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ChrisCologne
Sep 4th, 2009, 06:37 AM
1 Russia: Dementiewa/Andreev (singles: 4/30 ; 34 in total)
2 Australia: Stosur/Hewitt (singles: 15/32 ; 47 in total)
3 Germany: Lisicki/Kohlschreiber (singles: 25/24 ; 49 in total)
4 UK: Robson/Murray (singles: 2/...)

Last time there were

Chinese Taipeh (qualified)
France
Italy
Germany :bounce:
USA
Sloviak Republic

added to those two.

Who do we expect to return? A qualifier, yes, which leaves open 5 spots and I am quite interested in knowing who will come.

My guess is that (1) USA could send a future team like Querry/Oudin to get some practice, would be a surprise but possible, (2) Clijsters with Vliegen and Rochus to ease her adjustment to Australian courts, (3) Belarusse with rising Azarenka and Mirnyi for doubles, (4) Radwanska with one of the rising doubles players of Poland, and I definetly do expect Germany´s Lisicki to return after last year´s experience. I see Petzschner joining her though (5). I do not expect either France or Italy to return.

ChrisCologne
Sep 4th, 2009, 11:18 AM
New development for my own post:

Sabine Lisicki is to return to Perth :bounce: Following her exit from the US Open, German no2 Philip Kohlschreiber confirmed that he cared for his compatriot also due to the fact he´s scheduled to play with her for the Homan cup :o

Joe.
Sep 4th, 2009, 05:46 PM
wouldnt it be great if great britain played:D

Play_Suspended
Sep 4th, 2009, 11:58 PM
^^5 live have just said on the BBC USO live text that they've heard mutterings that Andy and Laura will be playing Hopman Cup next year! Please let that be true :bounce:

ChrisCologne
Sep 5th, 2009, 07:03 AM
It would be nice if they would add the 3rd and 4th Grand Slam nation and let Melanie Oudin team with Blake or Roddick. But I doubt Roddick will ever play this.

My guess is that I´m right about the Poland Belgium or Belarusse perspective. I think the girls are far more interested in playing here than the boys and as each of the named girls would draw crowds (Kim - for certain reasons, being there with Lleyton ; the others for being top10) she could be easily combined with the doubles finesse of their partners. Don´t forget Poland has huge doubles potential right now, same as Max M. from Belarusse.

lauraa00
Sep 5th, 2009, 12:32 PM
Spain or Czech republic?

améliemomo
Sep 5th, 2009, 05:05 PM
dont think france will play it (hopefully)

ChrisCologne
Sep 6th, 2009, 08:02 AM
Me either. Cornet is too weak these days and was an attraction last year

So far

Australia, Russia, Germany and UK/Great Britain are set

ChrisCologne
Sep 6th, 2009, 08:10 AM
Possible teams would be:

Serbia (I seriously doubt): Djokovic/Jankovic (3/5)
Spain: Verdasco/Medina (10/21)
Argentina: Del Potro/Dulko (6/40) - I´d love that
France: Tsongo/Mauresmo (7/17) - I´d love that
Czech: Berdych/Safarova - again (18/48)
Austria: Melzer/Bammer (38/29)
Poland
Italy
Belgium
Slovak Repulic

Out of these 10 nations, there are 3 to determine. My tips are: Spain, Poland and Argentina. Due to Verdasco/Del Potro and Radwandska.

matthias
Sep 6th, 2009, 01:25 PM
Poland would be a newcomer, or?

Hopman cup likes to have new nations added to the list
so it is possible imo

ChrisCologne
Sep 6th, 2009, 02:42 PM
Poland has a number of ATP doubles specialists. That might work just to present Radwanska.

Fantastic
Sep 6th, 2009, 07:29 PM
What about Israel? Dudi Sela and Shahar Peer? Sela is at an all-time rankings high and Peer has been a guiding light for Israeli tennis.

I'd like to see Murray and Robson, mainly for Laura not Andy.

Not sold on Kohlschreiber. Would prefer Tommy Haas with Sabine Lisicki. I know they like new names, but the name "Kohlschreiber" is anything but attractive lol.

Would also have preferred to see Dmitry Tursunov with Elena Dementieva instead of Igor Andreev. Mainly because Tursunov is more of a "star" than Andreev, having been a past champion as well.

Kazakhstan now have Andrey Golubev and Yaroslava Shvedova, so I'd like to see them pulled out of the Asian Hopman Cup and given a berth straight into the main event.

France with Tsonga and Mauresmo would be huge. Both very popular and blessed with athleticism and flair. Would attract a good crowd. But Mauresmo has semi-final Brisbane points to defend. In that case, forget Bartoli as she has Brisbane finals points to defend. That leaves Virginie Razzano. Eek.

Without a James Blake or a Serena Williams signed on, the US may not even make it to the Hopman Cup this year. If it's not the both of them, then it may well be one of them with either Sam Querrey or Melanie Oudin.

Canada, maybe? Aleksandra Wozniak and Frank Dancevic. Sounds good. Both young.

Serbia hasn't set the world on fire like it did last year, so I don't expect to see them back. Without Novak Djokovic and either Jelena Jankovic or Ana Ivanovic, there's no point anyway. Also, it sounds like Elena Dementieva and Andy Murray are the headlining acts for next year.

Such a shame that Slovak Republic can't come back to defend their title as Dominika Cibulkova really went from strength to strength after her Hopman debut. Dominik Hrbaty really impressed with his performance at the Cup too but he is retiring.

I doubt Kim Clijsters is even thinking as far ahead as the Hopman Cup. She would be a coup, but it would be a case of too quickly too soon. She has no real male counterpart. Steve Darcis, Kristof Vliegen and Olivier Rochus don't exactly inspire the imagination.

The Czechs are really boring, so screw them... Spain are in a bit of a boom with Fernando Verdasco and Maria Jose Martinez emerging this year... If only the Swiss could get a female player to sign on the dotted line with Roger Federer, they would be in. Patty Schnyder isn't really playing well and Timea Bacsinszky is not looking bright just yet. Maybe Martina Hingis should make a comeback. Her doping ban has been lifted and she played exhibitions in her time off, so... Aaargh, the possibilities!

Renalicious
Sep 7th, 2009, 01:23 PM
Del Potro/Dulko would be so good. :hearts:

Oudin/Querry would be nice as well, or maybe Oudin/Isner. :shrug:

Canada would be interesting with Wozniak/Dancevic. :)

What about Romania? Who can Cirstea play with?

ChrisCologne
Sep 7th, 2009, 03:33 PM
My tip for Querry/Isner and Oudin and Del Potro/Dulko is set. The Israel-tip is quite interesting too. Spain is also a classic and could very well draw Medina and Verdasco.

My guess is though that some are right, the concentration on Elena D. and Andy M. could mean that they won´t draw that much of a competition. On the other hand, Andreev and Robson aren´t that hell of a partner to reach the finals, so why should Perth use only those 2 names to draw crowds if they aren´t at least capable of the finals?!

I know Perth better as they always produced balanced years with solid teams or stardom-teams in other years. I think 1-2 teams will concentrate on youth again, others like Spain or Argentina could circle around stardom.

Jose.
Sep 7th, 2009, 04:14 PM
Maybe Cirstea/Hanescu

MH0861
Sep 7th, 2009, 10:23 PM
Russia should be Kirilenko/Andreev :hearts: :(

au_sports_opinion
Sep 8th, 2009, 01:25 PM
Andy Murray what a get for the Hopman!

Now I hope Nole will get a partner and USA with Oudin plays.

Broseghini
Sep 10th, 2009, 05:27 PM
Why not Vaidisova/Stepanek..
She can win one match in Exhibition event.. :lol: :hug:

Caipirinha Guy
Sep 10th, 2009, 08:16 PM
A.Radwanska/Ł.Kubot would be nice. Both are solid doubles players. Agnieszka's accomplished in singles as well. Kubot is always unpredictable so he can also get some wins in singles. ;)

DutchieGirl
Sep 12th, 2009, 01:12 PM
What about Israel? Dudi Sela and Shahar Peer? Sela is at an all-time rankings high and Peer has been a guiding light for Israeli tennis.

I'd like to see Murray and Robson, mainly for Laura not Andy.

Not sold on Kohlschreiber. Would prefer Tommy Haas with Sabine Lisicki. I know they like new names, but the name "Kohlschreiber" is anything but attractive lol.

Would also have preferred to see Dmitry Tursunov with Elena Dementieva instead of Igor Andreev. Mainly because Tursunov is more of a "star" than Andreev, having been a past champion as well.

