It will be the 1st time that Britain have been represented in the mixed tournament since 1992, the tournament comprises of a men's singles, ladies singles and mixed doubles match in each rubber.
Murray has been one of the most consistent players on men's tennis and it is thought that he believes that this change of schedule will give him his best chance of finally winning his 1st Grand Slam title at the Australian Open a few weeks later.
Back in 2005 Marat Safin led Russia to Hopman glory and went on to win the Australian Open while Novak Djokovic's lone Grand Slam title came in Melbourne last year a few weeks after he played an instrumental part in Serbia's Hopman Cup triumph.
John Isner is set to represent the USA along with the talented Melanie Oudin. It is hard to see Britain upsetting the Betting Odds and winning the title.