The unique mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth will be axed after 31 years and replaced by the ATP World Team Cup, national broadcaster ABC reported Thursday.
Australian Open 2019: Roger Federer’s biggest weapon turns into his biggest enemy against Stefanos Tsitsipas
And when it was time to respond to Tsitsipas’ clutch play as Federer faced a break point of his own, he conceded the only break of the match through – you guessed it – a routine forehand error.
Australian Open 2019: Stefanos Tsitsipas sends shock waves through men's field by knocking out Roger Federer
Stefanos Tsitsipas signalled a changing of the guard at the top of world tennis as he shocked defending champion Roger Federer in the Australian Open fourth round
Australian Open 2019: Roger Federer looking forward to 'high-quality' clash against Stefanos Tsitsipas
Federer continued his quest for a record seventh Australian Open title with a third-round demolition of 21-year-old Fritz in 88 minutes of flawless tennis.
Australian Open 2019: Frances Tiafoe says he's learning how to be dangerous in crunch situations after beating Kevin Anderson
Frances Tiafoe, fresh from playing the mixed teams Hopman Cup with Serena Williams in Perth, came through the second round encounter 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5.
Australian Open 2019: Defending champion Roger Federer storms into second round with victory against Denis Istomin
Federer's achievements so far put him on a par with other six-time winners Novak Djokovic and Roy Emerson— although the Australian great's victories all came before the Open era
Australian Open 2019: Roger Federer sounds confident ahead of title defence, wary of first-round challenge against Denis Istomin
Federer enjoyed a successful Hopman Cup warm-up and knows that at even the grand old age of 37 he has a great chance of a record seventh Melbourne crown.
Australian Open 2019: Roger Federer, Angelique Kerber cautiously welcome new tie-break rules for deciding set
Star players Roger Federer and Angelique Kerber have cautiously welcomed new tie-break rules for the deciding set at the Australian Open.
Roger Federer kept up his impressive early season form after another flawless week of singles performances at the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth – as he declared Novak Djokovic the man to beat at the Australian Open.
Hopman Cup: Roger Federer wins record third title after leading Switzerland to enthralling victory with Belinda Bencic
Roger Federer has become the most successful player in Hopman Cup history after leading Switzerland to a 2-1 win in an enthralling final of the mixed teams tournament in Perth on Saturday.
Hopman Cup: Germany's Angelique Kerber, Alexander Zverev set up repeat of 2018 final against Switzerland by beating Australia 2-1
World number two Kerber was too good for the 15th-ranked Barty in the opening match, winning 6-4, 6-4. Zverev, ranked fourth and playing in his fourth successive Hopman Cup, then secured the tie for the Germans with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Matthew Ebden.
Hopman Cup: Spain’s Garbine Muguruza overcomes thigh injury against Alize Cornet to register first singles win of new season
Spain’s Garbine Muguruza collected her first singles win of the new season, but also picked up an injury concern at the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth on Friday.
Hopman Cup: Roger Federer guarantees spot in final for Switzerland with hard-fought win over Stefanos Tsitsipas
The 37-year-old Federer kept his unbeaten record this week intact against the 15th-ranked Tsitsipas, but there was little between the pair in both sets.
Hopman Cup: Serena Williams completes clean sweep with straight-sets victory over Britain's Katie Boulter
Serena Williams completed a clean sweep of her singles matches at the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth on Thursday as she prepares for her bid to make Grand Slam history at the Australian Open.
Hopman Cup: Alexander Zverev, Angelique Kerber dispatch French opponents to edge closer to second successive final
Ranked fourth in the world, Zverev started well against the 32nd-ranked Pouille and took the first set comfortably on the back of a service break in the eighth game
Hopman Cup: Roger Federer relishing 'once in a lifetime' Serena Williams clash as United States set to face Switzerland
Roger Federer and Serena Williams, two of the greatest players in history, will face off across the net for the first time on Tuesday when United States go up against defending champions Switzerland in the mixed doubles of the unique two-player, mixed teams event.
Roger Federer, Belinda Bencic ensure straight-sets victories to make clean sweep of Hopman Cup tie against Britain
Federer, who has won the past two Australian Opens off opening his season in Perth, made an early statement in dismantling Norrie 6-1, 6-1 in under an hour in the men's singles, before Belinda Bencic secured the tie
Angelique Kerber, Alexander Zverev begin Australian Open preparations on positive note with wins in mixed teams Hopman Cup
Kerber and Zverev, beaten finalists in the previous edition, were too good in their singles matches against Garbine Muguruza and David Ferrer.
Serena Williams wants to move on from 2018 US Open final to 'bigger and better things', eyes Margaret Court's record
Serena Williams twice missed out on a chance to tie Court's mark in 2018, losing both the Wimbledon and US Open finals in the span of the last six months.
Australian Open 2019: Roger Federer hoping to start another 'crazy good' year with third straight title
Roger Federer is aiming for his third straight title in Melbourne, having enjoyed a late-career renaissance to win the Australian Open in both 2017 and 2018.