2014 Hopman Cup

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2014 Hopman Cup
Date 28 December 2013 – 4 January 2014
Edition XXVI
Surface Hard indoor
Location Perth, Australia
Venue Perth Arena
Champions
 France
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The Hopman Cup XXVI (also known as the Hyundai Hopman Cup for sponsorship reasons) corresponded to the 26th edition of the Hopman Cup tournament between nations in men's and women's tennis. The tournament commenced on the 28 December 2013 at the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia.[1]

Eight teams competed for the title, with two round robin groups of four, from which the top team of each group progress to the final.

Spain were the 2013 champions. In that tournament's final the Spain team of Anabel Medina Garrigues and Fernando Verdasco defeated Serbia's Ana Ivanovic and Novak Djokovic 2–1. This was Spain's fourth Hopman Cup title. They returned to defend their title, however, in 2014, Medina Garrigues was paired with Daniel Muñoz de la Nava--a replacement for the injured Tommy Robredo--and the nation failed to defend their title, finishing at the bottom of Group B.

On July 17, France were the first team to confirm their entry into this year's edition; and were to be originally represented by Marion Bartoli and former Australian Open finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga;[2] however, with Bartoli retiring in August, it was announced in October that Tsonga will instead pair with Alizé Cornet.[3] After two previous runner-up showings, the nation won its first Hopman Cup title by defeating top seeds Poland in the final by two rubbers to one.[4][5][6]

Tournament[edit]

The 2014 Hyundai Hopman Cup was an invitational tennis tournament and was also known as the Official Mixed Teams Championships of the ITF. The 2014 cup had prize money of $1 million and followed the traditional round robin format, the leading teams after three round robin matches qualify for the final. All matches were best of three sets with the exception of the doubles match where a match tie break, first to ten points, is played if the match is tied at one set all. All ties were played in this format; women's singles, men's singles and finally mixed doubles. In the event of a tie in the final group standings the following were used to separate the nations;

  • The highest total of matches won
  • Best percentage of sets won and lost
  • Best percentage of games won and lost
  • Head to Head performances
  • Toss of a coin[7]

Entrants[edit]

Seeds[edit]

The seeds for the 2014 Hopman Cup were decided by tournament director Steve Ayles, Paul Kilderry, Kim Hames and Terry Waldron.

Seed Team Female Player Male Player
1  Poland Agnieszka Radwańska Grzegorz Panfil[8]
2  United States Sloane Stephens John Isner
3  France Alizé Cornet Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
4  Canada Eugenie Bouchard Milos Raonic
5  Czech Republic Petra Kvitová Radek Štěpánek
6  Italy Flavia Pennetta Andreas Seppi
7  Australia Samantha Stosur Bernard Tomic
8  Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues Daniel Muñoz de la Nava[9]

Replacement players[edit]

pre-tournament

Team Replacement Original Player Reason
 France Alizé Cornet Marion Bartoli Retirement from tennis
 Poland Grzegorz Panfil Jerzy Janowicz Metatarsus injury[10]
 Spain Daniel Muñoz de la Nava Tommy Robredo Right arm injury[11]

in-tournament temporary replacements

Team Replacement Original Player Reason
 Italy Australia Oliver Anderson Andreas Seppi Illness
 Italy Australia Bojana Bobusic Flavia Pennetta Wrist injury
 United States Canada Milos Raonic John Isner Leg injury
 United States Australia Bojana Bobusic
Australia Oliver Anderson
Sloane Stephens
John Isner
Wrist injury
Leg injury

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

All times are local (UTC+8).

Standings[edit]

Pos. Country W L Matches Sets Games
1  Poland 3 0 7–2 15–7 106–79
2  Canada 2 1 6–3 13–8 104–77
3  Italy 1 2 2–7 5–14 51–103
4  Australia 0 3 3–6 9–13 97–99

Poland vs. Italy[edit]


Poland
3
Perth Arena, Perth
28 December 2013, 10:00
Hard (indoors)

Italy
0
1 2 3
1 Poland
Italy
Agnieszka Radwańska
Flavia Pennetta
6
2
6
2
   
2 Poland
Italy
Grzegorz Panfil
Andreas Seppi
6
4
2
2
   
retired
3 Poland
Italy
Agnieszka Radwańska / Grzegorz Panfil
Flavia Pennetta / Oliver Anderson
6
2
6
1
   

The mixed doubles match was played with Australian junior Oliver Anderson playing for Seppi.

Canada vs. Australia[edit]


Canada
2
Perth Arena, Perth
28 December 2013, 17:30
Hard (indoors)

Australia
1
1 2 3
1 Canada
Australia
Milos Raonic
Bernard Tomic
78
66
6
1
   
2 Canada
Australia
Eugenie Bouchard
Samantha Stosur
4
6
6
2
6
3
 
3 Canada
Australia
Eugenie Bouchard / Milos Raonic
Samantha Stosur / Bernard Tomic
2
6
4
6
   

Poland vs. Canada[edit]


Poland
2
Perth Arena, Perth
29 December 2013, 17:30
Hard (indoors)

Canada
1
1 2 3
1 Poland
Canada
Agnieszka Radwańska
Eugenie Bouchard
6
3
67
79
6
2
 
2 Poland
Canada
Grzegorz Panfil
Milos Raonic
77
61
6
3
   
3 Poland
Canada
Agnieszka Radwańska / Grzegorz Panfil
Eugenie Bouchard / Milos Raonic
3
6
7
5
[3]
[10]
 

Italy vs. Australia[edit]


Italy
2
Perth Arena, Perth
31 December 2013, 10:00
Hard (indoors)

