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The Hopman Cup XXV (also known as the Hyundai Hopman Cup for sponsorship reasons) corresponds to the 25th edition of the Hopman Cup tournament between nations in men's and women's tennis. The tournament commenced on the 29 December 2012 at the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia.[1]

2013 Hopman Cup
Date31 December 2012 – 6 January 2013
EditionXXV
SurfaceHard indoor
LocationPerth, Australia
VenuePerth Arena
Champions
 Spain
← 2012 · Hopman Cup · 2014 →

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.

Czech Republic were the 2012 champions. In that tournament's final the Czech Republic team of Petra Kvitová and Tomáš Berdych defeated France's Marion Bartoli and Richard Gasquet 2–0. This was the Czech Republic's second Hopman Cup title. They decided not to defend their title; Berdych instead competed at the 2013 Aircel Chennai Open and Kvitová decided to participate at the 2013 Brisbane International.[citation needed]

The 2013 Hopman Cup was won by Spain - Spain's fourth title, defeating Serbia in the final 2–1.[2] Serbia won the men's singles, followed by Spain's winning of the women's singles; then the deciding mixed doubles event was won by Spain in straight sets.[3]

Contents

TournamentEdit

The 2013 Hyundai Hopman Cup is an invitational tennis tournament and is also known as the Official Mixed Teams Championships of the ITF. The 2013 cup has prize money of $1 million and will follow the traditional round robin format, the leading teams after three round robin matches qualify for the final. All matches are 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 are 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 will be 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[4]

EntrantsEdit

SeedsEdit

The seeds for the 2013 Hopman Cup were decided by tournament director Steve Ayles, Paul Kilderry, Kim Hames and Terry Waldron.

Seed Team Female player Male player
1   Serbia Ana Ivanovic[5] Novak Djokovic
2   United States Venus Williams John Isner[6]
3   Italy Francesca Schiavone Andreas Seppi
4   Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues Fernando Verdasco
5   Germany Andrea Petkovic
Tatjana Malek
Tommy Haas
6   South Africa Chanelle Scheepers Kevin Anderson
7   France Mathilde Johansson Jo-Wilfried Tsonga[7]
8   Australia Ashleigh Barty Bernard Tomic

Replacement PlayersEdit

pre-tournament

Team Replacement Original player
  Australia Ashleigh Barty Casey Dellacqua

in-tournament temporary replacements

Team Replacement Original player
  Germany Tatjana Malek Andrea Petkovic
  Germany   Thanasi Kokkinakis Tommy Haas
  United States   Thanasi Kokkinakis John Isner

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

All times are local (UTC+8).

StandingsEdit

[8]

Pos. Country W L Matches Sets Games
1   Serbia 3 0 7–2 14–5 103–55
2   Australia 2 1 6–3 14–8 104–64
3   Italy 1 2 4–5 8–12 84–104
4   Germany 0 3 1–8 5–16 49–117

Germany vs. AustraliaEdit

 
Germany
0
Perth Arena, Perth
29 December 2012, 17:45
Hard (indoors)
 
Australia
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Tommy Haas
Bernard Tomic
66
78
6
3
5
7
 
2  
 
Andrea Petkovic
Ashleigh Barty
6
4
    retired
 
3  
 
Andrea Petkovic / Tommy Haas
Ashleigh Barty / Bernard Tomic
       
w/o

Scores stand as 6–0, 6–0 win for Barty and 6–0, 6–0 win for Barty/Tomic.

Serbia vs. ItalyEdit

 
Serbia
2
Perth Arena, Perth
31 December 2012, 10:00
Hard (indoors)
 
Italy
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Ana Ivanovic
Francesca Schiavone
6
0
6
4
   
2  
 
Novak Djokovic
Andreas Seppi
6
3
6
4
   
3  
 
Ana Ivanovic / Novak Djokovic
Francesca Schiavone / Andreas Seppi
64
77
4
6
   

Italy vs. GermanyEdit

 
Italy
2
Perth Arena, Perth
2 January 2013, 10:00
Hard (indoors)
 
Germany
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Andreas Seppi
Tommy Haas
63
77
67
79
   
2  
 
Francesca Schiavone
Tatjana Malek
3
6
6
3
6
3
 
3  
 
Francesca Schiavone / Andreas Seppi
Tatjana Malek / Tommy Haas
6
4
7
5
   

Serbia vs. AustraliaEdit

 
Serbia
2
Perth Arena, Perth
2 January 2013, 17:45
Hard (indoors)
 
Australia
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Novak Djokovic
Bernard Tomic
4
6
4
6
   
2  
 
Ana Ivanovic
Ashleigh Barty
6
2
6
3
   
3  
 
Ana Ivanovic / Novak Djokovic
Ashleigh Barty / Bernard Tomic
6
4
68
710
[10]
[6]
 

Italy vs. AustraliaEdit

 
Italy
1
Perth Arena, Perth
3 January 2013, 17:45
Hard (indoors)
 
Australia
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Andreas Seppi
Bernard Tomic
3
6
5
7
   
2  
 
Francesca Schiavone
Ashleigh Barty
0
6
3
6
   
3  
 
Francesca Schiavone / Andreas Seppi
Ashleigh Barty / Bernard Tomic
2
6
6
4
[10]
[3]
 

Serbia vs. GermanyEdit

 
Serbia
3
Perth Arena, Perth
4 January 2013, 17:45
Hard (indoors)
 
Germany
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Novak Djokovic
Tommy Haas
6
2
6
0
   
2  
 
Ana Ivanovic
Tatjana Malek
6
0
6
1
   
3  
 
Ana Ivanovic / Novak Djokovic
Tatjana Malek / Thanasi Kokkinakis
6
2
7
5
   

Score stands as 6–0, 6–0 win for Ivanovic/Djokovic due to Haas' withdrawal before the mixed match.

