since Dominik Hrbaty actually wants to play.

~lollipop_girl~
Jul 28th, 2006, 01:10 PM
Yes, I'm sure they have a chance of being invited, but without Hantuchova, there is no team. And since she chose Auckland over Perth last year, the chances of an invitation are slim, which is a pity since Dominik Hrbaty actually wants to play.
Well she came back to Fed Cup this year so she might be prepared to play Hopman again! I can only hope I guess!

Thanks anyway! :wavey:

LegionArgentina
Jul 29th, 2006, 03:16 AM
Gisela and Gaston

Eugenia
Jul 29th, 2006, 01:48 PM
I heard Gisela and David will team up together for Argentina, what a team!

Really? I love it! :drool: :hearts:

Ilikebigboobies
Jul 30th, 2006, 01:04 PM
I heard Gisela and David will team up together for Argentina, what a team!
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have to go to this tournament!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:rocker::rocker2:

Jogi
Jul 30th, 2006, 01:58 PM
any news about the german team? will ALG play for sure?

Fantastic
Jul 30th, 2006, 03:55 PM
The USA may need to start finding a replacement for Taylor Dent. He has a lingering back problem that refuses to heal and doctors say that it may end his career. Well, here's hoping that Taylor recovers from his injury, for his own sake.

This might sound bad and a little too presumptuous, but if Dent is unable to take his place in the tournament, then I'd recommend the actual American number one and Perth fan favourite, James Blake, to take his place. That would almost certainly give USA the top seeding (unless, of course, Federer and Hingis team up for Switzerland!).

Dan23
Aug 4th, 2006, 03:22 AM
I heard Gisela and David will team up together for Argentina, what a team!
that would be great :cool:

groenefeldeffect
Aug 6th, 2006, 02:08 PM
A while ago, Dan and myself worked out the 9 teams we wanted this year... obviously with the USA announcment they can't all come, but here is Lincoln and Dan's Dream Hopman Cup 2007

Germany -- Haas/ALG,
Spain -- Ferrero/MSL,
Switzerland -- Feds/Hingis,
Sweden -- Johansson/arvidsson,
France -- Golovin/Gasquet,
Russia -- Kirilenko/Safin,
Belarus -- Azarenka/Mirnyi,
Australia -- Hewitt/Molik,
Holland -- Krajicek/Wessels

DutchieGirl
Aug 7th, 2006, 05:02 AM
A while ago, Dan and myself worked out the 9 teams we wanted this year... obviously with the USA announcment they can't all come, but here is Lincoln and Dan's Dream Hopman Cup 2007

Germany -- Haas/ALG,
Spain -- Ferrero/MSL,
Switzerland -- Feds/Hingis,
Sweden -- Johansson/arvidsson,
France -- Golovin/Gasquet,
Russia -- Kirilenko/Safin,
Belarus -- Azarenka/Mirnyi,
Australia -- Hewitt/Molik,
Holland -- Krajicek/Wessels

Get rid of Sweden and Spain, and add Serbia and USA (oly coz they are already playing) and that would be good. ;)

Martian Stacey
Aug 11th, 2006, 11:38 AM
A while ago, Dan and myself worked out the 9 teams we wanted this year... obviously with the USA announcment they can't all come, but here is Lincoln and Dan's Dream Hopman Cup 2007

Germany -- Haas/ALG,
Spain -- Ferrero/MSL,
Switzerland -- Feds/Hingis,
Sweden -- Johansson/arvidsson,
France -- Golovin/Gasquet,
Russia -- Kirilenko/Safin,
Belarus -- Azarenka/Mirnyi,
Australia -- Hewitt/Molik,
Holland -- Krajicek/Wessels
I would be pretty happy with that line up :) The only players i don't like are Safin and Ferrero :lol:

~Carsten~
Aug 11th, 2006, 02:37 PM
mmmh please not Haas :tape: I don't like him :timebomb: :boxing: :armed:
Kiefer, Kohlschreiber, Mayer I don't care, but please not Haas! :rolleyes:

matthias
Aug 12th, 2006, 08:10 AM
ALG with Mayer that would be great
but Mayer should improve his ranking to be a better deal for the Hopman-cup tournament-director

Jogi
Aug 13th, 2006, 05:17 PM
from the german men I like Schüttler most, but guess if he'd play the other teams would laugh :lol: :help:

Just Do It
Aug 14th, 2006, 07:16 PM
Get rid of Sweden and Spain, and add Serbia and USA (oly coz they are already playing) and that would be good. ;)


:haha: are you joking ? Serbia has great team, better than Holland,Belarus,Spain and Sweden TOGETHER !

DutchieGirl
Aug 15th, 2006, 04:45 AM
:haha: are you joking ? Serbia has great team, better than Holland,Belarus,Spain and Sweden TOGETHER !


Can you fucking read or what? I said ged rid of SPAIN and SWEDEN and ADD Serbia and USA (and to only add USA as THEY are already confirmed)!!! Please, learn how to read!

Just Do It
Aug 15th, 2006, 01:35 PM
no,no you said: Serbia and USA (only coz they are already playing) ...
Learn to read then call me :D

DutchieGirl
Aug 16th, 2006, 02:49 AM
no,no you said: Serbia and USA (only coz they are already playing) ...
Learn to read then call me :D

Yes... I said to get rid of Sweden and Spain and to add Serbia, and to add USA ...but I only said add USA because they are already playing. What is so hard to understand about that. You were going off at me about how Serbia's a better team and shit... but I already said I wanted them to play! :retard: The brackets about the team already playing were after the USA, NOT after Serbia, and since when have Serbia even been confirmed anyway?

Just Do It
Aug 16th, 2006, 11:18 AM
I'm not blind and i dont wanna argue with you anymore...

DutchieGirl
Aug 17th, 2006, 03:20 AM
I'm not blind and i dont wanna argue with you anymore...

Are you sure?

ozfan44
Aug 17th, 2006, 03:43 AM
Haha going to see a mate in Perth next week hope to have some inside news for you all then!

DutchieGirl
Aug 17th, 2006, 03:57 AM
Haha going to see a mate in Perth next week hope to have some inside news for you all then!

:cool: :D

Just Do It
Aug 17th, 2006, 03:42 PM
Are you sure?


dont be rude now...

aussy89
Aug 18th, 2006, 02:14 AM
i wounder if the tournament organisor which im guessing is still that dude paul checks this site out and sees wat we would love to see and goes by that lol, doubt it very much but hm

OZTENNIS
Aug 18th, 2006, 02:47 AM
i hope australia puts a young team (ie Lindahl/Ferguson or Shayna McDowell) they need the experience and a week playing in front of a huge crowd and TV coverage would help them to mature

DutchieGirl
Aug 18th, 2006, 04:43 AM
dont be rude now...

I'm not - but I still don't understand why you were having a go at me when I said I WANTED Serbia to play - isn't that what you want too? :wavey:

DutchieGirl
Aug 18th, 2006, 04:45 AM
i hope australia puts a young team (ie Lindahl/Ferguson or Shayna McDowell) they need the experience and a week playing in front of a huge crowd and TV coverage would help them to mature

I really doubt that would happen - but it could be interesting.

ozfan44
Aug 18th, 2006, 04:59 AM
Very doubtful that would put a youth team in for aussies ahead of big name players (unless they can't get them!)

aussy89
Aug 18th, 2006, 10:56 AM
i think the pecking order for aussies would be 1st: Sam 2nd: Alicia 3: it be either stubbs/pratt or dellacqua but i dont think its gona get past alicia cause sam always said shes love to come back but then cause she didnt play at her home tournament last year she im thinkin will pass it on to alicia who will say yes due to needing match practice. the guys it will prob b between lleyton and mark my realistic that i think will happen is Alicia and Mark teaming up for aus.

croat123
Aug 18th, 2006, 02:04 PM
i read in a croatian paper that mario and sanja ancic might be playing hopman cup next year

RND
Aug 18th, 2006, 02:21 PM
http://www.asiantennis.com/hopman_cup.htm
The Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) and the Hopman Cup are entering into an agreement for having Asian Hopman Cup every year before the Hyundai Hopman Cup, which is held in Perth, Australia in Dec-Jan annually. Hyundai Hopman Cup has been named after the legendary Australian Coach and player, Harry Hopman and was started in the year 1988. Eight teams take part in the event consisting of 1 male & 1 female player. The International Tennis Federation recognizes it as their official Mixed Team competition. In the year 2005, the participating teams were Russia, USA, Sweden, Serbia & Montenegro, Argentina, Australia, Germany and Netherlands.

