Federer teams up with Bencic to give Switzerland Hopman Cup title

Switzerland won the Hopman Cup for the third time when it defeated Germany two matches to one on Saturday. Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic led the Swiss to the title, with Federer winning his singles match before they beat Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber in the deciding mixed doubles rubber.

The 36-year-old got the final started by overcoming Zverev 6-7(4), 6-0, 6-2. Bencic lost to Kerber 6-4, 6-1, but the Swiss duo prevailed in the abbreviated doubles format via a 4-3(3) 4-2 scoreline.

Federer-Zverev highlights:

Mixed highlights:

“After all these years I can’t believe I’m here again,” said Federer, who teamed up with Martina Hingis to give Switzerland a Hopman Cup victory in 2001. “It’s absolutely amazing. I’ve lost count of the years. I’m thrilled to win the Hopman Cup again with Belinda. It’s been a pleasure to partner you this week. Well done.”

“I want to congratulate Team Germany for making the final,” Bencic added. “You played a great tournament and Angie was just too strong for me today. I’m so glad we made it in the mixed this time…. Thanks to Roger for playing with me. It really is a dream come true. I couldn’t wish for a better partner. I’ll never forget this week; it’s been unbelievable.”

“Firstly, Sascha, thank you for playing with me,” Kerber commented. “We had a great week on and off the court. It’s not the result we wished, but congrats to Belinda and Roger. You are a great team and really deserve to win the title.”

“Once again, Switzerland takes it all,” Zverev joked. “We’ve seen this so many times. Roger relax a little bit; we want to win something, as well. It makes us young guys look bad.”

Federer made everyone look bad in Perth, going 4-0 in singles and 4-0 in mixed doubles for a combined 8-0 record. In addition to his victory over Zverev, the world No. 2 beat Japan’s Yuichi Sugita (6-4, 6-3), Russian Karen Khachanov (6-3, 7-6(8)), and Jack Sock of the United States (7-6(5), 7-5).


5 Comments on Federer teams up with Bencic to give Switzerland Hopman Cup title

  1. Loved all the post match quotes f the 4 doubles players….classy and funny!…and what else can you say about The GOAT….amazing!!

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