Seven secures The Hopman Cup

In great news for tennis fans Channel 7 have secured The Hopman Cup.

For the first time in the history of the Hyundai Hopman Cup every session will be broadcast live and free-to-air nationally (including in Perth) in high definition on the event’s new home at 7mate, with the option of marquee matches to be televised live on Seven.

“We are delighted to be expanding our commitment to tennis across the summer and importantly delivering live coverage of the Hyundai Hopman Cup on our broadcast television platform,” Saul Shtein, Seven’s Head of Sport, said.

In one of the strongest fields seen at the Hyundai Hopman Cup, eight of the world’s top 20 players, including three top ten players, are set to light up the magnificent Perth Arena. Charismatic Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Australia’s top players Bernard Tomic and Sam Stosur headline the entertaining official mixed team competition of the International Tennis Federation (ITF), which will take place from 28 December 2013 to 4 January 2014.

“We’re excited to see the Hyundai Hopman Cup build a relationship with Seven, a long term partner of Australian

tennis,” said Tournament Director Paul Kilderry. “Now fans will have the opportunity to watch all the action live and free in Perth and around Australia as we continue to grow the event’s audience domestically. The strength of the 2014 field will complement Seven’s lead- in coverage to the Australian Open.

Broadcast time will be announced at a later date.