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Rising Sun
Oct 27th, 2008, 04:04 PM
Fact sheet here: http://www.kortennis.co.kr/down/2008/atf_asian_hopman/atf_asian_hopman_factsheet.pdf

Teams invited include:
- Kazakhstan
- China
- India
- Taiwan
- Thailand
- Korea or Philippines

Too bad Japan isn't invited. Prestigious All-Japan Championships are held that week. :(

-sugi-
Oct 27th, 2008, 05:34 PM
A shame Japan isn't invited :(

Kazakhstan could be strong with their newly recruited Russian players.

Golovinjured.
Oct 31st, 2008, 12:39 PM
Fact sheet here: http://www.kortennis.co.kr/down/2008/atf_asian_hopman/atf_asian_hopman_factsheet.pdf

Teams invited include:
- Kazakhstan
- China
- India
- Korea
- Thailand
- Korea or Philippines

Too bad Japan isn't invited. Prestigious All-Japan Championships are held that week. :(

The other team is Chinese Taipei.

Good luck to Chinese Taipei (but only if Su-Wei plays, if not - GO KAZAKHSTAN)

HumphreyHan
Oct 31st, 2008, 01:11 PM
Chinese Taipei team still are Su-wei and Y.Lu.

Привет
Oct 31st, 2008, 10:57 PM
I wonder who will be playing for all of these countries. If Peng is playing for China, then I'd love to see China win, but otherwise, I'll be cheering Kazakhstan. :)

Привет
Nov 1st, 2008, 08:02 AM
:o At this time last year, we knew all of the teams and who would be playing.

So far, if what HumphreyHan says is true, the only team we know is Hsieh/Lu for Taiwan.

Привет
Nov 1st, 2008, 08:21 AM
Ok I have nothing better to do with my time, so I'm going to post the teams that I want to see play. I know that these teams won't probably play, but what the hell.

Kazakhstan
Voskoboeva/Kukushkin

China
Peng/Bai

India
Mirza/Amritraj

Taiwan
Hsieh/Lu

Thailand
Lertcheewakarn/Udomchoke

Korea
Lee/Lee

Philippines
Unranked Filipino girl/Mamiit

HumphreyHan
Nov 1st, 2008, 04:08 PM
I think Chinese Taipei(Taiwan) will win the game.

Nicky_608
Nov 1st, 2008, 04:28 PM
Thailand Team: Tammy and Danai Udomchoke

Slavasay
Nov 1st, 2008, 07:16 PM
Kazakhstan Tennis Federation anounced team earlier this week: Yaroslava Shvedova/Andrey Golubev.

au_sports_opinion
Nov 1st, 2008, 07:49 PM
kazak will win!

Привет
Nov 2nd, 2008, 01:14 AM
Okay so known teams so far:

Thailand
Tamarine Tanasugarn
Danai Udomchoke

Taiwan
Hsieh Su-Wei
Lu Yen-Hsun

Kazakhstan
Yaroslava Shvedova
Andrey Golubev

Привет
Nov 2nd, 2008, 01:15 AM
Those 3 teams are actually quite strong. Any of them could take the win and the place in the maindraw Hopman Cup in Perth. Let's hope the other countries field their strongest teams as well. If India get a good combination to play, this Asian Hopman Cup could be really interesting.

slavicpower
Nov 2nd, 2008, 06:16 AM
Oooh Yaroslava playing :D go Udachi Kazahkstan

Harvs
Nov 3rd, 2008, 07:22 AM
i'd like to see thailand make it in:)

Renalicious
Nov 3rd, 2008, 07:39 AM
I want to see Taiwan again. :hearts: URGH. Why doesn't Japan play? :unsure: I'd love a Sugiyama/Nishikori team. :hearts:

China...I think Peng will play, yeah. But of course, I hope Jie Zheng or Na Li. Or even Yan Zi.

Daniel K
Nov 3rd, 2008, 07:50 AM
Last year Zhang played which was strange. I hope it's Peng and China somehow qualify otherwise Taiwan or Thailand would be cool.

JujulCactus
Nov 3rd, 2008, 08:54 AM
Japan :sad:

Hope this Taiwan team will win, she has a great chance :D

Renalicious
Nov 3rd, 2008, 09:24 AM
Wait isn't Su-Wei from Chinese Taipei? :confused:

JujulCactus
Nov 3rd, 2008, 09:27 AM
Wait isn't Su-Wei from Chinese Taipei? :confused:

yeah, it seems to be Hsieh and Lu for Taiwan !! :D

Привет
Nov 3rd, 2008, 10:13 AM
Wait isn't Su-Wei from Chinese Taipei? :confused:

Yes. What do you mean by this post? :scratch:

Renalicious
Nov 3rd, 2008, 11:43 AM
Well it's been stated that Hsieh/Lu are playing for Taiwan...but they represent Chinese Taipei...? Are they not different? :confused:

bavaria86
Nov 3rd, 2008, 11:44 AM
Why is there no uzbek team this year?:confused:

HumphreyHan
Nov 3rd, 2008, 12:15 PM
Wait isn't Su-Wei from Chinese Taipei? :confused:


Hsieh is from Taiwan. Taiwan=Chinese Taipei.

Привет
Nov 4th, 2008, 02:34 AM
Well it's been stated that Hsieh/Lu are playing for Taiwan...but they represent Chinese Taipei...? Are they not different? :confused:

No, they're not. ;)

Jose.
Nov 4th, 2008, 10:02 PM
Is Eurosport going to show it as in 2007 :confused:

slavicpower
Nov 5th, 2008, 01:05 AM
yes they're showing it :D

au_sports_opinion
Nov 7th, 2008, 02:53 PM
Wow they show this?! We don't even get it here and the main tournament is on here.

rocksania
Nov 7th, 2008, 04:09 PM
who are representing India..
Is it Shikha Uberoi - Vishnu Vardhan

someone plz confirm..

