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Farina Elia Fan
Sep 13th, 2008, 12:55 AM
is there any team news??? Im hoping Anne and Andy will play together :bounce:

OZTENNIS
Sep 13th, 2008, 12:58 AM
^^^^
No news on any teams at the moment bar the Australian team - Hewitt and Dellacqua :). Oh and Safin and Safina have committed for Russia (I'm pretty sure)

But it would be awesome to see a British team, I like watching Murray play and they could be in with a shot if Anne kept her form of the past 6 months up :)

ce
Sep 13th, 2008, 01:57 PM
i want Jankovic and Djokovic again :hearts:

Slutiana
Sep 13th, 2008, 04:42 PM
I remember last year's hopman cup team news came out by like the french open. :rolls:


Yeah, I so hope Andy and Anne play together. And Simon/Monfis with Tati. :hearts: If Cornet was to play this, it would be an outrage.

Juanes
Sep 13th, 2008, 07:38 PM
what about Dominator´s team...

Dominika Cibulkova and Dominik Hrbatý.... :)

OZTENNIS
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:25 AM
I'd like to see

Russia - Safina and Safin (guaranteed)
Australia - Dellacqua and Hewitt (guaranteed)
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USA - S/V. Williams and Blake
Great Britain - Anne Keothavong and Andy Murray

And I'm assuming the usuals will come
Czech Republic - Lucia Safarova and Tomas Berdych (or maybe that other couple :tape:)
India - Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna :yawn: :zzz:
Argentina - Gisela Dulko and Juan Ignacio Chela/Juan Martin del Potro?
And maybe...
Japan - Ayumi Morita and Kei Nikishori

Keadz
Sep 14th, 2008, 09:41 AM
I would like to see
Aus
Russia
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U.S.A: Serena with James
Switzerland: Patty with Wawrinka
Serbia: Djokovic with Jankovic
Japan: Sugiyama with Nishikori
Spain: Medina Gurrigues and Ferrer
France: Golovin with Gasquet

Golovinjured.
Sep 15th, 2008, 02:09 AM
So there's

Australia (Dellacqua/Hewitt)
Russia (Safina/Safin)

--
and I hope
--

France (Golovin/Gasquet)
Switzerland (Hingis (oh yes, that's right - comeback :drool:)/Wawrinka)
Serbia (Dokic :sobbing:/Troicki)
USA (Venus/Serena)
Russia II (Kirilenko/Tursunov)
Argentina (Dulko, Del Potro)
Spain (Suarez Chomper Navarro/Nadal)

:shrug: That looks fine.

LegionArgentina
Sep 16th, 2008, 10:41 PM
Argentina: Jozami and Del Potro :cool:

OZTENNIS
Sep 17th, 2008, 01:53 AM
Djokovic has just been confirmed as a starter at the Brisbane International, in my home city, in the same week as the Hopman Cup, therefore, it is unlikely Serbia will play this year.

Lighter
Sep 17th, 2008, 06:25 PM
Two teams for sure (French Tennis magazine october '08)
France : Gilles Simon/Alizé Cornet
Russia : Marat and Dinara

ce
Sep 17th, 2008, 09:38 PM
Djokovic has just been confirmed as a starter at the Brisbane International, in my home city, in the same week as the Hopman Cup, therefore, it is unlikely Serbia will play this year.

yes and JJ is playing Hong Kong :)

Slutiana
Sep 18th, 2008, 07:28 PM
Two teams for sure (French Tennis magazine october '08)
France : Gilles Simon/Alizé Cornet
Russia : Marat and Dinara
OMG cornet :weirdo:

Golovinjured.
Sep 18th, 2008, 11:11 PM
^^ I know :rolleyes: They're fucking retarded.

I hope Tati plays Brisbane :hearts:

Droolv
Sep 19th, 2008, 11:06 AM
Oh not Tati :sobbing: Ah well, another good team :yeah:

Renalicious
Sep 20th, 2008, 01:40 AM
Ew, Simon and Cornet... *puke*

Clement/Golovin were :hearts:

I obviously want Serena/Andy to play, but it's unlikely.

Fantastic
Sep 21st, 2008, 06:47 PM
What's wrong with inviting Gilles Simon and Alize Cornet??? They have both certainly earned their invitations this year! Both are Top 20. Both are young and new faces.

Novak Djokovic was released from his commitment contract to the HC because both Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic were committed elsewhere. So he wanted to play, at least.

The HC has been forever attempting to bring back Roger Federer, especially since the tournament is turning 21! They are still trying to convince Patty Schnyder to play.

I have been waiting for a Marat and Dinara combination ever since she burst onto the scene. I'm glad they waited until Dinara matured as a player instead of rushing her in for the sensation factor.

Japan could be interesting with Ai Sugiyama and Kei Nishikori. Without Sugiyama, they will be invited to play the Asian Hopman Cup instead. Not that she's a huge international star or anything, just that Ayumi Morita (or whoever they choose) won't be enough to justify a main draw inclusion.

Andy Murray will most likely commit to Doha seeing as how he is the defending champion there. So the chances of Great Britain participating are slim.

The American team could be very strong this year. The HC will no doubt try to convince James Blake to return. If Serena plays too, then watch out. Or maybe Venus will play with Mardy Fish instead this year. How cool would it be to have Bethanie Mattek? haha

I can't see India taking part without Sania Mirza, and right now, she's too risky of an investment with her injury.

If the Czechs come back, it won't be with Lucie Safarova. She has been in terrible form this year, especially with injuries. Having said that, Nicole Vaidisova hasn't performed that much better either, but she is at least Top 30. Berdych probably won't play without Safarova, so it looks like Radek Stepanek is the next option.

Perhaps Spain are due for a return appearance? Anabel Medina Garrigues and Tommy Robredo again? Or maybe David Ferrer? A bit of a long shot would be Rafa.

Argentina are the best South American nation, and Juan Martin Del Potro has been playing exceptionally well in 2008, so he might be a possibility. The best Argentine female has been Gisela Dulko so she's in the mix as well.

Sweden? Belgium? Canada? Romania? Italy? Austria? I can't think of too many other possible countries that have both a top male and top female players. It's a shame that countries like China, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Denmark and Hungary don't have any top 100-ranked male players. It would be awesome to watch players like Li Na, Zheng Jie, Agnieszka Radwanska, Victoria Azarenka, Alona Bondarenko, Caroline Wozniacki or Agnes Szavay compete.

Then there's the Asian HC! I expect the top 6 combinations from China, Uzbekistan, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Japan, India, Korea or Philippines to be somewhere in there.

enchantrezz
Sep 23rd, 2008, 02:33 AM
what about Italy?
Pennetta can team up w Bolleli..

Dani12
Sep 26th, 2008, 02:39 AM
Melzer and Paszek would be cool for Austria. I could see something like that happening. I can see Spain making a return, along with Russia, Australia, USA, France, Japan and Chinese Taipei (seeing how popular they were last year.)

Keadz
Sep 26th, 2008, 08:00 AM
PLEASE don't bring back Argentina, Croatia or India!

Ballbasher
Sep 26th, 2008, 12:43 PM
Isn't it possible for Azarenka/Mirnyi to team up for Belarus and I'd love to see Srebotnik and Gregorc,but that's impossible :p

Juarito
Sep 27th, 2008, 02:03 AM
PLEASE don't bring back Argentina, Croatia or India!

Why not Argentina? Dulko and Coria reached the final in 2006, they made a great team together :hearts: Next year I would like to see Jozami/Del Potro , Dulko/Monaco or Salerni/Nalbandian :D

Keadz
Sep 27th, 2008, 05:22 AM
I have always found Dulko extremely boring to watch, I might change my mind if Nalbandian played though. But I can't see that happening.

Keadz
Sep 27th, 2008, 05:25 AM
double post

OZTENNIS
Sep 27th, 2008, 09:49 PM
Why not Argentina? Dulko and Coria reached the final in 2006, they made a great team together :hearts: Next year I would like to see Jozami/Del Potro , Dulko/Monaco or Salerni/Nalbandian :D
:yawn:
Dulko is boring and has played too many Hopman Cups, and you really think Australians are going to watch Jozami or Salerni?

I'd pay to watch paint dry first

And I hope India doesn't play again, Mirza is just as boring as Dulko and her partner is, well, out of his league.

Chinese Taipei on the other hand combined well, and it would be fun to see them back

Dani12
Sep 29th, 2008, 03:59 AM
If Nalbandian and Dulko teamed up or at least Del Potro I'd be all for it. But not the same combination as last year, it was very very boring and they didn't play good at all..

Juarito
Sep 29th, 2008, 03:15 PM
If Nalbandian and Dulko teamed up or at least Del Potro I'd be all for it. But not the same combination as last year, it was very very boring and they didn't play good at all..

