Hopman Cup: Roger Federer’s performance helps Switzerland defeat Russia


Tennis Player Roger Federer thrashed away Karen Khachanov in the straight sets whereas Belinda Bencic defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Tuesday as Switzerland beat Russia 3-0 in the Hopman Cup.

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Before Australian Open, Federer again got force on his side with a 6-3, 7-6(8) triumph against Khachanov of Russia.

Following an easy first set win, Roger Federer was hard-pressed to the edge ahead of topping the 21-year-old Russian.

Khachanov started the game with a small reserve but the force in his shots meant he will beat Federer soon. But, Roger Federer finished the first set in just 29 minutes.

In the second match, Khachanov showed their better side against Federer but later on 19-time Grand Slam champion efforts helped him to take third match point.

On the other hand, player Bencic defeated world No.15 Pavlyuchenkova by 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.

Later, Bencic played with Federer in the mixed doubles to clinch the game.

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Prior, US clinched 2-1 victory against Japan following Naomi Osaka was too sick to contribute. Osaka’s bad performance helped CoCo Vandeweghe to get 6-0, 6-0 win in their singles game.