Привет
Nov 7th, 2008, 10:34 PM
Is Mirza not available for India?

I've never heard of Vishnuvardhan, but I just searched him then and he's only 21, so he could have a future. :)

JOCHEBEL
Nov 10th, 2008, 02:26 AM
I would like te see Kazajastan Win!! Chineses Taipei played last year and it won over my country's tennis players (DULKO-CHELA), Thailand not because i like Tanasugarn and she wont play...so Kazajstan...why so many players russian changed to Kazajstanian?
Argentina isnt going to play...=(
HOPMAN CUP is the best tournament don you think?

-sugi-
Nov 10th, 2008, 02:49 PM
Teams:
http://www.jirobkk.com/Result1/result_2008asianhopman.htm

Thailand : TANASUGARN, Tamarine and UDOMCHOKE, Danai
Taiwan : SU-WEI, Hsieh and LU, Yen-Hsun
Kazakhstan : SHVEDOVA, Yaroslava and GOLUBEV, Andrey
China : ZHOU, Yimiao and LI, Zhe
India : UBEROI, Shikha and VARDHAN, Vishnu
Korea : YEE, Chae Kyung and SUN, Jun Woong

Ballbasher
Nov 10th, 2008, 06:47 PM
Should be either Thailand,Kazakhstan or Taiwan ;)

JOCHEBEL
Nov 10th, 2008, 08:15 PM
GREAT...THAILAND IS IN THE DRAW With Tamarine Tanasugarn...i think the battle will be between Kazajstan and Thailand...i hope so...
THE ASIAN QUALYS START next wrdnesday!!

Elisse
Nov 11th, 2008, 12:55 AM
Asian Hopman Cup TV Schedule -


German Eurosport

Wednesday 12th Nov LIVE 9:00am - 11:00am CET
Thursday 13th Nov LIVE 9:00am - 11:00am CET
Friday 14th Nov LIVE 9:00am - 11:00am CET
Saturday 15th Nov 11:00am - 12:00 CET

British Eurosport

Wednesday 12th Nov LIVE 8:00am - 10:00am UK
Thursday 13th Nov LIVE 8:00am - 10:00am UK
Friday 14th Nov LIVE 8:00am - 10:00am UK
Saturday 15th Nov 10:00am - 11:00 UK


:bounce:

Привет
Nov 11th, 2008, 02:35 AM
Crappy teams from China and Korea as expected. :lol:

I'm going for Kazakhstan! Although I wouldn't mind either Thailand or Taiwan winning either, preferably Thailand as Taiwan won last year.

KanSuke
Nov 11th, 2008, 05:18 AM
Yen-Hsun has been doing well recently, he reached his career high singles rankings at 61! Asian no.1 :worship:

But Su-Wei is like a Top300 player recently :weirdo:

Still, hope Taiwan can do well like last year!

rocksania
Nov 11th, 2008, 04:26 PM
Anyone going there ?

-sugi-
Nov 11th, 2008, 05:02 PM
Asian Hopman Cup TV Schedule -


German Eurosport

Wednesday 12th Nov LIVE 9:00am - 11:00am CET
Thursday 13th Nov LIVE 9:00am - 11:00am CET
Friday 14th Nov LIVE 9:00am - 11:00am CET
Saturday 15th Nov 11:00am - 12:00 CET

British Eurosport

Wednesday 12th Nov LIVE 8:00am - 10:00am UK
Thursday 13th Nov LIVE 8:00am - 10:00am UK
Friday 14th Nov LIVE 8:00am - 10:00am UK
Saturday 15th Nov 10:00am - 11:00 UK


:bounce:
Thanks! I can't wait! :bounce:

-sugi-
Nov 11th, 2008, 08:18 PM
GROUP A:
1-Taiwan : SU-WEI, Hsieh and LU, Yen-Hsun
2-Korea : YEE, Chae Kyung and SUN, Jun Woong
India : UBEROI, Shikha and VARDHAN, Vishnu

GROUP B:
2-Kazakhstan : SHVEDOVA, Yaroslava and GOLUBEV, Andrey
3-Thailand : TANASUGARN, Tamarine and UDOMCHOKE, Danai
China : ZHOU, Yimiao and LI, Zhe

Order of Play

Wednesday 12 November
Court 3 : Starts at 2 pm : 1-Taiwan vs India (Group A )
Center Court : Starts at 2 pm : 2-Kazakhstan vs China (Group B )

Thursday 13 November
Court 3 : Starts at 1 pm : 3-Thailand vs China (Group B )
Center Court : Starts at 2 pm : 1-Taiwan vs 2-Korea (Group A )

Friday 14 November
Court 3 : Starts at 1 pm : 2-Korea vs India (Group A )
Center Court : Starts at 2 pm : 3-Thailand vs 2-Kazakhstan (Group B )

Saturday 15 November
Center Court : Winner Group A vs Winner Group B

Round Robin Results : 12 November 2008
Group A
1-TAIWAN vs INDIA
WS : SU-WEI, Hsieh TPE vs UBEROI, Shikha IND
MS : LU, Yen-Hsun TPE vs VARDHAN, Vishnu IND
MD : SU-WEI, Hsieh/LU, Yen-Hsun TPE vs UBEROI, Shikha/VARDHAN, Vishnu IND

Group B
2-KAZAKHSTAN vs CHINA
WS : SHVEDOVA, Yaroslava KAZ vs ZHOU, Yimiao CHN
MS : GOLUBEV, Andrey KAZ vs LI, Zhe CHN
MD : SHVEDOVA, Yaroslava/GOLUBEV, Andrey KAZ vs ZHOU, Yimiao/LI, Zhe CHN

thanks - Jirobkk.com

JOCHEBEL
Nov 11th, 2008, 11:43 PM
hi ...thanks for the information!
camon Thailand! EMM..im form Argentina
exist any livestream?
Tell me!