I agree with you, Dulko-Chela were so boring :yawn: And they haven´t won a tie :rolleyes:

V.Melb
Sep 29th, 2008, 03:48 PM
I actually think a Chinese Taipei team would be good, the crowd seems to like them (after all, Asians are cute :rolleyes: ) ... and they seem to play well and really get into it. Lu from Chinese Taipei with top doubles player Chan would be a good combo, although a bit lacking in power.

Dulko has indeed played too many hopman cups for my liking, she is a good player... but the Argentinian teams would not interest me too much, so I agree with you guys..time for Dulko to move on... but hey, as long as they keep taking her. It was like Asa Carlsson back in the day, they took her everyear, she lost every year and all her matches were kind of boring.. but it was just somebody to fill the gap next to the top swedish male player at the time.

I personally am up for a Tanasugarn/Udomchoke combo... Perth went crazy for Tammy the year they made the finals, they loved Paradorn also.

enchantrezz
Oct 2nd, 2008, 01:45 AM
GERMANY is the fourth country confirmed for January's Hopman Cup in Perth, with former world No.4 Nicolas Kiefer set to partner rising star Sabine Lisicki.

Kiefer, currently ranked 25 in the world, recently knocked over top-10 players James Blake and Nikolay Davydenko at the Canadian Masters Series.

He also beat Frenchman Gilles Simon and Mardy Fish en route to the final, which he lost to world No.1 Rafael Nadal.

Lisicki, 19, has surged up the rankings to 64 this year and showed her potential at the Australian Open, where she defeated then world No.16 Dinara Safina, who has since climbed to third in the rankings.

Germany joins France (Alize Cornet and Simon), Australia (Casey Dellacqua and Lleyton Hewitt) and Russia (Safina and Marat Safin) in the eight nation field.

The tournament takes place from January 3-9.

enchantrezz
Oct 2nd, 2008, 01:48 AM
Australia, Russia, France, Germany....these are veteran nations in tennis. Interesting ;)

Привет
Oct 2nd, 2008, 04:37 AM
I have a strong feeling that Dulko will be back, simply because inviting Del Potro to play for Argentina will be too hard for McNamee to resist. Gisela is the only Argentinean woman to have a ranking high enough to justify being entered into an invitational tournament.

I don't really want to see Taiwan playing again, although they did do a good job last year. That's just my personal preference, I didn't really enjoy watching either player.

I really feel that Japan will be invited without having to play Asian HC. Nishikori gained some public interest at the USO and if McNamee can secure Sugiyama or even Morita, then that's a pretty decent team, especially if it's Ai.

I don't want to see Czech Republic competing again, at least not with Berdych/Safarova. They've come 2 years in a row and they haven't really impressed too much.

India have had their run too. Mirza is a star but not right now, and it's silly to invite them if they don't have a decent enough male player for singles. They can play Asian HC.

If the HC got Federer to play, the organisers and presenters would go insane. Schnyder/Federer would be an alright team. Or even a young Swiss girl with Federer. It wouldn't really matter, if McNamee somehow got Roger to agree to play, he'd grab a Swiss tourist visiting Perth to play if he had to.

.:sk:.
Oct 2nd, 2008, 06:25 AM
Lisicki & Kiefer :hearts:

Keadz
Oct 2nd, 2008, 12:54 PM
Wawrinka and Schnyder for Switzerland?

matthias
Oct 3rd, 2008, 04:40 PM
Germany is part of the cup :woohoo:

Привет
Oct 3rd, 2008, 09:14 PM
Federer and Wawrinka are both playing Kooyong. Although Marat is as well, so it must be the week after Hopman Cup. Still, I think we can rule out Federer playing for Switzerland. :lol: I'm not sure whether Wawrinka would want to play both tournaments. I think Switzerland won't play at this Hopman Cup.

Dani12
Oct 7th, 2008, 12:19 AM
So we have...

Australia
Russia
France
Germany

The last four will most likely be...

USA
Argentina
Chinese Taipai
Asian Hopman Cup winners

:D

Golovinjured.
Oct 7th, 2008, 12:30 AM
Chinese Taipei?

I would have thought the only way for them to come back is through the Asian Hopman Cup? My picks for the the other 3 would be from USA, Spain, Argentina and Czech Republic. I don't know who would miss out...

Renalicious
Oct 7th, 2008, 02:51 AM
Apart from Safin/a the teams aren't very exciting :sad: I just hope one of the WS contribte...

Привет
Oct 7th, 2008, 06:34 AM
I really don't want Chinese Taipei. I really really hope Venus plays for USA. She was meant to play with Dent a couple years back, and the team ended up being Harkleroad and Fish. I wouldn't mind seeing a Spanish team of Suarez Navarro and any male Spaniard apart from Robredo.

Juanes
Oct 7th, 2008, 02:30 PM
http://www.topky.sk/cl/6/268469/TENIS-Hopmanov-pohar-2009-aj-so-Slovakmi

they should to play Dominika Cibulkova and Dominik Hrbaty.....

hellas719
Oct 9th, 2008, 12:28 AM
I wish there would be Daniilidou/Economidis or Baghdatis, but that won't happen.

Droolv
Oct 9th, 2008, 06:16 AM
India won't be coming as Sania has confirmed for Hong Kong :sobbing:

Привет
Oct 11th, 2008, 01:37 AM
Venus is in Hong Kong too. :( So that only really leaves Serena playing for the USA. Or Lindsay. Anyone else will make for a weak US team.

Привет
Oct 11th, 2008, 01:39 AM
Obviously a team of Daniilidou/Baghdatis wouldn't happen, the team members have to represent the same country. :scratch:

Phil=)
Oct 12th, 2008, 07:57 AM
I think Serena is playing ?

Farina Elia Fan
Oct 12th, 2008, 10:06 PM
Obviously a team of Daniilidou/Baghdatis wouldn't happen, the team members have to represent the same country. :scratch:

:lol:

Droolv
Oct 16th, 2008, 08:06 AM
Slovak Republic is confirmed, with the team of Cibulkova and Hrbaty ;)

http://www.thewest.com.au/default.aspx?MenuID=57&ContentID=103000

http://hopmancup.com/default.aspx?id=103&newsid=221

I also read in a news article today, that McNamee has nearly got two top 10 players :eek: Maybe Serena? :shrug:

Ben.
Oct 16th, 2008, 08:35 AM
Fingers crossed :) be really good to see Serena playing at the HC again. It would really boost the quality of the field of the event, just like Sydney.

Golovinjured.
Oct 16th, 2008, 09:48 AM
I don't want Serena :ras:

Bring Ivanovic/Troiki and Radwanska and someone :scratch:

enchantrezz
Oct 16th, 2008, 10:00 AM
I want this pair for Hopman Cup :hearts:

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w170/jesi3781/tennis/moscowplayersparty-pennetta-starace.jpg

OZTENNIS
Oct 16th, 2008, 10:55 AM
^^^^
Yawn

Bring Serena/Blake and Keothavong/Murray

OZTENNIS
Oct 16th, 2008, 10:55 AM
Or even Robson :hearts:

Rising Sun
Oct 16th, 2008, 03:20 PM
When will they be announcing the full teams?

Chance
Oct 19th, 2008, 01:07 AM
Slovak Republic is confirmed, with the team of Cibulkova and Hrbaty ;)

http://www.thewest.com.au/default.aspx?MenuID=57&ContentID=103000

http://hopmancup.com/default.aspx?id=103&newsid=221

I also read in a news article today, that McNamee has nearly got two top 10 players :eek: Maybe Serena? :shrug:
Another 2 players aside from Dinara?
I want Venus to play:bounce:

Chance
Oct 19th, 2008, 01:15 AM
Venus is in Hong Kong too. :( So that only really leaves Serena playing for the USA. Or Lindsay. Anyone else will make for a weak US team.

I just read this. Dayum, I'm so sick of the HK event :(
I guess another averagola performance for V in the AO :(

enchantrezz
Oct 19th, 2008, 01:16 PM
I just read this. Dayum, I'm so sick of the HK event :(
I guess another averagola performance for V in the AO :(

Coco can represent USA team..

Привет
Oct 20th, 2008, 02:24 AM
:lol: McNamee needs to bag either Serena or Lindsay otherwise it would just be pointless inviting the USA. I know that sounds mean, but look at their results when they have a great female representative, compared to a so-so player. Yes, I'm talking about Harkleroad. :( Sorry Ash fans.

Maybe he could try and get Lindsay to play as a fairwell event, kind of like Hrbaty is doing.

