Tsitsipas, Sakkari win mixed doubles against Federer, Bencic
Greek tennis duo, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari have defeated Switzerland 2-1, represented by Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic at the Hopman Cup. Their win unfortunately wasn’t enough for Tsitsipas and Sakkari to advance to the final, as they needed to win 3-0.
Bencic and Federer not only won the title together last year, but they also went in to the match holding an 8-1 doubles record when playing together at the Hopman Cup. The first set would go to a tiebreak, where the Greeks would save three set points to take it 5-4. Switzerland bounced back in the second set, taking it 4-2. The third set went to a tiebreak, with the Greeks winning the last four points of the match to take it 5-3.
Next week, Sakkari and Tsitsipas will play their final tournaments before the Australian Open. Sakkari will travel to Tasmania for the Hobart International, where she will be seeded third. Tsitsipas will look to win his second ATP title at the Sydney International, where he will be the top seed.