Hopman Cup

The Hopman Cup is an annual team tennis tournament, divided by nations. Each team consists of a man and a woman. The competition was held in January, in Australia until 2019, but was replaced by the ATP Cup between 2020 and 2022. The tournament returns in 2023 and will be played in July in Nice, France.

The tournament, dedicated to Australian tennis player Harry Hopman was born in 1989 and since it was founded, has been attended every year by Hopman's widow, his second wife Lucy, who traveled to the tournament from her home in the United States until his death in 2018. The 2006 Hopman Cup was the first tennis tournament to introduce the system that allows players to contest calls from line judges, powered by Hawk-Eye technology. Up to and including 2012, the venue was the Burswood Dome at the Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth. The 20th edition, in 2008, was to be the last held at the Burswood Dome, however it was extended until 2012, by which time the new Perth Arena would be ready. From 2013 to 2019, it was played at the Perth Arena.

In 2019, for the 31st edition of the tournament, a record crowd of 14,064 attended the match between the United States and Switzerland. Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic won and Federer became the first player to win the tournament three times. The Hopman Cup was not held in 2020 and was replaced by the new ATP Cup, which in 2022 has been discontinued. The tournament will return in July 2023 after a three-year absence, and will be played the week after the Wimbledon tournament, on clay in Nice at the Lawn Tennis Club which has signed an agreement until 2027.