Renalicious
Oct 20th, 2008, 08:30 AM
I hope they invite a sub-par team like Craybas and Ginepri :hearts: lol. I'd want to see them against top players. :lol:

I would want Serena to play but Im not going cause ill be overseas so it doesnt matter :(

Привет
Oct 21st, 2008, 07:34 AM
:lol: @ Craybas and Ginepri. Why not? If he can't get Serena or Lindsay, then it's not as if there's much else to fall back on. What about Serena Williams/Donald Young? :D I'm liking that possible combination. Lindsay Davenport/Ryan Harrison? Lindsay Davenport/Donald Young? :D :D :D

Ben.
Oct 21st, 2008, 09:12 AM
I actually wouldn't mind seeing a sub-par team compete at the HC. Be interesting to see how they match up against the world's best - although when India played :tape: so I'm not sure if I like my idea after all really :lol: just depends on the players I guess.

Привет
Oct 21st, 2008, 10:14 AM
India weren't too bad, except for the fact that Sania had to carry them into the doubles rubber otherwise they were screwed. I'm having mental blanks trying to think of American players who are lower ranked...

Renalicious
Oct 21st, 2008, 10:20 AM
John Isner and Vania King? :D

Renalicious
Oct 21st, 2008, 10:39 AM
NO. The lookalikes - Davenport and Querry :D

Привет
Oct 22nd, 2008, 09:41 PM
Lindsay and Sam would be a cool team. :lol:

Droolv
Oct 23rd, 2008, 11:03 PM
:woohoo:

Flavia and Bolelli are coming to Perth :hearts:

enchantrezz
Oct 24th, 2008, 01:32 AM
:woohoo:

Flavia and Bolelli are coming to Perth :hearts:

Mwahahaha! So I got what I wanted :angel:

Привет
Oct 24th, 2008, 04:14 AM
Mwahahaha! So I got what I wanted :angel:

Didn't you want Flavia and Potito? :scratch: Regardless, I think this Hopman Cup is going to be a really close tussle.

Current teams are Australia, France, Germany, Russia, Italy, and Slovak Republic. That's 6 teams, and 5 of the 6 are European. Interesting. I think it's fairly impossible that USA would not be offered a spot in the tournament, so I guess we now know 7 of the 8 countries who will be competing, the only one still 'unknown' is the Asian Hopman Cup winner.

enchantrezz
Oct 24th, 2008, 04:20 AM
Didn't you want Flavia and Potito? :scratch:

I forgot about Bolelli :lol:

Anyway, its Flavia and any hot Italian player whom I want to be part in Hopman Cup ;)

enchantrezz
Oct 24th, 2008, 04:24 AM
I think it's fairly impossible that USA would not be offered a spot in the tournament,

I just hope its going to be Coco with Andy or Blake or the Bryan bros :angel:

Привет
Oct 24th, 2008, 07:29 AM
:spit: The Bryan Brothers playing Hopman Cup? Which one gets to play the ladies? :devil:

Nederlander RUS
Oct 25th, 2008, 11:14 AM
no Spain? :sad:

Daszmarelli
Oct 27th, 2008, 02:15 PM
I want Argentina and Serbia
Juan Martin del Potro - Gisela Dulko
Viktor Troicki - Ana Ivanovic

Привет
Oct 28th, 2008, 03:06 AM
Serena and Blake are playing for USA.

Hachiko
Oct 28th, 2008, 04:19 AM
I'd love to see Japan in there but I guess there's no chance now.

Привет
Oct 28th, 2008, 06:14 AM
There really isn't. :shrug: Japan weren't even invited to play in the Asian Hopman Cup event.

Droolv
Oct 28th, 2008, 06:57 AM
:woohoo:

Serena and James :eek: :yeah:

enchantrezz
Oct 28th, 2008, 07:16 AM
" Safin's participation is far from guaranteed after the two-time Grand Slam winner indicated he may take a break from the game following his 6-0, 7-6 (7-4) loss to Juan Monaco in the first round of the Paris Masters on Monday.

Hopman Cup tournament director Paul McNamee said Safin's manager told him the star Russian would announce his intentions in the first week of November.

World No. 20 Igor Andreev is on standby if Safin, whose ranking has slipped to 31, pulls out."

----------------------------------------------

:sad:

Ben.
Oct 28th, 2008, 07:20 AM
Great news that Serena is gonna play :yeah:

Shame that Marat might not play :sad:

Golovinjured.
Oct 28th, 2008, 07:29 AM
I'd rather Safin play than Serena/Blake. Please play Marat!

I was looking forward to a sub par US team :o

Keadz
Oct 28th, 2008, 11:00 AM
Marat better play. A Casey vs Serena match :)

I think if Lleyton plays well, Australia is in with a chance.

Привет
Oct 29th, 2008, 06:11 AM
I love both Marat and Igor, but it would be really disappointing because it means we won't get to see Marat and Dinara playing together. :(

If Marat can't play, then I'd rather see someone else other than Dinara playing with Igor. I don't know why, but Safina/Andreev just seems awkward. But hey, it might work. :lol:

enchantrezz
Oct 29th, 2008, 07:54 AM
If Marat can't play, then I'd rather see someone else other than Dinara playing with Igor. I don't know why, but Safina/Andreev just seems awkward. But hey, it might work. :lol:

You're right. If Marat cant play, then they better replace Safina with Makiri :lol:

.:sk:.
Oct 29th, 2008, 09:20 AM
Schedule & groups now online!

Group A

(1) USA Serena Williams and James Blake
(4) Australia Casey Dellacqua and Lleyton Hewitt
(6) Germany Sabine Lisicki and Nicolas Kiefer
(7) Slovak Republic Dominika Cibulkova and Dominik Hrbaty

Group B

(2) Russia Dinara Safina and Marat Safin
(3) France Alize Cornet and Gilles Simon
(5) Italy Flavia Pennetta and Simone Bolelli
(8) Asian Hopman Cup Winner

MATCH SCHEDULE (http://www.hopmancup.com/default.aspx?id=201)

Привет
Oct 30th, 2008, 02:25 AM
You're right. If Marat cant play, then they better replace Safina with Makiri :lol:

:lol: I wouldn't be against that at all! :D

Renalicious
Oct 30th, 2008, 08:01 AM
I could see Dinara getting really angry and shouting at Andreev when he makes an error. :lol:

Привет
Oct 31st, 2008, 04:39 AM
I think the team dynamics would be better with a team such as Kirilenko/Andreev, or Chakvetadze/Andreev.

That said, first and foremost I'd like to see Safina/Safin playing. But if Marat can't/won't, then I hope Dinara withdraws too. It'd be a blow for the tournament though, which would be a shame. :(

enchantrezz
Oct 31st, 2008, 09:14 AM
I think the team dynamics would be better with a team such as Kirilenko/Andreev, or Chakvetadze/Andreev.

That said, first and foremost I'd like to see Safina/Safin playing. But if Marat can't/won't, then I hope Dinara withdraws too. It'd be a blow for the tournament though, which would be a shame. :(

Yes, the Safins duo are definitely my choice but its all or nothing , if one is not playing then Kirilenko/Andreev is the next best thing.

Oh please , Marat, just for this one time, play :(

Renalicious
Nov 2nd, 2008, 08:30 AM
If Safin doesn't play and Dinara also doesn't play, leaving MaKiri and Andreev to play...doesn't that make Russia the third seeds?

I'd hate to see France be the second seeds. :help: Australia hardly knows Cornet and only a small portion know Simon...

Привет
Nov 2nd, 2008, 08:58 AM
I don't think seedings are changed if a player withdraws. Although I guess it would really depend on how close the tournament is. And there has been nothing said about Masha Kirilenko playing Hopman Cup, that was just mentioned in here because it's something we'd like to see happen. :lol:

Renalicious
Nov 2nd, 2008, 01:28 PM
Lol I think MaKiri is the most likely to play if Dinara withdraws...I don't really see Bepa/Chakky/Sveta playing and definitely not Sharapova. Maybe Petrova...MAYBE. She's won here before right?

JujulCactus
Nov 2nd, 2008, 02:21 PM
The Asian Hopman Cup will be played November 12-15 in Kazakhstan

More informations?
Teams ? :confused:

Привет
Nov 3rd, 2008, 06:22 AM
Lol I think MaKiri is the most likely to play if Dinara withdraws...I don't really see Bepa/Chakky/Sveta playing and definitely not Sharapova. Maybe Petrova...MAYBE. She's won here before right?

