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Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic win the Hopman Cup 2019 January 6, 2019

Posted by bohdan.warchomij in : Metaphor Online , trackback

Roger Federer has won the Hopman Cup for a record third time with his partner Belinda Bencic after Switzerland beat Germany in a winner-takes-all point.

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Federer gave Switzerland a 1-0 lead in the tie with a 6-4 6-2 win over world number four Alexander Zverev.

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But Germany’s Angelique Kerber levelled the tie with a 6-4 7-6 (8-6) win over Belinda Bencic in the women’s singles rubber.

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Switzerland then came up trumps 4-0 1-4 4-3 (5-4) in the deciding mixed doubles that came down to the final point.

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One of the highlights of the cup was the meeting between the USA and Switzerland exemplified by the two outstanding champions of tennis Serena Williams and Roger Federer’s taking a selfie on the court to acknowledge the importance of the Cup in Australian sporting history.

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