Sports

Switzerland beat Britain at Hopman Cup

Perth, Dec 30 (IANS) | Publish Date: 12/30/2018 12:17:17 PM IST

The defending champions Switzerland and runners-up Germany are a step closer to book their final rematch as both of them triumphed 3-0 in their respective debut against Britain and Spain at the Hopman Cup on Sunday.

Veteran Roger Federer claimed a commanding 6-1, 6-1 victory over 23-year-old Cameron Norrie to earn Switzerland a first point.

Belinda Bencic stormed seven points in the tie-break of the second set to outclass Katie Boulter 6-2, 7-6. The Swiss pair combined for another 4-3, 4-1 win to claim a 3-0 sweep over the Brits in Group B.

Switzerland will play the United States on the New Year’s Day, when Federer will play against Serene Williams in the mixed doubles.

In a Group A clash earlier, world no. 2 Angelique Kerber beat Garbine Muguruza 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to put Germany ahead, while snapping her five-match losing streak against the two-time Grand Slam winner.

ATP finals champion Alexander Zverev fended off David Ferrer 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 to seal the victory for Germany. 

Another 4-2, 4-3 victory in the dead rubber mixed doubles enabled the Germans to beat the Spaniards 3-0 in their opening tie at the tournament.

The Germans could enjoy a New Year celebration first before their next match-up against France, who lost to hosts Australia 2-1 on the opening day.

 

Launched on December 3,1990. Nagaland Post is the first and highest circulated newspaper of Nagaland state. Nagaland Post is also the first newspaper in Nagaland to be published in multi-colour.

Desk:+91-3862-248 489, e-mail: npdesk@gmail.com Fax: +91-3862-248 500
Advt.:+91-3862-248 267, e-mail:npostadvt@gmail.com

QUICK LINKS

SUNDAY POST

Join us on

© Nagaland Post 2018. All Rights are Reserved
Designed by : 4C Plus