:lol: You make a good point. I can only really see Kirilenko wanting to play if Safina/Safin both withdraw, mainly because she'd be playing with her boyfriend. I wouldn't mind seeing Chakvetadze play, or maybe even Pavlyuchenkova (Why not? She's got a fairly high ranking for her age and is finishing the season in fine form.). Petrova did win in 2007 with Tursunov, but Petrova/Andreev? Please, no. :scared: That team just would not work. Now that I've mentioned it, I'm starting to really like the idea of a Pavlyuchenkova/Andreev team. :hearts:

Привет
Nov 3rd, 2008, 06:23 AM
JujulCactus, there is a thread in the Exhibitions forum especially for the Asian Hopman Cup. You'll find information on the countries competing in there. :)

JujulCactus
Nov 3rd, 2008, 07:53 AM
JujulCactus, there is a thread in the Exhibitions forum especially for the Asian Hopman Cup. You'll find information on the countries competing in there. :)

I hadn't see it :rolleyes:
Sommetimes I'm so ... :o
Thanks and sorry !!! ;)

Привет
Nov 3rd, 2008, 09:14 AM
I hadn't see it :rolleyes:
Sommetimes I'm so ... :o
Thanks and sorry !!! ;)

No need to be sorry, I wasn't annoyed that you posted about Asian Hopman Cup in this thread. I just thought that you'd get the answers you wanted in the other thread. ;) :)

Renalicious
Nov 5th, 2008, 06:20 AM
I got my tickets today. I know I was a bit late, I was hoping to get A Reserve but I wasn't sure if I would be able to go but now I am, so I've got B Reserve tickets for both Sessions on the 8th of January. :D

IanRadi
Nov 8th, 2008, 01:16 PM
Schedule & groups now online!

Group A

(1) USA Serena Williams and James Blake
(4) Australia Casey Dellacqua and Lleyton Hewitt
(6) Germany Sabine Lisicki and Nicolas Kiefer
(7) Slovak Republic Dominika Cibulkova and Dominik Hrbaty

Group B

(2) Russia Dinara Safina and Marat Safin
(3) France Alize Cornet and Gilles Simon
(5) Italy Flavia Pennetta and Simone Bolelli
(8) Asian Hopman Cup Winner

MATCH SCHEDULE (http://www.hopmancup.com/default.aspx?id=201)

No Argentina :sobbing:

PS: Serena will have to get on time in Perth because Meghann isn't going to replace her this time :rolleyes: :lol:

Привет
Nov 8th, 2008, 09:45 PM
I hope Meghann won't be replacing Serena this time. I so wanted my tennis year to start by seeing Serena play Sania last year, instead I got Meghann vs. Sania. Which for me, is not so great. :(

Привет
Nov 8th, 2008, 09:46 PM
The Asian Hopman Cup is going to be played in 4 days time, and still not all the teams are confirmed. :confused:

IanRadi
Nov 8th, 2008, 10:49 PM
I hope Meghann won't be replacing Serena this time. I so wanted my tennis year to start by seeing Serena play Sania last year, instead I got Meghann vs. Sania. Which for me, is not so great. :(

Well Meghann made her comeback this week after a "6 months rest" but re-injured herself :sobbing: So don't worry, she won't replace Ree this time :yeah:

Привет
Nov 9th, 2008, 03:01 AM
Yes that is really sad for Meghann. :( I feel sorry for her.

JOCHEBEL
Nov 10th, 2008, 01:33 AM
Shaughnessy will come back?
Argentina wont play in 2OO9 =( SO BAD!! but there are very interestings groups...like the Italian (Pennetta-Bolelli) and the Russian brothers...i would like to see a BELGIAN TEAM!!! i will suggest O.ROCHUS and Y.WICKMAYER!! I would like to see Slovakia win in 2OO9! with Cibulkova and Hrbaty like in 2OO5 (Hantuchova-Hrbaty)

Renalicious
Nov 10th, 2008, 06:24 AM
Argentina's kind of boring sorry. :o :hug:

And yeah I hope Serena makes it to all the ties this time. :rolleyes: :lol:

IMPOSSIBLE
Nov 11th, 2008, 04:56 PM
quite good lineup ;)

JOCHEBEL
Nov 11th, 2008, 10:27 PM
GoV & Rena...sorry to tell you this but Argentina's players are better than Australian's ...and everybody know that!! Australia is always in the Hopman Cup because the tournament is there...no more reasons!
2OO9: -
2OO8: Dulko/Chela
2OO7: -
2OO6: Dulko/Gaudio
2OO5: Dulko/Coria

Renalicious
Nov 12th, 2008, 07:06 AM
^ I agree lol. Australia is boring sometimes. :o Although I like this year's team.

Golovinjured.
Nov 12th, 2008, 09:11 AM
I would have liked Argentina to play with Juan Martin Del Potro, but not Dulko. She's so stale. I wish Paolo Suarez came back to the main tour :sad:

JOCHEBEL
Nov 12th, 2008, 09:35 PM
Dulko is the best !! Nobody compares to her!
Casey Dellacqua and Lleyton Hewitt is a better team than last year...
Dont you see the sound effect of the tv in this tournament?? amazing!!!
greeat.... the best exhibition !!

Привет
Nov 12th, 2008, 11:42 PM
JOCHEBEL, I think you would have to be the most excited poster I've ever seen!!! Nobody compares to you!
Somebody this excited about Hopman Cup??? Amazing!!!

:D

JOCHEBEL
Nov 13th, 2008, 12:57 AM
Thanks Mpnbet!!! are you from Australia? or are you from the Netherlands Antilles? emmm...im a big fan of tennis and especially Hopman Cup..."nothing compares to me" ...thanks for that too...yours post are very interesting too...i read each of them...My poster amazing? jeje thanks! Add me to talk more...jose_capo_tenis@hotmail.com
Bye

Martian KC
Nov 15th, 2008, 06:45 PM
Good luck Russia and Chinese Taipei!

Eduardo Oliveira
Nov 16th, 2008, 07:52 PM
C'mon Russia and Slovak Republic in Hopman Cup!!!

JOCHEBEL
Nov 16th, 2008, 09:39 PM
Slovak Republic won over Argentina in 2OO5! =( but its my favourite team in Group A in the Hopman Cup 2OO9!
I will love to see Slovak Republic vs Italy in the final!

Laurens
Nov 17th, 2008, 04:03 PM
do you remeber Clijsters - Malisse for Belgium a few years ago against Serena and Blake in final?

it was amazing :)

IanRadi
Nov 17th, 2008, 11:14 PM
I would have liked Argentina to play with Juan Martin Del Potro, but not Dulko. She's so stale. I wish Paolo Suarez came back to the main tour :sad:

You mean Paola :rolleyes: :hearts: Former top ten in singles, no. 1 in doubles for 3 years, 44 doubles titles (8 GS, 1 YEC) :worship: I agree with you, but unfortunately she's not coming back :sobbing:

I'd love to see Dulko/Del Potro though but Juan Martin said some weeks ago he was only thinking of his vacations. It's a pity because he was certainly thinking of playing Hopman Cup some months ago (if Argentina was invited, of course)

But it seems none of the male Argentinians were interested in playing this exhibition :o Whereas Gisela accepted (as always) :rolleyes:

JOCHEBEL
Nov 18th, 2008, 12:59 AM
Laurens i will cry if i see Malisse and Clijsters again! Belgium must have a team....i dont know...Wickmayer-Darcis, Flipkens-O.Rochus...i hope 2OO9 will be the belgian's year!
Kisses!

Laurens
Nov 18th, 2008, 05:27 PM
Laurens i will cry if i see Malisse and Clijsters again! Belgium must have a team....i dont know...Wickmayer-Darcis, Flipkens-O.Rochus...i hope 2OO9 will be the belgian's year!
Kisses!

i hope it to

are you a belgian supporter? :p

hopefully wickmayer-darcis next year, indeed :D

OZTENNIS
Nov 18th, 2008, 11:39 PM
^^^^
Yes, let's just put Nigeria, Tajikstan, Iraq, Fiji, Malaysia and Sri Lanka in too :weirdo:

améliemomo
Nov 23rd, 2008, 03:12 PM
Allez France, even if australians dont know you, they will there!:angel:
:hearts:

JOCHEBEL
Nov 23rd, 2008, 10:04 PM
Laurens...im the best fan of `belgian's tennis players in my country...all i do is for Belgium...I love its Players...Yanina this year confirmed her great tennis but i always supported her ...from the beginning...Flipkens Too...Hendler..Maes...and i remeber the match between Argentina and Belgium in the Fed Cup in 2OO6! jeje


Next Year...BELGIUM TEAM for HOPMAN CUP!
Wickmayer/Darcis!

Привет
Nov 23rd, 2008, 11:02 PM
Australians will know Gilles. ;) We heard about his win over Federer. They may not know his name, but they will know, "This is the French guy who beat Roger." ;)

I don't think many will know Alize though. :)

améliemomo
Nov 25th, 2008, 01:04 PM
I hope gilles and alize to do great in hopman cup but also in australian open. I think they can become great players, they're still so young, especially alize(18), time to be known in this cool part of the world:):wavey:
known not only cause he's the one who beat one player or another but for his tennis.The same for alize.

Do you know how the australian courts will be?it will take the top spin good?it 's slow no?

