Roger Federer is the turn of the year, a welcome guest on the Australian West coast. When he visited last year, Rottnest Island, the photos of the Swiss with two Quokkas, an Australian marsupial, around the world. Thereafter, the number of visitors soared in numbers in the front of Fremantle the island in the height - such as those at the Hopman Cup in the Perth Arena.
this year, Federer had to fly by helicopter to the Pinnacles, a further point of interest on the Australian West coast. Also, the level of awareness of the limestone pillars in Nambung national Park, approximately 250 kilometres North of Perth should be increased after the short visit of the most successful tennis player of all time.
Not only as a promotional Ambassador, Federer will be worth the money, also on the square is the 37-year-old from Basel-land, it is always of the highest quality. While he let the Brit Cameron Norrie with a solid performance in the first meeting of the two no Chance, he in the final Mixed on the page of Belinda Bencic not only with a spectacular Ball for a lot of entertainment.
"I am ready"
Federer himself feels very comfortable in the land Down Under, where he played during his career, with a few exceptions, always very successfully. Six times he won the Australian Open in Melbourne, this season offers him to the triumphs of 2017 and 2018, even a Chance for a hat-Trick at the 14. January, the start of the first Grand Slam tournament of the year.
a year Ago, Federer was left in the Australian summer undefeated, after he won with Bencic already in the Hopman Cup. "I have to defend this year a lot," said Federer after the 6:1, 6:1 against Norrie with a Laugh. To defend a title is easier than to win this for the first time, to be a possible title hat-Trick in Melbourne but it is still a very. "But I'm ready."
Even if Norrie, the number 91 in the world, this was no real test for Federer, suggesting the Swiss, though, that he has been lost in the nearly two-month winter break from his game of pleasure. After two fiercely contested first Games, which lasted ten minutes and in which Federer in a private Service 0:40 had been located, he found his rhythm and was afterwards his Opposite number no Chance. "It was a wonderful game," said Federer.
The four-time father of a family to enjoy the time on and off the court. Since his fairy-tale Comeback liable to two years ago, he is planning only for one year. He still does not think of the resignation, he said in an Interview with the Swiss television SRF before the start of the Hopman Cup, left open whether he will append 2020 once a season.
Bencic: fighting fit and healthy
Much more than Federer Bencic (WTA 54) had in her singles against Katie Boulter (WTA 97). After they had given up in the second set with a break advantage price, by she sat down in the Tiebreak but scores with 7:0. "I love to play in Perth," said Bencic, who is coached in the new year by her father Ivan. The 21-Year-old from Wollerau seemed to be healthy and fit, after you had to fight in the last two years with injuries.
her next appearance, Bencic and Federer in the new year, if you meet in their second group game to the USA. There it comes in Mixed to the highly-anticipated meeting between Federer (20 Grand Slam titles) and Serena Williams (23). (sda/mro)
Created: 30.12.2018, 12:10 PM