Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev at the Hopman Cup, the Chance to the final for a rematch against Switzerland. The German Tennis Duo won on Friday in Perth convincingly the decisive preliminary round game against Australia and meets on Saturday at Topstar Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic. For the second Time Kerber and Zverev games in a row in the unofficial Mixed championship, the first German title since 1995. 24 years ago, Boris Becker and Anke Huber came to success at the Hopman Cup.

“It’s nice to be back in the finals. We have lost this last year, and we wanted to be definitely there again,“ said Zverev. The ATP-Finale-winner and Wimbledon winner Kerber this week in their Individually still unbeaten and finished before then meaningless Mixed (1:5) the hope of the organisers to reach the final.

Kerber secured with a convincing 6:4, 6:4 against Ashleigh Barty, the guide. Against the number 15 in the world, against which they had lost recently, had to give the left-handed own service game. In addition, the world profited ranked Second from the keel of Bartys errors in crucial moments. “It’s tricky against players like them,” said Kerber. “I tried to play aggressively and well. I think that was the key.“

In the case of 5:3 in the second set, the German Sportswoman of the year in 2018 and had a match ball unused. Their subsequent game they won to Null and betrayed in the victory interview with a smile, a weakness Zverevs: you wish yourself for the new year, the 21-Year-old on-time going, she said: “I’m always waiting for Sasha.”

The Hamburg waved with a smile, as he was asked, according to his sovereign 6:4, 6:3 against Matthew Ebden after his punctuality. On the square the Fourth could leave lists Kerber but also in the third group game at the world ranking. Zverev fulfilled his duty and can win as Kerber from his previous appearances, also Confidence for the Australian Open in Melbourne. The first Grand Slam tournament of the season at the 14. January los and counts for both more than the Hopman Cup.