OZTENNIS
Nov 26th, 2008, 09:17 PM
^^^^
Faster than Rebound Ace but slower than US Open.
Still relatively good for all types of players

Too bad Australia is in the same group as the USA :o

Привет
Nov 26th, 2008, 11:30 PM
I realised this morning that there are really no teams that I like both players. :lol: I love Simon, but not Cornet. I like Bolelli, but not really Pennetta. Cibulkova :) Hrbaty :(. Lisicki :D:D:D Kiefer :vomit: Hsieh is okay, and so is Lu, I'm not a fan or follower of either though. Serena is always fun to watch, but Blake is :unsure: Casey is a sweetheart, but I'm not a massive Lleyton fan. Marat is a favourite, but Dinara is not.

So I don't really have an outright team that I can support. I think I'll be behind Australia in Group 1 and Russia in Group 2. I'll probably end up cheering on specific players in matches rather than a team. :lol: For example Germany vs USA, Lisicki for WS, Blake for MS, and either for MD.

ce
Nov 28th, 2008, 09:30 PM
teams are awful
i hope USA takes this

Consigliere
Nov 29th, 2008, 03:42 PM
bring back tursunov the cross-dresser!

Renalicious
Nov 30th, 2008, 09:55 AM
Does anyone know, when on the days both Center Court and Court 1 are being used, if ticket holders can walk freely in and out of Center and Court 1? Like If I watched Russia v Taipei first for the womens, would i be able to walk out to Center for the mens and walk back in Court 1 for the mixed?

Wedgie619
Nov 30th, 2008, 11:12 AM
Are the night sessions shown LIVE on foxtel???

slavicpower
Nov 30th, 2008, 11:23 PM
ABC is showing day matches again?

Привет
Dec 1st, 2008, 01:52 AM
ABC always show the day ties. Are the night ties on Foxtel? :( For some reason I thought they were on ABC2 and I was thinking I might be able to see them for once. :mad:

Renalicious
Dec 1st, 2008, 06:03 AM
Can someone answer my question? :o :)

Привет
Dec 1st, 2008, 10:12 AM
If somebody knew then they would've most likely answered. Patience. ;)

Consigliere
Dec 1st, 2008, 10:33 AM
the night matches are being shown live and exclusive on Turner Classic Movies

cfc_4_ever
Dec 1st, 2008, 12:45 PM
Does anyone know, when on the days both Center Court and Court 1 are being used, if ticket holders can walk freely in and out of Center and Court 1? Like If I watched Russia v Taipei first for the womens, would i be able to walk out to Center for the mens and walk back in Court 1 for the mixed?

Both Courts are in use for 2 ties, on the final two sessions. Both on Thu 8th of Jan. The Morning session is Australia & USA on Centre court and Germany & Slovak on court 1. The night session is Russia & France on Centre Court and Italy & Chinese Taipei. Basically if you by a SEATED ticket for either session you can switch between both. You will get a reserved ticket on Centre Court and it is first come on court 2. There is a C reserve ticket which basically gets you access only to the Dome. This can be a cheaper option, but you aren't reserved a ticket on centre court. You can still get into centre court however because of the seating you will probly end up in the back of B reserve. I would say get an A reserve ticket (closet 2 both courts) and switch between.

In all other sessions court 1 is used for practise only.

Hope that helps.

ABC shows the day sessions plus the night final. Foxtel will show the night sessions live (excluding final) and replay all other sessions. Foxtel do a fantastic job of it (same as the Australian open). Not that I have seen too much of there coverage over the last 6yrs because i have had season tickets since then, so i have always been there.

Renalicious
Dec 6th, 2008, 08:02 AM
Thank you for answering.

So basically, I have a B reserve ticket. Does this mean I can go to Centre Court, sit in my seat, watch one match, and leave to go to Court 1, get a seat wherever I can (because there is no reserve seating), watch a match than come back to my seat on Center Court? Also, where is Court 1 exactly?

Thanks. :)

cfc_4_ever
Dec 6th, 2008, 09:31 AM
Thank you for answering.

So basically, I have a B reserve ticket. Does this mean I can go to Centre Court, sit in my seat, watch one match, and leave to go to Court 1, get a seat wherever I can (because there is no reserve seating), watch a match than come back to my seat on Center Court? Also, where is Court 1 exactly?

Thanks. :)

You will have a reserved seat in centre court so you can switch between as much as you want.

Court 1 is directly behind the a reserve stand. Basically A reserve stand is a temp. stand and b reserve is the permeant stand and the stand for court 1 is the permeant stand at the opposite of the dome (sorry if this makes no sense i am unsure how familar the dome you are)

But basically you cant possible get lost between the 2 courts and it is obvious which is which. You will also be able to get from 1 to the other in just a couple of min. So swapping wont be a problem at all!!!

Renalicious
Dec 6th, 2008, 12:38 PM
OH!! So both are in the same vicinity lol, they are basically next to each other? :)

Thanks for answering once again I'm excited now. :D

cfc_4_ever
Dec 6th, 2008, 10:56 PM
OH!! So both are in the same vicinity lol, they are basically next to each other? :)

Thanks for answering once again I'm excited now. :D

No problem. Have fun;)

Renalicious
Dec 7th, 2008, 09:28 AM
Oh and btw I got B Reserve tickets, are these bad tickets? :lol:

cfc_4_ever
Dec 8th, 2008, 08:32 AM
Oh and btw I got B Reserve tickets, are these bad tickets? :lol:

It is hard to have bad seats really.

7perth are saying Serena is out. But no where else yet

Apparently it is a hamstring injury, that wont affect her Australian Open participation

Renalicious
Dec 8th, 2008, 09:09 AM
OMFG are you serious. :speakles:

cameron
Dec 8th, 2008, 09:42 AM
Here is the email I received

ERTH. US Open winner and world number 2 Serena Williams has been forced to withdraw from the Hyundai Hopman Cup. She injured her hamstring in the year ending WTA Championships and has not been able to recover in time to prepare adequately for the Perth tournament. She still intends to play the Australian Open.

However, in a boost to the tournament, mercurial Russian star Marat Safin has shelved retirement plans and recommitted to the Hopman: “I’m pleased to confirm my participation in Hopman Cup. It will be special to play with my sister, and I hope we can challenge for the Trophy”.

Tournament Director Paul McNamee said, “Although we are disappointed about Serena not being able to make it, we are delighted Marat Safin will be here. What an outstanding combination he and his sister are”.

Two time Champion James Blake will now be partnered by Meghann Shaughnessy who last year played the first Hopman match for USA, where she defeated Sania Mirza of India. Meghann, winner of six singles and 15 doubles titles on the WTA Tour has had an injury plagued year but retains a special WTA singles ranking of 50.

USA will remain the top seeds for this year’s Hyundai Hopman Cup. Blake, a two time Hopman Champion has spent the last few years ensconced in the world’s top 10 with a career high ranking of 4. He finished the year as the world number 10. The Russian brother/sister combination of world number 3 Dinara Safina and dual Grand Slam Champion Marat Safin will fill the number 2 position and be seeded to meet the USA in the Final.

USA is the most successful nation in the 20-year history of the Hopman Cup having been victorious five times.

The French team of Gilles Simon and Alize Cornet (world ranking 16) could however be the form team after Simon’s sensational run at the ATP Masters in Shanghai where he reached the semi-finals and catapulted to a year end ranking of 7. They will open the tournament against Chinese Taipei who won the recent Asian Hopman Cup to take up the final spot in the field. France are the third seeds and Australia, with former world number 1 Lleyton Hewitt and Western Australia’s Casey Dellacqua, will retain the fourth position. There will be no change to the schedule.

The Hyundai Hopman Cup XXI Teams revised field and schedule is:

Renalicious
Dec 8th, 2008, 09:57 AM
OMFG :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing: PLEASE SERENA! Reconsider :sad: :sad: :sad: Wtf Shaughnessy NOOOOO I don't want her!! :sad:

Renalicious
Dec 8th, 2008, 10:01 AM
From who did you get the email from? :sad:

Renalicious
Dec 8th, 2008, 10:08 AM
Ahhh shit. :sobbing:

http://www.watoday.com.au/sport/williams-pulls-out-of-hopman-cup--again-20081208-6u0w.html

Привет
Dec 8th, 2008, 10:21 AM
It is true. :( It is on the Hopman Cup site.

On a brighter note, Marat has confirmed he will play.

Losing Serena is a huge blow to the Hopman Cup though. :( I'm really disappointed myself because she's such an entertaining player to watch even if I'm not a fan.

Is Meghann healthy? Last I knew was that she was injured, came back early 2008 and then became injured again.

Renalicious
Dec 8th, 2008, 10:22 AM
Oh God. I'm gonna die. XD

What a crap hopman cup this will be. I feel sorry for the tournament director and people who bought tickets just for Serena solely (ie me, who had to cancel a whole holiday). *sigh* :sad:

Renalicious
Dec 8th, 2008, 10:24 AM
It is true. :( It is on the Hopman Cup site.