Kazakhstan now have Andrey Golubev and Yaroslava Shvedova, so I'd like to see them pulled out of the Asian Hopman Cup and given a berth straight into the main event.

France with Tsonga and Mauresmo would be huge. Both very popular and blessed with athleticism and flair. Would attract a good crowd. But Mauresmo has semi-final Brisbane points to defend. In that case, forget Bartoli as she has Brisbane finals points to defend. That leaves Virginie Razzano. Eek.

Without a James Blake or a Serena Williams signed on, the US may not even make it to the Hopman Cup this year. If it's not the both of them, then it may well be one of them with either Sam Querrey or Melanie Oudin.

Canada, maybe? Aleksandra Wozniak and Frank Dancevic. Sounds good. Both young.

Serbia hasn't set the world on fire like it did last year, so I don't expect to see them back. Without Novak Djokovic and either Jelena Jankovic or Ana Ivanovic, there's no point anyway. Also, it sounds like Elena Dementieva and Andy Murray are the headlining acts for next year.

Such a shame that Slovak Republic can't come back to defend their title as Dominika Cibulkova really went from strength to strength after her Hopman debut. Dominik Hrbaty really impressed with his performance at the Cup too but he is retiring.

I doubt Kim Clijsters is even thinking as far ahead as the Hopman Cup. She would be a coup, but it would be a case of too quickly too soon. She has no real male counterpart. Steve Darcis, Kristof Vliegen and Olivier Rochus don't exactly inspire the imagination.

The Czechs are really boring, so screw them... Spain are in a bit of a boom with Fernando Verdasco and Maria Jose Martinez emerging this year... If only the Swiss could get a female player to sign on the dotted line with Roger Federer, they would be in. Patty Schnyder isn't really playing well and Timea Bacsinszky is not looking bright just yet. Maybe Martina Hingis should make a comeback. Her doping ban has been lifted and she played exhibitions in her time off, so... Aaargh, the possibilities!
Oh no you didn't! :ras: :armed: :p

DutchieGirl
Sep 12th, 2009, 01:15 PM
Why not Vaidisova/Stepanek..
She can win one match in Exhibition event.. :lol: :hug:
Yeah - the mixed doubles. :lol:

JOCHEBEL
Sep 12th, 2009, 09:38 PM
Hopman Cup is my favourite event of the year and I'd love to see an Argentinian team conformed by Gisela Dulko and Juan Martin Del Potro, and a Belgian team (Kim Clijsters with Oli Rochus or Wickmayer with Darcis, the newest :) it could be interesting)

An Ukranian team will be very nice, maybe Alona Bondrenko/Stakhovsky... :)

Rumanian team : Cirstea/Hanescu, i think it will be hard to beat them

well, these are other alternatives but Argentina and Belgium must be in Hopman Cup :)

JOCHEBEL
Sep 12th, 2009, 09:40 PM
:D Petzschner / Lisicki

Привет
Sep 17th, 2009, 02:18 AM
These are the teams I'd love to see.

Argentina: Dulko/del Potro
Canada: Wozniak/Polansky
France: Mladenovic/Simon, Mauresmo/Monfils
USA: V. Williams/Querrey, Oudin/Querrey
Serbia: Ivanovic/Djokovic
Spain: Suarez Navarro/Almagro
Denmark: Wozniacki/Pless
Slovakia: Hantuchova/Hrbaty
Czech Republic: Kvitova/Berdych, Vaidisova/Berdych

And then teams I would like to see in Asian Hopman Cup. :)

Japan: Morita/Nishikori, Date-Krumm/Nishikori
India: Mirza/Devvarman
Kazakhstan: Shvedova/Golubev
Chinese Taipei: Chang/Lu, Chan/Lu
China: Peng/whoever, Zheng/whoever

DutchieGirl
Sep 17th, 2009, 06:55 AM
:ras: :p

Привет
Sep 17th, 2009, 10:36 AM
:rolls: ;)

Sorry, but whoever said the Czech's are boring was right.

Whenever they play, they always field a strong team, but play terribly and are so dull to watch. :shrug: Even when I like the players I find them boring at HC, I dunno what it is. :confused:

DutchieGirl
Sep 17th, 2009, 02:54 PM
:bigcry: Seems to me you just don;t want Lucie to play. :p That's OK - she can play Brisbane and maybe I can go watch! :haha:

AdmiralVale
Sep 17th, 2009, 11:35 PM
Why not Vaidisova/Stepanek..
She can win one match in Exhibition event.. :lol: :hug:
:lol:

I'd like to see:
Serbia: Ivanovic/Djokovic
Belgium: Clijsters/Darcis or Rochus
Romania: Cirstea/Hanescu
Italy: Pennetta/Bolelli again..

JOCHEBEL
Sep 18th, 2009, 01:24 AM
These are the teams I'd love to see.

Argentina: Dulko/del Potro
Canada: Wozniak/Polansky
France: Mladenovic/Simon, Mauresmo/Monfils
USA: V. Williams/Querrey, Oudin/Querrey
Serbia: Ivanovic/Djokovic
Spain: Suarez Navarro/Almagro
Denmark: Wozniacki/Pless
Slovakia: Hantuchova/Hrbaty
Czech Republic: Kvitova/Berdych, Vaidisova/Berdych

And then teams I would like to see in Asian Hopman Cup. :)

Japan: Morita/Nishikori, Date-Krumm/Nishikori
India: Mirza/Devvarman
Kazakhstan: Shvedova/Golubev
Chinese Taipei: Chang/Lu, Chan/Lu
China: Peng/whoever, Zheng/whoever

Dulko/Del Potro :drool:

Japanese and Indian team are very good ideas:hearts:

Belgium must be in 2010 edition :lick:

Привет
Sep 18th, 2009, 01:30 AM
:bigcry: Seems to me you just don;t want Lucie to play. :p That's OK - she can play Brisbane and maybe I can go watch! :haha:

No, I don't want any Czechs to play. :shrug: ;) But if they do come back, at least Kvitova or Vaidisova would be someone new. I don't really like seeing the same teams playing year after year, especially if they weren't successful.

AjdeNate!
Sep 18th, 2009, 02:00 AM
Cilic/Sprem :hearts:

Привет
Sep 18th, 2009, 02:24 AM
Cilic/Sprem :hearts:

Great team! :yeah: Or Martic/Cilic? :D

DutchieGirl
Sep 18th, 2009, 06:46 AM
No, I don't want any Czechs to play. :shrug: ;) But if they do come back, at least Kvitova or Vaidisova would be someone new. I don't really like seeing the same teams playing year after year, especially if they weren't successful.
Then why Berdych with them? :p And why not Benesova? She is the highest raked Czech woman. :p

Привет
Sep 18th, 2009, 09:09 AM
Then why Berdych with them? :p And why not Benesova? She is the highest raked Czech woman. :p

Who else? Stepanek??? No thank you. Why not Benesova? You say that like I left her out on purpose. :lol: I just mentioned a couple Czechs who came to mind. :shrug:

DutchieGirl
Sep 18th, 2009, 12:51 PM
Who else? Stepanek??? No thank you. Why not Benesova? You say that like I left her out on purpose. :lol: I just mentioned a couple Czechs who came to mind. :shrug:
Relax - I'm just teasing you. :p

Привет
Sep 18th, 2009, 01:01 PM
Relax - I'm just teasing you. :p

I. :mad: AM. :mad: RELAXED!!! :fiery:








:p

DutchieGirl
Sep 18th, 2009, 01:03 PM
I. :mad: AM. :mad: RELAXED!!! :fiery:








:p
Yes, you look it very much. :p

Привет
Sep 18th, 2009, 01:05 PM
Yes, you look it very much. :p

Don't :fiery: let the emoticons :mad: fool :mad: you.

;)

tennisbuddy12
Sep 20th, 2009, 04:35 AM
I believe Melanie Oudin and John Isner are pairing up for the USA

Привет
Sep 20th, 2009, 06:40 AM
I believe Melanie Oudin and John Isner are pairing up for the USA

Where'd you hear that?

ChrisCologne
Sep 20th, 2009, 11:26 AM
Should be a nice team after Oudin and Isner had so many headlines at the UO.

I think if they manage to get Del Potro to team with Dulko that they managed to get a high profile field with the likes of Stosur, Dementiewa, Murray, Hewitt and Del Potro.

I guess, Argentina is the nation of the minute with Del Potro rising. Everybody would be intersted seeing him play.