All India Tennis Association (AITA) have been allotted this event by the ATF for a period of 3 years commencing 2006. The first Asian Hopman Cup will be held in Delhi in the week of 13 November 2006. The prize money will be US$ 70,000, which will be divided as under: -
Winner - US$ 20,000
Runner-up - US$ 12,000
2ND in each Group - US$ 10,000
3rd in each Group - US$ 9,000
The host nation will also provide free hospitality and transportation to the visiting teams.

On the basis of rankings of the top male & female players from Asia, the following countries are being invited to take part in the Asian Hopman Cup in 2006: -
1. Thailand (THA)
2. Chinese Taipei (TPE) :worship:
3. Japan (JPN)
4. India (IND)
5. Uzbekistan (UZB)
6. China (CHN)
Philippines would be the first reserve team.

The Asian Hopman Cup in New Delhi is likely to witness best players of Asia of the caliber of Paradorn Srichaphan (THA), Wang Yeu-Tzuoo (TPE) :worship: , Ai Sugiyama (JPN), Na Li (CHN), Leander Paes and Sania Mirza (IND). The winner of the event in New Delhi will be given an entry into the Main Draw of the Hyundai Hopman Cup, which carries prize money of A$ 1,000,000.

I'm quite surprised that no one has known this early news?
Well it would interesting to add some asian faces.
Oh by the way,I'm new here :wavey:
GO YUNG-JAN :hearts: and Yeu-Tzuoo!

DutchieGirl
Aug 18th, 2006, 09:03 PM
http://www.asiantennis.com/hopman_cup.htm
The Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) and the Hopman Cup are entering into an agreement for having Asian Hopman Cup every year before the Hyundai Hopman Cup, which is held in Perth, Australia in Dec-Jan annually. Hyundai Hopman Cup has been named after the legendary Australian Coach and player, Harry Hopman and was started in the year 1988. Eight teams take part in the event consisting of 1 male & 1 female player. The International Tennis Federation recognizes it as their official Mixed Team competition. In the year 2005, the participating teams were Russia, USA, Sweden, Serbia & Montenegro, Argentina, Australia, Germany and Netherlands.

All India Tennis Association (AITA) have been allotted this event by the ATF for a period of 3 years commencing 2006. The first Asian Hopman Cup will be held in Delhi in the week of 13 November 2006. The prize money will be US$ 70,000, which will be divided as under: -
Winner - US$ 20,000
Runner-up - US$ 12,000
2ND in each Group - US$ 10,000
3rd in each Group - US$ 9,000
The host nation will also provide free hospitality and transportation to the visiting teams.

On the basis of rankings of the top male & female players from Asia, the following countries are being invited to take part in the Asian Hopman Cup in 2006: -
1. Thailand (THA)
2. Chinese Taipei (TPE) :worship:
3. Japan (JPN)
4. India (IND)
5. Uzbekistan (UZB)
6. China (CHN)
Philippines would be the first reserve team.

The Asian Hopman Cup in New Delhi is likely to witness best players of Asia of the caliber of Paradorn Srichaphan (THA), Wang Yeu-Tzuoo (TPE) :worship: , Ai Sugiyama (JPN), Na Li (CHN), Leander Paes and Sania Mirza (IND). The winner of the event in New Delhi will be given an entry into the Main Draw of the Hyundai Hopman Cup, which carries prize money of A$ 1,000,000.

I'm quite surprised that no one has known this early news?
Well it would interesting to add some asian faces.
Oh by the way,I'm new here :wavey:
GO YUNG-JAN :hearts: and Yeu-Tzuoo!

Actually, it had been posted before. It probably just disappeared because if a thread is not posted in after a while you don't see it in the forum, unless you change the settings. But I think it was posted around a month ago.. i'll see if I can find it and bump it.

DutchieGirl
Aug 18th, 2006, 09:04 PM
Hmm - I think it must have been posted in the General messages forum, coz I can't find it in here.

ozfan44
Aug 20th, 2006, 02:52 AM
Plz Thailand Win

Tammy is such a cool person i chatted with her for an hour or so one day at Hopman Cup while she was waiting for the practice court i was watching dokic train and she came sat next to me!

Also wouldnt mind seeing Na Li!

DutchieGirl
Aug 20th, 2006, 05:31 AM
Plz Thailand Win

Tammy is such a cool person i chatted with her for an hour or so one day at Hopman Cup while she was waiting for the practice court i was watching dokic train and she came sat next to me!

Also wouldnt mind seeing Na Li!

Didn't someone else say in here that Tammy didn't wanna play Hopman Cup again?

aussy89
Aug 20th, 2006, 07:25 AM
jus woundering if anybodys worked at the hopman ? im thinkin of trying to apply

DutchieGirl
Aug 20th, 2006, 07:27 AM
jus woundering if anybodys worked at the hopman ? im thinkin of trying to apply

Hmm no...never thought of that actually. :lol: I think I'd rather just go and watch. ;)

jirobkk
Aug 20th, 2006, 08:05 AM
Plz Thailand Win

Tammy is such a cool person i chatted with her for an hour or so one day at Hopman Cup while she was waiting for the practice court i was watching dokic train and she came sat next to me!

Also wouldnt mind seeing Na Li!

Cool :D

RND
Aug 20th, 2006, 10:24 AM
Asian Hopman Cup Team Predictions:
1. Thailand (THA)-Napaporn Tongsalee&Danai Udomchoke
-Winning percentage:40%,Danai you don't choke plz :o ,cause I doubt Tongsalee can win even a match among the other girls....
-Dream list for Thailand:Tammy&Srichaphan

2. Chinese Taipei (TPE)-Chan Yung-Jan :hearts: &Wang Yeu-Tzuoo
-Winning percentage:70%,truly best team for Taiwan.Yung-Jan rocks!
-Dream list for Chinese Taipei :Yung-Jan&Wang Yeu-Tzuoo

3. Japan (JPN)-Aiko Nakamura&Go Soeda
-Winning percentage:50%,hard-fighting Aiko :D ;rising Soeda.
-Dream list for Japan:Sugiyama Ai&Soeda Go

4. India (IND)-Sania Mirza :cool: &Leander Paes
-Winning percentage:80%,truly best team for India.Strong in women singles and doubles,which take 2 rubbers.
-Dream list for India:Sania&Rohan Bopanna(just according to singles ranking..)

5. Uzbekistan (UZB)-Varvara Lepchenko&Danis Istomin
-Winning percentage:60%,truly best team for Uzbekistan.Varvara could do really well I can see. :)
-Dream list for Uzbekistan:Varvara Lepchenko&Danis Istomin

6. China (CHN)-Peng Shuai&Sun Peng(same as 2006 in play-offs)
-Winning percentage:50%,worried about Sun... :tape:
-Dream list for China:Li Na&Wang Jr. Yu

Hope Taiwan win it. :bounce:

Fantastic
Aug 20th, 2006, 05:05 PM
The deciding factor for most of the Asian teams will be the strength of the female partner as a singles player AND a doubles player. Since the Asian women have been more successful than their male counterparts, you'd expect them to be the telling factor in the outcome.

For the Asian Hopman Cup to be on par with the international version, it would need all of its Asian stars to participate.

From Thailand, they'd want Tamarine Tanasugarn and Paradorn Srichaphan. From India, they'd want Sania Mirza and Leander Paes. From Japan, they'd want Ai Sugiyama. From Uzbekistan, they'd want last year's Asian Championships winners, Denis Istomin and Akgul Amanmuradova (Varvara Lepchenko rarely plays outside the US and is applying for US citizenship if she hasn't already got it). From China, they'd want any of the Top 3 Chinese women (Na Li, Jie Zheng or Shuai Peng). From Taiwan, they'd want Yeu-Tzuoo Weng.