Where?

cameron
Dec 8th, 2008, 10:33 AM
That came from the hopman cup directly

Renalicious
Dec 8th, 2008, 10:41 AM
The email? How come I didn't get it...? Hmmm. :sad:

Droolv
Dec 8th, 2008, 11:04 AM
Massive blow for the tournament (and me) :o :sad:

Renalicious
Dec 8th, 2008, 11:11 AM
:hug: to those who bought tickets for Serena - including non-fans.

We should start a petition or something...for Serena to come down here and sign stuff, even if she's not playing, it'd be cool if she came down here and did promotional work.

cfc_4_ever
Dec 8th, 2008, 10:23 PM
Real disappointment, but there is always 1. On a side note though it makes the tournament and that group balance out and become quite even. As you would have expect James & Serena to go through undefeated all the way. But with Meghann it is a major blow to USA team and there chances. It may become quite tight in that group. But in saying that, no1 can entertain you like rena.

Does anyone know hoe fit Meghann is??? Its been ages since I have heard of her playing??? She may really struggle with fittness playing both dbls and singles in a short period???

Привет
Dec 8th, 2008, 11:25 PM
GoV&Rena, sorry, the article might not have been on their actual site. But normally when the people on the mailing list from the site receive and email it is just an exact replica of what is on the site already. :)

Consigliere
Dec 9th, 2008, 02:04 AM
The Williams sisters have always treated this tournament like crap, but the organisers keep getting sucked in.

Whats emabrassing for them is that Djokovic-some random young serb girl > Shaughnessy-Blake and they could've had the former because Nole wanted to play.

Renalicious
Dec 9th, 2008, 02:40 AM
I agree it's very disappointing that Serena will miss it twice now and Venus also in the 2006-2007 HC.

I am thinking about starting a petition for Serena to come down to Perth and do promotional work, even if she's injured. She committed to a tournament and fair enough if she can't play but she made a huge blow for the HC organizers and ticket holders and she should still come down here and do promotional work and signings to gain the respect back.

Consigliere
Dec 9th, 2008, 03:01 AM
and Shaughnessy? Get a current player! a young gun like Oudin or somebody.

Meghann = zzzzz

Renalicious
Dec 9th, 2008, 03:08 AM
I have sent an inquiry to the Hopman Cup site asking if Serena is going to do any promotional work. I would appreciate it if you guys did the same. Thanksssss. :)

http://hopmancup.com/?id=1001

Renalicious
Dec 9th, 2008, 05:05 AM
Hey guys, could you please sign this petition?

http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/swilliamshopman

It'd mean a lot to me thankiessss. :)

Dani12
Dec 9th, 2008, 09:01 AM
I guess it would be hard to get another American women at this stage, about 20 days before hand and Meghann has played before so maybe thats why she is playing. I don't mind Shaughnessy's game, but nothing about her is really exciting to me, oh well whatever still lots of quality teams there.

IanRadi
Dec 9th, 2008, 09:18 PM
Massive blow for the tournament (and me) :o :sad:

You should be really careful when you use that word. :unsure: :lol:

It's possible that USA team makes the same than Serbia's team last year when JJ lost all her singles matches and then Novak won his singles match as well as the doubles.

This could actually happen as Meghann's made a very good doubles career so far and James should win his singles matches as well. However, it will all depend on Meggers' health.

Let's see. :shrug:

Привет
Dec 9th, 2008, 11:53 PM
If Meghann is not really fit, she shouldn't be playing. :scared: She's always suffered enough injury scares already. If she's going to be playing when isn't entirely fit, she's just asking for trouble. :shrug:

They should've got a young American who would have no chance of playing at any other tournaments in Australia at the time. Like Muhammad or Oudin or Vandeweghe. :shrug: It's pretty silly to pick a just coming back Shaughnessy in my opinion.

IanRadi
Dec 10th, 2008, 01:49 AM
If Meghann is not really fit, she shouldn't be playing. :scared: She's always suffered enough injury scares already. If she's going to be playing when isn't entirely fit, she's just asking for trouble. :shrug:

They should've got a young American who would have no chance of playing at any other tournaments in Australia at the time. Like Muhammad or Oudin or Vandeweghe. :shrug: It's pretty silly to pick a just coming back Shaughnessy in my opinion.

Do you think a professional tennis player would play an exhibition tournament if she's not fit enough? Would she take those risks? I honestly think she should've played some more matches before but apparently she's physically O.K. Otherwise she wouldn't have accepted, or even invited.

Привет
Dec 10th, 2008, 02:40 AM
Do you think a professional tennis player would play an exhibition tournament if she's not fit enough? Would she take those risks? I honestly think she should've played some more matches before but apparently she's physically O.K. Otherwise she wouldn't have accepted, or even invited.

You said yourself it depends on her health. :shrug: Don't ask me the question of "Do you think a professional tennis player would play an exhibition tournament if she's not fit enough?" when you were questioning it yourself. I am allowed to question whether she's going to be able to play up to her highest standard or not. I'm not a huge fan of her, but I follow tennis well enough to know that of the tournaments I've been looking at, she hasn't been playing for a long time.

IanRadi
Dec 10th, 2008, 11:49 AM
You said yourself it depends on her health. :shrug: Don't ask me the question of "Do you think a professional tennis player would play an exhibition tournament if she's not fit enough?" when you were questioning it yourself. I am allowed to question whether she's going to be able to play up to her highest standard or not. I'm not a huge fan of her, but I follow tennis well enough to know that of the tournaments I've been looking at, she hasn't been playing for a long time.

First of all: Did you have a difficult day? Because there's no need to get mad. ;)

What I meant is that obviously it depends on Meghann's health as she had a really tough year. However, she wouldn't have accepted playing Hopman Cup if she wasn't well enough. Probably the only questionable point is how she's going to feel on court as she's totally out of rythm. :)

Привет
Dec 10th, 2008, 10:24 PM
First of all: Did you have a difficult day? Because there's no need to get mad. ;)

What I meant is that obviously it depends on Meghann's health as she had a really tough year. However, she wouldn't have accepted playing Hopman Cup if she wasn't well enough. Probably the only questionable point is how she's going to feel on court as she's totally out of rythm. :)

:rolls: I was not mad at all. I was just putting my point across. :shrug:

And that is what I think too. Surely playing against Dellacqua, Lisicki and Cibulkova will be very hard for her. And if she's out of rhythm and out of match fitness, wouldn't that mean she could become injured again more easily? :shrug: She should come back at lower tournaments against lower ranked players.

IanRadi
Dec 10th, 2008, 10:54 PM
:rolls: I was not mad at all. I was just putting my point across. :shrug:

And that is what I think too. Surely playing against Dellacqua, Lisicki and Cibulkova will be very hard for her. And if she's out of rhythm and out of match fitness, wouldn't that mean she could become injured again more easily? :shrug: She should come back at lower tournaments against lower ranked players.

Now it seems we finally agree. :) However, I honestly don't think she could re-injured again if she's totally recovered (or at least I hope she won't). Although I do think she's out of rythm. Anyway, let's hope she'll be fine and give her best on court. :yeah:

Btw do you know if any channel is showing Hopman's matches online?

Consigliere
Dec 11th, 2008, 12:17 AM
I'm sure Shaughnessy will play well but it's still a boring selection, McNamee just gets the most recognisable name possible not a talented youngster.

As for the Williams sisters, McNamee just signs up these players every year Williams' and Safin yet they don't turn up. All he cares about is getting the biggest name but it always bites him on the arse. He was hired to a football club here in Melbourne during this year and in his first few months in charge he tried to trade for the best player in the league even though the club is worst in the country and has no chance of being anything else for years so it wouldve been pointless, but I think he just loves himself and wants to impress too much.

cfc_4_ever
Dec 11th, 2008, 11:19 PM
I'm sure Shaughnessy will play well but it's still a boring selection, McNamee just gets the most recognisable name possible not a talented youngster.

As for the Williams sisters, McNamee just signs up these players every year Williams' and Safin yet they don't turn up. All he cares about is getting the biggest name but it always bites him on the arse. He was hired to a football club here in Melbourne during this year and in his first few months in charge he tried to trade for the best player in the league even though the club is worst in the country and has no chance of being anything else for years so it wouldve been pointless, but I think he just loves himself and wants to impress too much.

I dont think that is very fair.

Of course he is going to try and get the best player available. If he went down the list and went, "this player may get injured" or "this player my not turn up", you will end up with a list of kids, who guess what..... may get injured too. If Paul didnt go an get the best he could ticket sales will slump, and either the tournament will star to disappear, or it will be lost to the east like everything else. Just think how many times the tournament has been almost lot to melbourne or sydney, yet he has managed to keep it in perth. if he "loved himself so much" he would have snapped up the opportunity to move it to the east coast where it certainly would have been able to pull in a much greater interest and much more sponsorship money. He has also managed to start the Asian Qualifying as away to expand the tournament. A huge risk and if it fails he will have to wear that.

