Another victory for Roger at the Hopman Cup as he defeated Jack Sock 7-6(5), 7-5 before Belinda Bencic sealed Team Switzerland's final spot with an impressive 7-6(6), 6-4 win against Coco Vandeweghe.
Today's victory means Benderer go unbeaten in both singles and Fast4 Doubles to win all nine matches over three ties and improve on last year where they lost the deciding doubles to France to miss out on a place in the final.
|Roger Federer||Jack Sock|
|1st Serve %||56%||65%|
|Break Points Won||1/8||0/2|
|1st Serve Points Won||38/43 (88%)||38/52 (73%)|
|Total Points Won||83||74|
Thoughts on the Match
More fun tennis at the Hopman Cup for Federer has he came through a tough encounter against Jack Sock which featured some high tempo tennis from both guys.
The serve came more into play today than the previous matches with both guys firing down a number of aces and Sock regularly clocking over 220km/h which he used to great effect in saving 7 of the 8 points he faced.
For Fed, he's been in great form so far this week and physically he's looking top notch. The foot speed and core strength he showed to chase down two lost causes to break serve for 6-5 in the second were second to none.
You also got the sense he was testing out his fitness a bit today as he could easily have goofed around in what's essentially an Exhibition but he made a concerted effort to chase down plenty balls which is good to see.
The tournament has been a good mix of opposition ahead of Melbourne too; a road runner in Sugita, a power player in Khachanov and a heavy topspin forehand in Sock. Playing Zverev or Goffin in the final is another nice change up so I'm looking forward to it.
What have you guys made of the Hopman Cup so far? Let me know in the comments.