The two best German tennis players, Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev, start together in the new season. At the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, the unofficial Mixed world Cup, the reigning Wimbledon champion and the winner of the ATP Finals their first joint title. Since 1995, when Boris Becker and Anke Huber were able to win the tournament, was not a German Duo more successful.

your first encounter won Kerber and Zverev against Spain 3:0. First of all, Kerber decided by a high-class Match against the two-time Grand Slam winner, Garbiñe Muguruza 6:2, 3:6, 6:3 . “It is always difficult to play against another Grand Slam Champion, and that’s why I’m really happy how I played,” said Kerber.

In connection Zverev defeated the former world rank list of third-David Ferrer 6:4, 4:6, 7:6 (7:0). The no longer critical Mixed, German 4:2, 4:3 (5:3) won and take the lead in group A ahead of Australia, 2:1 against France.

In group B, meets defending champion Switzerland’s Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic in the UK, Greece and the USA. The two group winners meet at 5. January in the finals. Well, that remake of the last final, Kerber and Zverev Swiss Team 1:2 beaten had to give.

“We want to win,” said Zverev after the opening victory. In addition to the title the 21-Year-old sees the Hopman Cup as “perfect preparation for Melbourne”. There will begin on March 14. January, the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year.


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