Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev have mastered the Hopman Cup, despite some problems, the next step on the hoped-for way in the final. The two best German tennis players won on Wednesday in Perth at 2:1 against France their competitive item and collected in the second group game of the second success. “I hope that Angie and I can make more,” said Zverev.

The three-time Grand Slam champion, Kerber fought back after losing the first set against Alizé Cornet and won 5:7, 6:2, 6:4. The consistency was a significant number of unerzwungenen errors (43), and showed weaknesses in your serve games. “I’m trying to find my game, my rhythm and try out new things on the pitch,” said Kerber. “It is always good for me to have a long, tight Match.”

Zverev ranked Lucas Pouille and then also in three sets 6:3, 6:7 (6:8), 6:2 . That was after the two Individually and the overall victory. In the Tiebreak of the second set, ranking fourth in the world match ball. “Lucas has fought well and in the important moments really well played,” said the 21-year-old Hamburger. The final Mixed doubles lost to Kerber/Zverev against Cornet/Pouille in two shorter sentences with 3:4 (4:5), 3:4 (3:5).

their first game in the unofficial Mixed-WM had decided Kerber and Zverev against Spain 3:0. The two can now make it on Friday for the preliminary final against Australia to win the group and a spot in the Finale perfectly. The host enters with the unpleasant Ashleigh Barty as well as outsider Matthew Ebden. Possible, but again the final against Switzerland, against Kerber and Zverev in last year’s edition of the Hopman Cup success had missed seems. The defender of the title, with Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic, has won in the other group also already twice, and hits on Thursday on Greece. The final will take place on Saturday.