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Hopman Cup Perth results: Germany beat Australia, Ash Barty, Angelique Kerber, Alexandar Zverev

[ad_1] Angelique Kerber and Alexandar Zverev sent Germany into the Hopman Cup final with straight-sets victories over Ash Barty and Matt Ebden of Australia on Friday. Kerber defeated Barty 6-4, 6-4 to give Germany the lead and Zverev followed with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Ebden to set up a rematch of last year’s final against Switzerland.The Australian pair later combined for a consolation 4-0, 4-3 (1) win in the
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Alex de Minaur is ‘absolutely ridiculous’ vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Brisbane International 2019

[ad_1] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has shown no signs of a seven-month tour absence through injury last season, reprising his form of more than a decade ago to beat Australian Alex de Minaur in the Brisbane International quarter-finals. The 2008 Australian Open finalist had knee surgery last year, but the 33-year- old piloted his big frame expertly around Pat Rafter Arena in a 6-4 7-6 (7-2) win on Friday night.The 19-year-old was
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Kei Nishikora demolishes Jeremy Chardy to reach Brisbane International final

[ad_1] Kei Nishikori’s strong pre-Australian Open form has continued, the Japanese star demolishing world No.40 Jeremy Chardy to reach the Brisbane International final. The world No.9 won 6-2 6-2 at Pat Rafter Arena on Saturday to set up a decider against Daniil Medvedev or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga as he bids for his first title in almost three years.Second seed Nishikori complemented his accurate serve by pouncing on the misfiring Frenchman, who
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Roger Federer puts Swiss on track to retain Hopman Cup title with easy win over Alexander Zverev

[ad_1] Switzerland are just one win away from defending their Hopman Cup crown after Roger Federer defeated Germany’s Alexander Zverev 6-4 6-2 on Saturday. Federer was simply irresistible in front of a near sell-out crowd at RAC Arena, countering the power of Zverev with classy stroke play and unpredictable deftness.Zverev unleashed a series of powerful serves, some of which exceeded 220km/h.Roger Federer of Switzerland hits signed tennis balls into the
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Roger Federer makes history as he leads Switzerland to Hopman Cup win

[ad_1] Roger Federer has become the most successful player in Hopman Cup history after leading Switzerland to a 2-1 win in an enthralling final of the mixed teams tournament in Perth on Saturday.In what is tipped to be the final edition of the unique tournament, the best was saved for last as Federer became the first player to win three Hopman Cups, teaming with Belinda Bencic for the duo’s second
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Hopman Cup 2019: Roger Federer roasted by Alexander Zverev

[ad_1] Roger Federer has won the Hopman Cup for a record third time after Switzerland beat Germany in a winner-takes-all point. Federer gave Switzerland a 1-0 lead in the tie with a 6-4 6-2 win over world No. 4 Alexander Zverev on Saturday night.But Kerber levelled the tie with a 6-4 7-6 (8-6) win over Bencic in the women’s singles rubber.Switzerland then came up trumps 4-0 1-4 4-3 (5-4) in
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Kooyong Classic: Nick Kyrgios vs Bernard Tomic, schedule

[ad_1] Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic will face off for the first time at this week’s Kooyong Classic. After accepting a late entry into the exhibition event on Saturday, Kyrgios has been told he will play his one-time Davis Cup teammate and US Open doubles partner.The event may be an exhibition with no rankings points up for grabs, but tournament director Peter Johnston has no doubts the former grand slam
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Roger Federer labels Novak Djokovic Australian Open favourite

[ad_1] Roger Federer has nominated Novak Djokovic as the man to beat at the Australian Open, but the Swiss maestro looms as a major threat himself following his near-perfect Hopman Cup campaign. Federer won all four of his singles matches in straight sets at the mixed teams event, helping propel Switzerland to a second straight title. The 37-year-old is now aiming to snare a third straight Australian Open crown, but
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Roger Federer laments likely Hopman Cup demise

[ad_1] This year’s Hopman Cup is set to be the last one, and some of the world’s best players are going to be left disappointed. The 31st edition of the mixed-teams tournament has been its best one, featuring record crowds and attracting worldwide interest when Serena Williams played mixed doubles against Roger Federer.But the event appears doomed, due to the creation of a new ATP World Team Cup, which is
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Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic falling out, Kooyong Classic

[ad_1] For the first time in their careers, Australians Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic will face off on the tennis court at next week’s Kooyong Classic in Melbourne. And while it won’t be for ranking points, it should be a spicy encounter between the former “good mates”, who are both seeking more court time ahead of the Australian Open.Kyrgios and Tomic once teamed up to play doubles at the US