Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Roger Federer to start 2018 at Hopman Cup

Roger Federer to start 2018 at Hopman Cup

Roger Federer announced he will play the Hopman Cup as preparation for the 2018 Australian Open.

Federer will again team up with compatriot Belinda Bencic. The former world number 1, who this season won the Australian Open, attributed his success down under in part to having such a good time in Perth.

"I'm very happy to be coming back (to the Hopman Cup) because I had the best time on and off the court," said Federer.

"The fans were absolutely amazing, there were I think about 6,000 people at my first practice which I couldn't believe, it was almost surreal walking into the stadium."

"Off-court we had a tonne of activities. My family and I had the best time. It was just a great, relaxing start to the year," he said. Plus I played some really good tennis and I can't wait to play again in Perth."