Federer beats Zverev in Hopman Cup final

Set and match! The tennis superstar was ecstatic when he won a place in the finals for the Hopman Cup a trophy he hasn't won since he was 19

"You got to play high quality against him or else you are going to get dusted, and it's going to be pretty embarrassing out there", he said.

"I was young, up and coming and didn't have any idea that my career would go so well", Federer, now second in the men's world rankings, said.

Federer managed to mention he's picked up 95 career titles since last winning the Hopman Cup and at one point declared himself better at the net than his tennis rivals when discussing baseline tactics.

Federer hadn't dropped a set all tournament and had looked in vintage form, until he came up against a fired-up Zverev.

Federer completed a flawless week in Perth with his fourth singles win from four matches, overcoming world No.4 Zverev 6-7 (7-4) 6-0 6-2 at a sold-out Perth Arena. "But I was able to take advantage of it and put Switzerland ahead most importantly now".

Federer's frustration was obvious as the set slipped away, dropping his racquet after missing an easy volley and then launching a ball towards the roof.

Federer fought back from a set down to beat Zverev 6-7 (4), 6-0, 6-2 and give the Swiss a 1-0 lead.

"I think it's maybe a little strained or a little pulled or something", Bouchard said.

Germany needed to win the mixed doubles to qualify for the final, and knock out Belgium.

Lesser players may have crumbled after the disappointment, but Kokkinakis was imperious early in the tiebreak and earned another three set points at 6-3 before finally forcing a decider at the eighth opportunity.

Switzerland cruised over the Americans and went undefeated during the pool stage.

The German pairing of Zverev and Angelique Kerber were aiming to join some of their nation's most famous players in etching their own names into the Hopman Cup record books.

The country's last victory in the Australian tournament came in 2002, when a 20-year-old Federer teamed up with Martina Hingis to lift the title.

Federer also played mixed doubles with his wife-to-be Mirka at the event in 2002, the only time the pair combined on court.

"I have the best of all worlds, it's great".

Related News:



Most liked

Svitolina wins Brisbane; Kyrgios beats Dimitrov in semis
The Australian's world ranking will improve to 18 after reaching the Brisbane final and will climb to 17 if he claims the title. Nick Kyrgios will play Ryan Harrison in the Brisbane International final .

One killed, one injured in explosion in Sweden
A bomb squad is now on the scene, combing the station for additional explosives. "Someone has used some kind of explosive". He died after being taken to hospital and a 45-year-old woman also suffered minor wounds to her face and both legs.

Macy's closing its downtown Cincinnati store
Investors reacted to the news by driving Macy's stock price down by more than 5 percent to $23.44 in the first hour of trading. Macy's said its same-store sales rose 1% in November and December from a year earlier, while Penney reported a 3.4% increase.

The Crown: Helena Bonham Carter near deal to play Princess Margaret
The feelings we all have as 50-year-olds are different than the feelings we all have as 30-year-olds. She's going to make Princess Margaret a legend.

Bellerin strikes in stoppage time to earn Arsenal draw against Chelsea
On that front, nothing will change. "Both teams had chances that they missed but I think it was a great game of football". "I'm quite surprised that that is shocking".

Nikki Haley addresses Iran protests, North Korea at United Nations
Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday. "We all know that is complete nonsense", Haley said on Tuesday. During her speech, Haley further pressed the worldwide community to support the Iranian people.

Mariah Carey got her redemption with a fabulous New Year's Eve performance
She opened with " Vision of Love ", which wasn't great, but considering the wind chill, she gets a pass. She had technical difficulties during a live performance of her 1991 hit Emotions.

You won't have to wait long for the first supermoon of 2018
And as a NASA post on the "supermoon trilogy" explains , the one on January 31 will definitely be worth seeing. Sometimes the celestial rhythms sync up just right to wow us.

Trump Dismisses Last of Presidential HIV/AIDS Advisory Council
Fangerous that #Trump and Co. 'And a lot of those key vulnerable populations are not being prioritized in this administration'. The council is made up of doctors, members of industry, members of the community and people living with the disease.

Cardi B and Offset Deny Instagram Model's Claims Offset Got Her Pregnant
Powell, who's Twitter bio reads "Gods Gift To Rappers", has also previously claimed fake pregnancies with Fetty Wap and Chief Keef.

Turkey-Russia S-400 systems contract also envisages technological cooperation
Negotiations on the S-400 deal were first announced by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in September. Turkey will have to pay $1.125 Billion as cash for the S-400 purchase (45 per cent of $2.5 billion).

SoftBank's Tender Bid For Uber Massively Successful
It will also buy $1 billion of shares directly from Uber at the older $70 billion valuation. The companies said they would issue a statement on the outcome of the tender offer .

Collins calls Apple a "cancer"
The following day, Apple denied he had any conversation with Collins , who was livid when told about Apple's comments. Besides, the other two guys, [Dominique Rodgers-Cromarie] and [ Janoris Jenkins ], I love those two guys.

'Jerusalem embassy move a sovereign decision'
The announcement made Guatemala the first country to follow the United States in saying it was moving its embassy. The resolution passed by the General Assembly declared the US action on Jerusalem "null and void".

Gallup Poll Names Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Most Admired People Again
Gallup explains that Trump's unpopularity is likely what's holding him back from winning the most admired distinction. Clinton "remains arguably more prominent than other contenders", Jones wrote in a blog post announcing the findings.