Where is Korea? With Hyung-Taik Lee and Yoon-Jeong Cho, they'd have a good shot at qualifying for the Hopman Cup.

RND
Aug 21st, 2006, 05:40 AM
From Taiwan, they'd want Yeu-Tzuoo Weng.

Where is Korea? With Hyung-Taik Lee and Yoon-Jeong Cho, they'd have a good shot at qualifying for the Hopman Cup.

Allow me to remind you,it's WANG,they are 2 different surname in Chinese. ;) Yeah and I've been wondering the same question as yours,where's Korea?? :shrug:

AJZ.
Aug 28th, 2006, 03:38 PM
It'd be awesome for Ai to play the Hopman Cup :hearts:

groenefeldeffect
Aug 29th, 2006, 03:54 AM
jus woundering if anybodys worked at the hopman ? im thinkin of trying to apply

I wrote something in the program, does that count :P

I reckon if India had Mirza and Paes, they would win that. Also, that Asian Cup is in November, but teams are announced in October... also, does the winner get quallie spot or MD?

RND
Aug 29th, 2006, 04:42 AM
I wrote something in the program, does that count :P

I reckon if India had Mirza and Paes, they would win that. Also, that Asian Cup is in November, but teams are announced in October... also, does the winner get quallie spot or MD?

On the basis of rankings of the top male & female players from Asia, the following countries are being invited to take part in the Asian Hopman Cup in 2006: -
1. Thailand (THA)
2. Chinese Taipei (TPE)
3. Japan (JPN)
4. India (IND)
5. Uzbekistan (UZB)
6. China (CHN)
Philippines would be the first reserve team.

The Asian Hopman Cup in New Delhi is likely to witness best players of Asia of the caliber of Paradorn Srichaphan (THA), Wang Yeu-Tzuoo (TPE) , Ai Sugiyama (JPN), Na Li (CHN), Leander Paes and Sania Mirza (IND). The winner of the event in New Delhi will be given an entry into the Main Draw of the Hyundai Hopman Cup
:cool:

groenefeldeffect
Aug 29th, 2006, 05:54 AM
:cool:

*hides*

Lol thanks, quite clearly didn't read that properly :mad:

DutchieGirl
Aug 29th, 2006, 06:42 AM
I dunno about that spot being in the MD of HC - some of those teams look pretty weak as it is, and we don't even know who's gonna play for each country yet anyway!

Fantastic
Sep 1st, 2006, 03:36 PM
Maybe there's no qualifying match next year. Maybe the Asian Hopman Cup IS the qualifying match. That would make more sense than having another qualifying nation in the main draw. It would only leave room for six other nations, one of which has to be Australia, probably as a "wildcard" this year, as they were in 1999 and 2001.

If I'm wrong, then perhaps the tournament is trying to grow. Maybe the Asian Hopman Cup is just the first of a series of qualifying tournaments that will eventually unveil as the years go by. Imagine an Eastern European Hopman Cup or even a South American Hopman Cup. I wouldn't have too much faith in this concept, considering that most of the top players want to play less and are less likely to add Hopman Cup commitments to their schedule at the end of the season.

DutchieGirl
Sep 1st, 2006, 09:45 PM
Maybe there's no qualifying match next year. Maybe the Asian Hopman Cup IS the qualifying match. That would make more sense than having another qualifying nation in the main draw. It would only leave room for six other nations, one of which has to be Australia, probably as a "wildcard" this year, as they were in 1999 and 2001.

If I'm wrong, then perhaps the tournament is trying to grow. Maybe the Asian Hopman Cup is just the first of a series of qualifying tournaments that will eventually unveil as the years go by. Imagine an Eastern European Hopman Cup or even a South American Hopman Cup. I wouldn't have too much faith in this concept, considering that most of the top players want to play less and are less likely to add Hopman Cup commitments to their schedule at the end of the season.

Hmm maybe you are right - they have changed the schedule on their page AND there doesn't seem to be quallies in the ticket prices now... and the tourney starts on a Saturday, not Friday... Although quallies was just called "Session 1" last year right? But session 1 now costs the same as sessions 2-8 so :shrug: Thgat'll be interesting if a team can't play coz someone gets injured... I thought that was part of the point of having quallies. ;)

Blackbeat
Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:47 AM
Hope Poland will play here... :)

DutchieGirl
Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:53 AM
Hope Poland will play here... :)

:lol: With who? It's be nice, but I really doubt it. :sad:

Fantastic
Sep 3rd, 2006, 02:33 PM
I'm going to speculate that Belarus will be signing on to play next year after Max Mirnyi had to pull out this year due to scheduling conflicts. My only reason for guessing this is that Max is playing with Victoria Azarenka in the mixed doubles at the US Open this year. They could just be playing because they feel like it, but it's not exactly a long shot to think it could be practice for the Hopman Cup. You never know... ;)

Nathalie Dechy and Fabrice Santoro are also playing together at the US Open. It's been reported that they will be teaming together to play a "Hopman Cup-style" exhibition against Nathalie's best friend, Justine Henin-Hardenne, and Olivier Rochus from Belgium. I'd like to sepculate Dechy and Santoro as starters for the Hopman Cup but I'm secretly hoping that's not the case coz i find them quite boring.

I'd also like to speculate Belgium playing with Justine and Olivier (they would be one of my dream teams) but somehow I don't think Justine would start her Aussie campaign a week earlier unless she planned on not defending her Sydney title the following week. Fingers crossed for my own selfish wishful thinking, but not if it jeopardizes Justine's preparation for the Aussie Open.

jirobkk
Sep 4th, 2006, 02:23 AM
Maybe there's no qualifying match next year. Maybe the Asian Hopman Cup IS the qualifying match. That would make more sense than having another qualifying nation in the main draw. It would only leave room for six other nations, one of which has to be Australia, probably as a "wildcard" this year, as they were in 1999 and 2001.

If I'm wrong, then perhaps the tournament is trying to grow. Maybe the Asian Hopman Cup is just the first of a series of qualifying tournaments that will eventually unveil as the years go by. Imagine an Eastern European Hopman Cup or even a South American Hopman Cup. I wouldn't have too much faith in this concept, considering that most of the top players want to play less and are less likely to add Hopman Cup commitments to their schedule at the end of the season.

Yes this is correct. There will be no qualifying match as an exciting new Asian tournament will soon be announced. The winners of that tournament will automatically qualify for the Hopman Cup.

DutchieGirl
Sep 4th, 2006, 04:27 AM
Yes this is correct. There will be no qualifying match as an exciting new Asian tournament will soon be announced. The winners of that tournament will automatically qualify for the Hopman Cup.

It's alreasdy BEEN announced. ;) We've been talking about it in here for a couple of months! :p

DutchieGirl
Sep 4th, 2006, 04:29 AM
I'm going to speculate that Belarus will be signing on to play next year after Max Mirnyi had to pull out this year due to scheduling conflicts. My only reason for guessing this is that Max is playing with Victoria Azarenka in the mixed doubles at the US Open this year. They could just be playing because they feel like it, but it's not exactly a long shot to think it could be practice for the Hopman Cup. You never know... ;)

Nathalie Dechy and Fabrice Santoro are also playing together at the US Open. It's been reported that they will be teaming together to play a "Hopman Cup-style" exhibition against Nathalie's best friend, Justine Henin-Hardenne, and Olivier Rochus from Belgium. I'd like to sepculate Dechy and Santoro as starters for the Hopman Cup but I'm secretly hoping that's not the case coz i find them quite boring.

I'd also like to speculate Belgium playing with Justine and Olivier (they would be one of my dream teams) but somehow I don't think Justine would start her Aussie campaign a week earlier unless she planned on not defending her Sydney title the following week. Fingers crossed for my own selfish wishful thinking, but not if it jeopardizes Justine's preparation for the Aussie Open.

