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See some tennis superstars in action right here in Perth
One of the most globally recognised sports stars will return to Perth this summer for the Hopman Cup 2018.
Swiss tennis superstar Roger Federer, along with compatriot Belinda Bencic, will be gunning for glory against two of Australia's brightest talents, Daria Gavrilova and Thanasi Kokkinakis, plus Germans Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev and USA representatives Coco Vandeweghe and Jack Sock.
Image: Hopman Cup website
Now in its 30th year, The Hopman Cup will take place at Perth Arena from Saturday, 30 December 2017 to Saturday, 6 January 2018. While Federer and Bencic didn't win the 2017 event, they attracted record-breaking crowds, with over 13,000 people flocking to the match between France and Switzerland and the Hopman Cup celebrating record numbers overall.
There's no doubt eighteen-time Grand Slam champion Federer will be a huge drawcard this year. Last year he took part in an open practice session, which attracted some 6,000 spectators and enjoyed a trip to Cottesloe Beach and took part in a beach tennis match.
Of course, it's not all just about Roger Federer – the Hopman Cup 2018 will be an interesting tournament with one of the strongest fields ever that includes ten current top 40 players, six current top 20 players and eight with career-high rankings for 2017 (and Roger Federer.) You can see the full teams below:
Australia - Daria Gavrilova and Thanasi Kokkinakis
Belgium - Elise Mertens and David Goffin
Canada - Eugenie Bouchard and Vasek Pospisil
Germany - Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev
Japan - Naomi Osaka and Yuichi Sugita
Russia - Svetlana Kuznetsova and Karen Khachanov
Switzerland - Belinda Bencic and Roger Federer
USA - Coco Vandeweghe and Jack Sock
Tickets are now on sale and start from $30.60 for adults and from $5.10 for juniors, with family passes available.
The Hopman Cup 2018 is promising to be one of Perth's most exciting sports events of the year, with global tennis talent simply bursting at the seams.