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Hopman Cup: 1588 Not So Much

Posted by gauloises1 on January 10, 2010

Congratulations to Tommy Robredo and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain, who beat Andy Murray and Laura Robson 2-1 to win the 2010 Hopman Cup.

Timlet and starlet Laura Robson got things off to a good start for Team GB, choosing an excellent time to record her first singles win of the tournament by defeating Martinez Sanchez 61 76.

 

One might have expected that Andy Murray would clinch the tie, but then one never expects Tommy Robredo. He played a blistering match to even it up, 16 64 63.

Brilliant stuff.

I’d still hit that.

As is always the best in Hopman Cup, the title came down to the mixed doubles and again the Spaniards were too strong, winning in straight sets 63 75.

So a bit of a disappointing anticlimax for Team GB, especially after Robson – who’s been a delight and a revelation this week, to me at least – put them in a seemingly unassailable position after her singles win.

No diamond balls for you, losers.

All credit to Team Spain though. They’ve been brilliant all week and it was nice to see the oft-overlooked Robredo get some glory. Great stuff.

5 Responses to “Hopman Cup: 1588 Not So Much”

  1. lauren said

    Is it just me, or does Laura really pull faces and gestures identical to Dinara when she’s berating herself? I swear she even did a mini lumbering walk.

    • lauren said

      Meant to add that despite supporting GB, I felt so happy for Tommy because he looked so thrilled. Plus his speech was most gentlemanly.

  2. Budour said

    Nice to see Tommy getting some love. 🙂
    I have been officially converted to Laura fandom. She’s all sorts of adorable.

  3. AmyLu said

    I am also officially converted to Laura fandom. Loved her interviews on court this week!

    Tommy made me laugh so much — I loved how into winning he was. And despite the fact that I was rooting for Great Britain, I am happy for Tommy that he won.

  4. Cubbie/Carrie said

    Another person who has become a fan of Laura and is happy for Tommy here.

    It seems like Tommy always brings it for Hopman. He has gotten blasted for his play in the DC but really does well at the Hopman Cup. I think he would be a great bet for Spain to play the mixed at the ’12 Olympics.

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