Roger Federer believes that the Hopman Cup was one of the keys of his two Australian Open titles in 2017 and 2018. The Swiss player really enjoyed playing in Perth, and in press conference at the Australian Open he said: 'For me it worked very well.
The last couple years I've had wonderful Hopman Cups. I think it's a good way for me to just feel good, play well. Team environment, you know, with Belinda, as well. I enjoy playing the mixed, as well. The stadium feels great.
The crowds are unbelievable. It's on the way from Dubai over, so the jetlag is not too crazy for me. There's many positives to take away from the Hopman Cup in Perth. It was successful, the preparation, also paying off here in Melbourne.
That was obviously a bit of a surprise because I never expected to win the last couple of Australian Opens. This year, again, we'll see what happens, but I'm very happy with the preparation thus far. Yeah, super excited that it's just a day away now from my next match.
This is going to be exciting.' Federer won the last two Hopman Cup editions, 2018 and 2019, alongside Belinda Bencic. ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title