But if they want a country to play HC, the highest rankedp layer always gets asked first... Dechy is like the 5th highest ranked French girl, and I have no idea about Santoro... ;)

SeNoRiTa
Sep 4th, 2006, 05:38 AM
if they were going to bring france, i think their first choice would be gasquet/golovin, especially as they were meant to come 2 years ago

all i wish is that they would bring spain back

Fantastic
Sep 4th, 2006, 02:24 PM
But if they want a country to play HC, the highest rankedp layer always gets asked first... Dechy is like the 5th highest ranked French girl, and I have no idea about Santoro... ;)

I really don't even want to consider that French team. I'm about to fall asleep as i type their names... Lol.

DutchieGirl
Sep 5th, 2006, 04:28 AM
I really don't even want to consider that French team. I'm about to fall asleep as i type their names... Lol.

:haha: I wouldn't mind Amelie and Monfils, or Tati and Monfils. lol:

groenefeldeffect
Sep 5th, 2006, 09:01 AM
:haha: I wouldn't mind Amelie and Monfils, or Tati and Monfils. lol:

Totally agree with you re: Amelie... I reckon an awesome French team would be Amelie-Gasquet.

Imagine:

Williams vs Mauresmo
Dent vs Gasquet

:D

DutchieGirl
Sep 5th, 2006, 09:18 AM
Totally agree with you re: Amelie... I reckon an awesome French team would be Amelie-Gasquet.

Imagine:

Williams vs Mauresmo
Dent vs Gasquet

:D

As I can't stand the Willams sisters, and I don't particularly like Dent and Gasquet, I think I'd give that tie a miss! :lol: Although the matches might be quite good... just not really interesting for me. ;)

Experimentee
Sep 5th, 2006, 03:51 PM
I'm not sure I like the idea of an Asian Hopman Cup replacing the qualifying. Its sort of like saying that only one Asian team can get in to the main draw, when perhaps there might be more than one deserving team in the future.
I like the idea of a Hopman Cup for every continent, with the winner going into the main draw, but I doubt it'll happen.

~lollipop_girl~
Sep 5th, 2006, 04:00 PM
if they were going to bring france, i think their first choice would be gasquet/golovin, especially as they were meant to come 2 years ago

all i wish is that they would bring spain back
Oh how I hope you are right! :D

rada
Sep 7th, 2006, 02:50 AM
good luck to the serbian team:)

groenefeldeffect
Sep 7th, 2006, 01:01 PM
Looking at the schedule, I am certain that they have officially given the qualifier the old cheerio. I know this may not be breaking news, but the double-header sessions have previously been 10 and 11... this year they are 9 and 10... one session has been sacrificed - qualifier.

Experimentee
Sep 7th, 2006, 02:09 PM
Yeah its probably best they didnt have the qualifying. Its such a waste of time for the team that doesnt qualify, to waste a whole week without getting matches when they could be in a tournament.

Fantastic
Sep 7th, 2006, 03:38 PM
Ok, so, so far, we've had one officially confirmed team of Taylor Dent and Venus Williams (i wonder whom of them will be the first to withdraw) for USA, definitely Australia with players to be confirmed later, a rumour about Serbia (speculatively with Novak Djokovic and either Ana Ivanovic or Jelena Jankovic), a rumour about Argentina (speculatively with Gisela Dulko and David Nalbandian), plus an Asian qualifier to be decided later in the year.

USA, AUSTRALIA, SERBIA, ARGENTINA, QUALIFIER.

Also looking at the Dutch as possibilities, being this year's finalists. Plus there's always talk of getting the allegedly, always-keen Roger Federer back - the only problem having been to sign up a strong female partner for him (all eyes on Martina Hingis now). Russia possibly looking to make another appearance - hard to overlook them when there are so many strong female players around. Marat Safin must be considered a strong possibility to return - he loves the format, just not "Hawkeye." ;) Other possibilities include Germany (bookie's favourites this year - Kiefer keen to play again) and Belarus (Max Mirnyi to make amends for missing this year). Meaning, two of these countries mentioned will miss out.

Signing Venus Williams was a coup for the tournament, but I hope they have a back-up plan, unlike this year when Marat Safin pulled out and the star quality dropped off the face of the earth, with the exception of Kiefer (being the stud that he is) and Gaudio (now that's a hot piece of ass) - 'Fat Dave' is a downgrade by comparison. :p ;)

DutchieGirl
Sep 8th, 2006, 05:24 AM
Looking at the schedule, I am certain that they have officially given the qualifier the old cheerio. I know this may not be breaking news, but the double-header sessions have previously been 10 and 11... this year they are 9 and 10... one session has been sacrificed - qualifier.

Yes, and as I posted before, sessions 1-8 are the same price... quallies used to be session 1, and was like half price of the other sessions (2-9). ;)

Sandstorm
Sep 10th, 2006, 09:32 PM
Croatia will play :yeah:

brother and sister...Ancic :D

DutchieGirl
Sep 11th, 2006, 05:09 AM
Croatia will play :yeah:

brother and sister...Ancic :D

Where did you hear that from?

rada
Sep 11th, 2006, 05:22 AM
Where did you hear that from?
i was just thinking the same would be nice if they did,but i'm not sure they will ;( to many teams already

DutchieGirl
Sep 11th, 2006, 05:24 AM
i was just thinking the same would be nice if they did,but i'm not sure they will ;( to many teams already

yeah, it could be quite interesting if Mario and Sanja played!

rada
Sep 11th, 2006, 05:55 AM
yeah, it could be quite interesting if Mario and Sanja played!
yeah how funny would it be if novak and ana played them :lol:

groenefeldeffect
Sep 11th, 2006, 08:17 AM
Yes, and as I posted before, sessions 1-8 are the same price... quallies used to be session 1, and was like half price of the other sessions (2-9). ;)

Yeah, I was just adding my take on it to further back up what had already been said.

Fantastic - loving those theories... good analysis.

groenefeldeffect
Sep 11th, 2006, 08:23 AM
I am still sceptical regarding the admission of Belarus... France haven't been invited back since Tati stuffed up her scheduling.

Switzerland I feel won't play. Federer and Hingis would be an absolute dream team, but it may just be a dream.

I reckon Sweden may be invited back, they hinted at that after the last Hopman Cup.

DutchieGirl
Sep 11th, 2006, 08:28 AM
I am still sceptical regarding the admission of Belarus... France haven't been invited back since Tati stuffed up her scheduling.

Switzerland I feel won't play. Federer and Hingis would be an absolute dream team, but it may just be a dream.

I reckon Sweden may be invited back, they hinted at that after the last Hopman Cup.

I don't think they'd get Hingis and Federer to commit. Doesn't Roger usually play in Asia that week? I mean it'd be a brilliant team, but I think we'll have to keep on hoping for that.

Sweden? :yawn: ;)

aussy89
Sep 11th, 2006, 10:07 AM
hmm isnt the hopman cup the first tournament back from the chrissy holidays but im only guessin that cause of the wta im not a big supporter on the mens side but i thought the atp is same as wta?

groenefeldeffect
Sep 11th, 2006, 01:16 PM
hmm isnt the hopman cup the first tournament back from the chrissy holidays but im only guessin that cause of the wta im not a big supporter on the mens side but i thought the atp is same as wta?

Correct... it is the first of the year.

Fantastic
Sep 11th, 2006, 03:19 PM
I'm still crossing my fingers for Switzerland, so... :p ;)

The Swiss are a possibility because Roger was asked if he would like to play last year. He accepted the invitation and the organizers set about finding a suitable female partner. Schnyder was asked if she would partner Roger but she turned the invite down (silly girl!) to play Gold Coast. Roger was also asked to play in this year's event to fill the marquee spot left vacant when Sharapova declined an invitation to play Gold Coast (but didn't play anyway). He declined as he had already committed to Doha. With Hingis back in the picture, surely the organizers would at least try to get these two back together to "defend" their 2001 title. But a pairing like that would be HUGE news and hard to keep a secret. So i guess if Federer, Hingis or Sharapova had committed, we'd know about it by now. Damn, i just talked myself out of it! :(

Maybe we're looking at another bleak tournament. Having Venus Williams onboard is great but the Hopman Cup needs more stars to make it seem more worthy of standing alongside Fed Cup and Davis Cup.

saki
Sep 11th, 2006, 04:37 PM
Dechy/Santoro and Justine/Rochus are playing an exhibition in the off-season in the Hopman Cup format - does anyone think Justine/Oli would consider Hopman Cup in 2007?

