It has been coming.
With the introduction of the ATP Cup which sees Tennis Australia and the ATP join forces the Hopman Cup did not stand a chance of survival.
ATP Cup offers prize money and points which is something and ITF ran and Tennis Australia ran event could not offer but what it can offer is fun and mixed doubles tennis and now the calendar will be without an event which is a mixed team event.
The contract with the ITF and Tennis Australia did run until 2022 but the plug has been pulled on the contract and now a new home and partner will have to be found but finding time in the calendar and competing with the ATP will be incredibly hard.
Over the history of the tournament we have seen Graff, Becker, Seles and many other legends of the game lift the trophy and at the beginning of the year we also got the first meeting of Serena and Roger.