Roger Federer felt satisfied after his straight-sets win over Stefanos Tsitsipas which helped Switzerland reach the final. Speaking on Thursday to reporters, Federer said: 'Very happy, that always the goal to get to the finals so on top of it I am playing well, it was an exciting match, first time playing against Stefanos.
When you protect your serve well things can go very quickly here and he is a bigger guy so he can obviously serve the corners well and when you go through spells it's hard to stop the bleeding and obviously 30-love up on a faster court you start to really relax and you go for your bigger shots, you can take bigger cuts at the second serve as well, all that stuff adding up can create quick games and he did a nice job.
I think we both played pretty well without too many mistakes. I was very impressed by what I saw from Stefanos.' Federer also explained why he cameback to Perth playing the Hopman Cup for the third year in a row: 'I love this start to the season with the family coming from Dubai to Perth, the jet lag is minimal, then at the same time you have a match every second day, that's wonderful.
If you have any issue you can get by rather than it going bang, bang, like three, four or five matches in a row, which can be tricky at times but it's a great test as well to get the body ready but when you get older you are happy that it's more controlled environment and I get that in Perth and plus the arena is wonderful, the weather is fantastic, it's almost bit cool when you are sweating but it's still.
I am happy with what my fitness is at.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title