Arthus
Nov 12th, 2008, 05:33 AM
Good luck Yari!

Slavasay
Nov 12th, 2008, 12:00 PM
first results from Kazakhstan Tennis Federation site www.ktf.kz (http://www.ktf.kz/)

KAZ v CHN 2-0
GOLUBEV, Andrey KAZ d. LI, Zhe CHN 6-2 6-4
SHVEDOVA, Yaroslava KAZ d. ZHOU, Yimiao CHN 6-3 6-4

TPE v IND 1-0
SU-WEI, Hsieh TPE d. UBEROI, Shikha IND 6-4 6-4

Привет
Nov 12th, 2008, 12:06 PM
Go Kazakhstan! :woohoo:

Привет
Nov 12th, 2008, 12:07 PM
And good win for Su-Wei. I think this tie between Taipei and India is crucial for both, because it will decide which of these two countries will make the final.

rocksania
Nov 12th, 2008, 12:31 PM
yeah it is imp..
Anyone going there..i wuld love to have some pics or videos..

slavicpower
Nov 12th, 2008, 12:53 PM
Yaroslava is beautiful :hearts:.

Renalicious
Nov 12th, 2008, 01:13 PM
Su-Wei :woohoo: Gogogogogo. :)

Slavasay
Nov 12th, 2008, 01:24 PM
TPE vs IND 2-0

LU, Yen-Hsun TPE d. VARDHAN, Vishnu IND 7-6 (2) 6-1

Привет
Nov 12th, 2008, 01:26 PM
I predict, Taipei vs. Kazakhstan final. :D

HumphreyHan
Nov 12th, 2008, 03:54 PM
TPE v IND 3-0
SU-WEI, Hsieh TPE d. UBEROI, Shikha IND 6-4/6-4
LU, Yen-Hsun d. VARDHAN, Vishnu 7:6 (2)/6:1
SU-WEI, Hsieh/LU, Yen-Hsun d. UBEROI, Shikha/VARDHAN, Vishnu 6-0/6-2

Slavasay
Nov 12th, 2008, 04:23 PM
KAZAKHSTAN def. CHINA 3-0

SHVEDOVA, Yaroslava KAZ d. ZHOU, Yimiao CHN 6-3 6-4
GOLUBEV, Andrey KAZ d. LI, Zhe CHN 6-2 6-4
SHVEDOVA, Yaroslava/GOLUBEV, Andrey KAZ d. ZHOU, Yimiao/LI, Zhe CHN 6-4 1-6 10-7

JujulCactus
Nov 12th, 2008, 06:27 PM
Good Job Taiwan ! :D
Keep going !

schorsch
Nov 12th, 2008, 06:32 PM
well done KAZAKHSTAN $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Droolv
Nov 12th, 2008, 10:08 PM
I hope Taiwan win :rocker2:

JOCHEBEL
Nov 12th, 2008, 10:41 PM
WELL DONE KAZAKHSTAN!! Golubev Shvedova !! i cant believe India's team with Uberoi instead of Mirza !!! What Happen?! Hsieh and LU are very irregular players....i HOpe they lose the next match...
Kazakhstan camon!
A new season began!

KanSuke
Nov 13th, 2008, 02:45 AM
Nice start Taiwan :)

LawLatrine
Nov 13th, 2008, 02:56 AM
Kazakstan Kazakstan the greatest country in the world, kicks all the other countries ass ... haaaa five!

Golindz
Nov 13th, 2008, 04:58 AM
C'mon Thailand

WonderfulLee
Nov 13th, 2008, 11:50 AM
OMG, i think that Hsieh vs korean girl is the worst match i ever seen on tv!

:help:

Slavasay
Nov 13th, 2008, 11:54 AM
THA vs CHN 2-0

TANASUGARN, Tamarine def. ZHOU, Yimiao 6-3 6-2
UDOMCHOKE, Danai def. LI, Zhe 6-3 6-0

slavicpower
Nov 13th, 2008, 11:58 AM
The Hsieh v Chae match is the worst match i've seen in my entire life. How the hell is Hsieh ranked 78???

Renalicious
Nov 13th, 2008, 11:58 AM
OMG, i think that Hsieh vs korean girl is the worst match i ever seen on tv!

:help:

Who won? :lol:

Renalicious
Nov 13th, 2008, 12:00 PM
Any livestream for it? lolol i wanna see it

HumphreyHan
Nov 13th, 2008, 12:06 PM
OMG, i think that Hsieh vs korean girl is the worst match i ever seen on tv!

:help:

Whats happend??:confused:

-sugi-
Nov 13th, 2008, 01:33 PM
I hate how I only get to see the mens match. :sad:

HumphreyHan
Nov 13th, 2008, 03:03 PM
Who won the match between Taiwan and Korea??

HumphreyHan
Nov 13th, 2008, 03:19 PM
TPE d. KOR 3-0
SU-WEI, Hsieh d. Chae Kyung, YEE 6-0 7-6(5)
Yen-Hsun,LU d. Jun Woong,SUN 4:6 7:6(2) 6:3
SU-WEI, Hsieh/Yen-Hsun,LU d. Chae Kyung, YEE/Jun Woong,SUN 6:2 6:2

JOCHEBEL
Nov 13th, 2008, 04:25 PM
Hsieh won but because she played against an incompetitive player!
Tammy Tanasugarn and Udomchoke! Lets Go!

genemark
Nov 13th, 2008, 05:25 PM
The Hsieh v Chae match is the worst match i've seen in my entire life. How the hell is Hsieh ranked 78???

