She is reborn from her ashes. Disappeared since 2019, the Hopman Cup will be on the calendar for the 2023 season, but in a place and on a date different from those it usually knew. Organized the first week of January in Perth, Australia for 30 years, the mixed team competition will now take place on the clay courts of Nice from July 19 to 23, between Wimbledon and the American hard court tour. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) made the news official on Tuesday in a press release announcing a five-year contract (2023-2027) signed with the promoter Tennium, a company specializing in the organization of tournaments.
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Absent from the tennis program for the past three seasons, the Hopman Cup – named after the famous Australian Davis Cup captain Harry Hopman who won 16 titles in the event with his country between 1939 and 1967 – has seen many champions. Besides, Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic had won the last two editions in Perth in 2018 and 2019, and other big names like Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Martina Hingis, John McEnroe or Steffi Graff participated.
An unchanged format with 6 selections then 8 from 2025
For this rebirth, the format will remain the same: a match will include a ladies’ singles, a men’s singles and a mixed doubles. Six teams will participate in the first two editions of Nice (2023 and 2024), then eight in the next three. As the organizing country, France will be guaranteed to participate every year.
“This event further confirms that Nice is a privileged destination for the biggest international sporting events.rejoiced the mayor of the city Christian Estrosi in the press release of the ITF. After the big start of the Tour de France in 2020 and the semi-finals of the Top 14 in 2022, the Hopman Cup will precede the Rugby World Cup by a few weeks, and then the arrival of the Tour de France in 2024. Tennis is a major sport in Nice, a discipline with a strong history, with a century-old club and great players who have marked the history of French tennis.”
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