I've a feeling that Justine will want to avoid playing the week before Slams after this year which means she'll be looking for another warmup tournament. She gets on well with Oli so.. maybe?

croat123
Sep 12th, 2006, 12:10 AM
mario and sanja will play hopman cup for sure! it was reported by the croatian press

http://www.jutarnji.hr/sport/tenis/clanak/art-2006,9,8,,41849.jl

mario says he also wants to play mixed in the grand slams with sanja!

DutchieGirl
Sep 12th, 2006, 05:05 AM
I'm still crossing my fingers for Switzerland, so... :p ;)

The Swiss are a possibility because Roger was asked if he would like to play last year. He accepted the invitation and the organizers set about finding a suitable female partner. Schnyder was asked if she would partner Roger but she turned the invite down (silly girl!) to play Gold Coast. Roger was also asked to play in this year's event to fill the marquee spot left vacant when Sharapova declined an invitation to play Gold Coast (but didn't play anyway). He declined as he had already committed to Doha. With Hingis back in the picture, surely the organizers would at least try to get these two back together to "defend" their 2001 title. But a pairing like that would be HUGE news and hard to keep a secret. So i guess if Federer, Hingis or Sharapova had committed, we'd know about it by now. Damn, i just talked myself out of it! :(

Maybe we're looking at another bleak tournament. Having Venus Williams onboard is great but the Hopman Cup needs more stars to make it seem more worthy of standing alongside Fed Cup and Davis Cup.

Patty ALWAYS plays Gold Coast. I don't think she's silly for that! I don't think she ever got asked to play HC before, and she likes playing GC... nothing wrong with that! :p

DutchieGirl
Sep 12th, 2006, 05:06 AM
mario and sanja will play hopman cup for sure! it was reported by the croatian press

http://www.jutarnji.hr/sport/tenis/clanak/art-2006,9,8,,41849.jl

mario says he also wants to play mixed in the grand slams with sanja!

yeah great - coz most of us can really understand Croatian! :p

DutchieGirl
Sep 12th, 2006, 05:07 AM
Dechy/Santoro and Justine/Rochus are playing an exhibition in the off-season in the Hopman Cup format - does anyone think Justine/Oli would consider Hopman Cup in 2007?

I've a feeling that Justine will want to avoid playing the week before Slams after this year which means she'll be looking for another warmup tournament. She gets on well with Oli so.. maybe?

eww - god I hope not! :p

rada
Sep 12th, 2006, 06:48 AM
I'm sure ana will play with novak because they are really good mates :)

aussy89
Sep 12th, 2006, 09:44 AM
well i put my resume in today for the hopman cup, hopefully i hear something soon with a chance to work ooo would b soo cool =) free tickets wen u work, get to watch the games, plus get payed and go behind the scenes ooo it b soo sweet if i get a job =)
now we just wait till october 18 till all the teams are announced please sammy come bck to perth =p

Martian Stacey
Sep 12th, 2006, 10:40 AM
Patty ALWAYS plays Gold Coast. I don't think she's silly for that! I don't think she ever got asked to play HC before, and she likes playing GC... nothing wrong with that! :p
Well she had a chance to play alongside the best mens player in the world ;) But i understand why she would rather play Gold Coast.

Anyway i really hope Martina and Roger play here :bounce:

LegionArgentina
Sep 12th, 2006, 03:12 PM
Gisela and Gaudio or Nalbandian , may be play

Fantastic
Sep 12th, 2006, 04:00 PM
Gold Coast, pfft.

I would love Belgium to play. I've been hoping for Justine and Olli to play together - Team ":devil:"

;)

Ok, so now we're looking at USA, AUSTRALIA, ARGENTINA, SERBIA, CROATIA, ASIAN QUALIFIER. I hope there will be some bigger names to be announced (like, say, Justine or Roger... ;))

krystlel
Sep 13th, 2006, 03:15 AM
Just read that Federer declined to play an exhibition on New Year's Eve which means he wouldn't be playing Hopman Cup. It says he is committed to Dubai on the article though, but surely they're referring to Doha which is the tournament Federer usually plays that week.
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/2006/09/11/sport/sport_30013303.php

Andy.
Sep 13th, 2006, 03:16 AM
I wish Russia would commit at least we would get some bigger names

DutchieGirl
Sep 13th, 2006, 05:33 AM
Gold Coast, pfft.

I would love Belgium to play. I've been hoping for Justine and Olli to play together - Team ":devil:"

;)

Ok, so now we're looking at USA, AUSTRALIA, ARGENTINA, SERBIA, CROATIA, ASIAN QUALIFIER. I hope there will be some bigger names to be announced (like, say, Justine or Roger... ;))

When was Argentina announced?

SeNoRiTa
Sep 13th, 2006, 07:57 AM
argentina hasn't been announced as far as i know...i think it's just what people are speculating

DutchieGirl
Sep 13th, 2006, 07:59 AM
argentina hasn't been announced as far as i know...i think it's just what people are speculating

yeah, I didn't think so... :p

groenefeldeffect
Sep 13th, 2006, 12:11 PM
well i put my resume in today for the hopman cup, hopefully i hear something soon with a chance to work ooo would b soo cool =) free tickets wen u work, get to watch the games, plus get payed and go behind the scenes ooo it b soo sweet if i get a job =)
now we just wait till october 18 till all the teams are announced please sammy come bck to perth =p

Good luck!

aussy89
Sep 13th, 2006, 12:35 PM
thanks =)

Fantastic
Sep 13th, 2006, 03:24 PM
When was Argentina announced?

If you recall back to the last page, i was making a list of possible countries based on what people had either heard or seen. The USA, Australia and the Asian qualifiers were definites. Someone speculated Serbia, someone else speculated Croatia, and someone else speculated Argentina - all of them based on what that person had read in newspapers or online. This was just to see what the field might look like if it was all true.

So, so far, it's USA, AUSTRALIA, ARGENTINA, SERBIA, CROATIA and ASIAN QUALIFIERS.

DutchieGirl
Sep 13th, 2006, 07:14 PM
If you recall back to the last page, i was making a list of possible countries based on what people had either heard or seen. The USA, Australia and the Asian qualifiers were definites. Someone speculated Serbia, someone else speculated Croatia, and someone else speculated Argentina - all of them based on what that person had read in newspapers or online. This was just to see what the field might look like if it was all true.

So, so far, it's USA, AUSTRALIA, ARGENTINA, SERBIA, CROATIA and ASIAN QUALIFIERS.

I didn't see anyone speculate Argentina... I saw the Serbia and Croatia ones though...

Martian Stacey
Sep 14th, 2006, 10:17 AM
Gisela and Gaudio or Nalbandian , may be play
This is the post that mentioned Argentina ;)

~lollipop_girl~
Sep 14th, 2006, 02:10 PM
Maybe we're looking at another bleak tournament. Having Venus Williams onboard is great but the Hopman Cup needs more stars to make it seem more worthy of standing alongside Fed Cup and Davis Cup.

