Switzerland’s Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic beat Germany’s Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber 2-1 to win the Hop Cup for the second in year in a row.
In a repeat of the 2018 finals, Federer won his individual match against Zverev 6-4, 6-2 to put Switzerland ahead. Germany’s Kerber defeated Bencic 6-4, 7-6 to level the game. In the mixed doubles, the Swiss held off the Germans 4-0, 1-4, 4-3 to lift Switzerland’s fourth title in the competition.
“I’m happy I’m feeling this good and playing as well as I am,” Federer said. “It’s good to finish on a singles performance like this. I’m a bit surprised that the matches have gone as well as they have.”
Switzerland nearly lost the finals after wasting a point to tie the game 3-3 in the deciding third set. Zverev hit the net while serving, giving Switzerland the victory.
For the 20-time Grand Slam winner, Saturday’s title was his third for Switzerland. He won it with Bencic last year and this year and had already won it in 2001 while playing with Martina Hingis.
The Hopman Cup will reportedly be replaced with an ATP event starting the next year, meaning Switzerland’s win could be the last.