Germany is confirmed in German press but not so far in Australia.

wenusz
Sep 21st, 2009, 10:09 AM
I think that Cibulkova or Hantuchova/Hrbaty is right choice

Caralenko
Sep 26th, 2009, 12:36 AM
Oudin/Isner is confirmed :angel:

JOCHEBEL
Sep 26th, 2009, 06:32 PM
Oudin/Isner is confirmed :angel:

:drool: I love it

au_sports_opinion
Sep 27th, 2009, 01:25 PM
I really wish McNamee would just go with Djokovic/the Bojana chick instead of begging JJ and AI

Nole is a superstar, the tournament needs names like him. Last time he played he went on to win the AO.

Renalicious
Sep 28th, 2009, 09:50 AM
Justine for Hopman? :angel:

Justine/One of the Rochus brothers.

Fantastic
Sep 28th, 2009, 01:57 PM
Only 3 press-released confirmed teams so far:

AUSTRALIA - Lleyton Hewitt, Samantha Stosur
RUSSIA - Igor Andreev, Elena Dementieva
USA - John Isner, Melanie Oudin

Hmmm, from the looks of things, the tournament is pushing for an Aussie victory next year! haha. Here's hoping the names get bigger. At least 2 more big names! I hate to say it, but it's kinda "weak" in terms of interest so far. The Aussies are the standout team.

Renalicious
Sep 28th, 2009, 02:31 PM
Last year's one was so weak. It was going to be strong with Serena and Dinara. But then Serena pulled out and everything changed. :sobbing:

JOCHEBEL
Sep 28th, 2009, 03:29 PM
Justine for Hopman? :angel:

Justine/One of the Rochus brothers.

If it happens, my dream will come true :drool:

cameron
Oct 2nd, 2009, 11:26 PM
Just got this in email

PERTH. Romania will field a team in the Hyundai Hopman Cup for the third time with the news today that French Open quarter finalist Sorana Cirstea will team with Victor Hanescu in the International Mixed Teams Championship. Romania also competed at Hopman Cup IX and X

19 year old Sorana Cirstea is one of the up and coming stars of the WTA Tour. 2009 saw her reach a career high ranking of 23 built on the back of semi finals at Marbella and Los Angeles, the round of 16 at Cincinnati and a quarter final appearance at Estoril. Her coming out however was at the French Open where she defeated Alize Cornet, Caroline Wozniacki and Jelena Jankovic, showcasing her ‘star’ potential before losing to Samantha Stosur. She is currently ranked 28.

Victor Hanescu also has a current world ATP Tour ranking of 28. 2009 has been an impressive year for the top ranked Romanian with quarter final appearances at Doha, Casablanca, Hamburg and Kitzbuhel, the round of 16 at Montreal and the French Open, where he defeated world number 7, Gilles Simon. He also reached the Final in Stuttgart and is a member of the Romanian Davis Cup team.

A Great Britain team has still not been confirmed.

Привет
Oct 3rd, 2009, 12:22 AM
Teams so far:

Russia - Dementieva/Andreev
Australia - Stosur/Hewitt
USA - Oudin/Isner
Romania - Cirstea/Hanescu

It is looking weak. :(
And there are only 3 spots left, with the 8th spot to go to the Asian qualifiers as per usual.

These are some teams I think could save this tournament:

Argentina - Dulko/del Potro
Juan Martin will attract attention as being the USO champion, and Gisela has had a decent year as well.

Serbia - Jankovic or Ivanovic/Djokovic
I think it doesn't really matter which female Serbian they would go for, but they'd have to go for one of these two! Jelena has the ranking, Ana has the popularity, and Novak pretty much has both. :lol:

Switzerland - Voegele/Federer
Unlikely, but I thought I'd mention anyway.

Spain - Suarez Navarro/Nadal
See above. ;)

Belgium - Henin/O Rochus
This could be a good tournament for Justine to play, although somehow I doubt she would.

France - Mauresmo/Tsonga
Stylish team, both well known.

Renalicious
Oct 3rd, 2009, 02:59 AM
It's looking better than last year IMO. :shrug:

Please, I hope for Argentina (Del Potro + Dulko), Serbia (Djokovic + Janko/Ivanovic), France (Bartoli + Simon) and then Chinese Taipei (Su-Wei + Random)

hdfb
Oct 3rd, 2009, 03:20 AM
Serbian team would be good, Ivanovic/Tipsarevic. Ivanovic NEEDS match practice, because she'll bomb out 1st round in other tournaments. I doubt Djok would play so maybe Tipsarevic might play.

Spanish team would be good too, Nadal wouldn't but maybe Verdasco?

Bolleli/Pennetta please :drool:

louisa.
Oct 3rd, 2009, 07:14 AM
Djokovic/Jankovic PLEASE! :sobbing:

Привет
Oct 3rd, 2009, 09:22 AM
Serbian team would be good, Ivanovic/Tipsarevic. Ivanovic NEEDS match practice, because she'll bomb out 1st round in other tournaments. I doubt Djok would play so maybe Tipsarevic might play.

Spanish team would be good too, Nadal wouldn't but maybe Verdasco?

Bolleli/Pennetta please :drool:

I don't like Tipsarevic. :lol: Personally, I'd prefer to see Ivanovic/Troicki or even Ivanovic/Krajinovic. :rolls:

Suarez Navarro/Verdasco would still be quite a good team! :) Verdasco has final points at Brisbane to defend though.

Bolelli/Pennetta wouldn't improve the tournament, but that's just my opinion of course. :)

Renalicious, I'd be happy with the teams you want too, except for Chinese Taipei. :lol: I want to see a new Asian qualifier this year, Japan (Morita/Nishikori, Date Krumm/Nishikori) or China (Peng/anyone) or India (Mirza/Devvarman) would be better for me personally. :)

Fantastic
Oct 3rd, 2009, 03:04 PM
AUS - Hewitt/Stosur
RUS - Andreev/Dementieva
USA - Isner/Oudin
ROU - Hanescu/Cirstea

I'm snoring already!

They were in talks with Djokovic last year, but it was the girls who didn't want to play. So he went to Brisbane instead... Federer or Nadal could save this tournament... Murray on his own could not. The problem with pairing him with Robson is that she may not be ready to play against the big girls yet. She's only 15. And she's not a Dokic... Henin could lift this tournament considerably... USA is already filled, so no Williams sister can play, leaving Dementieva the only Top 5 female player... Tsonga is interesting... Looking down the rankings, we're not given much hope of many other top players competing, so the tournament is probably going to hope like hell that Hewitt and Dementieva stay fit! No offense to the other players, but they don't have the profiles of Hewitt and Dementieva. Having said that, even Hewitt and Dementieva aren't much.

AUS - Hewitt/Stosur
RUS - Andreev/Dementieva
USA - Isner/Oudin
ROU - Hanescu/Cirstea
SRB - Djokovic/Jankovic
BEL - Rochus/Henin
SUI - Federer/Schnyder

Now that's... better??? haha. The last three are unlikely, but you can see that it would take players of that calibre to save the tournament now.

RND
Oct 3rd, 2009, 03:43 PM
I would like to see Caro in the field, but Denmark has no men...

And any news for Asian Hopman Cup? India or Taiwan would be cool. India has a few more male players now and Sania is always a turn on. :hearts: While either Hsieh/Lu, Chan/Lu, or even Chang/Lu can be a great team, though it seems that Su-Wei and Sania are quite in a slump...

cameron
Oct 3rd, 2009, 11:48 PM
PERTH. Wimbledon quarter finalist Sabine Lisicki will return to Perth with a new teammate, world number 22, Philipp Kohlschreiber to play for Germany in the Hyundai Hopman Cup.

20 year old Sabine Lisicki started the year with her Hopman debut defeating Casey Dellacqua and impressing the Perth crowd with her big smile, huge serve and booming forehand. Lisicki went to Melbourne with high expectations but was defeated in the second round by Australia’s Samantha Stosur. A semi final in Memphis and her first WTA tournament win in Charleston led to Wimbledon, where she defeated top ten players Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki and Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova to make a quarter final that catapulted her to a career high ranking of 22 in August 2009. She is Germany’s top ranked female and has a current ranking of 26.

Philipp Kohlschreiber, a powerful right-hander, has won six doubles and two singles titles. Kohlschreiber started the year with quarter final appearances at Doha and Auckland, reached the round of 16 at Indian Wells and the French Open and was a member of the winning German Team at the ATP World Team Championship in Duesseldorf. He reached his highest singles ATP World Tour ranking on 28 September 2009, after reaching the Final in Metz (going down to world number 13 Gael Monfils in a tight 3 set match 2-1). Kohlschreiber’s ranking has jumped to 22 in the world.

