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The ITF announces the return of the Hopman Cup

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced on Tuesday that the Hopman Cup, the official mixed team competition of the ITF, will return in 2023. Specifically, it will be held in Nice (France) from July 19 to 23, 2023.

Last played in 2019, the Hopman Cup has enjoyed a storied history as the only event on the annual tennis calendar. International tennis legends such as Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Steffi Graf, John McEnroe, Martina Hingis, Boris Becker, Li Na and Andy Murray have participated in it.who have represented their country in both singles and mixed doubles.

Founded in 1989, the event spent its first 30 years in Perth, Australia, taking place in the opening week of the tennis season.

The prestigious Nice Lawn Tennis Club will host the international mixed team event from 2023 to 2027as part of a five-year agreement between the ITF and Tennium, a Barcelona-based company that manages multiple ATP and WTA events.


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As in previous editions of the competition, each team will be made up of a male and a female player., and the tiebreakers between nations will include a men’s singles match, a women’s singles match, and a mixed doubles match. Six teams will compete in the 2023 and 2024 editions, with the competition expanding to eight teams from 2025. As hosts, France will field one team each year.

The Hopman Cup owes its name to the famous Australian Davis Cup captain, Harry Hopman. In addition to his successful playing career, in which he reached three Australian Open singles finals and won seven Grand Slam titles in men’s and mixed doubles, Hopman led the Australian team to 16 titles between 1939 and 1967. The Widow Hopman’s, Lucy, was a regular attendee of the Hopman Cup in Perth until her death at the age of 98 in 2018.

We are delighted to partner with Tennium and that the Hopman Cup will return in 2023.. We are already looking forward to visiting the beautiful city of Nice next July. The Hopman Cup, as a unique mixed team event, has always enjoyed a special place in the hearts of tennis fans, and I am sure that spectators in Nice will relish the opportunity to see some of the best players in the world on the same court,” said David Haggerty, ITF president.

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