Hi all, as I'm sure you already know Roger's first tournament back in 2017 is the Hopman Cup after he cut short his season. The reason I'm posting is that we now know who his opponent will be and it's Dan Evans. He'll take on the Brit on January 2nd at 5.30pm local time in Perth.
After the singles he will then partner Belinda Bencic against Evans and Heather Watson to complete the SUI vs. GB tie. A pretty nice opening match for Roger who took care of Evans easily at Wimbledon and you'd expect similar outcome in Western Australia. It's only an Exhibition of course with no points at stake so neither player is going to go hell for leather but it's probably not a bad way for Roger to ease himself back into competitive play.
Are any of you guys heading to Perth? Let me know in the comments. And what do you think of the Brisbane lineup? Fed's contract looks to have expired so Stan, Nadal and Nishikori have all entered the fold there. Looks like a big blow for Chennai in losing Wawrinka.