Only 3 spots left now, with one going to the Asian qualifier

Tripp
Oct 4th, 2009, 01:46 AM
Please give a spot to Argentina. Dulko and Del Potro would be a perfect match :hearts:

JOCHEBEL
Oct 4th, 2009, 02:10 AM
Please:

Argentina (Dulko-Del Potro)

Belgium (Henin-O.Rochus)

Uzbekistan (Amanmuradova-Istomin)

France (Bartoli-Tsonga)

Spain (Verdasco-Martinez-Sanchez)

JOCHEBEL
Oct 4th, 2009, 02:11 AM
Serbia with Tipsarevic, no matter the female player. :p

hdfb
Oct 4th, 2009, 04:38 AM
Lisicki and Kohlschreiber. HOT :drool:

Привет
Oct 4th, 2009, 04:56 AM
Germany is an okay team. There wasn't much choice left for the organisers, so they would have to go with another European team (France, Italy, Germany etc...), and this German team is probably the best they could have gotten apart from Serbia.

I suspect Argentina will take part as the organisers like to represent all regions of the world in the tournament normally. I hope they don't give Argentina a spot if del Potro isn't going to play, though. Dulko/del Potro is the only team from Argentina I'd want to see.

I am a little torn now though, as I'd like to see both Serbia and Great Britain take part. We've heard rumours of Great Britain playing, and I think it'd be great to see them represented. But Serbia (with Jankovic or Ivanovic and Djokovic) would really raise the profile of the tournament.

Who knows, we might see both Serbia and Great Britain playing and Argentina missing out, but I just doubt that they'd have such a European-heavy tournament. :lol:

DutchieGirl
Oct 4th, 2009, 08:52 AM
:yawn: Majorly boring HC for me then. :lol:

Привет
Oct 4th, 2009, 09:11 AM
Well at least you have Brisbane to keep you occupied then. :angel::lol:

ozfan44
Oct 4th, 2009, 09:41 AM
Need some big names in these last few teams or someone to get the crowd going eg Tsonga or someone like that....... please serbia....i wouldnt mind if Janko comes...always been a fan of his and maybe Ana can re find her form here too!! Verdasco would be a hit

DutchieGirl
Oct 4th, 2009, 09:42 AM
Well at least you have Brisbane to keep you occupied then. :angel::lol:

:lol: Well if they get some decent players. :p Nah....don;t even know if i'll be in Oz that week yet. :lol:

Привет
Oct 5th, 2009, 02:34 AM
We're all (myself included) talking about how the Hopman Cup needs some higher profile players to 'save the tournament' or whatever, but when you think about it, the Hopman Cup hasn't had a great (in terms of ranking and status) field in years. :shrug:

I think in recent times, players just aren't really that interested in playing in Perth. With the short amount of time they have to get ready for the first Grand Slam of the year, they seem to prefer to play tour events in favour of an exhibition, even though they're guarenteed at least 3 singles matches.

The top men especially don't seem to want to play. Look at the known teams this year, and who is the headliner in each team? Russia - Dementieva, Australia - Hewitt, USA - Oudin, Germany - Lisicki, Romania - Cirstea. Everyone apart from Australia has a much more popular/higher ranked female player. You could even argue that Stosur's better results in recent times could make her the headliner for Australia.

Also, the teams are always full of young players who are looked at as future stars. Just off the top of my head, Ivanovic, Cirstea, Lisicki, Oudin, Cibulkova, Djokovic, Safarova, Mirza have all played/are to play the tournament under that label.

Basically what I'm trying to say, is that I don't think the Hopman Cup is a tournament where we can expect those star studded lineups we saw in years past. It's still a totally unique tournament that both players and fans always seem to enjoy, but I think maybe we need to start appreciating it in a different way. :)

Привет
Oct 5th, 2009, 02:36 AM
:lol: Well if they get some decent players. :p Nah....don;t even know if i'll be in Oz that week yet. :lol:

I'm guessing decent players = Czechs or Dutchies that no one apart from hardcore tennis fans have heard of. :p

:lol: I agree though, I'll probably go regardless, but I would definitely like to see some players worth watching announced. Roddick doesn't do it for me. :o

Aquarianbabe
Oct 5th, 2009, 03:11 AM
I thought Italy would get a spot as Flavia and Simon were a big hit last year and Flavia mentioned she would love to go back. Flavia/Potito would also be a good option as they are friends offcourt and can play dubs.

I wouldn't mind Monaco/Dulko for Argentina. As I live in Perth I will only go if Italy gets a spot.

Привет
Oct 5th, 2009, 05:03 AM
Sorry to say it for your sakes, Aquarianbabe, but I highly doubt Italy will be back.

Bolelli hasn't been impressive this year at all, and there isn't really anyone else for Pennetta to play with.

Dulko/Monaco would be an okay team for Argentina, but as I've already said multiple times, I only want Argentina in the tournament if it's Dulko playing with del Potro. :lol: ;)

DutchieGirl
Oct 5th, 2009, 07:41 AM
I'm guessing decent players = Czechs or Dutchies that no one apart from hardcore tennis fans have heard of. :p

:lol: I agree though, I'll probably go regardless, but I would definitely like to see some players worth watching announced. Roddick doesn't do it for me. :o
:spit: Dutchies... what Dutchies? :lol: Even I wouldn't want a Dutch team there - they would have no chance. :lol: Czech team would be nice, but no I was thinking more like Belgium (if it was Kim as the girl), or the Swiss team of Patty/Roger or even Timea/Roger...French team would be nice too with Monfils or Tsonga and maybe Mauresmo or something (just not Razzano :p ). At least then they would be a bit more high profile players.

Привет
Oct 5th, 2009, 09:44 AM
:rolls: I was talking about Brisbane.

:p

DutchieGirl
Oct 5th, 2009, 09:49 AM
:rolls: I was talking about Brisbane.

:p
OK - I wasn't sure which tourney you meant. :lol: Well maybe Aran would play Brisbane.... other than that, no Dutchies would I think. :lol: But there are plenty of non Dutch or Czech players that I like too. :p

Fantastic
Oct 8th, 2009, 03:43 PM
Is it a done deal that Dominik Hrbaty is retiring after this year? Because on the Hopman Cup website, there's a quote from him that suggests he's not sure if he will be retiring yet, that he would like to give the Hopman Cup one last crack. If he decides not to retire, that might make Slovak Republic the 6th team, if Cibulkova also agrees to play that is. Could be interesting if Hrbaty is a starter for the Australian summer. Hmmmmmmmmmmm...

Привет
Oct 8th, 2009, 10:39 PM
Retire already. :shrug: That was the whole point of them being given a spot in the field last year, because he'd won it before and it was his last year on tour. It turned out to be a bit of a fairytale when they won the tournament.
He should leave it at that. :rolleyes:

JOCHEBEL
Oct 10th, 2009, 04:55 AM
Slovak team is always very strong at Hopman Cup

Rising Sun
Oct 11th, 2009, 10:58 PM
Is it a done deal that Dominik Hrbaty is retiring after this year? Because on the Hopman Cup website, there's a quote from him that suggests he's not sure if he will be retiring yet, that he would like to give the Hopman Cup one last crack. If he decides not to retire, that might make Slovak Republic the 6th team, if Cibulkova also agrees to play that is. Could be interesting if Hrbaty is a starter for the Australian summer. Hmmmmmmmmmmm...
One last crack? Like he's never won it, and that it's a prestigious event. :lol:

Fantastic
Oct 12th, 2009, 01:32 PM
Well, Hrbaty seems to think it is. ;)

Привет
Oct 13th, 2009, 12:40 AM
Hrbaty needs to retire. If Slovakia get a spot in this years field for the exact same reason as last year, Hrbaty wanting to play it one last time before he retires, then... :rolleyes:

ozfan44
Oct 13th, 2009, 05:38 AM
Can't be too much longer before they announce the final teams or at least another one of them!!

the jackal
Oct 13th, 2009, 07:04 AM
does anyone know when and where the asian hopman cup will be held this year? and which are the teams participating? devvarman/mirza would be a nice team but devvarman was a finalist in chennai this year and i doubt whether he would want to lose those ranking points...

Привет
Oct 13th, 2009, 09:01 AM
^^ I haven't heard anything. Surely it has already been decided where and when the competition will be held. :confused:

I agree with you about that Indian team. They would have to be favourites to win the Asian Hopman Cup if they play together. Japan, China, Thailand and Kazakhstan could all field competitive teams, but as we've seen in the past, they rarely do, choosing to field lowly ranked players instead of their stars.