Let me guess, she double faulted numerous times and attempted many weird drop shots? :) That's why she is not top 50 by now mostly due to her inconsistent serves. So the question is not why she is ranked 78, I would say that she should be ranked much higher than that. When she was a junior player, she had many wins against the top players on the circuit now, including Sharapova, Kutznesova, and Bartoli. Most people expected her to be where they are now and still waiting. But at least she is getting closer. She can serve well, but you often see her rush into service without taking a moment to think about how she is going to serve. If you've seen her playing other players when she is herself, she is exceptional. She hits so many winners when she is on. The problem is that because she tends to go for her shots, her match is either amazing when she is on, or plain bizarre when she cannot feel the court. Anyway, she seems to be in a rut for a month or two now... hopefully she will be herself at the Hopman finals. I did not get to see Hsieh's match, only Lu's. He played horrible too.

KanSuke
Nov 13th, 2008, 09:56 PM
At least the first set doesnt look too bad :p

Hope Yen-Hsun gets better with his feet.

Привет
Nov 13th, 2008, 11:03 PM
I really hope whoever makes the final out of Thailand and Kazakhstan win the final and get to play in Perth. I think having Kazakhstan debut in the tournament would be nice. And they could be competitive in Perth as well. Imagine Russia vs. Kazakhstan! Especially considering both Kazakhstan players are former Russia representatives. :D:D:D

Thailand would be okay in Perth, but I just think they may be a little boring. I'd prefer Kazakhstan. :)

Rising Sun
Nov 14th, 2008, 06:15 AM
Keep going, Thailand! :D

Keadz
Nov 14th, 2008, 08:05 AM
I hope Taiwan or Thailand get through, if China played their good players I would have chose them but I have no idea who these two Chinese players are.

Does anybody know Yen-Hsun's ranking?

V.Melb
Nov 14th, 2008, 08:05 AM
I am absolutely pissed that Eurosport France cut the coverage of the Asian Hopman Cup for .... SNOOKER?!

yes, hours and hours of live snooker, then perhaps, some darts to top it off... what great sportsmen. f*cking joke je suis trop degouté.

Golovinjured.
Nov 14th, 2008, 08:20 AM
Kazakstan Kazakstan the greatest country in the world, kicks all the other countries ass ... haaaa five!

What an odd first post.



Go Taiwan!
If they can't make it, hopefully it's Kazakhstan, then Thailand.

V.Melb
Nov 14th, 2008, 08:45 AM
Golubev is playing really well, but I think if Kazakhstan make It through and win the finals, it will be like having two Russian teams in the Hopman Cup.
Shvedova and Golubev are both Russians, naturalised kazhak, but Russian until very recently. not really an authentic asian team imo.

Привет
Nov 14th, 2008, 11:24 AM
Golubev is playing really well, but I think if Kazakhstan make It through and win the finals, it will be like having two Russian teams in the Hopman Cup.
Shvedova and Golubev are both Russians, naturalised kazhak, but Russian until very recently. not really an authentic asian team imo.

I see your point. But if their representing Kazakhstan is authentic (which it obviously is), then I don't think you can say that they are not an Asian team, since Kazakhstan is an Asian country. But I do understand what you mean. :) I still want them in Perth though. I think it'll be really interesting to see them playing under the Kazakhstan flag, and also watching them actually play against Russia will be fun too. I hope I get to see that tie if it happens. :D Also Kazakhstan would be making their first appearance at the Hopman Cup. Regardless of who is actually playing and representing the nation, it can only be good for tennis in Kazakhstan.

Slavasay
Nov 14th, 2008, 11:43 AM
KAZ vs THA 2-0
SHVEDOVA, Yaroslava d. TANASUGARN, Tamarine 6-1 6-2
GOLUBEV, Andrey d. UDOMCHOKE, Danai 7-5 7-5

KOR vs IND 2-0
YEE, Chae Kyung d. UBEROI, Shikha 6-1 4-4 ret.
SUN, Jun Woong d. VARDHAN, Vishnu 7-6 (3) 6-1

Kazakhstan - Taiwan final :)

V.Melb
Nov 14th, 2008, 11:52 AM
Well, I just can't help but say that this 'Kazakh' team is essentially 'two Russians' playing.

Also, I'm kinda pissed that the Thai team is prob gonna get knocked out these Russians.
Gulbev has been 'Kazakh' for less than a few months now! Shedova was born, and currently lives in Moscow.
The French commentators even posed the question if Gulbev feels at all Kazakh!

Anyway, no sour grapes, I agree that it is a good thing for Kazakhstan, dare I say, Its a good thing for the 'real' Kazakhs, because it exposes them to this wonderful sport.
Admitidly, I like both of these players, especially Shvedova, I love her game. I'm still hoping an 'authentic' Asian team goes through, but If Kazakhstan wins this competition, I'm sure that they will be my favourite team at the Hopman Cup in Perth next year.

Привет
Nov 14th, 2008, 12:09 PM
:shrug: If you look at the basic facts, Shvedova and Golubev are now Kazakh representatives. And I think that is all that really matters. I don't see them as Russians anymore, because they are no longer representing Russia.

Rising Sun
Nov 14th, 2008, 12:31 PM
Thailand :sobbing:

wales1994
Nov 14th, 2008, 02:07 PM
It annoys me Eurosport only shows the mens matches :(

KanSuke
Nov 14th, 2008, 08:17 PM
I hope Taiwan or Thailand get through, if China played their good players I would have chose them but I have no idea who these two Chinese players are.

Does anybody know Yen-Hsun's ranking?

I think it's 61, currently the highest ranking of asian player.

