Hopman Cup 2018 set to be best yet in 30th year

04 October 2017
One of the best player line-ups in the tournament's history will compete at the Mastercard Hopman Cup in 2018.
  • Men's world No.2 and world No.4 players confirmed for Hopman Cup in 2018
  • 2018 will be the 30th staging of the Hopman Cup
  • Tournament to be held from December 30, 2017 to January 6, 2018
  • Proudly supported by the State Government through Tourism Western Australia.

Richard Gasquet and Kristina Mladenovic of France hold the Hopman Trophy

One of the best player line-ups in the tournament's history will compete at the Mastercard Hopman Cup in 2018.

Nineteen-time Grand Slam champion and current men's world No.2 Roger Federer will again represent Switzerland at the ITF's official mixed team competition with fellow Swiss player Belinda Bencic.

One of the hottest names in tennis, Alexander Zverev, who is currently ranked world No.4 will team up with former world No.1 Angelique Kerber for Germany. Zverev made his first Hopman Cup appearance in 2016 and returns to Perth after breaking into the world's top five for the first time this year.

The State Government, through Tourism Western Australia, has been a proud sponsor of the Mastercard Hopman Cup since its inception. The current sponsorship deal has secured the tournament in WA until 2022.

With Federer as a drawcard in 2017, attendance records were broken at each of his matches with more than 41,000 people attending the Swiss team's three sessions.

The full field for 2018 is as follows:

  • Australia: Thanasi Kokkinakis and Daria Gavrilova
  • Belgium: David Goffin and Elise Mertens
  • Canada: Eugene Bouchard and Vasek Pospisil
  • Germany: Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber
  • Japan: Naomi Osaka and Yuichi Sugita
  • Russia: Svetlana Kuznetsova and Karen Khachanov
  • Switzerland: Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic
  • United States of America: Jack Sock and Coco Vandeweghe.

Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:

"Congratulations to Mastercard Hopman Cup tournament director Paul Kilderry and his team for securing one of the best line-ups for the 30th annual Mastercard Hopman Cup.

"The Hopman Cup is a stand-out event which continues to grow from strength to strength, attracting some of the world's best tennis players, such as Federer and Zverev to Perth.

"Tourism contributed more than $10 billion in visitor spend in 2016-17 and is a key pillar of the State Government's plan to diversify the economy and create jobs."

Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Paul Papalia:

"Events are vital to tourism, as they attract visitors who inject millions into the economy, add vibrancy to the city and promote the State nationally and internationally through valuable media exposure.

"The Mastercard Hopman Cup is a perfect example of an event that provides significant benefits to the State."