DutchieGirl
Oct 13th, 2009, 03:25 PM
^^ I haven't heard anything. Surely it has already been decided where and when the competition will be held. :confused:

I agree with you about that Indian team. They would have to be favourites to win the Asian Hopman Cup if they play together. Japan, China, Thailand and Kazakhstan could all field competitive teams, but as we've seen in the past, they rarely do, choosing to field lowly ranked players instead of their stars.
Maybe more to the point - their stars don't want to play? :p

Привет
Oct 13th, 2009, 11:17 PM
Pretty much yes. :rolls:

But I'm sure if the tennis associations for those countries requested that they play, they would. :p Maybe... :lol:

Rising Sun
Oct 15th, 2009, 02:54 PM
The timing and location of the Asian Hopman Cup is also crucial.

Last year, it was held in Kazakhstan and clashed with the All-Japan Championships (prestigious for Japanese players), so they didn't even bother sending a Japanese team. :sad:

Привет
Oct 15th, 2009, 10:46 PM
True, danker. Although we don't even know where it will be this year. :confused:

Rising Sun
Oct 16th, 2009, 01:25 AM
According to this article, Kazakhstan again. :help:

http://www.sakaaltimes.com/2009/10/14134316/Pojashree-targets-Wimbledon.html

Привет
Oct 16th, 2009, 03:49 AM
:rolls: Well it's the date that I'm more concerned about, don't really care where they have it to be honest.

Venkatesha and Vardhan? Guess we can count India out. :tape:

the jackal
Oct 16th, 2009, 05:46 AM
venkatesha and vardhan??:o dear god!!:o :o
well i guess the top men wanted to play in chennai, which unfortunately clashes with the hopman cup...and mirza wouldnt want to play with vardhan :p

ozfan44
Oct 17th, 2009, 02:04 AM
venkatesha and vardhan??:o dear god!!:o :o
well i guess the top men wanted to play in chennai, which unfortunately clashes with the hopman cup...and mirza wouldnt want to play with vardhan :p

I don't blame Sania for not playing!!

Привет
Oct 27th, 2009, 03:00 AM
Spain will be represented by Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez and Tommy Robredo.

:yawn: A Spanish team should have only been included if they were able to get Nadal or Verdasco to play.

Now it's only possible to have one of Serbia, Britain, France or Argentina playing. :rolleyes:

broncosven
Oct 27th, 2009, 07:00 AM
saw something on fox sports bout Murray playing . . not sure who the female player was though

Dani12
Oct 27th, 2009, 08:10 AM
Murray confirmed for Hopman Cup XXIIJoseph Sapienza
October 27, 2009 - 3:03PM

Andy Murray is set to make up half of a British team at the Hopman Cup. Photo: Reuters
The Hopman Cup's worst kept secret was confirmed today when Great Britain's Andy Murray was confirmed as a player in the 22nd edition of the mixed doubles tournament Cup in 2010.

Despite Murray's world number four ranking, the Australian combination of Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Stosur will be the number one seed for the tournament.

Australia has been drawn in group A with Spain, Romania and the US.

Russia, comprising Igor Andreev, ranked world number 38, and world number five Elena Dementieva, will be the second favourites heading into the competition.

A predicted by WAtoday last month, Murray will team with 15-year-old Laura Robson, who has strong ties to Perth, and will be the number three seeds.

"I look forward to playing at the Hopman Cup with Laura,'' Murray said.


"I'm hoping it will be good preparation for the Australian Open.


"Laura is a great talent and it will be good to link up together playing for our country.''


Spain will be the fourth ranked duo in the eight team competition, and will feature former winner Tommy Robredo and prominent doubles player Maria Jose Martinez-Sanchez

Other teams competing are the US, Romania and Germany while the winner of the Asian Hopman Cup, known on November 14, will complete the field.


http://www.watoday.com.au/sport/murray-confirmed-for-hopman-cup-xxii-20091027-hicq.html

Renalicious
Oct 27th, 2009, 08:39 AM
Not a bad lineup. :) Well done HC organisers.

Привет
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:19 AM
Australia: Stosur/Hewitt
Russia: Dementieva/Andreev
Germany: Lisicki/Kohlschreiber
UK: Robson/Murray
USA: Oudin/Isner
Romania: Cirstea/Hanescu
Spain: Martinez Sanchez/Robredo

Of course we've still got the Asian qualifiers to come. I really hope that they are a quality team, coz this lineup needs it! I don't really notice it that much coz I like quite a few of these players, but in terms of rankings and status, it's another weak year. Australia as the top seeds? :tape:

Renalicious
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:54 AM
Actually when you list it like that. :tape: Australia will only know of the Australians, Murray and maybe Dementieva. :sad:

I hope they just screw the AHC and just get Argentina to play. :o :ras: at Spain. So boring.

Привет
Oct 27th, 2009, 12:56 PM
We know the Asian HC teams now too.

From the Hopman Cup site:

Asian Hopman Cup in Astana
27 October 2009
PERTH. The eighth and final team for the Hyundai Hopman Cup will be determined at the fourth instalment of the Asian Hopman Cup to be held at the National Tennis Centre Astana, Kazakhstan from 11 - 14 November, 2009. The winning team automatically qualifies for the ITF’s International Mixed Teams Championship held annually in Perth, Western Australia in January.

Teams from Kazakhstan, China, Korea, India and Thailand will be vying to beat two time defending Champions - Chinese Taipei (Yen-Hsun Lu and Su-Wei Hsieh) and take their place in the Hyundai Hopman Cup field.

The full list of participating Nations and players:

KAZAKHSTAN: YAROSLAVA SHVEDOVA and ANDREY GOLUBEV

THAILAND: TAMARINE TANASUGARN and DANAI UDOMCHOKE

CHINESE TAIPEI: SU-WEI HSIEH and YEN-HSUN LU

INDIA: POOJASHREE VENKATESHA and VISHNU VARDHAN

KOREA: KUN-HEE KIM and YONG-KYU LIM

CHINA: HU YUEYUE and LI MING

The player’s list of this year is stronger than last year. Kazakhstan with Golubev ranked 61 on the ATP Tour and Shvedova 50 on the WTA Tour look like the team most likely to upset the Chinese Taipei three peat. Thailand will also pose a strong threat with veterans Udomchoke (139) and Tanasugarn (111).

India’s Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna won the Inaugural Asian Hopman Cup.

The Asian Hopman Cup is a six Nation round-robin tournament consisting of 2 groups of 3 Nations with the winning team of each group playing the Final. All singles matches will be the best of three tie-break sets, with the exception of the mixed doubles, which will use the Match Tie-Break (the first team to reach 10 points) if the match is tied at 1 set all.

The Tie format is

Women’s Singles
Men’s Singles
Mixed Doubles
Prize Money: Winner - US$20,000
Runner Up - US$12,000
2nd in Group - US$10,000
3rd in Group - US$9,000

All matches will be broadcasted by main national TV channels and there will also be online Internet translation offered by “Sportsman Media Group GmbH”.

Привет
Oct 27th, 2009, 01:03 PM
Heaven help us if anyone apart from Kazakhstan and Chinese Taipei win this. :tape: The Chinese and Korean teams are embarassingly bad, and the Indian team too considering they could have had Mirza/Devvarman playing. :o Thailand is pretty average, but at least it's pretty much the best team they can put out!

For the second year in a row, I'm hoping Kazakhstan win. And I think they will. Shvedova is in much better form than she was last year around this time, and she's had a better year too. I don't know much about Golubev, but he should take care of everyone at this tournament easily apart from Lu, and there's no reason why he couldn't win that one either.

Anyway c'mon Kazakhstan! :rocker2:

If they make it into the HC, we'll have United Kingdom, Romania, and Kazakhstan all playing in the one year. :eek: :lol:

Renalicious
Oct 27th, 2009, 01:10 PM
I hope Thailand or Chinese Taipei wins.

But I really want a bad team to win so everyone just goes 'wtf?'. I want South Korea. :haha:

Привет
Oct 27th, 2009, 01:26 PM
If we're gonna have a random team, I want Yue Yue and Ming. :inlove: That would be so embarassing for China if they actually won and played the HC with those two instead of their big names (on the WTA at least). :tape:

Dani12
Oct 28th, 2009, 02:09 AM
It would be an absolute joke if Korea, India or China win...but they won't. I hope Kazakhstan win this year, Taipei have been there and done that so I would like to see someone different. Wouldn't mind Thailand, but I think Kazakhstan could be much more competitive.

KanSuke
Oct 28th, 2009, 03:24 AM
Su-Wei will probably lose her singles match to some random player like Hu Yueyue :lol:

Kazakhstan is an absolute fav for winning AHC.

