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Federer helps Swiss defend Hopman Cup title

(CNN)It was the prefect preparation for the Australian Open as Roger Federer teamed up with Belinda Bencic to help Switzerland defend its Hopman Cup title in Perth.Federer and Bencic beat the German team of Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber 4-0 1-4 4-3 (5-4) in the deciding mixed doubles in a repeat of last year's final.BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPIONS 🏆 🇨🇭Congratulations @rogerfederer and @BelindaBencic on defending your #HopmanCup title! pic.twitter.com/O5YyP1OW2F— Hopman Cup (@hopmancup) January 5, 2019 Switzerland became the first team to defend the Hopman Cup, while the win was a record third in the competition for the 37-year-old Federer.The 20-time grand slam champion beat world No.4 Zverev 6-4 6-2 in Saturday's opening singles ...