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2010 Hopman Cup

Date2 January - 9 January 2010
EditionXXII
SurfaceHard indoor
LocationPerth , Western Australia
VenueBurswood Entertainment Complex

Andy Murray might be entering the run-up to the Year-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at London's O2 Arena, but his thoughts are already turning towards next season. The 23-Year-old will step up his search for a coach after his playing commitments are fulfil, but it appears his focus is already on the Australian Open, which so nearly provided him with his first Grand Slam last January. After what has been an up-and-down year, Murray has confirmed that he will begin 2011 as he did 2010 by representing Britain alongside 16-Year-old Laura Robson in the Hopman Cup mixed team event in PERTH, to be stag in the first week of New Year. I 'm looking forward to going back to the Hopman Cup, Murray say. For me, it was a good start to the year and we got pretty close to winning. Murray played some of his best tennis of the year alongside Robson, though he briefly hit top form in Toronto in August, when he beat Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer for his only title of 2010. But the Hopman Cup was the first time that he really showed signs of the more aggressive tactics he has been trying to incorporate into his game this year and it set him up nicely for Melbourne, where only an inspired Federer denied him in the final. Tournament director Paul McNamee began his attempts to persuade Murray and Robson to return almost as soon as they had left the city nine months ago. When Andy puts it all together, it is pretty breathtaking, McNamee say. Roger Federer is not getting any younger and I think that Andy is very much on track still, especially as he is still in the top four in the world. Murray will be back on court tomorrow when he begins his title bid in the Shanghai Masters. L Glasgow's Jamie Baker has reached the final qualifying round of this week's Tiburon Challenger event in California. Baker scored straight-sets win over Yoram Tall and Sky Lovill and will now face Englishman Dan Cox for a place in the main draw.

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Group A

Standings

Pos.CountryWLMatchesSets
1Spain309 - 018 - 2
2United States124 - 59 - 11
3Australia123 - 69 - 13
4Romania122 - 75 - 15

The Hopman Cup hasnt exactly been happy stomping ground for Great Britain, with just one final appearance to their name since the inaugural tournament in 1989. That came in 2010, when Laura Robson and Andy Murray were defeated by Spain in the final hurdle. But Murray is back with Heather Watson and hungry for success. Pair came close to qualifying for the final last year, as they narrowly lost out to Poland in Group stage to be consigned to second place. Murray won all three of his singles matches last year, yet the duo struggle together during mixed-doubles ties. However, Scots believe his relationship with Watson will stand them in good stead heading into the tournamentvia official Hopman Cup website: still, Brits face a tough task emerging from Group B, with the likes of Australian Green Nick Kyrgios and Germany's Sabine Lisicki to negotiate. Over in Group, USA pairing of Jack Sock and Serena Williams will be looking for a route past Australia Gold, Czech Republic and Ukraine. Williams lost out in the final last year alongside John Isner, but Socks ' ability in doubles could give the USA the advantage this time around. All eyes will be on Australia Gold Lleyton Hewitt, though, as he play his last ever Hopman Cup before retirement. The two-time Grand Slam winner kicks off the tournament on Sunday against Jiri Vesely of Czech Republic, and he told Sports that hes looking to go out with a bang: Hewitt still has plenty to offer on the big stage, and alongside Jarmila Gajdosova, he could well produce goods once again. It is all set up to be a tense and exciting tournament in Perth, with a three-set, three-match format bound to throw up some dramatic, thrilling matches.

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Group B

Standings

Pos.CountryWLMatchesSets
1Great Britain306 - 313 - 8
2Kazakhstan215 - 311 - 7
3Russia124 - 59 - 11
4Germany032 - 65 - 12

Andy Murray and Laura Robson have pushed Great Britain closer to place in the Hopman Cup final with a 2-1 win over Germany in Perth. After Robson had gone down to Sabine Lisicki 7-6 6-3, Murray produced a performance of authority to overcome world No27 Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4 6-1 in less than an hour. Pair then combine impressively to win mixed doubles 6-3 6-2 and ensure Britain, No seeds, move top of Group B with their second win in as many ties. Russia could join them when they play the tournament's lowest-ranked nation, Kazakhstan later on Wednesday, which would set up the decisive final Group game between the pair on Friday. Winners of two groups at eight-team tournament will qualify for Saturday's final. Britain put themselves firmly in contention to reach that title decider after Robson and Murray, who had never played alongside each other before arriving in Perth earlier this week, again produced strong mixed doubles victory. Pair had to survive match point before overcoming Kazakhstan in their opening tie, but they were far more convincing in their second outing against the Germans. They raced into a 5-0 lead after just 14 minutes and, with 15-year-old Robson taking the lead role, they power to win. Murray revealed after the Kazakhstan match he would like to partner Robson at the 2012 London Olympics, and their fledgling partnership is showing signs of blossoming. The pair clearly enjoy playing alongside each other and afterwards, Robson joke: I think I will carry him today. It was a lot of fun. Earlier, Robson produced a battling display as she lost a closely-fought match with world No22 Lisicki. 20-year-old Lisicki is one of the rising talents in women's tennis, but she was fully extended by Robson, who could have even taken the first set when she was break at 5-4 ahead before losing tight tie-breaker. Lisicki, who opened her campaign in Perth with a straight-sets win over world No5 Elena Dementieva, stepped up her game thereafter to win the match in the last hour and 32 minutes. Murray then levelled the tie with another routine win as he won eight of the last nine games to beat Kohlschreiber. Such was Murray's dominance, he took just 17 minutes to wrap up the second set. Kohlschreiber had threatened early on when he broke back to level at 4-4 in the first set, but from there Murray overpowered his opponent on the back of some muscular serving. The Scot also sought to mix up his play by coming to the net more often than usual, tactic he worked on during his recent three-week training regime in Miami, with his German opponent completely outfoxed by the end of the match.

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Teams

Teams

AustraliaSpainRomaniaUnited States
Lleyton HewittTommy RobredoVictor HanescuJohn Isner
Samantha StosurMaria Jose Martinez SanchezSorana CirsteaMelanie Oudin
RussiaGermanyKazakhstanGreat Britain
Igor AndreevPhilipp KohlschreiberAndrey GolubevAndy Murray
Melanie OudinSabine LisickiYaroslava ShvedovaLaura Robson

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Combine with other big names, including world No. 4 Alexander Zverev in his fourth consecutive PERTH visit, Fans come out in droves. A record 110 364 attended in total throughout the week. And what tournament they experience. The most memorable for many was the New Years Day tie between the USA and Switzerland, which saw Federer face Williams for first time in mixed doubles. Underlined the significance of that occasion, crowd of 14 064 Mark highest single-attended session in event history. Further records come as Switzerland meet Germany in a repeat of the 2018 final. Federer continued his unbeaten record in singles as he defeated Zverev in the men's singles rubber; Kerber, too, continued her remarkable winning streak as she defeated Bencic to keep her nation's hop alive. It means that the final comes down to mixed doubles and ultimately, to the winner-take-all point that the Swiss team seize. Federer became the first player to feature in three Hopman Cup titles, with Federer and Bencic also the first players to return and defend their crown-both fitting end and fitting milestones to what many suggest was the best Mastercard Hopman Cup ever stag.

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