After defeating Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas with straight-sets in the semi-finale of the mixed team tournament on Thursday, world no. 3 Roger Federer led Switzerland to the finals of the Hopman Cup at Perth.
Making sure that the Swiss defenders get a chance to play in the Hopman Cup finals, Roger Federer kept up with his week-long winning streak and guaranteed a spot in Saturday’s final despite eventually losing the tie. Playing on behalf of Greece was world no. 15 Stefanos Tsitsipas, who was the final chance of qualifying for the final from Group B for the country. But, the 37-year-old Swiss tennis star scored a 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-4) in his men’s singles match at the RAC arena in Perth on Thursday, sniffing out Greece from the tournament.
Prior to the win, Federer found himself down 4-1 in the first set tie-break, but soon he picked up with his pace and a set point by a double fault for Tsitsipas. Clearing off the toughest test at the Hopman Cup 31 yet, Federer is now prepping up for a square off with partner Belinda Bencic to play the final on Saturday against the winner of tonight’s clash between Germany and Australia. If won, this will be an addition in the title marque for the 20-time Grand Slam champion, who won his first Hopman title back in 2001 with Martina Hingis.