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ITF seeks new Hopman Cup host
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has commenced a search for a new host of the Hopman Cup after bringing an early end to its deal with Tennis Australia, as Perth was confirmed as the final host city for the new ATP Cup tournament.
The long-standing mixed men’s and women’s tournament was due to take place in Perth through to 2022, but the ITF announced on Thursday that it had reached an agreement with Tennis Australia to end the licensing deal with immediate effect.
The ITF said it strongly believes in the importance of combined men and women’s events in the international tennis calendar and is committed to continuing to stage the Hopman Cup. The world governing body added that it has already received interest in the hosting rights from cities across the globe.
Commenting on the change, ITF President David Haggerty stated “we would like to thank Tennis Australia and the Western Australian government for their involvement in staging an outstanding event over the past 30 years.
“The ITF is committed to upholding the core values of the Hopman Cup in the future and are encouraged by the interest that has already been expressed. We are in discussions with potential partners to decide where and when this tournament will be next hosted. We will keep the Hopman Cup alive and look forward to successful future editions of this unique event.”
The ITF announcement came as Tennis Australia confirmed Perth as a host city for the ATP Cup, the new national team competition being launched by the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals in January 2020.
29th March 2019 - Hopman Cup to end in Perth in favour of men only ATP Cup tournament
9th February 2019 - New Zhengzhou tennis complex to host WTA tour event
4th February 2019 - Adelaide’s redeveloped Memorial Drive Tennis Centre to host new tour event
7th January 2019 - Sydney to stage finals of new ATP Cup event
10th October 2018 - 2019 Australian Open prepares to showcase ‘worlds best’ player facilities
17th August 2018 - Majority of nations vote for new season-ending Davis Cup tournament
3rd July 2018 - Roger Federer to return to Perth for 2019 Hopman Cup
2nd July 2018 - ATP to launch World Team Cup event in Australia
4th October 2017 - Roger Federer to lead field at 2018 Hopman Cup
11th January 2017 - Record crowds secure Hopman Cup’s future in Perth
14th August 2014 - 2015 Hopman Cup loses Hyundai sponsorship
28th February 2014 - WTA to launch Singapore-based tennis development program
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