Gael Monfils wasn’t just happy returning the ball against Jo Wilfried Tsonga – he had to ensure it made the highlights reel.
Anyone can contribute to The Roar and have their work featured alongside some of Australia’s most prominent sports journalists.
The Australian summer of tennis is here and it all gets underway with the Hopman Cup in Perth, starting on Saturday, December 30 at 1pm (AEDT) with Roger Federer headlining the field. This is The Roar‘s ultimate guide to live streaming the tournament online and watching it on TV.
All matches of the tournament will be held at Perth Arena, with the final to take place from 7pm (AEDT) on Saturday, January 6.
Unlike other tennis tournaments, the Hopman Cup is a team-based tournament. Eight nations will be represented by one male and one female player, with the teams then split into two groups.
Across the course of the week, the four teams will play three tie’s against the other teams in their group, with each tie consisting of two singles matches (one male, one female) and a mixed doubles match played under Fast 4 rules.
The two group winners will then square off in a final on Saturday, January 6 at 7pm (AEDT).
Last year’s champions were Richard Gasquet and Kristina Mladenovic of France, however, they have not returned to defend their crown.
Australia’s team has also had a change. Daria Gavrilova returns for another year, however, Nick Kyrgios has decided to play in the Brisbane International and will be replaced by Thanasi Kokkinakis in Perth.
Channel Seven hold broadcast rights to the Hopman Cup. They will be broadcasting every match across the course of the week through 7Mate.
7Mate can be found on Channel 73 in high definition on digital TV or Channel 188 if you are watching through Foxtel.
Their coverage will start at 1pm (AEDT) for day sessions and 8:30pm (AEDT) for evening sessions.
The tournament can be live streamed through any of seven’s streaming applications.
If you are looking to watch online through either desktop or laptop, then you will need to use the 7 Live website.
For those wanting to stream the Hopman Cup on mobile or tablet, you will need to use either the 7Live or 7Tennis application, which is downloadable for free from the apple or google play store.
United States of America
|Date||Time (AEDT)||Time (local)||Group||Team 1||Team 2|
|Round Robin – Tie 1|
|Sat Dec 30||1:00 PM||10:00 AM||B||Russia||USA|
|Sat Dec 30||8:30 PM||5:30 PM||B||Japan||Switzerland|
|Sun Dec 31||1:00 PM||10:00 AM||A||Australia||Canada|
|Mon Jan 1||8:30 PM||5:30 PM||A||Belgium||Germany|
|Round Robin – Tie 2|
|Tue Jan 2||1:00 PM||10:00 AM||B||Japan||USA|
|Tue Jan 2||8:30 PM||5:30 PM||B||Russia||Switzerland|
|Wed Jan 3||1:00 PM||10:00 AM||A||Canada||Germany|
|Wed Jan 3||8:30 PM||5:30 PM||A||Australia||Belgium|
|Round Robin – Tie 3|
|Thu Jan 4||1:00 PM||10:00 AM||B||Japan||Russia|
|Thu Jan 4||8:30 PM||5:30 PM||B||Switzerland||USA|
|Fri Jan 5||1:00 PM||10:00 AM||A||Belgium||Canada|
|Fri Jan 5||8:30 PM||5:30 PM||A||Australia||Germany||Final|
|Sat Jan 6||7:00 PM||4:00 PM||N/A||Winner Group A||Winner Group B|
Here at The Roar we will be providing a live blog of Australia’s ties throughout the tournament.