On to the Melbourne situation. Melbourne's problem is people weren't turning up and people weren't interested in them. This meant the Media was lacking interest. By at least making Brown name come up people where interested in Melbourne for a while. If it happened people would have turned up to there games, and it could have possible helped save them financially. But because it is unlikely he shouldn't try???? We also need to remember that he lost his job at Melbourne because he was at wimbledon trying to sign players up to the hopman cup. That sounds extremely selfish. How dare he try and get players to play in Perth.

Try and remember who he is. He could be running this much larger and much more prestige than the hopman cup, yet every year he is.

Players get injured, he cant control that, no1 can. All he can do is get the best available to sell the tickets and create interest, so the sponsor keep coming back and tournament keeps on going.

I don't really understand what your problem is with what Paul is doing, can you please clarify this???

schorsch
Dec 13th, 2008, 09:58 PM
marat sustained a ligament rupture in his right ankle in st. anton and will be out for a bunch of weeks. its doubtful he will be fine again for hopman cup :(

Droolv
Dec 13th, 2008, 10:09 PM
No please don't withdraw Marat :sobbing:

Привет
Dec 13th, 2008, 11:51 PM
:rolls: If Marat has to withdraw, then the excellent Hopman Cup draw for this year would have basically gone down the toilet as with most years. First Serena and then Marat. :(

Consigliere
Dec 14th, 2008, 11:30 AM
predictable. but they can find a good replacement, like andreev or tursie the cross dresser.

enchantrezz
Dec 14th, 2008, 03:07 PM
From Marat's OS:
Update 13.12.08 21.30 GMT - Marat saw a doctor today and the prognosis is his ankle should be ok in a week. Great news.

JOCHEBEL
Dec 14th, 2008, 10:55 PM
Marat Safin is in the Hopman Cup surely....but Russian team wont be the winner! jiji

Lets go Slovakia Republic!

JOCHEBEL
Dec 18th, 2008, 11:28 PM
Im So Excited....too Close!
Jeje!

cfc_4_ever
Dec 19th, 2008, 03:24 AM
Im So Excited....too Close!
Jeje!

Its strange. Normally it is on over new years, but starting after it means that i can have a real good crack at nye, for the first time in years!!! Normally I am at the tennis the next morning so I have to be careful what i drink etc etc, this year I can go all out!!

JOCHEBEL
Dec 21st, 2008, 11:00 PM
yeah...its very near of Christmas and New Year's eve...but it is the best tournament!

felipe2004
Dec 29th, 2008, 12:37 AM
How do they do the seedings? Shouldn't France be ahead of USA, since Simon and Cornet are ranked higher than Blake and Shaughnessy in the rankings?

cfc_4_ever
Dec 29th, 2008, 08:47 AM
How do they do the seedings? Shouldn't France be ahead of USA, since Simon and Cornet are ranked higher than Blake and Shaughnessy in the rankings?

There isn't an official formula. But remember when the seedings where done the usa team was Serena Williams & Blake, not Shaughnessy & blake

JOCHEBEL
Dec 29th, 2008, 04:50 PM
it doesnt matter the ranking of each player...what you have to know is that the previous results of that team in the Hopman cUp matters!

Usa won laste year , thats why they are the 1º favourite...

theklein
Dec 29th, 2008, 11:26 PM
It would have already started in previous years, no?

Keadz
Dec 30th, 2008, 05:08 AM
Yeah, they usually have a news years party or something.

theklein
Dec 30th, 2008, 08:41 AM
Most of the players would be arrived I think

Привет
Jan 1st, 2009, 05:58 AM
Yeah, they usually have a news years party or something.

I know. :( No New Years Eve Ball this year! :sad:

theklein
Jan 1st, 2009, 06:53 AM
aww :sad:

Tully
Jan 1st, 2009, 08:15 AM
There isn't an official formula. But remember when the seedings where done the usa team was Serena Williams & Blake, not Shaughnessy & blake

They should have reworked the seedings & Groups after Serena withdrew. Now Group B is loaded and Group A is weak. But reworking the draw would have been to Australia's detriment...

cfc_4_ever
Jan 1st, 2009, 09:14 AM
They should have reworked the seedings & Groups after Serena withdrew. Now Group B is loaded and Group A is weak. But reworking the draw would have been to Australia's detriment...

Reworking the Draw would have been to the tournaments detriment. If people had bought tickets in order to see a certain country, then to have that moved would be a little unfair for those people. Plus then you have broadcasters who have been informed of the schedule. Some broadcasts will only take the ties involing there own country, so they would have to rescedule. It isnt as simple as you might think

IanRadi
Jan 1st, 2009, 04:47 PM
Do you know where can we find a livestream for Hopman Cup? Or at least for the American's matches.

Thanks. :)

jake270392
Jan 1st, 2009, 07:24 PM
Next year I hope GB can be put into the hopman cup, with players like Andy or Jamie Murray and Anne Keothavong or Laura Robson to pick from, we could have a good shot at winning it.

Droolv
Jan 2nd, 2009, 06:54 AM
Is anyone going besides me? :sobbing:

If so what sessions? :p

Golovinjured.
Jan 2nd, 2009, 06:57 AM
GoV&Rena might be going, and ozfan44 maybe. They're both in Perth aren't they?
PM them.

cameron
Jan 2nd, 2009, 08:25 AM
I'll be at all sessions :bounce:

Droolv
Jan 2nd, 2009, 08:31 AM
Awesome where are your seats for Session 2? :p

So you got a session pass, does that mean your in the same seats all tournament?

améliemomo
Jan 2nd, 2009, 03:02 PM
here's the livestream broacasting from saturdayhttp://www.myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?matchid=27795&part=sports

can someone upload France's matchs please:kiss::worship:

JujulCactus
Jan 2nd, 2009, 05:16 PM
here's the livestream broacasting from saturdayhttp://www.myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?matchid=27795&part=sports

can someone upload France's matchs please:kiss::worship:

Thanks!
But yeah, if someone can upload the Taiwan/France matches especially Su-wei's match it will be fabulous ;)

isabellea
Jan 2nd, 2009, 07:45 PM
If someone is going there, could you take some photos of Alizé Cornet please???

Golovinjured.
Jan 3rd, 2009, 12:58 AM
Anyone watching it?

Cornet v Hsieh *2-3
Alize is playing badly, but getting better.
I love watching Su Wei play, it looks like she put absolutely no effort into the put.
She just comes up with winners when she looks like she's in trouble, love her dropshots. :drool:

Droolv
Jan 3rd, 2009, 01:21 AM
First set to Cornet 6-4. Not the most convincing tennis by either players but I'm loving Su Wei's cross-court angle winners and sneaky dropshots. Hopefully she can get back into the match. Cornet looks very tired to me.

Daszmarelli
Jan 3rd, 2009, 01:23 AM
1st Set to France - Cornet 6/4

Golovinjured.
Jan 3rd, 2009, 01:36 AM
First set to Cornet 6-4. Not the most convincing tennis by either players but I'm loving Su Wei's cross-court angle winners and sneaky dropshots. Hopefully she can get back into the match. Cornet looks very tired to me.

Did you see the first one she tried, crosscourt, where it landed around the service line on HER SIDE of the net. :tape:
That made me laugh.

A few good points, but low quality at most.
I wish Su Wei was a bit more intense, wanted it a bit more. She looks like she just doesn't care. LOL.

ArturoAce.
Jan 3rd, 2009, 01:44 AM
su-wei is playing so lazily :fiery:
a cornet looks like she just ran 10 miles :tape:

Keadz
Jan 3rd, 2009, 01:46 AM
Su Wei is one of my favourite players to watch. When ever I go to the Aussie Open I always make sure I check some of her match out. Love her returning, so far in the court!

To bad neither of them are playing that well, it would be a really fun match if they were.

Golovinjured.
Jan 3rd, 2009, 01:52 AM
Well, Su Wei looks to have some niggling injury. Hopefully it doesn't hurt her Hopman Cup too much.
Cornet lead 6-4 *4-3

Su Wei played a great game to get the break back at 2-3* but now seems to have lost it again. :help:

Droolv
Jan 3rd, 2009, 01:55 AM
Did you just see that shot at 4-3 30-30 :rolls:

Su-Wei is nailing Cornet's second serves, smashing winners off nearly all of them. She's such an amazing player to watch, some of her shots are amazing. Both girls are really struggling on serve though. Cornet is two points away from the match.

Golovinjured.
Jan 3rd, 2009, 01:58 AM
Did you see the point at 4-6 3-5 *15-0, Su Wei serving.
It's like club tennis, LOL.

Alize just missed a match point on Su Wei's serve. :unsure:
Cmon Su Wei!

