The Hopman Cup which died a death after three decades on court in Perth, could be set to rise from the ashes according to a French media report.

Newspaper Nice Matin reported that the international mixed team competition which was won in its final edition by Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic in 2019, could be back on the calendar – in France.

The outlet suggested the revival could take place at the Imperial Park in the  country’s second city; no date was suggested.

The Hopman traditionally opened the tennis season, kicking off in late December or the earliest New Year days of January.

The newest iteration of the hardcourt event which preceded the Australian Open on the tennis calendar would be played on clay, the most diffused surface in the sunny south of France.

Nice has at various times hosted an ATP 250 event, with the last iteration  played 2010-2016; Dominic Thiem winning the last two editions.

Main photo:- Belinda Bencic and Roger Federer won 2019 edition of the Hopman Cup


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