JOCHEBEL
Nov 14th, 2008, 08:50 PM
Great Kazakhstan in the final! Im very surprised! Yaroslava Shvedova destroyed Tammy...and Golubev is playing his best tennis...Well now is Taiwan or Kazakhstan...Of course i want to see Kazakhstan Win! Because its a country which has never played this exhibition and because like "Mpnbet" says it will be very interesting and fun to see Russian vs Kazakhstan!
C'MON SHVEDOVA & GOLUBEV
C'MON KAZAKHSTAN!

final:
WS: Su-Wei HSIEH (TPE) vs Yaroslava SHVEDOVA (KAZ)
MS: Yen-Hsun LU (TPE) vs Andrey GOLUBEV (KAZ)
MD: HSIEH (TPE)/ LU(TPE) vs SHVEDOVA(KAZ) / GOLUBEV(KAZ)

Head to Head
Golubev-Lu has never played against
Shvedova-Hsieh 1-O: 2OO7-ITF SAN DIEGO-SHVEDOVA 6-2 1-6 6-3

GOOD LUCK!

d

Martian KC
Nov 14th, 2008, 08:52 PM
Good matchup between Su-Wei and Yara!

Привет
Nov 14th, 2008, 10:32 PM
I've always said that I wanted to see a new country or at least a new team come out of the Asian Hopman Cup. So I would probably be a little disappointed if Taipei won. I'm hoping for Kazakhstan! Go Yari and Andrey!

Golovinjured.
Nov 14th, 2008, 10:41 PM
I don't care who gets through of these too.

I love Su Wei, she's brilliant when her game is on and I hardly ever get to see her play. But Taiwan was also there last year, so I'd like Kazakhstan to have a shot. Plus, I'd be curious to see if one of the ABC commentary team dons a Borat outfit to interview to the team at one stage or another. LOL. Fred Stolle in a fluoro green one piece bathing suit. :rolls:

Привет
Nov 15th, 2008, 12:36 AM
I don't care who gets through of these too.

I love Su Wei, she's brilliant when her game is on and I hardly ever get to see her play. But Taiwan was also there last year, so I'd like Kazakhstan to have a shot. Plus, I'd be curious to see if one of the ABC commentary team dons a Borat outfit to interview to the team at one stage or another. LOL. Fred Stolle in a fluoro green one piece bathing suit. :rolls:

Did you have to go there? :sobbing:

V.Melb
Nov 15th, 2008, 01:07 AM
I'm going for Taipei, but I think this new 'Kazakhstani' team is too strong. Even lower ranked grade Russian players are excellent, and too strong for many Asian teams, but here's hoping that Shvedova and Gulbev can do their bit to promote Tennis in their newfound country.

JOCHEBEL
Nov 15th, 2008, 01:47 AM
I hope Today Kazakhstan win!! Like Melb said its a very strong team now...but i think that Group B in the Hopman Cup 2009 is the more difficult...

GOLUBEV shvedova







C'MON KAZAKHSTAN-!

Slavasay
Nov 15th, 2008, 10:27 AM
Go Kazakhstan!

Jose.
Nov 15th, 2008, 10:33 AM
Hsieh - Shvedova 6-4 2-3

HumphreyHan
Nov 15th, 2008, 10:44 AM
No mercy,updates please. Su Wei is on a good condition.

Jose.
Nov 15th, 2008, 10:47 AM
Hsieh - Shvedova 6-4 5-4 (Shvedova serving)

Jose.
Nov 15th, 2008, 10:51 AM
Hsieh - Shvedova the transmition ended so probably Hsieh won....

genemark
Nov 15th, 2008, 10:53 AM
Yeah, Hsieh won 6:4, 6:4

HumphreyHan
Nov 15th, 2008, 10:58 AM
Wow,Hsieh is so amazing!!

patch.
Nov 15th, 2008, 11:02 AM
Very Good Win for Hsieh :yeah:
Watched the last four games on Eurosport, shes was playing very well, fustrating Shvedova.
A :drool: Passing shot on MP, she looks to be coming back into good form :)

Keadz
Nov 15th, 2008, 11:10 AM
YES!....I was expecting a loss so I am very relieved. Hopefully Taiwan can finish it off in the mens singles and we get to see them play the real Hopman Cup :)

HumphreyHan
Nov 15th, 2008, 01:20 PM
TPE v KAZ 3-0
SU-WEI, Hsieh d. SHVEDOVA, Yaroslava 6-4 6-4
LU, Yen-Hsun d. GOLUBEV, Andrey 6-2 6-4
SU-WEI, Hsieh/LU, Yen-Hsun d. SHVEDOVA, Yaroslava/GOLUBEV, Andrey WALKOVER

Taiwan goes into Hopman Cup once again.

Jose.
Nov 15th, 2008, 01:26 PM
Poor Kazhakistan I wanted them to win. :o But congrats Taipei :worship:

Ballbasher
Nov 15th, 2008, 02:20 PM
Yen-Hsun and Su-Wei :hearts: :yeah:

KanSuke
Nov 15th, 2008, 03:47 PM
Nice win Su-Wei and Yen-Hsun! :hearts:

Into Hopman Cup two years in a row :drool:

JOCHEBEL
Nov 15th, 2008, 04:27 PM
Chinese Taipei Won again... I will love to see Kazakhstan win but Hsieh and Lu played better...so Congratulations...another year into the Hopman Cup...Well all the teams are ready!

Group B:
Russia (Safina/Safin)
Italy (Pennetta/Bolelli)
France (Cornet/Simon)
(Q) Chinese Taipei (Hsieh/Lu)

Italy is my favourite team! =P

V.Melb
Nov 15th, 2008, 04:49 PM
Well, now Chinese Taipei are in with the big names.
Hseih is going to have to play some of her best tennis if she wants a win, because all three of her opponents, are... high acheivers on the tour, to put it lightly.
I can't see Gilles Simon losing... Safin can always imlpode against a consistent Lu... but if he keeps it together, he will hit Lu off the court. Bolelli I don't know too well, but I know he wins a lot more than he loses. So.... Chinese Taipei are going to have their hands full here. but I look forward to seeing how they deal with it :D

Martian KC
Nov 15th, 2008, 07:31 PM
Congrats Su-Wei/Yen-Hsun!!!!

