Roger Federer claims Hopman Cup for record third time

AP
Published Jan 6, 2019, 1:11 am IST
Updated Jan 6, 2019, 1:11 am IST
“I’m happy I’m feeling this good and playing as well as I am,” Federer said. 
Switzerland’s Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic 	(Photo: AP)
 Switzerland’s Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic (Photo: AP)

Perth, Australia: Roger Federer won the Hopman Cup for a record third time after defending champion Switzerland beat Germany 2-1 on Saturday. 

Switzerland took its fourth Hopman Cup title overall when Federer and Belinda Bencic beat Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber 4-0, 1-4, 4-3 (4) in the Fast4 format in the mixed doubles decider.

 

In the men's singles, Federer defeated fourth-ranked Zverev 6-4, 6-2.

Ahead of his Australian Open title defense, the 37-year-old Federer didn't drop a set in four singles matches at the tournament, beating Frances Tiafoe, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Cameron Norrie and Zverev.

“I’m happy I’m feeling this good and playing as well as I am,” Federer said. 

“It’s good to finish on a singles performance like this. I'm a bit surprised that the matches have gone as well as they have.”     

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