Australians Bernard Tomic and Samantha Stosur have talked up their chances of winning this summer's Hyundai Hopman Cup at Perth Arena.
The host nation has claimed the $1 million ITF mixed teams event just once in its 25-year history, Mark Philippoussis and Jelena Dokic taking the title when they beat Sweden's Asa Carlsson and Jonas Borkman at Hopman Cup 11 in 1999.
An upbeat Stosur said she and Tomic had every chance of winning in one of the most even fields of recent times.
"I think we can do pretty well," Stosur said at the tournament's Pro-Am at the State Tennis Centre.
Stosur said Tomic's sound form at Hopman Cup 25, which included a win over then world No.1 Novak Djokovic, could only help Australia's chances.
"He obviously did well here last year so hopefully I can hold up my end of the bargain," she said.
"It's going to be a tough ask but we will certainly give it our best shot."
Tomic said he was eager to partner Stosur at the 26th chapter of the unique West Australian tournament.
"I'm very excited to get a chance to play with Sam," Tomic said.
"We were supposed to play mixed doubles a few years back but it didn't end up happening.
"She has been playing good the last few years, I enjoy Hopman Cup so hopefully we can play good together out there."
Tomic and Stosur take on rising Canadian stars Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard first up in the night session tomorrow.
The top-seeded Polish combination of Agnieszka Radwanska and Grzegorz Panfil clash with Italians Flavia Pennetta and Andreas Seppi in the day session.