Group BEdit

All times are local (UTC+8).

StandingsEdit

[8]

Pos. Country W L Matches Sets Games
1   Spain 3 0 7–2 14–5 103–54
2   United States 2 1 4–5 8–13 74–102
3   South Africa 1 2 4–5 10–11 100–103
4   France 0 3 3–6 9–12 88–106

Spain vs. South AfricaEdit

 
Spain
2
Perth Arena, Perth
29 December 2012, 10:00
Hard (indoors)
 
South Africa
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Fernando Verdasco
Kevin Anderson
65
77
4
6
   
2  
 
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Chanelle Scheepers
6
4
6
2
   
3  
 
Anabel Medina Garrigues / Fernando Verdasco
Chanelle Scheepers / Kevin Anderson
6
4
64
77
[10]
[8]
 

USA vs. South AfricaEdit

 
United States
2
Perth Arena, Perth
30 December 2012, 10:00
Hard (indoors)
 
South Africa
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Venus Williams
Chanelle Scheepers
4
6
6
2
6
3
 
2  
 
John Isner
Kevin Anderson
60
77
65
77
   
3  
 
Venus Williams / John Isner
Chanelle Scheepers / Kevin Anderson
6
3
6
2
   

Spain vs. FranceEdit

 
Spain
2
Perth Arena, Perth
30 December 2012, 17:45
Hard (indoors)
 
France
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Fernando Verdasco
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
5
7
3
6
   
2  
 
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Mathilde Johansson
6
3
6
2
   
3  
 
Anabel Medina Garrigues / Fernando Verdasco
Mathilde Johansson / Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
6
3
6
3
   

USA vs. FranceEdit

 
United States
2
Perth Arena, Perth
1 January 2013, 17:45
Hard (indoors)
 
France
1
1 2 3
1  
 
John Isner
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
3
6
2
6
   
2  
 
Venus Williams
Mathilde Johansson
3
6
7
5
6
4
 
3  
 
Venus Williams / John Isner
Mathilde Johansson / Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
65
77
6
2
[10]
[8]
 

USA vs. SpainEdit

 
United States
1
Perth Arena, Perth
3 January 2013, 10:00
Hard (indoors)
 
Spain
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Thanasi Kokkinakis
Fernando Verdasco
64
77
3
6
   
2  
 
Venus Williams
Anabel Medina Garrigues
6
3
6
4
   
3  
 
Venus Williams / Thanasi Kokkinakis
Anabel Medina Garrigues / Fernando Verdasco
1
6
3
6
   

Scores stand as 3–0 win for Spain; 6–0, 6–0 win for Verdasco; 6–0, 6–0 win for Medina Garrigues and 6–0, 6–0 win for Verdasco/Medina Garrigues due to John Isner withdrawal before start of USA vs. Spain match.

South Africa vs. FranceEdit

 
South Africa
2
Perth Arena, Perth
4 January 2013, 10:00
Hard (indoors)
 
France
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Chanelle Scheepers
Mathilde Johansson
4
6
6
4
6
4
 
2  
 
Kevin Anderson
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
63
77
64
77
   
3  
 
Chanelle Scheepers / Kevin Anderson
Mathilde Johansson / Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
6
3
     
retired

Score stands as 6–0, 6–0 win for Scheepers/Anderson.

FinalEdit

Serbia vs. SpainEdit

 
Serbia
1
Perth Arena, Perth
5 January 2013, 17:45
Hard (indoors)
 
Spain
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Novak Djokovic
Fernando Verdasco
6
3
7
5
   
2  
 
Ana Ivanovic
Anabel Medina Garrigues
4
6
77
63
2
6
 
3  
 
Ana Ivanovic / Novak Djokovic
Anabel Medina Garrigues / Fernando Verdasco
4
6
5
7
   
2013 Hopman Cup Champions
 
Spain
Fourth title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hopman Cup lures four big names". The Australian.
  2. ^ "Spain wins Hyundai Hopman Cup 2013". Hopmancup.com. 6 January 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Spain beats Serbia in Hopman Cup final". Sports Illustrated. 6 January 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Hyundai Hopman Cup XXIV Media Guide" (PDF). hopmancup.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 May 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Big guns headed for the Hopman Cup in Perth as field finalised". Herald Sun.
  6. ^ Isner injury ends US Hopman Cup campaign – ABC Grandstand Sport – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  7. ^ "Tsonga leads Hopman Cup field". Sportal. Archived from the original on 2012-12-31. Retrieved 2012-11-01.
  8. ^ a b "Round Robin Results". hopmancup.com. Retrieved 30 December 2012.

External linksEdit