Zverev to leave Hopman heartbreak behind

Zverev to leave Hopman heartbreak behind

Federer and Belinda Bencic defeated the pair of Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber 4-0, 1-4, 4-3 (4) in the mixed doubles decider to win the trophy at the Perth Arena in a repeat of the 2018 final.

Smashing their way through the first set 4-0, Federer and Bencic looked like they would breeze past the Germans however Zverev and Kerber returned fire, taking the second set from the Swiss combo 4-1.

In the group stage, the Swiss Duo defeated the British Cameron norrie and Katie Boulter (3:0), then with the score 2:1 in the decisive mixed doubles beating Americans Serena Williams and Francis Tiafoe.

Federer is in top form as he helped Switzerland win the Hopman Cup this week.

Meanwhile, Federer became the most successful player in Hopman Cup history when he led Switzerland to a 2-1 win in an enthralling final of the mixed teams tournament.

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She gave a wicked smile to her partner Stefanos Tsitsipas after committing the act.

Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth are expected to share hosting rights for the incoming 24-team World Team Cup. Kerber takes the match, winning the hard-fought two sets 6-4 7-6 (6).

"I have had such a great time in Australia the last couple of years and always enjoyed playing here", he said.

It was a different story this time around with Barty having a poor service game in the seventh to hand Kerber a break before going on to win the first set in 32 minutes.

"Compared to a year ago this was way better", Zverev said.

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Kerber and Zverev each claimed straight-sets victories in their country's final round-robin ties in Perth on Friday, overcoming Ashleigh Barty and Matt Ebden respectively. But in the end, the experience and athleticism of Kerber proved just enough to seal the match, 7-6 (6), with a final victor. We were one shot away.

Critical to the result was Kerber's ability to convert all four of her break points during the match, while Bencic was only successful on two of seven.

The 37-year-old has shown throughout his long and illustrious career that he can remain playing at the highest level, and during said career, he has won a staggering 20 Grand Slams in the process.

Team Switzerland loves the Hopman Cup.

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