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Uranium Nov 17th, 2012 03:36 PM

Your stance on Hopman Cup?
 
Exhibition or Tournament?

It is an ITF ran event like Olympics, Grand Slams, and Fed Cup (all of which are events I count as tournaments), but Hopman Cup just comes across as an exhibition. WTA acknowledges Fed Cup and the Olympics, but not Hopman Cup. This site even counts it as an exhibition. But some fans like to think of it as a tournament worth counting as a title. Opinions please.

dynamoRockstarr Nov 17th, 2012 04:27 PM

Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?
 
A really serious exhibition

sweetadri06 Nov 17th, 2012 04:32 PM

Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?
 
Exhibition

Shvedbarilescu Nov 17th, 2012 04:39 PM

Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dynamoRockstarr (Post 22488275)
A really serious exhibition

That's a good way to describe it, yeah.

I do take results from this event more seriously than I would any other exhibition event. I do believe the players go here to win, at least the majority of them. Personally I think the results here should be listed by the WTA but having said all that, in terms of importance I'd still rate these results pretty low in comparison to Fed Cup or any WTA results. It's still a fun event though and I do follow it. And it is a cool title to win as well.

But for things like h2hs I suppose I would put it on the level of a 75K or higher ITF event. So something that I would like listed but still wouldn't give as much value to as a WTA or Fed Cup win.

Shonami Slam Nov 17th, 2012 07:05 PM

Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?
 
a smileful joke.

AjdeNate! Nov 17th, 2012 07:59 PM

Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?
 
An amuse bouche to a tasty first course.

wildemu Nov 17th, 2012 08:52 PM

Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?
 
it should be abolished.

coolfish1103 Nov 17th, 2012 08:58 PM

Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?
 
Any tournament that awards points and/or decent money for losing = exhibition.

A'DAM Nov 17th, 2012 09:01 PM

Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by coolfish1103 (Post 22489211)
Any tournament that awards points and/or decent money for losing = exhibition.

Well than Istanbul masters was definitely an exhibition tournament ...

bobito Nov 17th, 2012 09:03 PM

Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?
 
It's an ITF team event so it shouldn't count as a title but the singles matches should count on the players' records.

It's a great tournament though and the WTA should leave it alone. And as throphies go, those diamond tennis balls are second only to Wimbledon's Venus Rosewater Dish for style.

GOATdin0931 Nov 17th, 2012 09:04 PM

Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?
 
Tournament!! :hearts:

There would such good competition!! :drool:

Shvedbarilescu Nov 17th, 2012 09:05 PM

Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bobito (Post 22489226)
It's an ITF team event so it shouldn't count as a title but the singles matches should count on the players' records.

Succinctly put. Absolutely spot on.

aloeball Nov 17th, 2012 09:06 PM

Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?
 
Dont the results count towards the head to heads, I heard somewhere. If it is then I should a more serious exhibition.

Shvedbarilescu Nov 17th, 2012 09:17 PM

Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aloeball (Post 22489237)
Dont the results count towards the head to heads, I heard somewhere. If it is then I should a more serious exhibition.

It depends what H2H you look at. Look at the WTA H2Hs and you won't see Hopman Cup H2Hs there. But check the ITF H2Hs and they are very much there. There are other H2H collections all over the internet as well, some include the Hopman Cup some don't. Personally I think it's best to have it there and then the individual who is looking up the H2H can make up their own mind on the relevance of the particular match in question.

doktor Nov 17th, 2012 09:25 PM

Re: Your stance on Hopman Cup?
 
WTA and ATP should both back it heavily. It's an interesting and different format and a top way to start the year. It should be bigger.


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