The ITF has announced that the Hopman Cup will be returning in 2023. The Hopman Cup, the event that was originally founded in 1989, was held in Perth, Australia, between 1989 and 2019. The Hopman is now returning to the tennis calendar but this time it will be slightly different.
In the past, the Hopman Cup was held in the first week of the season in Australia. From 2023 to 2027, the Hopman Cup will be taking place at the Nice Lawn Tennis Club, in July, on a clay surface. The 2023 Hopman Cup edition is scheduled to take place between 19-23 July.
Like it was the case in the past, each nation will consist of one male and female player.
ITF President on the Hopman Cup return
"We are thrilled to partner with Tennium and that the Hopman Cup will return in 2023. We are already looking forward to visiting the beautiful city of Nice next July.
The Hopman Cup, as a unique mixed team event, has always enjoyed a special place in the hearts of tennis fans, and I am sure that spectators in Nice will relish the chance to see some of the world’s top men and women players on the same court.
I would like to thank our event partners, Tennium, for helping us reintroduce the Hopman Cup to the tennis calendar, and we look forward to working together over the coming months and years," David Haggerty said in a statement.
Christian Estrosi, the Mayor of Nice, is excited about the city having a chance to host a prestigious tennis tournament. “This event confirms once again that Nice is a privileged destination for the biggest international sporting events.
After the Grand Départ of the Tour de France in 2020, the Top 14 semi-finals in 2022, the Hopman Cup will precede the Rugby World Cup by a few weeks, and then the arrival of the Tour de France in July 2024. Tennis is a major sport in Nice, a discipline that has a strong history, with a club that is more than a hundred years old, and great players who have marked French tennis," Estrosi said.
In the past, some of the biggest names of the game competed at the Hopman Cup, including Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Martina Hingis, Steffi Graff etc.