Bringing the big names would bring the status of the tournament up, however, I have always relied on HC to showcase players that I rarely, or hadn't at all, gotten to see before... Thanks to HC I have actually become a fan of many players such as Misa, Ana, Novak, Dominik Hrbaty & Fedz (coz he finally got Martina that HC title she deserved) and just increased my love of others such as Martina & Daniela... Then without HC there are other players that I would never have seen play at all before like Sofia A & Babora S... Don't we get enough of the top players shown at the Slams, HC is time for players from all ranking levels to be equals and shown equally! With saying that, I would loooove Sharapova to play! :p

My dream teams playing would include, Serbia (Ana/Novak, but Jelena would be good 2), Slovakia (Daniela/Dominik), Russia (Sharapova or Kirilenko/Davydenko), France (Tati/Richard), Netherlands (Misa/anyone), Switzerland (Martina/Fedz), Belgium (Kimmi/Malisse), and I suppose Australia, if I must (Sam/anyone but Hewitt or Scud)...
Oh what a dream that would be! :drool:

DutchieGirl
Sep 15th, 2006, 05:34 AM
This is the post that mentioned Argentina ;)

yeah it says they will MAYBE play...nothing about it being in the papers or anything. :lol:

ozfan44
Sep 16th, 2006, 03:36 AM
I heard a little whisper today that Ana and Novak have committed again!

Novak keen to come and show us his improved singing talents at the Ball :haha:

Switzerland was on the hit list but Federer hasnt committed and Hingis has indicated she may be playing Hong Kong or Gold Coast.

Thats all i have.......for now!

DutchieGirl
Sep 16th, 2006, 03:50 AM
Nice if "Serbia" (dunno what they wanna call themselves) are playing again!

SeNoRiTa
Sep 16th, 2006, 11:26 AM
yeah...Serbia were basically committed from the start...Novak and his coach told me that at the Aus Open this year...but they were not 100% sure whether it would be Ana or Jelena...looks like it's Ana again!! :)

DutchieGirl
Sep 16th, 2006, 09:56 PM
yeah...Serbia were basically committed from the start...Novak and his coach told me that at the Aus Open this year...but they were not 100% sure whether it would be Ana or Jelena...looks like it's Ana again!! :)

Nice! :D

ZAK
Sep 16th, 2006, 10:34 PM
A Golovin/Gasquet would be so much better than two years ago, but it doesn't seem like they're in the mix. Tati doesn't usually do that well in Gold Coast so its not like she has to worry too much about defending points

Martian Stacey
Sep 18th, 2006, 09:28 AM
I heard a little whisper today that Ana and Novak have committed again!

Novak keen to come and show us his improved singing talents at the Ball :haha:

Switzerland was on the hit list but Federer hasnt committed and Hingis has indicated she may be playing Hong Kong or Gold Coast.

Thats all i have.......for now!
Nooooo Martina, play here :p

Ryan
Sep 18th, 2006, 12:39 PM
Hmm, I would love to see a Fed/Hingis HC team, but I'd like Hingis to win GS even more. She better not play Hong Kong though, what a waste IMO.

Jeff
Sep 18th, 2006, 12:45 PM
Hmm, I would love to see a Fed/Hingis HC team, but I'd like Hingis to win GS even more. She better not play Hong Kong though, what a waste IMO.

If Fed/Hingis teamed up, they'd be the best team in Hopman Cup history

ozfan44
Sep 18th, 2006, 12:50 PM
Hopefully will be able to find some more info out before the Teams are announced on October 18th!

I would also love to see Golovin/Gasquet :drool:

Ryan
Sep 18th, 2006, 02:04 PM
If Fed/Hingis teamed up, they'd be the best team in Hopman Cup history


They did in 2001, I think they won/lost the final to Seles/Gambill.

SeNoRiTa
Sep 19th, 2006, 05:22 AM
yes federer/hingis won it in 2001

Martian Stacey
Sep 19th, 2006, 09:35 AM
Hmm, I would love to see a Fed/Hingis HC team, but I'd like Hingis to win GS even more. She better not play Hong Kong though, what a waste IMO.
Well she played Hopman Cup 97-99 and we know what happened then ;)

DutchieGirl
Sep 19th, 2006, 09:44 AM
Well she played Hopman Cup 97-99 and we know what happened then ;)

:lol: At AO, or at HC? :p Marc Rosset! :haha: ;)

Martian Stacey
Sep 19th, 2006, 09:48 AM
:lol: At AO, or at HC? :p Marc Rosset! :haha: ;)
I meant the AO - Ryan said he would prefer to her to win a GS, and she played Hopman Cup before all her AO wins ;)

Rosset :rolleyes: idiot! :p

DutchieGirl
Sep 19th, 2006, 10:04 AM
I meant the AO - Ryan said he would prefer to her to win a GS, and she played Hopman Cup before all her AO wins ;)

Rosset :rolleyes: idiot! :p

yeah, but she made the final 3 times after that too. ;) But yeah... :lol:

:haha: Rosset :crazy: ;)

aussy89
Sep 22nd, 2006, 11:08 AM
jus a few things been put on the site it does say that the schedule with ticketing studd wont come out till 12noon thursday 19th =( puttin more waiting on us =(

DutchieGirl
Sep 22nd, 2006, 07:33 PM
jus a few things been put on the site it does say that the schedule with ticketing studd wont come out till 12noon thursday 19th =( puttin more waiting on us =(

Damn! :lol:

.Andrew.
Sep 24th, 2006, 04:15 AM
Venus is coming to Perth? Cool! :bounce: I don't like Taylor Dent :fiery: I rather see her play with James Blake or Andy Roddick :bounce:

DutchieGirl
Sep 24th, 2006, 05:25 AM
Venus is coming to Perth? Cool! :bounce: I don't like Taylor Dent :fiery: I rather see her play with James Blake or Andy Roddick :bounce:

:lol: I don't like Venus or Taylor, but oh well. :p At least if she was playing with Andy or James it'd be better. ;)

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2006, 05:32 AM
Im so glad Venus is playing it will be awesome to see heaps of her matches. I just wish they would secure i few more star players. We need a few more big names

groenefeldeffect
Sep 24th, 2006, 02:04 PM
Nice if "Serbia" (dunno what they wanna call themselves) are playing again!

Yeah, they would play as Serbia... as they were Serbia & Montenegro... they both became independent, and both Ana and Novak are Serbs.

croat123
Sep 24th, 2006, 03:19 PM
croatia participating is not speculation. mario ancic himself said that he and sanja are going to play :)

.Andrew.
Sep 25th, 2006, 01:08 AM
I'd rather see Djokovic play with Jankovic then Ana :D Sanja and Mario to play for Croatia? :bounce:

ozfan44
Sep 25th, 2006, 12:00 PM
i havent heard anything about croatia :confused:

Martian Stacey
Sep 26th, 2006, 09:38 AM
yeah, but she made the final 3 times after that too. ;) But yeah... :lol:

:haha: Rosset :crazy: ;)
well before 4/6 AO finals, she played Hopman Cup ;)

DutchieGirl
Sep 26th, 2006, 09:59 AM
well before 4/6 AO finals, she played Hopman Cup ;)

:lol: Yeah, and she didn't for the other 2 finals... so it's not a rule that she has to play HC to get to AO final! :p

Martian Stacey
Sep 27th, 2006, 01:24 AM
:lol: Yeah, and she didn't for the other 2 finals... so it's not a rule that she has to play HC to get to AO final! :p
but obviously, it doesn't hurt ;) :p

DutchieGirl
Sep 27th, 2006, 04:30 AM
but obviously, it doesn't hurt ;) :p

That is true. ;)

SeNoRiTa
Oct 4th, 2006, 10:06 AM
as i said, it was time they brought spain back..

article from tennis australia http://www.tennisaustralia.com/pages/News.aspx?id=4&pageid=122&handlerid=3&newsid=2205

Robredo for Hyundai Hopman Cup

Perth, October 4 - Former Hyundai Hopman Cup winner and world No. 8, Tommy Robredo, will return to Perth this summer to represent Spain in the ITF Mixed Teams Tennis Championship, partnering Anabel Medina Garrigues.

Robredo, the No. 2 Spaniard behind Rafael Nadal, has won two titles this season - the Masters Series Hamburg and in Bastad - and boasts a 42-23 record.

The 24-year-old Robredo is aiming for his first year-end ATP Top-10 finish.