Droolv
Nov 15th, 2008, 09:22 PM
:woohoo:

Can't wait to see you in Perth, Su-Wei/Yen-Hsun :cool:

Привет
Nov 15th, 2008, 10:00 PM
:( Kazakhstan! :mad:

Good on Taipei for qualifying again. I wish it was a different team though. I just don't like seeing the same team twice. Oh well. Good luck to Su-Wei and Yen-Hsun, you are going to need a lot of it! :)

Dani12
Nov 15th, 2008, 11:33 PM
Kazakhstan :sad: Would have been cool to see them in the Hopman Cup. I don't mind Taipei in it though.

But I think they will have a tougher time of it this year, the teams are extremely strong. I don't see them winning any of them, though they should do alright in doubles.

KournikovaFan91
Nov 16th, 2008, 02:43 AM
Dam you Chinese Taipei :mad:

i really wanted Kazakhstan to go. :sad:

KanSuke
Nov 16th, 2008, 02:48 AM
It disappointed lots of people that Taiwan won lol

Привет
Nov 16th, 2008, 04:10 AM
Kazakhstan :sad: Would have been cool to see them in the Hopman Cup. I don't mind Taipei in it though.

But I think they will have a tougher time of it this year, the teams are extremely strong. I don't see them winning any of them, though they should do alright in doubles.

Did they win any ties this year? I don't even see Taiwan winning a rubber in 09, unfortunately. Unless Marat implodes, who are they going to beat? Su-Wei over Dinara, Flavia, or Alize? I don't think so. Lu over Safin, Gilles, or Simone? Just as unlikely. Maybe they will get a mixed doubles win or two though. :shrug:

Keadz
Nov 16th, 2008, 04:11 AM
I am very happy Chinese Tapai won. I always enjoy watching Hsieh play. I think she has a decent chance to win some matches as well.

Kazakhstan doesn't deserve to go. I still wish Japan played though :(

JOCHEBEL
Nov 16th, 2008, 04:37 AM
Hello everybody...well, i want to see Kazakhstan too but Chinese Taipei won and it is into the Hopman Cup so forget the results and think that 2OO9 is very near!!!...Hopman Cup is ready...Next year i hope Uzbekistan will play , Belgium and Israel!

Kissis to my friend from Netherlands Antilles

KanSuke
Nov 16th, 2008, 04:38 AM
Did they win any ties this year? I don't even see Taiwan winning a rubber in 09, unfortunately. Unless Marat implodes, who are they going to beat? Su-Wei over Dinara, Flavia, or Alize? I don't think so. Lu over Safin, Gilles, or Simone? Just as unlikely. Maybe they will get a mixed doubles win or two though. :shrug:

If you don't see them winning anything, then your fav Kazakhstan won't win any either eventhough you would say something like "Oh I see Kazakhstan having a shot winning!". hater :rolleyes:

And they won the tie against Argentina.

Su-Wei Hsieh d. Gisela Dulko 3-6 7-6(3) 7-5
Yen-Hsun Lu d. Juan Ignacio Chela 6-3 6-4
Su-Wei Hsieh / Yen-Hsun Lu d. Gisela Dulko / Juan Ignacio Chela 3-6 6-4 10-4

and Lu even took a set off Djokovic.

JOCHEBEL
Nov 16th, 2008, 04:43 AM
Yes "Kscrv" i remember that matches!!! Dulko lost but in an amazing match!! and Lu played very well against Chela... Chinese Taipei Must be respected!!

Argentina...I will miss you!

I saw Hsieh in the Australian Open 2OO8 and reached the 4th round and i saw Lu in the Olympics Games of Beijing and he played very well!
so they have to be considered! Two times win the Asian Hopman Cup is not casual

genemark
Nov 16th, 2008, 04:46 AM
Did they win any ties this year? I don't even see Taiwan winning a rubber in 09, unfortunately. Unless Marat implodes, who are they going to beat? Su-Wei over Dinara, Flavia, or Alize? I don't think so. Lu over Safin, Gilles, or Simone? Just as unlikely. Maybe they will get a mixed doubles win or two though. :shrug:

Actually, they did against Argentina. Su-wei beat Dulko in 3 sets and Lu over Chela in 2 sets, and took the mixed I believe. So in their group, Argentina was last, not Taiwan at 2008 Hopman Cup. Lu played some exceptional tennis this year, especially with a win over the in form Murray at the Olympics this year in straight sets. Both Lu ans Hsieh are at their career best ranking so far. They are capable of winning some ties this year.

Привет
Nov 16th, 2008, 04:57 AM
Ok let's see.

If you don't see them winning anything, then your fav Kazakhstan won't win any either eventhough you would say something like "Oh I see Kazakhstan having a shot winning!". hater :rolleyes:

And they won the tie against Argentina.

Su-Wei Hsieh d. Gisela Dulko 3-6 7-6(3) 7-5
Yen-Hsun Lu d. Juan Ignacio Chela 6-3 6-4
Su-Wei Hsieh / Yen-Hsun Lu d. Gisela Dulko / Juan Ignacio Chela 3-6 6-4 10-4

and Lu even took a set off Djokovic.
This is an irrational response.
Actually, they did against Argentina. Su-wei beat Dulko in 3 sets and Lu over Chela in 2 sets, and took the mixed I believe. So in their group, Argentina was last, not Taiwan at 2008 Hopman Cup. Lu played some exceptional tennis this year, especially with a win over the in form Murray at the Olympics this year in straight sets. Both Lu ans Hsieh are at their career best ranking so far. They are capable of winning some ties this year.
And this is a rational response.

