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Hopman Cup axed with Perth to host men’s event instead

  • Mixed tournament on scrapheap after 31 years
  • New ATP Cup to be held in Western Australia capital

Even Roger Federer’s wildly-popular selfie with Serena Williams and a record attendance have not been enough to save the Hopman Cup. The unique 31-year-old mixed teams tennis event has become a casualty of the emerging new order in tennis, with Perth to host a section of the inaugural ATP Cup teams event from next summer instead.

The West Australian capital has been chosen ahead of Adelaide to host the first six days of the 24-team event along with Brisbane, with the eight-team finals to be played in Sydney.

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