Robredo was a 19-year-old rising star when he won the Hyundai Hopman Cup with Spanish legend Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in 2002. His blistering forehand took Spain to a thrilling victory over the USA as he came back from championship point down against Jan Michael Gambill to level the final with victory in the third set tie break.


Tommy Robredo: aiming for a top 10 finish in 2006.

Robredo’s partner is Spain’s No. 1 female player and ranked 28 in the world. Garrigues, who is also 24, is having her best year on Tour, reaching a career-high ranking of 23 in singles and 15 in doubles, winning two singles titles in Canberra and Palermo. She also reached the singles ffinal of the WTA tour event in Guangzhou, in China last week and in doubles earlier this year she reached the Semi-Finals of Roland Garros.

Spain is the second team confirmed for this year’s event, along with the USA, represented by defending champion Taylor Dent and former world No. 1 Venus Williams, the winner of five Grand Slam singles titles who will make her debut appearance in Perth.

Hyundai Hopman Cup XIX is the official Mixed Teams Competition of the ITF and will be held at the Burswood Dome from 30 December 2006 to 5 January 2007.

cfc_4_ever
Oct 4th, 2006, 10:54 AM
It interests me how they are realeasing little bits on the draw. I therefore am thinking that our headliners have been given. So Tommy and Venus is as gud as it gets!!! Which is a little disappointing. But i will still hold out for Roger and Martina!!!

SeNoRiTa
Oct 4th, 2006, 12:31 PM
they often release a few big sign-ups before the official date

i don't think roger is coming because he is apparently down for doha

groenefeldeffect
Oct 4th, 2006, 01:18 PM
Grr... was hoping to be the first to post this awesome new bit of information, but I got beaten.

Anyway, here is the Sportal article:
Spanish world No.8 Tommy Robredo has confirmed he will return to Perth later this year to partner Anabel Medina Garrigues in the Hopman Cup.

The 24-year-old, who has won two ATP titles this season, teamed up with Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario five years ago to take out the title over the USA after coming back from championship point down to beat Jan Michael Gambill in a thrilling third-set tie-breaker.

Robredo and Medina Garrigues, who is ranked 28th in the world, will join American pair Venus Williams and Taylor Dent at the mixed teams event.

Other teams are still yet to be confirmed.

Medina Garrigues, 24, has won two singles titles this season in Canberra and Palermo and reached the final in China last week.

Former world No.1 Williams, the winner of five Grand Slam singles titles, will make her debut at the Hopman Cup this year.
________________________________

Regarding Tommy and Venus as the headliners.... think back to last year, the main star in Safin wasn not revealed until the day before, and other stars Gaudio, Sveta were not announced until the group was.

Spain vs USA...mmmmmmm.......

cfc_4_ever
Oct 4th, 2006, 01:34 PM
Regarding Tommy and Venus as the headliners.... think back to last year, the main star in Safin wasn not revealed until the day before, and other stars Gaudio, Sveta were not announced until the group was.

Spain vs USA...mmmmmmm.......

Spain would win. either 2-1 or 3-0. I aint sure Venus will be as dominant as a "headliner" should be!!!

And West Coast premiers. Please get over it!!! This is one off!!! And Carlton will be there next year... mayb... probley not... defienitly not :(

Fantastic
Oct 4th, 2006, 02:39 PM
That's okay. I like Tommy Robredo. :)

Although, wouldn't it be a tad awkward if Gisela Dulko happened to be playing too, given their past? Ooh, should be interesting. There's probably no hard feelings between them anyway. I figured it was most likely a media beat-up more than anything else.

So now there's TWO confirmations:

USA - Venus Williams, Taylor Dent
SPAIN - Tommy Robredo, Anabel Medina Garrigues

Doesn't look particularly enticing so far. It needs at least two more big names other than Venus. ;)

DutchieGirl
Oct 5th, 2006, 04:00 AM
That's okay. I like Tommy Robredo. :)

Although, wouldn't it be a tad awkward if Gisela Dulko happened to be playing too, given their past? Ooh, should be interesting. There's probably no hard feelings between them anyway. I figured it was most likely a media beat-up more than anything else.

So now there's TWO confirmations:

USA - Venus Williams, Taylor Dent
SPAIN - Tommy Robredo, Anabel Medina Garrigues

Doesn't look particularly enticing so far. It needs at least two more big names other than Venus. ;)

Sure as hell doesn't look enticing at the moment. Plus Australia will be there, and the Asian quallifying team (from the other "Hopman Cup").

Only leave 4 spots left...

rada
Oct 5th, 2006, 04:13 AM
serbia will play

cfc_4_ever
Oct 5th, 2006, 06:59 AM
Thats 3 spots realli. They need to pull out a couple of big names out of them. Serbia are reasonable but they aint new. They need atleast a top 10 guy or a top 10 girl. Is it just me or does it look like the women are gonna be reasonable weak this year. again!

SeNoRiTa
Oct 5th, 2006, 07:32 AM
well croatia are supposedly also confirmed, so that's another top 10 guy

as for the women, i don't really know...i only like ATP (but wtaworld has a better hopman cup forum hence the reason i write here)

Andy.
Oct 5th, 2006, 07:43 AM
The only impressive name is Venus, we need some more draw cards. Come on Russia.

DutchieGirl
Oct 5th, 2006, 08:40 AM
God, it's sounding so unappealing to me right now - I might only have to ask for 2 weeks off in Jan! :lol:

cfc_4_ever
Oct 5th, 2006, 11:47 AM
Come on Swiss!!! That would be a massive draw card!!! Anyway now that priority season tickets have been done less disscuss tickets!!!! I got mine a couple of weeks ago. Block 30 Row B Seat 1 and 2. So i got aisle and in second row. Pretty happy but being that low and on that side sometimes ya get the umpire seat in the way. But the TV always shows that part of the crowd!!!

DutchieGirl
Oct 5th, 2006, 06:56 PM
pfft priority tix done already...:p

OZTENNIS
Oct 5th, 2006, 11:12 PM
any news/ideas/hopes/rumours on who the aussies will field? hewitt has committed to adelaide, and i reckon stosur will play on the gold coast...

DutchieGirl
Oct 6th, 2006, 04:43 AM
No idea - if it's Alicia, it'd be good. ;)

cfc_4_ever
Oct 6th, 2006, 05:52 AM
I hope the male aint mark or wayne. There are no gud aussie males!!! :mad:

DutchieGirl
Oct 6th, 2006, 05:57 AM
I hope the male aint mark or wayne. There are no gud aussie males!!! :mad:

:lol: It'll probably be Mark or Wayne...I'd much rather Wayne than Mark, but then I'd much rather Hewitt over either of those 2 (although that's not gonna happen). ;)

cfc_4_ever
Oct 6th, 2006, 06:33 AM
There was a story on Hewitt 2day. He is not playing for the rest of the year and his first tourney will be Adelaide, so he is out

Привет
Oct 8th, 2006, 04:16 AM
:lol: It'll probably be Mark or Wayne...I'd much rather Wayne than Mark, but then I'd much rather Hewitt over either of those 2 (although that's not gonna happen). ;)
i think i would rather see Wayne as well, but why not get Luczak or Healey in. Try out a new Aussie male player, it couldnt hurt.

cfc_4_ever
Oct 8th, 2006, 04:50 AM
I wud like Luzak. But they had that chance last year and the yearb4 but they went for Wayne and Mark. So i expect the same. I already hav me tickets and if it is mark, there is no way i will be watching his singles matches. I hav no respect for him whatso ever

Привет
Oct 8th, 2006, 05:47 AM
I wud like Luzak. But they had that chance last year and the yearb4 but they went for Wayne and Mark. So i expect the same. I already hav me tickets and if it is mark, there is no way i will be watching his singles matches. I hav no respect for him whatso ever
A team of Healey/Alicia or Healey/Jelena would be awesome i think! get some fresh new players, I'd rather see a new combination then a combination like Alicia/Wayne, Alicia/Mark that we've seen (and seen lose mind you) in the past.

DutchieGirl
Oct 8th, 2006, 09:08 AM
i think i would rather see Wayne as well, but why not get Luczak or Healey in. Try out a new Aussie male player, it couldnt hurt.


