The distinctive mixed teams Hopman Cup is on the lookout for a new host place after being replaced at Perth, Australia by way of a fresh men-only ATP World Team Cup.
Perth, Sydney and Brisbane will host the event, that takes place from 3 January, until the Australian Open.
This season’s 31st Hopman Cup watched tennis legends Roger Federer of Switzerland and also American Serena Williams play against each other for the very first time.
But event creator Paul McNamee currently has”concerns” regarding its future.
“When there was a sign off to say’bye bye Hopman Cup’, it was the simple fact that possibly the two greatest players in the history of the sport, Roger Federer and Serena Williams, went headtohead on court at the Perth Arena.”
Federer along with Belinda Bencic be at Williams along with her partner Frances Tiafoe before you go on to defeat Germany in the last and win a second successive title.
The worldwide Tennis Federation said it was keen to keep the Hopman Cup alive and’d received attention from cities across the world.
“We are in discussions with potential partners to decide where and when this championship will likely be next hosted,” stated ITF president David Haggerty.
“We’ll keep the Hopman Cup alive and look forward to successful future variants of this special event.”
Even the ATP World Team Cup will feature 24 teams, divide into six round-robin groups with eight teams qualifying for the knock out stage.
“While many may be looking at this shift also saying we’ve lost something, we’ve actually gained some thing,” Tennis Australia chief Craig Tiley said.
“The ATP Cup will establish the global tennis season for the men – that is the case, this means a great deal for them and so they’ve thrown their support behind it 100%.”
The Hopman Cup’s passing means you can forget women’s tennis in Perth, although Tiley said he was in”deep discussions” with the WTA Tour about remedying this, although perhaps not in time for 2020.