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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]

2014 Hopman Cup
Date28 December 2013 – 4 January 2014
EditionXXVI
SurfaceHard indoor
LocationPerth, Australia
VenuePerth Arena
Champions
 France
← 2013 · Hopman Cup · 2015 →

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]

TournamentEdit

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]

EntrantsEdit

SeedsEdit

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 playersEdit

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   Oliver Anderson Andreas Seppi Illness
  Italy   Bojana Bobusic Flavia Pennetta Wrist injury
  United States   Milos Raonic John Isner Leg injury
  United States   Bojana Bobusic
  Oliver Anderson
Sloane Stephens
John Isner
Wrist injury
Leg injury

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

All times are local (UTC+8).

StandingsEdit

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. ItalyEdit

 
Poland
3
Perth Arena, Perth
28 December 2013, 10:00
Hard (indoors)
 
Italy
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Agnieszka Radwańska
Flavia Pennetta
6
2
6
2
   
2  
 
Grzegorz Panfil
Andreas Seppi
6
4
2
2
   
retired
3  
 
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. AustraliaEdit

 
Canada
2
Perth Arena, Perth
28 December 2013, 17:30
Hard (indoors)
 
Australia
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Milos Raonic
Bernard Tomic
78
66
6
1
   
2  
 
Eugenie Bouchard
Samantha Stosur
4
6
6
2
6
3
 
3  
 
Eugenie Bouchard / Milos Raonic
Samantha Stosur / Bernard Tomic
2
6
4
6
   

Poland vs. CanadaEdit

 
Poland
2
Perth Arena, Perth
29 December 2013, 17:30
Hard (indoors)
 
Canada
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Agnieszka Radwańska
Eugenie Bouchard
6
3
67
79
6
2
 
2  
 
Grzegorz Panfil
Milos Raonic
77
61
6
3
   
3  
 
Agnieszka Radwańska / Grzegorz Panfil
Eugenie Bouchard / Milos Raonic
3
6
7
5
[3]
[10]
 

Italy vs. AustraliaEdit

 
Italy
2
Perth Arena, Perth
31 December 2013, 10:00
Hard (indoors)
 
Australia
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Flavia Pennetta
Samantha Stosur
6
4
6
4
   
2  
 
Andreas Seppi
Bernard Tomic
6
4
3
6
2
6
 
3  
 
Flavia Pennetta / Andreas Seppi
Samantha Stosur / Bernard Tomic
6
3
6
4
   

Italy vs. CanadaEdit

 
Italy
0
Perth Arena, Perth
2 January 2014, 10:00
Hard (indoors)
 
Canada
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Flavia Pennetta
Eugenie Bouchard
0
4
    retired
 
2  
 
Andreas Seppi
Milos Raonic
2
6
4
6
   
3  
 
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. AustraliaEdit

 
Poland
2
Perth Arena, Perth
2 January 2014, 17:30
Hard (indoors)
 
Australia
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Agnieszka Radwańska
Samantha Stosur
3
6
6
4
6
3
 
2  
 
Grzegorz Panfil
Bernard Tomic
1
6
4
6
   
3  
 
Agnieszka Radwańska / Grzegorz Panfil
Samantha Stosur / Bernard Tomic
1
6
7
5
[10]
[8]
 

Group BEdit

All times are local (UTC+8).

StandingsEdit

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. SpainEdit

 
Czech Republic
3
Perth Arena, Perth
29 December 2013, 10:00
Hard (indoors)
 
Spain
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Petra Kvitová
Anabel Medina Garrigues
6
1
6
0
   
2  
 
Radek Štěpánek
Daniel Muñoz de la Nava
6
2
6
2
   
3  
 
Petra Kvitová / Radek Štěpánek
Anabel Medina Garrigues / Daniel Muñoz de la Nava
6
3
6
4
   

United States vs. SpainEdit

 
United States
3
Perth Arena, Perth
30 December 2013, 10:00
Hard (indoors)
 
Spain
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Sloane Stephens
Anabel Medina Garrigues
6
3
6
1
   
2  
 
John Isner
Daniel Muñoz de la Nava
6
3
6
4
   
3  
 
Sloane Stephens / John Isner
Anabel Medina Garrigues / Daniel Muñoz de la Nava
4
6
6
0
[10]
[4]
 

France vs. Czech RepublicEdit

 
France
2
Perth Arena, Perth
30 December 2013, 17:30
Hard (indoors)
 
Czech Republic
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Radek Štěpánek
6
1
6
4
   
2  
 
Alizé Cornet
Petra Kvitová
1
6
6
3
5
7
 
3  
 
Alizé Cornet / Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Petra Kvitová / Radek Štěpánek
6
1
6
3
   

United States vs. FranceEdit

 
United States
1
Perth Arena, Perth
1 January 2014, 17:30
Hard (indoors)
 
France
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Sloane Stephens
Alizé Cornet
7
5
6
0
   
2  
 
John Isner
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
61
77
3
6
   
3  
 
Sloane Stephens / John Isner
Alizé Cornet / Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
1
6
7
5
[5]
[10]
 

France vs. SpainEdit

 
France
3
Perth Arena, Perth
3 January 2014, 10:00
Hard (indoors)
 
Spain
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Alizé Cornet
Anabel Medina Garrigues
6
2
6
2
   
2  
 
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Daniel Muñoz de la Nava
6
4
67
79
6
2
 
3  
 
Alizé Cornet / Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Anabel Medina Garrigues / Daniel Muñoz de la Nava
8
3
     

Czech Republic vs. United StatesEdit

 
Czech Republic
3
Perth Arena, Perth
3 January 2014, 17:30
Hard (indoors)
 
United States
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Petra Kvitová
Sloane Stephens
6
3
     
retired
2  
 
Radek Štěpánek
Milos Raonic
5
7
6
3
77
64
 
3  
 
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.

FinalEdit

 
Poland
1
Perth Arena, Perth
4 January 2014, 17:30
Hard (indoors)
 
France
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Grzegorz Panfil
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
3
6
6
3
3
6
 
2  
 
Agnieszka Radwańska
Alizé Cornet
6
3
67
79
6
2
 
3  
 
Agnieszka Radwańska / Grzegorz Panfil
Alizé Cornet / Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
0
6
2
6
   
2014 Hopman Cup Champions
 
France
First title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hopman Cup lures four big names". The Australian.
  2. ^ Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli to play Hopman Cup | Tennis - News Archived 2015-01-10 at the Wayback Machine, NDTVSports.com
  3. ^ http://www.tennis.com.au/news/2013/10/08/stellar-field-set-for-hyundai-hopman-cup-2014
  4. ^ France wins Hopman Cup title for the first time, beating Poland 2-1 in the final, ABC Grandstand Sport (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), 5 January 2014
  5. ^ "Diamond duel seals Hopman for French pair Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Alize Cornet". The Australian. 5 January 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  6. ^ "France win Hopman Cup". Sporting Life. 5 January 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Hyundai Hopman Cup XXIV Media Guide" (PDF). hopmancup.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 May 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  8. ^ "Grzegorz Panfil w miejsce Jerzego Janowicza w Pucharze Hopmana". sportowefakty.pl.
  9. ^ "La Spagna perde i pezzi: forfait di Robredo, sostituito da Munoz-De La Nava". tennisworlditalia.com.
  10. ^ http://www.itftennis.com/news/163394.aspx
  11. ^ http://www.itftennis.com/news/163543.aspx

External linksEdit