ArturoAce.
Jan 3rd, 2009, 01:59 AM
is it hot??
everybody's exhausted and gasping for air....
I love how su-wei is so tricky and frustating cornet :lol:

Droolv
Jan 3rd, 2009, 02:02 AM
Yeah it's hot today, it gets boiling inside the Dome :help:

GSM Cornet 6-4 6-4 :bigcry: Bad luck Su Wei :hug:

ArturoAce.
Jan 3rd, 2009, 02:03 AM
:ras: cornet
su-wei:o

sonic
Jan 3rd, 2009, 02:03 AM
like i predict, Tapei is in form ... bookies take Cornet and Simon like 100% favorite , it's not good , for me it's 65%-35% chance ...go tapei

hablo
Jan 3rd, 2009, 02:07 AM
Cornet just arrived there yesterday and she's not used to the time zone difference. The difficulties she experienced are only natural.

Well done to her. :banana:

Natash.
Jan 3rd, 2009, 03:05 AM
What is scheduled after France if any? :)

Droolv
Jan 3rd, 2009, 04:09 AM
France take a 2-0 lead with Simon fighting hard to beat Lu 6-4 7-6 (6) ;)

There are no matches tonight Natash, but Russia vs Italy tomorrow morning :cool:

Josh.
Jan 3rd, 2009, 06:32 AM
France take the tie 3-0 with a 64 76 win in the mix doubles. The entire tie was a real buch of missed opportunities for the Chinese Taipei pair. They had 5 set points in the second set tie breaker of that mixed doubles set, and many chances in both singles went begging. France (especially Cornet) are going to have to pick it up if they want a chance at the final. :D

Tully
Jan 3rd, 2009, 07:07 AM
I think Alize will pick up her game in singles as she adapts to the Australian conditions and overcomes her jetlag. However, she has two much stronger opponents to come in Flavia and Dinara. I think it is her doubles that needs more improvement. She needs to help Simon out more because in their next two matches the opposing female players are very strong and will help their partners to hold.

Josh.
Jan 3rd, 2009, 07:12 AM
I think Alize will pick up her game in singles as she adapts to the Australian conditions and overcomes her jetlag. However, she has two much stronger opponents to come in Flavia and Dinara. I think it is her doubles that needs more improvement. She needs to help Simon out more because in their next two matches the opposing female players are very strong and will help their partners to hold.

Couldn't agree more about the doubles comments. Both Flavia and Dinara know their way around a doubles court and (depending on which one turns up) Marat knows what too do and I can't comment on Simon Bolelli but I do see mixed doubles being the French pair's weakness.

Привет
Jan 3rd, 2009, 08:18 AM
Watching Su Wei play is so frustrating! She can be so entertaining, but then she can look like she couldn't care less about what she's doing! :mad: If she got herself a decent serve and learnt more how to play emotionally out on court, she could go so much further than she probably will.

améliemomo
Jan 3rd, 2009, 01:39 PM
Cornet just arrived there yesterday and she's not used to the time zone difference. The difficulties she experienced are only natural.

Well done to her. :banana:

yes and according to her she was moving like a cow there:lol:

hopefully she'll take some deserving rest and recover from the jetlag

Natash.
Jan 3rd, 2009, 08:43 PM
France take a 2-0 lead with Simon fighting hard to beat Lu 6-4 7-6 (6) ;)

There are no matches tonight Natash, but Russia vs Italy tomorrow morning :cool:

Thank you :)

hablo
Jan 4th, 2009, 12:29 AM
Any livestreaming?

Daszmarelli
Jan 4th, 2009, 01:45 AM
http://chon9cm.blogspot.com/

the password is 2222

genemark
Jan 4th, 2009, 03:45 AM
http://myp2p.eu/index.php?part=home

Go to livesports and under tennis. Make sure you choose your time zone on the upper right corner otherwise the schedule won't work. With my connection, I find UUsee connection runs better than TVants. You will have to download UUsee or TVants. The commentary is in Mandarin but I wish I don't understand it. The commentator has no working knowledge with tennis whatsoever.

Any livestreaming?

Svetlana.
Jan 4th, 2009, 04:23 AM
what time is the Safin's mix doubles?

enchantrezz
Jan 4th, 2009, 04:29 AM
are they still playing doubles? russia already won .

ArturoAce.
Jan 4th, 2009, 04:35 AM
its usually a 20 minute break...
and they play doubles even if they won both of the singles

njnetswill
Jan 4th, 2009, 05:25 AM
4 aces in one game for Dinara. :worship:

Svetlana.
Jan 4th, 2009, 05:41 AM
4 aces in one game for Dinara. :worship:

thanks to the challenge system :lol:

Laurens
Jan 4th, 2009, 09:40 AM
i would love to see shaugnessy play again

please win :)

tommy28ufr
Jan 4th, 2009, 04:51 PM
Has anyone a link to any livestream for the 3.session tonight??? :worship: :help:

KoOlMaNsEaN
Jan 4th, 2009, 07:28 PM
http://chon9cm.blogspot.com/ should work tonight when the matches are on. It worked last night.
password=2222

Jose.
Jan 4th, 2009, 08:59 PM
Isn't Safina different?
http://i42.tinypic.com/1zztd9l.jpg

Droolv
Jan 4th, 2009, 09:27 PM
View my Hopman Cup reports and photos here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=365332&page=4) ;)

Golovinjured.
Jan 4th, 2009, 11:21 PM
I like Dinara's hair.

Eduardo Oliveira
Jan 5th, 2009, 12:29 AM
Black hair = Safina 2009

mk27
Jan 5th, 2009, 12:44 AM
Has anyone a link to any livestream for the 3.session tonight??? :worship: :help:
No livestream for this. :mad:

RenaSlam.
Jan 5th, 2009, 01:05 AM
No livestream tonight?

mk27
Jan 5th, 2009, 01:13 AM
No livestream tonight?

For the evening session yes, but not for Germany - Australia :o

Natash.
Jan 5th, 2009, 01:21 AM
What is the evening session?

mk27
Jan 5th, 2009, 01:22 AM
What is the evening session?
USA - Slovakia

IanRadi
Jan 5th, 2009, 01:38 AM
For the evening session yes, but not for Germany - Australia :o

And which one is the livestream for USA vs. Slovakia?

mk27
Jan 5th, 2009, 01:46 AM
And which one is the livestream for USA vs. Slovakia?
The same as yesterday
http://chon9cm.blogspot.com/

IanRadi
Jan 5th, 2009, 01:51 AM
The same as yesterday
http://chon9cm.blogspot.com/

But how do you know it's going to work for USA vs. Slovakia matches?

KoOlMaNsEaN
Jan 5th, 2009, 01:53 AM
I cant watch the night session since itll be 4am here :mad:

IanRadi
Jan 5th, 2009, 01:57 AM
I cant watch the night session since itll be 4am here :mad:

I'll have a nap and wake up for Shaughnessy vs. Cibulkova. That's why I want to be sure that the livestream will work. :rolleyes:

mk27
Jan 5th, 2009, 01:58 AM
But how do you know it's going to work for USA vs. Slovakia matches?

I don't know it, but there is a schedule on this webpage. :angel:

gumoll
Jan 5th, 2009, 02:40 AM
Sabine wins 4-6 6-2 7-5 :D

*3-5 down in third :D

mr-bean007
Jan 5th, 2009, 08:05 AM
Sabine :wavey::)

IanRadi
Jan 5th, 2009, 03:23 PM
Slovak Republic def. USA 3-0

Cibulkova def. Shaughnessy 6-2 6-2
Whoever saw this match must've noticed that Meghann is totally out of rythm. I'm sure she'll play way better against either Casey or Sabine as she just needs to play some matches, I mean she needs hours of play, that's all. However, Dominika played really well today. She's really fast and was very intelligent as she moved Shaughnessy all around the court. Well done girl, you beat a 29 y.o. woman who's making her comeback after destroying her own knee last year and played her last WTA tournament in May. :yeah:

Cibulkova/Hrbaty def. Shaughnessy/Blake 6-4 7-6(4)
Meghann and James started the first set really well. However, both of them made a lot of UEs during the whole match. I'm quite sure that the score would've been totally different if either Shaughnessy or Blake would've played a bit better.

Dani12
Jan 5th, 2009, 08:18 PM
Slovak Republic def. USA 3-0

Cibulkova/Hrbaty def. Shaughnessy/Blake 6-4 7-6(4)
Meghann and James started the first set really well. However, both of them made a lot of UEs during the whole match. I'm quite sure that the score would've been totally different if either Shaughnessy or Blake would've played a bit better.

:lol:

Bad start for USA, they will have to start the second round from the bottom of thr ladder. I thought USA would win men's singles and doubles, both are not in great form though.

IanRadi
Jan 6th, 2009, 12:05 AM
:lol:

Bad start for USA, they will have to start the second round from the bottom of thr ladder. I thought USA would win men's singles and doubles, both are not in great form though.

I was so sure Blake was gonna beat Hrbaty. :o