Yeah, a new guy would be OK too - just please not Mark! :lol:

groenefeldeffect
Oct 8th, 2006, 01:04 PM
Anyone want to book this travel package... you get another session!

2. Entry and Reserved Seating for the 2006/07 Hopman Cup for the following twelve (12) sessions:
3. - Session 1 – Friday 29 December 2006 @ 10.00am
4. - Session 2 – Saturday 30 December 2006 @ 10.00am
5. - Session 3 – Saturday 30 December 2006 @ 5.30pm
6. - Session 4 – Sunday 31 December 2006 @ 10.00am
7. - Session 5 – Monday 01 January 2007 @ 10.00am
8. - Session 6 – Tuesday 02 January 2007 @ 10.00am
9. - Session 7 – Tuesday 02 January 2007 @ 5.30pm
10. - Session 8 – Wednesday 03 January 2007 @ 10.00am
11. - Session 9 – Wednesday 03 January 2007 @ 5.30pm
12. - Session 10 – Thursday 04 January 2007 @ 10.00am
13. - Session 11 – Thursday 04 January 2007 @ 5.30pm
14. - The Final – Friday 05 January 2007 @ 5.30pm

Fantastic
Oct 8th, 2006, 03:15 PM
I don't have a problem with Mark Philippoussis playing. Australia won't be winning next year anyway. So it's a good chance for him to get some match practice, whether he wins or loses. I think a Philippoussis and Dokic reunion is simply a must-have! They aren't ranked as highly as they used to be but they ARE former champions. They deserve respect for that.

DutchieGirl
Oct 8th, 2006, 06:46 PM
Anyone want to book this travel package... you get another session!

2. Entry and Reserved Seating for the 2006/07 Hopman Cup for the following twelve (12) sessions:
3. - Session 1 – Friday 29 December 2006 @ 10.00am
4. - Session 2 – Saturday 30 December 2006 @ 10.00am
5. - Session 3 – Saturday 30 December 2006 @ 5.30pm
6. - Session 4 – Sunday 31 December 2006 @ 10.00am
7. - Session 5 – Monday 01 January 2007 @ 10.00am
8. - Session 6 – Tuesday 02 January 2007 @ 10.00am
9. - Session 7 – Tuesday 02 January 2007 @ 5.30pm
10. - Session 8 – Wednesday 03 January 2007 @ 10.00am
11. - Session 9 – Wednesday 03 January 2007 @ 5.30pm
12. - Session 10 – Thursday 04 January 2007 @ 10.00am
13. - Session 11 – Thursday 04 January 2007 @ 5.30pm
14. - The Final – Friday 05 January 2007 @ 5.30pm

:scratch: :lol: I guess they copied it from last year and just changed the dates! :lol:

cfc_4_ever
Oct 9th, 2006, 01:50 AM
Anyone want to book this travel package... you get another session!

2. Entry and Reserved Seating for the 2006/07 Hopman Cup for the following twelve (12) sessions:
3. - Session 1 – Friday 29 December 2006 @ 10.00am
4. - Session 2 – Saturday 30 December 2006 @ 10.00am
5. - Session 3 – Saturday 30 December 2006 @ 5.30pm
6. - Session 4 – Sunday 31 December 2006 @ 10.00am
7. - Session 5 – Monday 01 January 2007 @ 10.00am
8. - Session 6 – Tuesday 02 January 2007 @ 10.00am
9. - Session 7 – Tuesday 02 January 2007 @ 5.30pm
10. - Session 8 – Wednesday 03 January 2007 @ 10.00am
11. - Session 9 – Wednesday 03 January 2007 @ 5.30pm
12. - Session 10 – Thursday 04 January 2007 @ 10.00am
13. - Session 11 – Thursday 04 January 2007 @ 5.30pm
14. - The Final – Friday 05 January 2007 @ 5.30pm
That scheduele is wrong..... There is no Session on Friday and there is onli 11 this year

Привет
Oct 9th, 2006, 05:47 AM
I don't have a problem with Mark Philippoussis playing. Australia won't be winning next year anyway. So it's a good chance for him to get some match practice, whether he wins or loses. I think a Philippoussis and Dokic reunion is simply a must-have! They aren't ranked as highly as they used to be but they ARE former champions. They deserve respect for that.
Agree with u here, if Mark playing means that Jelena plays as well than i can handle that! I think the Hopman could be just what Jelena needs, she is guarenteed matches, not only in singles but doubles as well, and if the Aussie supporters get behind her in Perth then she would have alot of confidence possibly playing some events in the Australian Summer.

cfc_4_ever
Oct 9th, 2006, 09:10 AM
Agree with u here, if Mark playing means that Jelena plays as well than i can handle that! I think the Hopman could be just what Jelena needs, she is guarenteed matches, not only in singles but doubles as well, and if the Aussie supporters get behind her in Perth then she would have alot of confidence possibly playing some events in the Australian Summer.

Why is it a guarrentee that if Mark plays Jelena play. Also if TA is having trouble contacting Jelena what chance to Paul have to offer her an invite?? And surely she will be behind Stosur, Pratt, and Molik in invites just because of rankings. Whereas Mark wud onli be behin Hewitt (we know he is going to Adelaide) and Wayne. So Jelena is unlikley. I wud like to see it but it wont happen

aussy89
Oct 9th, 2006, 09:41 AM
well paul asks the best frm the country so in mens it b mark then i think it b luzcuk i think isnt wayne retiring didnt he say he was retiring after this season?

in womens sam did say she lovs playing for country and would come bck next yr if she was asked so shed get first invite if she chooses to go to gold coast then it be alicia but i have a feeling she is on a good role atm that shed like to get ranking points

so both women an mens is very open =(

i hope its sam and luzcuk or sam an healey =) personally

groenefeldeffect
Oct 9th, 2006, 10:36 AM
That scheduele is wrong..... There is no Session on Friday and there is onli 11 this year

I know that... hence my emphasis of Session 1 in bold, and use of the irony in the comment "Anyone want to book this travel package... you get another session!".

matthias
Oct 9th, 2006, 11:41 AM
when will they announce the teams?

SeNoRiTa
Oct 9th, 2006, 12:23 PM
officially on 19 oct...although 2 have already been announced

groenefeldeffect
Oct 9th, 2006, 01:54 PM
when will they announce the teams?

Fingers crossed for ALG!

Привет
Oct 10th, 2006, 06:14 AM
Why is it a guarrentee that if Mark plays Jelena play. Also if TA is having trouble contacting Jelena what chance to Paul have to offer her an invite?? And surely she will be behind Stosur, Pratt, and Molik in invites just because of rankings. Whereas Mark wud onli be behin Hewitt (we know he is going to Adelaide) and Wayne. So Jelena is unlikley. I wud like to see it but it wont happen
It's not a guarentee, and nowhere did i mention it being a guarentee.
I meant that it wouldn't be so bad Mark playing if Jelena played with him.
Honestly it wouldn't be so bad Mark playing anyway, just that I would rather see a new team combination for Australia.
I know she isn't exactly top of the list for the organizers to contact, I agree with you i would like to see it happen but it probably won't.

DutchieGirl
Oct 10th, 2006, 06:27 AM
It's not a guarentee, and nowhere did i mention it being a guarentee.
I meant that it wouldn't be so bad Mark playing if Jelena played with him.
Honestly it wouldn't be so bad Mark playing anyway, just that I would rather see a new team combination for Australia.
I know she isn't exactly top of the list for the organizers to contact, I agree with you i would like to see it happen but it probably won't.

If Mark and Jelena played together there is no way in Hell I'd go to any Australian session (erm, unless they played NL, and then I'd be there cheering for NL! :lol: ).

Привет
Oct 10th, 2006, 06:42 AM
If Mark and Jelena played together there is no way in Hell I'd go to any Australian session (erm, unless they played NL, and then I'd be there cheering for NL! :lol: ).
you seem to be as obsessed with the Netherlands as I am with Russia :yeah: :)