Déjà vu for Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber: The German Tennis Team is in the final of the Hopman Cup again 0:1 against Switzerland. Alexander Zverev, Federer lost in Perth, 4:6, 2:6 against Roger. The first German victory since Anke Huber and Boris Becker in 1995, only possible if Kerber against Belinda compensates for Bencic, and then with Zverev, the Mixed win.

last year, the opponent in the final of the German Federer and Benic were called. And last year, Zverev had lost his single. After that, Kerber was offset by a clear victory, but in the Mixed, the Swiss were too strong.

Up to 4:4 in the first set, Zverev was able to keep the match open, although he could do against the serve of Federer. A little later the long-time world ranking lists used First his first set ball. Zverev did directly after that, for the first time is better with the Service of Federer, in his turn, but then his serve to 0:2. The world number four struggled more and more, Federer made the points, and ended after 70 minutes with the second Chance of the Match.

In the last duel of the two in the semifinals of the ATP Finals in London had Zverev the 20-times Grand-Slam winner for the third Time in his career, beaten, and then with the final victory against the world ranking list Novak Djokovic his biggest success to be celebrated. The start of the season in 2019, but Federer was, once again, a number too large for Zverev.

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