Australia
1
1 2 3
1 Italy
Australia
Flavia Pennetta
Samantha Stosur
6
4
6
4
   
2 Italy
Australia
Andreas Seppi
Bernard Tomic
6
4
3
6
2
6
 
3 Italy
Australia
Flavia Pennetta / Andreas Seppi
Samantha Stosur / Bernard Tomic
6
3
6
4
   

Italy vs. Canada[edit]


Italy
0
Perth Arena, Perth
2 January 2014, 10:00
Hard (indoors)

Canada
3
1 2 3
1 Italy
Canada
Flavia Pennetta
Eugenie Bouchard
0
4
    retired
 
2 Italy
Canada
Andreas Seppi
Milos Raonic
2
6
4
6
   
3 Italy
Canada
Bojana Bobusic / Andreas Seppi
Eugenie Bouchard / Milos Raonic
1
6
4
6
   

The mixed doubles match was played with Australian Bojana Bobusic playing for Flavia Pennetta.

Poland vs. Australia[edit]


Poland
2
Perth Arena, Perth
2 January 2014, 17:30
Hard (indoors)

Australia
1
1 2 3
1 Poland
Australia
Agnieszka Radwańska
Samantha Stosur
3
6
6
4
6
3
 
2 Poland
Australia
Grzegorz Panfil
Bernard Tomic
1
6
4
6
   
3 Poland
Australia
Agnieszka Radwańska / Grzegorz Panfil
Samantha Stosur / Bernard Tomic
1
6
7
5
[10]
[8]
 

Group B[edit]

All times are local (UTC+8).

Standings[edit]

Pos. Country W L Matches Sets Games
1  France 3 0 7–2 15–6 114–78
2  Czech Republic 2 1 7–2 14–5 97–48
3  United States 1 2 4–5 9–11 72–95
4  Spain 0 3 0–9 2–18 52–119

Czech Republic vs. Spain[edit]


Czech Republic
3
Perth Arena, Perth
29 December 2013, 10:00
Hard (indoors)

Spain
0
1 2 3
1 Czech Republic
Spain
Petra Kvitová
Anabel Medina Garrigues
6
1
6
0
   
2 Czech Republic
Spain
Radek Štěpánek
Daniel Muñoz de la Nava
6
2
6
2
   
3 Czech Republic
Spain
Petra Kvitová / Radek Štěpánek
Anabel Medina Garrigues / Daniel Muñoz de la Nava
6
3
6
4
   

United States vs. Spain[edit]


United States
3
Perth Arena, Perth
30 December 2013, 10:00
Hard (indoors)

Spain
0
1 2 3
1 United States
Spain
Sloane Stephens
Anabel Medina Garrigues
6
3
6
1
   
2 United States
Spain
John Isner
Daniel Muñoz de la Nava
6
3
6
4
   
3 United States
Spain
Sloane Stephens / John Isner
Anabel Medina Garrigues / Daniel Muñoz de la Nava
4
6
6
0
[10]
[4]
 

France vs. Czech Republic[edit]


France
2
Perth Arena, Perth
30 December 2013, 17:30
Hard (indoors)

Czech Republic
1
1 2 3
1 France
Czech Republic
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Radek Štěpánek
6
1
6
4
   
2 France
Czech Republic
Alizé Cornet
Petra Kvitová
1
6
6
3
5
7
 
3 France
Czech Republic
Alizé Cornet / Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Petra Kvitová / Radek Štěpánek
6
1
6
3
   

United States vs. France[edit]


United States
1
Perth Arena, Perth
1 January 2014, 17:30
Hard (indoors)

France
2
1 2 3
1 United States
France
Sloane Stephens
Alizé Cornet
7
5
6
0
   
2 United States
France
John Isner
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
61
77
3
6
   
3 United States
France
Sloane Stephens / John Isner
Alizé Cornet / Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
1
6
7
5
[5]
[10]
 

France vs. Spain[edit]


France
3
Perth Arena, Perth
3 January 2014, 10:00
Hard (indoors)

Spain
0
1 2 3
1 France
Spain
Alizé Cornet
Anabel Medina Garrigues
6
2
6
2
   
2 France
Spain
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Daniel Muñoz de la Nava
6
4
67
79
6
2
 
3 France
Spain
Alizé Cornet / Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Anabel Medina Garrigues / Daniel Muñoz de la Nava
8
3
     

Czech Republic vs. United States[edit]


Czech Republic
3
Perth Arena, Perth
3 January 2014, 17:30
Hard (indoors)

United States
0
1 2 3
1 Czech Republic
United States
Petra Kvitová
Sloane Stephens
6
3
     
retired
2 Czech Republic
United States
Radek Štěpánek
Milos Raonic
5
7
6
3
77
64
 
3 Czech Republic
United States
Petra Kvitová / Radek Štěpánek
Bojana Bobusic / Oliver Anderson
8
3
     

The Men's Singles match was played with Canadian Milos Raonic playing for John Isner.
The Mixed Doubles match was played with Australian's Bobusic & Anderson playing for Stephens & Isner.

Final[edit]


Poland
1
Perth Arena, Perth
4 January 2014, 17:30
Hard (indoors)

France
2
1 2 3
1 Poland
France
Grzegorz Panfil
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
3
6
6
3
3
6
 
2 Poland
France
Agnieszka Radwańska
Alizé Cornet
6
3
67
79
6
2
 
3 Poland
France
Agnieszka Radwańska / Grzegorz Panfil
Alizé Cornet / Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
0
6
2
6
   
2014 Hopman Cup Champions
France
France
First title

References[edit]

External links[edit]