Re: Hopman Cup All-Stars
Croatia: Goran Ivanisevic and Iva Majoli
Ivanisevic and Majoli were the 1996 champions and have been Croatia's only representatives so far. Ivanisevic and Majoli also competed together in 1997.
South Africa: Wayne Ferreira and Amanda Coetzer
It's had to go past the 2000 champions. Coetzer has played the most number of Hopman Cups of any player, in total a record of nine! Ferreira is not far behind, having played seven, all of them with Coetzer
Switzerland: Roger Federer and Martina Hingis
I wanted to go with Jakob Hlasek purely on statistics, but you can't go past Roger Federer. Plus, the names Hlasek and Hingis doesn't look right together. They are from two different eras. Hingis and Federer were the 2001 champions.
USA: James Blake and Lindsay Davenport
USA are four-time champions, having been victorious in 1997, 2003, 2004 and 2006. Blake was a member of the 2003 and 2004 teams. His partner in 2004 was Lindsay Davenport, who just usurped Serena Williams because she had also competed in 1999 and 1995.
Czech Republic: Petr Korda and Jana Novotna
Korda and Novotna were the 1994 champions, having also competed together in 1993 and 1995. Korda also participated in 1990 and 1991 with Helena Sukova and Regina Rajchrtova (now his wife), respectively.
Spain: Emilio Sanchez and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario
The brother-sister team remain the only pair of siblings to win the Hopman Cup, all the way back in 1990. Arantxa also won a second HC with Tommy Robredo in 2002. Arantxa and Emilio played together 4 times.
Germany: Boris Becker and Steffi Graf
Although these two never won together, they have both won with other partners. Becker with Anke Huber in 1995 and Graf with Michael Stich in 1993. Becker got the nod over Stich for having also played alongside Graf in 1992. Graf got the nod over Huber just because she's none other than Steffi Graf.
Slovak Republic: Karol Kucera and Daniela Hantuchova
The Slovaks triumphed in 1998 as qualifiers and in 2005 as the third-seeded team. Although Kucera and Hantuchova have never won together, they did make one final together in 2004. Kucera got the nod over Dominik Hrbaty for playing in two finals. Hantuchova got the nod over Karina Habsudova for the same reason.
Australia: Mark Philippoussis and Jelena Dokic
The was a tough decision. The choice of Mark Philippoussis was easy. He's Australia's only male champion here. Hewitt and Cash came close in 2003 and 1989, respectively, and Rafter was unlucky not to make the final in 1998. It's the decision to select Dokic that could rile some opinions. Alicia Molik probably deserves this spot, but Dokic has done what Molik hasn't been able to, and that is to win the Hopman Cup.
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