The Hopman Cup lost another marquee player prior to its start on Saturday.
Spain’s Tommy Robredo pulled out citing arm injury on Friday and won’t be able to participate at the mixed teams tournament.
The tournament officials did not provide any additional information on Friday regarding the development but added that the 18th-ranked player will be replaced by 194th-ranked Daniel Munoz-Dela Nava.
Jerzy Janowicz of Poland already withdrew from the tournament citing foot injury a week ago and will now be replaced by Grzegorz Panfil. Panfil will team up with world number five Agnieszka Radwanska.
Team Australia, represented by Samantha Stosur and Bernard Tomic, begins its campaign on Saturday versus Team Canada, composed of Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard. The other match faces Poland against Italy.
The Group B contingent is composed of Team United States (John Isner / Sloane Stephens), France, Czech Republic and Spain. The winners from each group will face off in the final scheduled on January 4 at the Perth Arena.Tennisguru.net in partnership with bet365 offer over 40,000 live streamed events per year. However, please note that the intellectual property rights to stream such events are usually owned at a country level and therefore, depending on your location, there may be certain events that you may be unable to view due to such restrictions. Prior to joining bet365 and funding your account therefore in order to view any particular event via the bet365 live stream, you are strongly advised to first check with bet365 that, given your country location, you would be eligible to view the live streamed event in question. bet365’s contact details can be found by clicking here, then clicking ‘Services’ at the top right of the page, and then choosing the ‘Contact Us’ option.