Привет
Oct 28th, 2009, 05:50 AM
It would be an absolute joke if Korea, India or China win...but they won't. I hope Kazakhstan win this year, Taipei have been there and done that so I would like to see someone different. Wouldn't mind Thailand, but I think Kazakhstan could be much more competitive.

You're right. Shvedova will hold her own against Dementieva, Lisicki and Robson, and Golubev could probably give Kohlschreiber and Andreev a tough match if he's on. Kazakhstan could do real damage if they qualify, so I REALLY want them to do it.

V.Melb
Oct 28th, 2009, 11:33 AM
I am completely perplexed by the Korean team. There are many Korean female and male players who are reasonable challenger level players, why don't they give this a go?!
These two Korean players I have never even heard of.

I think Kazakhstan ( A.K.A 'Russia team B' ) will be too strong for the others.

dulkogii
Oct 28th, 2009, 06:37 PM
no Argentina :(

akephon35695
Oct 29th, 2009, 05:28 AM
Kaz is heavy favourite this year

Rising Sun
Oct 29th, 2009, 03:34 PM
I am completely perplexed by the Korean team. There are many Korean female and male players who are reasonable challenger level players, why don't they give this a go?!
These two Korean players I have never even heard of.

I think Kazakhstan ( A.K.A 'Russia team B' ) will be too strong for the others.
I'll bet it's all politics.

Same reason why Lee Jin-A didn't get a MD WC into Seoul. It's all about which players belonging to which team.

China is :help: I'd never even heard of Hu Yue-Yue, and that's saying something :o

Don't get why they couldn't have sent someone better. It's not like any of the higher ranked players are entered in ITF events at the same time either... :rolleyes:

Daszmarelli
Oct 30th, 2009, 11:16 PM
Go Elena and Igor

auah5
Nov 1st, 2009, 03:43 AM
why NO INDONESIAN TEAM??

I want Angie Widjaya / Christoper Rungkat to play ;)

Joe.
Nov 1st, 2009, 10:56 AM
andy & laura :D :worship:

KournikovaFan91
Nov 1st, 2009, 03:57 PM
Spain will be represented by Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez and Tommy Robredo.

:yawn: A Spanish team should have only been included if they were able to get Nadal or Verdasco to play.


::fiery: How dare you, Tommy will win this whole thing single handedly, Miss Clay Court Mikey Mouse won't be much help.

Привет
Nov 1st, 2009, 10:54 PM
Sorry, I understand that if you're a fan of one of the players that a team can still be entertaining for you, but for the general public and for those of us who aren't fans of Tommy and Maria Jose, this team is as dull as dishwater. :shrug:

And it takes up a spot in the tournament where they could have gotten a better team to play. Obviously they would have done that if they had a strong team for Serbia or Argentina willing to play, so that must not have been the case, but still...

Dani12
Nov 2nd, 2009, 12:40 AM
I actually find Maria Jose quite fun to watch, she is different than most players and can play the most spectacular volleys. I don't find Tommy that interesting to watch, but he will do.

Droolv
Nov 2nd, 2009, 10:21 AM
I've got the worst seats :o

Elisse
Nov 4th, 2009, 07:43 PM
Teams from Kazakhstan, China, Korea, India and Thailand will be vying to beat two time defending Champions - Chinese Taipei (Yen-Hsun Lu and Su-Wei Hsieh) and take their place in the Hyundai Hopman Cup field.

The full list of participating Nations and players:

KAZAKHSTAN: YAROSLAVA SHVEDOVA and ANDREY GOLUBEV

THAILAND: TAMARINE TANASUGARN and DANAI UDOMCHOKE

CHINESE TAIPEI: SU-WEI HSIEH and YEN-HSUN LU

INDIA: POOJASHREE VENKATESHA and VISHNU VARDHAN

KOREA: KUN-HEE KIM and YONG-KYU LIM

CHINA: HU YUEYUE and LI MING


Go Kazakhstan!!! :rocker2:


So sad to not see Uzbekistan in the Asian Hopman Cup again :sad:
AMANMURADOVA and ISTOMIN would be a great team :sad:

Привет
Nov 4th, 2009, 11:05 PM
Agreed, Elisse. :( Akgul and Denis would team up very nicely and would provide much more of a challenge to Kazakhstan and Taiwan than these Chinese and Korean teams. :tape:

Привет
Nov 8th, 2009, 11:35 PM
The Asian Hopman Cup will start in 2 days time, but there's nothing I can find about the OOP or draw. :rolls:

There was recently a mens challenger in Astana, where the Asian HC will be played, and they had live streaming, so they could stream the Asian HC, but I doubt they will. :)

GO KAZAKHSTAN! Really hoping they win this time. :woohoo:

KanSuke
Nov 8th, 2009, 11:46 PM
Hope it'll be streamed :D I'll be rooting for Taiwan, all the hope on Yen-Hsun since Yen-Hsun just won a 100K+H in Korea and Su-Wei is pretty sucky right now :lol:

Привет
Nov 9th, 2009, 01:30 AM
I didn't mind watching Taiwan, but they've been two years in a row, and it's time for someone new IMO. :)

JOCHEBEL
Nov 9th, 2009, 02:08 AM
I didn't mind watching Taiwan, but they've been two years in a row, and it's time for someone new IMO. :)

I AGREE. SHVEDOVA AND GOLUBEV DESERVE A PLACE IN HOPMAN CUP :bounce:

JOCHEBEL
Nov 9th, 2009, 02:09 AM
No Belgian or Argentinian team :(

Elisse
Nov 9th, 2009, 11:46 PM
The Asian Hopman Cup will start in 2 days time, but there's nothing I can find about the OOP or draw. :rolls:

There was recently a mens challenger in Astana, where the Asian HC will be played, and they had live streaming, so they could stream the Asian HC, but I doubt they will. :)


I know...I couldn't find any info either! :tape: :o

Last year Eurosport made a big deal about showing all the matches live (Asian Hopman Cup that is) and I know the Eurosport officials had big influence on Kazakhstan being included. But this year....nothing!! It's not on any Eurosport schedule and hardly any info anywhere online :help:


btw - GO KAZAKHSTAN!!! :rocker2:

Привет
Nov 10th, 2009, 06:37 AM
That is a shame! :( But who knows, they could still stream from the event without it being televised, couldn't they? For that mens challenger I mentioned before, it wasn't a TV broadcast with commentators or anything, it was just a one-angle stream of the court.

As long as Kazakhstan win though, I don't really mind. :cool:

Russia vs Kazakhstan would be :worship:. :lol:

Nicky_608
Nov 11th, 2009, 12:35 PM
Asian Hopman Cup 2009
Thailand d. Korea 2-1
TAMARINE TANASUGARN (THA) d. KUN-HEE KIM (KOR) 6-2 6-2
YONG-KYU LIM (KOR) d. DANAI UDOMCHOKE (THA) 6-4 6-3
TAMARINE TANASUGARN/DANAI UDOMCHOKE (THA) d. KUN-HEE KIM/YONG-KYU LIM (KOR)6-4 6-3

from http://board.jirobkk.com

Привет
Nov 11th, 2009, 01:20 PM
:help: Udomchoke must not be in very good form... :unsure:

Привет
Nov 11th, 2009, 01:20 PM
Thanks for posting the results and the link! :yeah:

Nicky_608
Nov 11th, 2009, 01:37 PM
:help: Udomchoke must not be in very good form... :unsure:

He's got shoulder injury

Daszmarelli
Nov 11th, 2009, 02:39 PM
Thank you!

Caipirinha Guy
Nov 11th, 2009, 06:46 PM
Kubot/Radwanska would be so good. :sobbing:

Привет
Nov 11th, 2009, 10:49 PM
He's got shoulder injury
Oh okay. :)


Do we have any more results? That link is in Thai, and so I can't read it. :lol:

Elisse
Nov 11th, 2009, 11:28 PM
Thanks for those results!! :)

It's really bad though..that the coverage is so poor...well non-existant actually :tape: :help:

Привет
Nov 11th, 2009, 11:34 PM
Thanks for those results!! :)

It's really bad though..that the coverage is so poor...well non-existant actually :tape: :help:

Yes. :help: It really is terrible. It's like they've gradually come to just not care about the Asian HC at all. :tape: And if they don't care about it, nobody else will, so what's the point of even having it in the first place? :o May as well just go back to the 2 team qualifying tie, and have one or both teams be from an Asian country.

Elisse
Nov 11th, 2009, 11:42 PM
Yep it's sad :sad: I can't understand why the organisers went to all the trouble of buying airtime on Eurosport last year...to promote the event and get it more attention..then to this year...with no coverage, no results, no OOP and not even it's own website :o

Does anyone even know if Kazahkstan played today? :help:

Shi Feng
Nov 12th, 2009, 02:17 AM
Poor tournament. I really miss the days when Hingis and Federer player here.

