Paradorn did not hear that the HMC invited Thailand. He said he will play Chennai.
thats a shame, maybe he wants more rest but i can't help thinking that there is some bad blood between Team Federer/Vavrinec and Team Schnyder/Hofmann, they really should have played this year... i guess we can keep hoping for a future year.jirobkk said:Today I asked Mirka, she said the tournament invited Switzerlands but Roger won't play.
Apparently they were going to ask Serena before Lindsay.. I dunno if they would even want Lindsay cos they will want someone to commit and Lindsay doesnt even kno of she is going to be playing next year.. Not very good insurance for the tounament oraganisers...Fantastic said:I think Lindsay and James will be returning to defend their title.
Looking forward to Friday when the lineup is announced.
i just think it would be more roger not wanting to change a successful formula from last year than him not wanting to play with patty. of course it is possible but it's also complete speculation. i'm not saying patty's attitudes are always justified but if you look at the people she has had problems with it is usually a player who has a bit of reputation for something other than being nice. patty does seem to be very friendly towards the majority of girls on tour. i can't really see roger having major issues with anyone and i do know that patty and mirka played doubles together on occasion and never had any publicised problems. it's a pretty big commitment coming to australia a week early and considering they are away for so much of the year i know i would certainly like to spend more time at home.vogus said:thats a shame, maybe he wants more rest but i can't help thinking that there is some bad blood between Team Federer/Vavrinec and Team Schnyder/Hofmann, they really should have played this year... i guess we can keep hoping for a future year.
Amélie is playing in the Hong Kong exhibition 5th - 8th January (thanks to Linnie for this info.), so maybe it is true about Tatiana and Richard; after their win earlier this year they would be a great team for Hopman Cup! Oh well, not long to wait now until 15th October...Fantastic said:I was just about to come in here and post about Tatiana Golovin and Richard Gasquet possibly playing for France. How coincidental was that? Hehe.
What are the chances of Amelie Mauresmo saying no to Hopman Cup? What are the chances of Sebastien Grosjean or Fabrice Santoro saying no?
I would love for Tatiana and Richard to come. It would be interesting to see how Richard conducts himself in front of all these kids who will no doubt pester him.