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Old Jul 10th, 2005, 01:38 PM   #1
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Hyundai Hopman Cup XVIII

Below are the details for the next edition of the tournament, most will not be revealed until October - but here is the early news:

DATES
December 31, 2005 until January 6, 2006

TEAMS INVITED
Australia - as hosts
Slovak Republic - reigning champions

VENUE
Burswood Dome, Perth, Western Australia

NEW ADDITION
Tennis players ranging from social hitters to pennant competitors can now be involved in this yearís Hyundai Hopman Cup and play on the Burswood Dome, Centre Court, as part of a new all inclusive amateur tournament announced.

The launch of the Hyundai Amateur Hopman Cup provides thousands of players at metropolitan and country centres the chance to win their way to the Finals at the Burswood Dome in January as part of this summerís ITF mixed teams championship.

There are two divisions Ė one for serious, come pennant competitors and one for the social player that would like to be part of a team and experience the fun of competing in a tournament.

The new tournament will be the same format as the professional version, with teams consisting of one male and one female player, playing womenís singles, men singles and a mixed doubles in a round-robin format.





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Old Jul 11th, 2005, 01:02 AM   #2
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Is Serbia and Montenegro invited (Ana Ivanovic and Novak Djokovic). SCG would easily win this tournament, if given a chance.
They better stop inviting the same teams over and over again....slovak republic have been there for the last 4 or 5 years and they finaly won. They better invite Serbia .
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Old Jul 11th, 2005, 03:20 PM   #3
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Hey ! Slovak Republic is better then serbia

they don't have a good men player , so they can't be invited

and your comment abouth they finally won , isn't true , because Slovakia won the hopman cup in 1998 to.

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I think it was a Serbian poster who speculated that Serbia-Montenegro had been invited to play with Ana Ivanovic on the team. It was not mentioned whether Janko Tipsarevic or Novak Djokovic would be the male partner, merely speculated that they were the most likely candidates. I'd personally prefer Ivanovic and Djokovic.

I'd also like to see Czech Republic with Nicole Vaidisova and Tomas Berdych, and France with Tatiana Golovin and Richard Gasquet. However, Golovin's signing is reliant on her Gold Exempt commitments to Gold Coast.

The tournament organizers were pursuing Maria Sharapova and Marat Safin for Russia, Roger Federer for Switzerland (as they do every year without much luck due to Patty Schnyder declining her numerous invitations), Rafael Nadal for Spain (possibly with Anabel Medina Garrigues), and I heard a rumour about Justine Henin-Hardenne for Belgium (but that's unlikely given Justine's health problems).

Australia will find it hard to field a strong team this year. Alicia Molik looks set to return, as she loves the tournament, but Lleyton Hewitt is reluctant to participate and I can't see Mark Philippoussis signing on if he's not confident about being injury-free. The male singles spot would thus fall to Wayne Arthurs, Todd Reid or even Chris Guccione, but I'm sure they would all rather prefer to be earning ATP points on home soil than playing exhibition events. It's a unique time of the year for the lower-ranked Aussie players and a rare chance to make an impact with home support behind them. It's possible that Australia may end up with last year's replacement player, Paul Baccanello, or Jaymon Crabb from WA. No matter who plays though, it shouldn't be too hard to fill the seats.
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Old Jul 11th, 2005, 05:59 PM   #5
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mmm i think it would be clijsters/rochus or malisse for belgium.
I don't think Justine is interested for the hopman cup.
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and France with Tatiana Golovin and Richard Gasquet. However, Golovin's signing is reliant on her Gold Exempt commitments to Gold Coast.
I don't know if you are aware - but this pairing was in the 2005 tournament, but because of the Gold Coast tourney, they had to pull out late.

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The tournament organizers were pursuing Maria Sharapova and Marat Safin for Russia, Roger Federer for Switzerland (as they do every year without much luck due to Patty Schnyder declining her numerous invitations),
Sharapova would be great, and I doubt Safin will say no to another trip to Perth. Federer was touted again, and there was a rumour that Hingis would come out of retirement, but nothing eventuated.

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Australia will find it hard to field a strong team this year. Alicia Molik looks set to return, as she loves the tournament, but Lleyton Hewitt is reluctant to participate and I can't see Mark Philippoussis signing on if he's not confident about being injury-free.
Lleyton would be a great competitor; and I doubt they would even want the Scud to play. One of the lower guys would be alright, especially Todd Reid or local boy Crabb.

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No matter who plays though, it shouldn't be too hard to fill the seats.
Well I'll be filling one
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I was aware that France had Golovin and Gasquet this year. Tatiana pulled out due to her Gold Exempt commitment on the Gold Coast. Apparently, she double-booked herself thinking that the Hopman Cup was played a week earlier. She got confused because she was due to play the qualifying tie on the weekend before, not realizing that the tournament concluded the following weekend. I hope they return. Gasquet is playing incredibly well this year and a really exciting young player to watch.

I can almost predict that Wayne Arthurs, Todd Reid, Peter Luczak and Chris Guccione will be awarded Wildcards into the Next Generation Hardcourts in Adelaide and probably won't forgo potential points to play in Perth. Fingers crossed for Lleyton Hewitt to return but he did so well in Australia this year by not playing in Perth that he might stick to the same schedule. Chances are he will play Adelaide again. Jaymon Crabb would be an inspired choice IMO if he's fit enough to play. Maybe even one of our top Aussie junior boys might get a guernsey the same way Jelena Dokic got her big break.
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I wanna go... but I hope the The Netherlands will get asked back, and if Belgium come, then I hope it's Clijsters and Malisse...

They better not ask Mark P to play for Australia again! if they do, I'll certainly be cheering against! I like Alicia, but then it will depend who she's playing! Just hope I can get some time off work!
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I wanna go... but I hope the The Netherlands will get asked back, and if Belgium come, then I hope it's Clijsters and Malisse...

They better not ask Mark P to play for Australia again! if they do, I'll certainly be cheering against! I like Alicia, but then it will depend who she's playing! Just hope I can get some time off work!
I hope the Netherlands come back too... it's the only chance I'll have to get that autograph of Misa!

I hope Philippousis doesn't play, he's wayyyyyyyyy past his best!
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I hope the Netherlands come back too... it's the only chance I'll have to get that autograph of Misa!

I hope Philippousis doesn't play, he's wayyyyyyyyy past his best!
ahh so you're from Perth? Are you Lincoln?

I can't stand Mark P...never have liked him!
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Oh yeah... from the guestbook!

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Yeah, that's me
Yeah, from the guestbook!

I'm Sarah btw! Maybe I'll see ya next year!
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Hi Sarah! Yeah, that would be awesome! Invite Holland to Hopman Cup!!
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Hi Sarah! Yeah, that would be awesome! Invite Holland to Hopman Cup!!
Well, Misa loved Perth and she's said she'd love to go back so...hopefully Peter also wants to go back.
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Are there any up-and-coming Dutch boys to partner Michaella? She might need Richard to partner her. Peter is okay but he doesn't have the aura or skill of Richard, who is still playing competitively on the Senior's Tour, but not as intensely. On paper, he'd be killer in the mixed doubles matches, even though he wasn't the best doubles player out there when he played with Brenda.
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