The Hopman Cup , baptized thus in homage to the champion Harry Hopman, is a test of Tennis which is held each year, at the end of December - at the beginning of January, with Perth in Australia in the Burswood Entertainment Complex .
The results of the participants not entering the calculation of the classifications WTA and ATP, Hopman Cup can be regarded as a tournament of exhibition.
With the difference in the tournaments Professional S disputed in the world, reserved either to the women, or to the men, Hopman Cup is the only competition proposing a mixed table, in addition to the four tests of the Grand Slam.
Eight nations clash: seven better world (according to a classification ITF) the, eager ones to align their most powerful representatives, are automatically selected. The last, if it is not invited, is held to gain the Play-offs (qualifications).
Each confrontation between two countries consists of three phases: simple ladies, a simple Sirs and a decisive mixed double.
Since 1996, the eight teams are divided into two hens ( round Robin ). Two the best of each one clashes finally.
The meetings dispute in room and on hard. They profit from a broad press coverage in Australia.
In order to attract a maximum of heads of posters, the budgets appreciably increased with the time (a million American dollars in 2007, including 25% for the only winners).
The edition 2008, twentieth, will be in theory the last organized with the Burswood Entertainment Complex .
Classification by country
- Official site
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