Federer's record 3rd Hopman Cup, Tennis News & Top Stories

Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber

Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber

Federer gave the defending champions a 1-0 lead early in the night beating Zverev 6-4 6-2.

The likely demise of the Hopman Cup after three decades of the unique mixed teams tennis tournament has been greeted with sadness by players at this year's edition, with Serena Williams calling the prospect "heartbreaking".

Twenty time grand slam champion, Federer is the first player to win three Hopman cups, twice with Bencic his 2019 partner and once with Martina Hingis in 2001.

Maria Sakkari could not resist the fan side of her when she was up against Roger Federer at the Hopman Cup.

Victory in Perth serves as a flawless season opener for Federer, 37, who will be looking to add to his record haul of 20 Grand Slam titles at the Australian Open in Melbourne later in January.

Zverev talked of hoping to return next year, and Bencic admitted, "I would love every week to play Hopman Cup!".

They, therefore, went down in the tight mixed doubles rubber.

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"And for us as well, and we wanted to.to win". The Swiss then pulled off a quick break with a backhand pass onto the baseline, 2-0, and after just an hour and 10 minutes, Federer smothered the net to break with his 25th volley of the match, 6-2.

Zverev had evened up the head-to-head stats with Fed last year with some decisive victories, especially finishing up the year at the ATP Finals event as the victor.

Roger Federer left the Hopman Cup in Perth and traveled to Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open in style, landing in a private jet on Sunday.

A string of unforced errors from the racquet of Bencic came to an end in the fourth game, able to break Kerber and hold her own delivery to trail 2-3. "I mean. Oh gosh", Zverev said, hand on hip.

Under the short sets format, the match is decided by a winner-takes-all point if scores are locked at 4-4 in the third-set tiebreak.

Speaking after he easily accounted for world number four Alexander Zverev, the last player to beat him in singles in Perth back in 2017, Federer played down his chances of a third successive Australian Open title.

Osaka kicked the air at one point and dropped her racket to the court after missing another, before visibly questioning how she could be getting it so wrong when her forehand skewed wide on game point.

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