January 8, 2018 -- Perth, Australia
Team Switzerland came away with their 3rd Hopman Cup Title this past weekend.
Roger and Belinda Bencic took home the trophy for Team Switzerland after defeating the German team of Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber.
Roger battled the young German, Alex Zverev, in singles and came away with the first win beating him 6-7 (4), 6-0, 6-2. In the women's match, Angelique Kerber defeated Bencic 6-4, 6-1 forcing them to leave it up to the mixed doubles to determine the win. The Swiss came together to win 4-3(3), 4-2 in the final match.
Roger won all four of his singles matches in Perth. And the last time Roger hoisted the Hopman Cup trophy was back in 2001 with Martina Hingis as his partner.
“After all these years I can’t believe I’m here again,” noted Roger. “It’s absolutely amazing. I’ve lost count of the years, I’m thrilled to win the Hopman Cup again with Belinda, it’s been a pleasure to partner you this week, well done.”
Next up for Roger will be the Australian Open.