I think we've all learnt something today. :) How to tell the difference between someone who presents their viewpoint in a civilised manner and actually gains respect and attention, and someone who does not and is not taken seriously.

I was presenting my viewpoint, I don't believe that Taipei will do as well at Hopman Cup 09 as they did at the 08 tournament. :shrug: I like Hsieh Su-Wei, but I still don't think she'll win any singles matches.

kscrv, your post is ridiculous and unwarranted. I do not believe that Kazakhstan would have won any ties if they were in the Hopman Cup either. Just because I would have preferred them to win the Asian Hopman Cup, does not mean that I will be unrealistic about their chances. :lol: So, you fail. :)

Renalicious
Nov 16th, 2008, 05:12 AM
:woohoo: I'm going to see Flavia vs Su-Wei :hearts:

KanSuke
Nov 16th, 2008, 05:15 AM
Ok let's see.


This is an irrational response.

And this is a rational response.

I think we've all learnt something today. :) How to tell the difference between someone who presents their viewpoint in a civilised manner and actually gains respect and attention, and someone who does not and is not taken seriously.

I was presenting my viewpoint, I don't believe that Taipei will do as well at Hopman Cup 09 as they did at the 08 tournament. :shrug: I like Hsieh Su-Wei, but I still don't think she'll win any singles matches.

kscrv, your post is ridiculous and unwarranted. I do not believe that Kazakhstan would have won any ties if they were in the Hopman Cup either. Just because I would have preferred them to win the Asian Hopman Cup, does not mean that I will be unrealistic about their chances. :lol: So, you fail. :)

Because from the first post of yours to the last one, I don't see any respect to the Taiwan team, all you said is how bad they are, and you just purely want Kazakhstan to win.

Lol my post is unwarranted and ridiculous? I was just presenting my viewpoint too. And I just wanna prove you they're not that bad. Yen-Hsun, Olympics Final 16 (Beating Murray). Su-Wei is AO Final 16 this year, and you were talking about them like they have no any any chance to win.

And yeah, that rational response tells that Chinese Taipei Must be respected!! Please show some respect to Taiwan team :)

Golovinjured.
Nov 16th, 2008, 05:17 AM
Just a question.

Now that Chinese Taipei have assured their spot at the Hopman Cup, do they have to field the same team as in the Asian Cup, or can they change there team and put Yung Jan Chan in, instead of Su Wei?

I hope they don't. I'm just asking to see if there's a rule or not. :shrug:

Привет
Nov 16th, 2008, 05:21 AM
Because from the first post of yours to the last one, I don't see any respect to the Taiwan team, all you said is how bad they are, and you just purely want Kazakhstan to win.

Lol my post is unwarranted and ridiculous? I was just presenting my viewpoint too. And I just wanna prove you they're not that bad. Yen-Hsun, Olympics Final 16 (Beating Murray). Su-Wei is AO Final 16 this year, and you were talking about them like they have no any any chance to win.

And yeah, that rational response tells that Chinese Taipei Must be respected!! Please show some respect to Taiwan team :)

Oh dear. :(

I don't think that Taiwan are bad. :shrug: Where you got that from I do not know. You were of course presenting your viewpoint, but in a ridiculous and immature way. That was what I said in my post. :lol:

You need to realise the difference between showing respect and showing support. I have not disrespected the Chinese Taipei Hopman Cup team. If you think that I have disrespected them simply because I have not been supporting them, then that is your issue.

KanSuke
Nov 16th, 2008, 05:21 AM
Just a question.

Now that Chinese Taipei have assured their spot at the Hopman Cup, do they have to field the same team as in the Asian Cup, or can they change there team and put Yung Jan Chan in, instead of Su Wei?

I hope they don't. I'm just asking to see if there's a rule or not. :shrug:

Su-Wei will play for sure. :)

Golovinjured.
Nov 16th, 2008, 05:24 AM
I knew someone would answer like that. :rolleyes:



I know she's going to play, I just want to know the rule.

KanSuke
Nov 16th, 2008, 05:29 AM
Oh dear. :(

I don't think that Taiwan are bad. :shrug: Where you got that from I do not know. You were of course presenting your viewpoint, but in a ridiculous and immature way. That was what I said in my post. :lol:

You need to realise the difference between showing respect and showing support. I have not disrespected the Chinese Taipei Hopman Cup team. If you think that I have disrespected them simply because I have not been supporting them, then that is your issue.

I don't know too many english words, I even need to look up in the dictionary for understanding your post. I just said how I think in my way, it might be rude for you, but to my viewpoint, your post is just being unrespected to them.

If you were me, your view point would probably turn into something like

我覺得台灣隊沒有任何一丁點機會可以贏,謝淑薇跟盧彥勳都不可能贏另外三隊的選手。...et c.

Привет
Nov 16th, 2008, 05:31 AM
I knew someone would answer like that. :rolleyes:



I know she's going to play, I just want to know the rule.

You're not the only one with that issue, believe me. ;)

It's difficult to answer your question. There aren't any links to a 'Rules' section on the Hopman website, and I don't know where else to look really.

Although I imagine it would be permissable for the winning nation of the Asian Hopman Cup to change their team if there was a problem with injury or something like that. On the other hand, that may mean they bring in a much weaker player, which could upset the tournament directors. So maybe the runner up would then play. :shrug: It's tough to answer seeing as though the Asian event has only been running for 3 years now. :lol:

Привет
Nov 16th, 2008, 05:33 AM
I don't know too many english words, I even need to look up in the dictionary for understanding your post. I just said how I think in my way, it might be rude for you, but to my viewpoint, your post is just being unrespected to them.

