Hopman Cup 2016

*update 2.1.2016 – as Kenny de Schepper replaced Gael Monfils in French team, we updated our tables below.

Tennis season 2016 is just behind the corner. As usually start of the season takes place in Australia and New Zealand. And for us the start of tennis season is always connected with Hopman Cup. Team competition with good players playing for their countries.

This year organizers made really good job and we will see top players in national colors. Serena Williams, Karolina Pliskova, Sabine Lisicki between women players and Andy Murray, Gael Monfils (*was replaced by Kenny de Schepper) and immortal Lleyton Hewitt between men. What a nominations. All is open and we are really curious if Andy Murray together with Heather Watson will continue in Davis Cup success and win another trophy for British tennis, or Serena Williams starts another succesful season with win. So lot of a good tennis matches ahead of us.

As you can expect from our site, we crunched numbers for tennis racket brands we will see on tournament. Just 4 brands will take part there with lead going to Wilson and Babolat as 5 players out of 16 will use this brand. Second most used racket brand will be  Yonex with 4 players . Last used brand is Head with just two players. However one is Andy Murray. So their hope for win is high.

All datas including names of participating players with respective rackets, rackets summaries and details of tournament can be found below.

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Team Nominations:
Group A   
Australia GoldGajdosova JarmilaWilson 
Hewitt LleytonYonex 
Czech republicPliskova KarolinaBabolatPure Drive
 Vesely JiriWIlsonBlade 98
UkraineSvitolina ElinaWilsonBurn 100
Dolgopolov AlexandrWilsonProStaff 95
USAWilliams SerenaWIlsonBlade 104
Sock JackBabolatAero Pro Drive

Group B   
Australia GreenGavrilova DariaYonex 
 Kyrgios NickYonexEzone DR98
FranceGarcia CarolineBabolatPure Aero Play
 de Schepper KennyBabolat
GermanyLisicki SabineYonexVCORE Tour F 97
 Zverev AlexanderHeadYouTek Graphene Instinct MP
Great BritainWatson HeatherBabolatPure Strike
 Murray AndyHeadGraphene Radical Pro
Summary of Rackets:
 Group AGroup BTotal
Details of Tournament:

Hopman Cup starts on January, 3rd and finishes on January, 9th and will take place in Perth Arena, Perth where 12 489 spectators can be seated.
Offical page: www.hopmancup.com


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Simon is the leading editor of TennisProGuru.com from 2015. He is an avid tennis player from age of 5, however, he never reached the pro level. Still, he likes playing tennis on different courts, with different rackets, and against different opponents. In his free time, you can find him watching all possible tennis matches he can find on the web or tv. Challenger or Grand Slam? It does not matter, just tennis matters.

He currently plays with:
Racket: Wilson Clash 100
Strings: Babolat RPM Blast
Grip: Head Xtreme Soft
Shoes: Asics Gel Dedicate 7 (for hard outdoor and indoor courts) & Asics Gel-Game 5 Clay (for clay courts),
Balls: Dunlop Fort All Courts and Head Championship

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