Nicky_608
Nov 12th, 2009, 12:14 PM
Asian Hopman Cup

Group A
KAZAKHSTAN,INDIA, CHINA
Group B
THAILAND,CHINESE TAIPEI,INDIA

Order of play
Day1 (11 Nov): Group A KAZAKHSTAN vs CHINA
Group B THAILAND vs KOREA
Day2 (12 Nov): Group A INDIA vs CHINA
Group B CHINESE TAIPEI vs KOREA
Day3 (13 Nov): Group A KAZAKHSTAN vs INDIA
Group B THAILAND vs CHINESE TAIPEI
Day4 (14 Nov): Winner Group A vs Winner Group B

Nicky_608
Nov 12th, 2009, 12:21 PM
Day1 Results

Thailand d. Korea 2-1
Tamarine TANASUGARN (THA) d. Kun-Hee KIM (KOR) 6-2 6-2
Yong-Kyu LIM (KOR) d. Danai UDOMCHOKE (THA) 6-4 6-3
Tamarine TANASUGARN/Danai UDOMCHOKE (THA) d. Kun-Hee KIM/Yong-Kyu LIM (KOR)6-4 6-3

Kazakhstan d. China 3-0
Yaroslava SHVEDOVA (KAZ) d. Yeu-Yeu HU (CHN)6-0 6-1
Andrey GOLUBEV (KAZ) d. Ming Li (CHN)6-2 6-0
Yaroslava SHVEDOVA/Andrey GOLUBEV (KAZ) d. Yeu-Yeu HU/Ming Li (CHN) 6-1 6-2

http://hopmancup.com/?id=251

Elisse
Nov 12th, 2009, 12:26 PM
Thanks - finally some results!!! :D :worship:


Go Kazakhstan!!! :bounce:

Daszmarelli
Nov 12th, 2009, 12:36 PM
Kaza :yeah:

andrewC
Nov 12th, 2009, 02:00 PM
I have never heard of any of those playrs for China?! :lol:

Shi Feng
Nov 13th, 2009, 01:35 AM
Who are those Chinese players? Are they actually ranked?:p:mad:

Привет
Nov 13th, 2009, 01:44 AM
Go Kazakhstan!

Nicky_608
Nov 13th, 2009, 04:48 AM
Day 2 Results

CHINESE TAIPEI d. KOREA 2-1
Su-Wei HSIEH (TPE) d. Kun-Hee KIM (KOR)6-3 6-2
Yong-Kyu LIM (KOR)d. Yen-Hsun LU (TPE) 4-0 ret.
Su-Wei HSIEH (TPE)/Yen-Hsun LU (TPE)d. Kun-Hee KIM (KOR)/Yong-Kyu LIM (KOR) 6-7(6) 7-6(4) 12-10

CHINA d. INDIA 2-1
Yeu-Yeu HU (CHN) d. Poojashree VENKATESHA (IND) 6-4 6-1
Vishnu VARDHAN (IND) d. Ming LI (CHN) 6-3 6-0
Yeu-Yeu HU (CHN)/Ming LI (CHN) d. Poojashree VENKATESHA (IND)/Vishnu VARDHAN (IND) 6-1 6-2

Привет
Nov 13th, 2009, 05:43 AM
So Korea are out, and India are as good as out, coz if they couldn't beat China (:tape:), I doubt they can beat Kazakhstan.

Nicky_608
Nov 13th, 2009, 02:18 PM
Day 3 results

CHINESE TAIPEI d. THAILAND 2-1
TANASUGARN, Tamarine THA d. SU-WEI, Hsieh TPE 64 64
LU, Yen-Hsun TPE d. UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA 64 5-2 ret.
SU-WEI, Hsieh/LU, Yen-Hsun TPE d. TANASUGARN, Tamarine/UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA 75 63

V.Melb
Nov 13th, 2009, 09:01 PM
A shame for Thailand, but I don't think that Udomchoke was up to the task anyway.

'Russia team B' will meet Chinese Taipei in the finals then. ;-)

Привет
Nov 13th, 2009, 10:54 PM
So we get the final we expected, really. Hsieh seems to have zero form just based on her results this week, and we know Shvedova has been playing pretty well 2nd half of the year. I give the Kazakh the edge in the women's tie, and then I'd say that the men's is a toss up. Really hope they can get it done in the singles. I'm just so over Chinese Taipei. :lol: Especially when it's the exact same team!

C'mon Kazakhstan!!

Elisse
Nov 13th, 2009, 11:35 PM
Go Kazakhstan!!! :rocker2:

Shi Feng
Nov 14th, 2009, 04:59 AM
Poor SU-WEI:sad:
Hope she regains her form and qualify for YEC with Shuai.

Harvs
Nov 15th, 2009, 02:57 AM
damnit. i wanted thailand:(

Keadz
Nov 15th, 2009, 05:56 AM
Be very disapointed if Taiwan doesn't win from here.

Su-Wei needs to actually try in her singles match :p

Привет
Nov 15th, 2009, 06:17 AM
Very disappointed? :confused:

:lol: You obviously don't rate Shvedova or Golubev. ;) I'd say Kazakhstan are favourites for the final. Shvedova should account for Hsieh, and Golubev vs Lu to me is a real toss-up. If it comes down to the mixed, I'd still give the edge to Kazakhstan. Not sure a teaming of majorly-out-of-form-Hsieh/Lu could beat out Shvedova/Golubev if the Kazakhs are playing well.

Keadz
Nov 15th, 2009, 07:00 AM
I would be disappointed just because I prefer both the players from Taiwan over Kazakhstan.
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Hsieh is a fantastic doubles player, she is just sucking major dick at singles recenty :p They usually do well in the doubles at the real Hopman Cup, so I think they would be the favourites in the doubles. So hopefully Lu can win his singles. :)

Привет
Nov 15th, 2009, 07:53 AM
:lol: Okay fair enough. I read your post as though you considered Taiwan the favourites, and I just found that odd seeing as though both Kazakh players are in decent form, and Hsieh is... well... not. :(

Slavasay
Nov 15th, 2009, 09:39 AM
Results of yesterday's final:

Kazakhstan d. Chinese Taipei 2-1
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) d. Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) 6-1 6-1
Andrey Golubev (KAZ) d. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) 6-3 4-6 6-1
Su-Wei Hsieh/Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) d. Yaroslava Shvedova/Andrey Golubev (KAZ) 7-5 2-6 10-8

Привет
Nov 15th, 2009, 10:12 AM
KAZAKHSTAN!!! :woohoo:

KanSuke
Nov 15th, 2009, 02:56 PM
As expected, Su-Wei got owned :rolls:

Good luck in HMC, team Kazakhstan :yeah:

Dani12
Nov 15th, 2009, 08:07 PM
Woo Kazakhstan!! I like both of those players and it is good to have a different team in the Hopman Cup. Taipei was good, but we've seen them a couple of times already and it was time for someone new. :)

Elisse
Nov 15th, 2009, 08:50 PM
Woohoo Kazakhstan!!!! :rocker2: :bounce:

Привет
Nov 15th, 2009, 11:46 PM
Really hope that Russia vs Kazakhstan is televised. :dance: And Russia vs Great Britain as well.

Dani12
Nov 16th, 2009, 10:16 AM
Really hope that Russia vs Kazakhstan is televised. :dance: And Russia vs Great Britain as well.

I'm guessing all of the night ties will be on Austar again. So if you have that you should be right to see it all.

Привет
Nov 16th, 2009, 10:44 AM
I don't. :( So I'll hold out for a stream for the RUS vs KAZ tie, but the other two I will be able to see, so I'm not too upset. ;)

I think Igor and Lena will be an excellent Russian team though! :D For me anyway. ;)

KamilZ
Jan 1st, 2010, 10:34 PM
Where will we can watch the first match: Sam - Sori?

betowiec
Jan 2nd, 2010, 12:07 AM
Where will we can watch the first match: Sam - Sori?

which will also be simulcast on perthnow.com.au.

Rafito.
Jan 2nd, 2010, 12:50 AM
10 minutes!!!

duhcity
Jan 2nd, 2010, 01:09 AM
Stream anywhere?

Sammo
Jan 2nd, 2010, 01:13 AM
They're playing! But there's no live stream!!

Renalicious
Jan 2nd, 2010, 01:25 AM
Cirstea is playing so sucky. :cuckoo:

KamilZ
Jan 2nd, 2010, 01:29 AM
http://www.freedocast.com/forms/PopOut.aspx?sc=532F428231E9213B109B

MBM
Jan 2nd, 2010, 01:33 AM
its so good to see live tennis again!!