If you were me, your view point would probably turn into something like

我覺得台灣隊沒有任何一丁點機會可以贏,謝淑薇跟盧彥勳都不可能贏另外三隊的選手。...et c.

If you don't know that many english words, then you shouldn't assume somebody is being disrespectful when you don't even understand their post. And you certainly shouldn't label them a hater of someone when you have no clue whether they are or aren't.

KanSuke
Nov 16th, 2008, 05:38 AM
You're not the only one with that issue, believe me. ;)

It's difficult to answer your question. There aren't any links to a 'Rules' section on the Hopman website, and I don't know where else to look really.

Although I imagine it would be permissable for the winning nation of the Asian Hopman Cup to change their team if there was a problem with injury or something like that. On the other hand, that may mean they bring in a much weaker player, which could upset the tournament directors. So maybe the runner up would then play. :shrug: It's tough to answer seeing as though the Asian event has only been running for 3 years now. :lol:

You're just too competitive, putting other people down to show how good you are.

Yes, I failed, and you totally won. Happy?

Привет
Nov 16th, 2008, 05:52 AM
You're just too competitive, putting other people down to show how good you are.

Yes, I failed, and you totally won. Happy?

:rolls: You don't get to play that card when you were the one who spoke rudely to me first and called me a 'hater' of Taiwan because I was disappointed that they won the final.

KanSuke
Nov 16th, 2008, 06:12 AM
:rolls: You don't get to play that card when you were the one who spoke rudely to me first and called me a 'hater' of Taiwan because I was disappointed that they won the final.

I don't think you were just being disappointed. You were saying Taiwan have no any chance to win any match at all. If it was Kazakhstan won, are you gonna make a post to say that Kazakhstan has no chance to win at all? I don't think so. You would probably just say "Congrats Kazakhstan! Best luck to Kazakhstan in Hopman Cup" and not something like they are not gonna win at all.

JOCHEBEL
Nov 16th, 2008, 07:22 PM
please stop!!! your coversation is too inmature!! everybody knows that Taiwan won and in January we will see if they win any match or not...Ok?

CrazyTennis
Nov 16th, 2008, 08:53 PM
Well done Taiwan team! Good luck in the Hopman cup!

Привет
Nov 17th, 2008, 07:14 AM
I don't think you were just being disappointed. You were saying Taiwan have no any chance to win any match at all. If it was Kazakhstan won, are you gonna make a post to say that Kazakhstan has no chance to win at all? I don't think so. You would probably just say "Congrats Kazakhstan! Best luck to Kazakhstan in Hopman Cup" and not something like they are not gonna win at all.

I have already said that I do not think Kazakhstan would win any ties if they had won the final. :rolleyes: Saying that I don't believe Chinese Taipei are going to win any matches is not disrespecting them. I looked at the situation and made a valid statement on what I believe will happen. You're going around in circles with your argument, and it's getting nowhere.

Bye. :wavey:

KanSuke
Nov 17th, 2008, 01:06 PM
I have already said that I do not think Kazakhstan would win any ties if they had won the final. :rolleyes: Saying that I don't believe Chinese Taipei are going to win any matches is not disrespecting them. I looked at the situation and made a valid statement on what I believe will happen. You're going around in circles with your argument, and it's getting nowhere.

Bye. :wavey:

I didn't say that You think Kazakhstan would win. in that post.

I was saying, the differences, between Taiwan winning or Kazakhstan winning. Taiwan won, and all you said is they have no ability to win at all. What if Kazakhstan were the winner? Are you gonna make a new post to say they don't have any ability to win, not even little bit credit about winning this Asian Hopman Cup? I don't think you would.

Bye anyways. :)

Привет
Nov 18th, 2008, 06:25 AM
:rolls: Trying to argue a point with someone who does not speak or understand English entirely is so pointless.

OZTENNIS
Nov 18th, 2008, 07:09 AM
Just a question.

Now that Chinese Taipei have assured their spot at the Hopman Cup, do they have to field the same team as in the Asian Cup, or can they change there team and put Yung Jan Chan in, instead of Su Wei?

I hope they don't. I'm just asking to see if there's a rule or not. :shrug:
As far as I know, there is no way a substiution can take place unless a player is injured.

Besides, I think it would be kind of pointless for Su Wei (for instance) to play the Asian Hopman Cup and then be dumped in favour of Yung Jan. Both would have worked out a schedule for the early stages of 2009, so I don't see anyone being rushed into the team at the completion of the Asian Hopman Cup

Hope that makes sense :scared: :lol:

-sugi-
Nov 18th, 2008, 12:14 PM
:rolls: Trying to argue a point with someone who does not speak or understand English entirely is so pointless.
I am sorry but that is extremely rude. Reading through this thread I actually agreed with you (although I wanted Taiwan to win) but that was really rude. I would like to see you try and argue a point in a second language.

Привет
Nov 19th, 2008, 11:29 AM
I am sorry but that is extremely rude. Reading through this thread I actually agreed with you (although I wanted Taiwan to win) but that was really rude. I would like to see you try and argue a point in a second language.

I would be hopeless at engaging in a conversation in that poster's native tongue. :shrug: But you know what I would not do? I wouldn't accuse them of something if I did not fully understand their posts. I would not continually accuse them of the same things just because I did not understand them when they explained themselves to me.

The post of mine which you quoted was basically me saying that I feel the arguement was a complete waste of my time. At the end of it, the language barrier stopped the poster I was talking to from understanding a word of what I was saying. I was saying the same thing over and over again, and, through no fault of their own (or mine for that matter), they just weren't getting it.

So if you think it's rude, that's fine. :)

ozfan44
Nov 22nd, 2008, 02:59 AM
Noooo Thailand :bigcry:

Tammy is such a crowd favourite here in Perth!!