Who can forget the amazing Doubles’ final of the Hopman Cup 2019! Switzerland was up against Germany in the finale of the tournament. Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic were representing Switzerland while Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber were the representatives of Germany. The match was in the third set. Nobody was going to give up any points quickly. But something peculiar and special took place in the sixth game of the set.
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Before the starting of this game, Switzerland was leading 3-2 in the set. Serving in the game, Federer struck a strong serve which Zverev returned easily. In response, Federer went ahead and directed a volley towards Kerber. She realized that Federer was ahead and therefore lobbed the ball. The Swiss Maestro went back to fetch the ball and switched sides with Bencic.
Now, Federer and Kerber were facing each other directly. Federer struck a hard forehand towards Kerber. She returned it with all her might. The Swiss again came running forwards and responded back with a cheesy drop. Kerber came running, spending all her energy to pick the drop. She not only picked it but returned it with an accurate and well-placed around the net forehand landed just inside the court.
Kerber was all in joy. It was as if she had conquered the world. The fans reacted to her winner with huge applause. Federer was stunned.
Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic guided Switzerland to win their Fourth Hopman Cup in 2019
But Kerber’s magnificent winner only made Germany win the point and not the match. Switzerland emerged victorious as they defeated Germany 4-0, 1-4, 4-3. It was their fourth Hopman Cup. Federer and Bencic both players played exceptionally well throughout the tournament.
2019 edition was the last edition of the Hopman Cup. It was started in 1989 as an international 8-team indoor hard court tournament. It took place in Perth, Australia in 2019. Now, it is set to be replaced by the ATP Cup which will be played in 2021.