Sammo
Jan 2nd, 2010, 02:20 AM
Yeah

M.P
Jan 2nd, 2010, 05:24 AM
Men Vollyball now????

FAMK
Jan 2nd, 2010, 11:14 AM
Session 1 - Romania 2 d Australia 1

* Sorana Cirstea d Samantha Stosur 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

* Victor Hanescu lost to Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 3-6, 6-7(2/7)

* Cirstea/Hanescu d Stosur/Hewitt 7-5, 6-1

JOCHEBEL
Jan 2nd, 2010, 04:30 PM
Well done Romanians :)

strawberry.babou
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:02 AM
Is there a stream for today?

KamilZ
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:09 AM
Please :) http://www.vshare.tv/live/54614/tennis

C.MARTINEZ
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:12 AM
I only can listening the match but I can´t watch it :tape::tape::sad::sad:

sammy01
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:12 AM
Please :) http://www.vshare.tv/live/54614/tennis

thanks, good rep coming your way! ;)

Golovinjured.
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:12 AM
Anyone else watching?

Golovinjured.
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:13 AM
Wow, so many winners so far..... kidding

5 errors :tape:

Golovinjured.
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:15 AM
I think one of the commentators just called MJMS Martina Sanchez. :weirdo:

Sylvester
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:20 AM
I just love the way Oudin opens those angles with her crosscourt backhand! :drool:

Roookie
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:24 AM
C'mon Mel!!!

simonsaystennis
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:31 AM
Stream stopped working for me. Anyone else with this problem?

patricio
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:31 AM
stream stopped for me

KamilZ
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:32 AM
Now is good

patricio
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:32 AM
now it came back

strawberry.babou
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:33 AM
Steam keeps freezing here. :(

patricio
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:33 AM
now black screen lol

patricio
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:34 AM
now its good again

C.MARTINEZ
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:34 AM
I can´t watch it :tape::tape:

patricio
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:38 AM
so many errors...

Noctis
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:40 AM
I watching from pp stream

Noctis
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:43 AM
DFf

Noctis
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:44 AM
Error fest

Noctis
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:45 AM
Horrible serving from oudin

KamilZ
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:46 AM
Yesterday everything was good, but today so many errors :/ wrrrrrr :/

Sonf@
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:47 AM
streaming froze again :o

RenaSlam.
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:47 AM
Terrible stream. Terrible.

Noctis
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:51 AM
5-3 Martina

Golovinjured.
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:51 AM
You're not missing much. :tape:

Noctis
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:52 AM
Oh sorry guys
Pp stream can only be use if you know Chinese :(

Golovinjured.
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:53 AM
First winner from Oudin for a while...

KamilZ
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:56 AM
i'm looking for other stream, but i can't find :(

MJMS 6-4 1st set

Noctis
Jan 3rd, 2010, 02:11 AM
Oudin error fest 6-4 1-0

Noctis
Jan 3rd, 2010, 02:15 AM
64 21

Golovinjured.
Jan 3rd, 2010, 02:19 AM
Oudin hasn't hit one successful lob all match, I think she's only tried once or twice and MJMS is at the net every second point. :help:

MJMS's forehand is too loopy to be dangerous on the plexicushion. Her only weapon is her net game. Second serve is awful. Short and slow. Oudin should be taking advantage of it, but she keeps missing, over and over

simonsaystennis
Jan 3rd, 2010, 02:20 AM
Mel isn't playing well at all. Hopefully she can find her game and come back.

My stream has been frozen since 2-0 30-0...

#kArLoS#
Jan 3rd, 2010, 02:21 AM
64 31 for Pepa:yeah:

C.MARTINEZ
Jan 3rd, 2010, 02:22 AM
Go MJMS!!! :bounce::bounce:

So Disrespectful
Jan 3rd, 2010, 02:25 AM
I don't get ABC. Does anyone have a working stream?

#kArLoS#
Jan 3rd, 2010, 02:25 AM
no livestream:o.I´m following by bet365:haha:

KamilZ
Jan 3rd, 2010, 02:25 AM
download PPStream - after install go here - http://www.myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?matchid=60718&part=sports - and click PPStream near ESPN Taiwan. Strem working so good.

#kArLoS#
Jan 3rd, 2010, 02:26 AM
*3-2 *15-15

Noctis
Jan 3rd, 2010, 02:30 AM
Pp stream
You can watch latest movie like Avatar for free

Noctis
Jan 3rd, 2010, 02:30 AM
64 42

#kArLoS#
Jan 3rd, 2010, 02:32 AM
Pepa will be serving for the match:D

Roookie
Jan 3rd, 2010, 02:35 AM
download PPStream - after install go here - http://www.myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?matchid=60718&part=sports - and click PPStream near ESPN Taiwan. Strem working so good.

its working...thanks!

#kArLoS#
Jan 3rd, 2010, 02:37 AM
ups,choke:o

Golovinjured.
Jan 3rd, 2010, 02:38 AM
I don't get ABC. Does anyone have a working stream?

How don't you get ABC? :spit:

So Disrespectful
Jan 3rd, 2010, 02:44 AM
How don't you get ABC? :spit:

My house is in a really bad position for reception, I get ABC in terrible quality on one of my televisions, but no signal on my set top box. :(

#kArLoS#
Jan 3rd, 2010, 02:46 AM
Pepa won 64 64:worship:

brickhousesupporter
Jan 3rd, 2010, 02:55 AM
download PPStream - after install go here - http://www.myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?matchid=60718&part=sports - and click PPStream near ESPN Taiwan. Strem working so good.

Thanks it worked great

blocke
Jan 3rd, 2010, 02:56 PM
good luck Laura/Andy :)

strawberry.babou
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:11 AM
Is there any stream for tonight? Thanks!

MBM
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:15 AM
Is there any stream for tonight? Thanks!

do you have any software such as tvants??

MBM
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:16 AM
its nice to see lena in a different colour!

sammy01
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:17 AM
its nice to see lena in a different colour!

what are you watching it on?

strawberry.babou
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:17 AM
do you have any software such as tvants??

No, that doesn't work here. I have a mac. This is unfortunate.

MBM
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:18 AM
if you want a stream of hopman, download this: http://88.191.73.231/~cali/tvants/TvantsSetup.exe and open this with it: tvants://list.***********/tvants/?k=00e3e68d674f98ba2a47d1392a02e38b

KamilZ
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:19 AM
or

download PPStream - after install go here - http://www.myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?matchid=60719&part=sports - and click PPStream(PLAY) near ESPN Taiwan. Strem working so good.

MBM
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:19 AM
No, that doesn't work here. I have a mac. This is unfortunate.

sorry i dont know if there is a mac alternative :sad:

#kArLoS#
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:22 AM
Lisicki is leading 2-0*

sammy01
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:24 AM
if you want a stream of hopman, download this: http://88.191.73.231/~cali/tvants/TvantsSetup.exe and open this with it: tvants://list.***********/tvants/?k=00e3e68d674f98ba2a47d1392a02e38b

grrrrr dont work, i hate life lol

MBM
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:25 AM
grrrrr dont work, i hate life lol

it takes about 1 minute to connect. if you leave it for that long maybe a bit more, it should work

#kArLoS#
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:25 AM
Lisicki still leads *2-1

MBM
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:31 AM
lisicki playing really well

KamilZ
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:32 AM
i found other stream.... http://www.freedocast.com/forms/PopOut.aspx?sc=530C426A31DD213F109B

#kArLoS#
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:32 AM
Lisicki *4-1:eek:.Unfortunately,my stream stopped working:rolleyes:

kaktusino
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:36 AM
thank you

saul1333
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:38 AM
Sabine is about to serve for 1st set.

KamilZ
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:50 AM
Sabine 6-4 1st set

good match :) Sabine playing really great :)

#kArLoS#
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:50 AM
Lisicki 6-4

jack daniels
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:55 AM
What is Dementieva playing at? Terrible

#kArLoS#
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:57 AM
4-6 *0-2 *0-15 6th DF...very pathetic Dementieva so far

#kArLoS#
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:57 AM
7th DF:tape:

#kArLoS#
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:58 AM
Sabine wasted a 0-40 lead,but she has another BP

#kArLoS#
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:59 AM
6-4 *3-0:eek:

KamilZ
Jan 4th, 2010, 02:14 AM
6-4 6-1 :)

mk27
Jan 4th, 2010, 02:22 AM
Great win for Sabine, a good start in 2010 for her :)