Roger Federer is relishing the prospect to play in opposition to Serena Williams as he begins his 2019 season on the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia.
Federer loved one other sensational 12 months on the ATP Tour in 2018, the Swiss native successful 4 titles, together with a 20th Grand Slam on the Australian Open.
Despite turning 37 in August, Federer claimed 48 wins throughout the 12 months and continues to flourish, one thing he hopes to carry into 2019.
First up is the mixed-team exhibition occasion in Australia the place Federer will look to defend Switzerland’s title with Belinda Bencic.
The group stage of the occasion will see Federer and Bencic face Williams and United States teammate Frances Tiafoe, and it’s a match the world No. 3 can’t anticipate.
“We’ll probably play it down a little bit and say it’s not that big of a deal for us, it’s just another tennis match, but it really isn’t because it’s probably going to happen once and never again,” Federer stated. “That’s why I hope we’re both going to be injury free when that day comes around.”
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Federer will use the occasion as a part of his Australian Open preparation, the place he’s on the lookout for a 3rd successive title, and he says his coaching has been going effectively.
“I’ve been very happy with how the offseason went,” he added. “The final three or 4 weeks have been very intense. I am very excited and motivated for this subsequent season.
“Lots of issues want to occur to win any slam. I hope that once more it is going to be the beginning of an excellent season for me as a result of the final two seasons have been loopy good for me.”