— Hopman Cup (@hopmancup) January 6, 2018
(January 6, 2018) World No.2 Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic have won Switzerland’s third Hopman Cup title after defeating Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber of Germany 2-1.
Switzerland d Germany 2-1
Roger Federer (SUI) d Alexander Zverev (GER) 6-7(4) 6-0 6-2
Angelique Kerber (GER) d Belinda Bencic (SUI) 6-4 6-1
Bencic / Federer (SUI) d Kerber / Zverev (GER) 4-3(4) 4-2
After eight days of world class tennis action, a record total tournament attendance of 106,424 visited Perth Arena with a further 5,688 attending Federer’s open practice session with Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis.
- Switzerland’s Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic defeated Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber to win Switzerland’s third Hopman Cup in history and their first title in 17 years
- Federer last won the Hopman Cup in 2001 with Martina Hingis
- Federer and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario are the only two players to win the Hopman Cup 12 years or more apart
- Eight countries including Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, USA, Japan, Russia, Canada and Australia were represented in 2018
- The field included five current top 10 players including world No.2 Roger Federer, world No.4 Alexander Zverev, world No.7 David Goffin, world No.8 Jack Sock and world No.10 Coco Vandeweghe
- Eight players returned to the Hopman Cup in 2018, including six from last year: Roger Federer – 2001, 2002, 2017; Daria Gavrilova – 2016, 2017; Jack Sock – 2016, 2017; Coco Vandeweghe – 2017; Alexander Zverev – 2016, 2017; Belinda Bencic – 2017; Vasek Pospisil – 2015 and Eugenie Bouchard – 2014, 2015
- For the first time in 16 years the Mastercard Hopman Cup featured a Japanese team
- Eight players made their Hopman Cup debut: Yuichi Sugita, Naomi Osaka, Angelique Kerber, David Goffin, Elise Mertens, Karen Khachanov, Thanasi Kokkinakis and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
- Two former Hopman Cup champions were present in 2018: Roger Federer (2001), Daria Gavrilova (2016)
- The field included three Olympic medallists: Jack Sock (Rio 2016 mixed doubles gold, men’s doubles bronze), Roger Federer (Beijing 2008 men’s doubles gold, London 2012 men’s singles silver), Angelique Kerber (Rio 2016 women’s singles silver)
- Jack Sock (USA) clocked the fastest men’s serve of the tournament at 221km/h
- Coco Vandeweghe (USA) recorded the fastest women’s serve at190 km/h.