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Nov 19th, 2012 02:38 PM
tejmeglekvár
Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?

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Originally Posted by Excelscior View Post
f this hasn't already been said: Its a Tournament when your fave wins it, and a exhibition when anyone else does.
speaking from experience, I see.
Nov 19th, 2012 10:57 AM
azdaja
Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?

glorified exo.
Nov 19th, 2012 10:18 AM
CillyUltra
Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?

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Originally Posted by marineblue View Post
The second most important exhibition after Fed Cup.
This. While Fed Cup always lacked relevance, Hopman Cup used to have a higher standing in the past, when it attracted more top players 'cause the competition on the tour (and the pressure of gaining/defending points) wasn't that intensive right from the beginning of the season as it is now.
Nov 19th, 2012 03:57 AM
jaredlikesbieber
Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?

exo.

couldn't believe watching davis cup final earlier one of the commentators on my livestream said the czech republic had completed the 'treble' of DC, fed cup and hopman cup. like the hopman cup is worth the same as the others
Nov 19th, 2012 12:09 AM
Lord Choc Ice
Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?

It's an exhibition but I think players do take it quite seriously as they want some good workouts before the proper tournaments . So I think it's somewhere in-between. A match between two players at Hopman Cup should be looked upon as a real match.
Nov 18th, 2012 11:59 PM
duhcity
Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?

It survives simply because of it's place in the Calendar - it's a guaranteed warmup
Nov 18th, 2012 11:57 PM
dencod16
Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?

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Originally Posted by brickhousesupporter View Post
The only exhibition that Serena takes seriously.
Even more than non-slam tournaments at times. I wish they award points on Hopman Cup as well, because players takes it seriously and doubles dead rubbers are always fun.
Nov 18th, 2012 11:12 PM
MM_1257
Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?

Exhibition with some serious weight.
Nov 18th, 2012 11:03 PM
Gentleman
Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?

What?!

Guys, the players play during holidays, they have to deal with hangover, try delicious food, have sex time while looking some holiday's special romantic movie, get ready tomorrow, wake up early and play their best in Hopman cup.

For me, enough reasons to be A RESPECTED TOURNAMENT!

Best luck Ana and Novak in HC 2013!
Nov 18th, 2012 03:19 PM
SilverSlam
Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?

Hmm. From a players perspective, they always do seem to take the singles matches seriously, whereas they have more fun in the doubles.

I think that yes, the H2Hs should count, as they are competitive and serious, but as for going towards titles and stuff, not so much.
Nov 18th, 2012 03:09 PM
n1_and_uh_noone
Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?

Not all countries and (obviously) players can participate, even if they wanted to. So it is hard to see it as a serious tournament.
Nov 18th, 2012 02:10 PM
Jajaloo
Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?

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Originally Posted by homogenius View Post
exho.most players use it to get some matches as a preparation for the AO
As opposed to Brisbane, Sydney and Auckland which players use to kill time in between sight seeing.
Nov 18th, 2012 02:01 PM
homogenius
Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?

exho.most players use it to get some matches as a preparation for the AO
Nov 18th, 2012 01:55 PM
Excelscior
Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?

f this hasn't already been said: Its a Tournament when your fave wins it, and a exhibition when anyone else does.
Nov 18th, 2012 09:00 AM
Lachy
Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?

I Love Hopman Cup
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