Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic cruise to Hopman Cup victory over Britain

Tennis Perth Roger Federer cruises to win at Hopman Cup

"It's still early days, but I feel like I've played some sets and points in practice, so you kind of know where you are", Federer said.

The 37-year-old knows he will have to go to Melbourne Park in peak form given that top-ranked Novak Djokovic, who won the Mubadala World Tennis Championship on Saturday with a 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 win over Kevin Anderson, has set overhauling Federer's mark of 20 majors as his "objective".

In the earlier men's singles match, No.15 ranked Tsitsipas overcame a second set wobble to defeat Tiafoe 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3.

Federer and Serena, two of the greatest players in history, will face off across the net for the first time on Tuesday when United States go up against defending champions Switzerland in the mixed doubles.

Norrie and Boulter now play Serena Williams and Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. on Thursday.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion reported some soreness in her ankle, but hit 13 aces and 29 winners en route to victory.

Her appearance in Perth is her first tournament since her US Open meltdown, where she was handed a series of code violations in her loss to Naomi Osaka in the final. "I hope tennis fans tune in and watch it because it's going to be one time and probably never again in this type of competition", Federer said.

Federer faced three break points in his first service game, but was near flawless from that point on as he wrapped up the contest in 57 minutes at RAC Arena on Sunday night.

The Swiss legend was so much better than Norrie that for once the crowd was even backing the Brit that looked hopeless against the Maestro. Belinda has done it in the past, so I'm sure she's going to pass me on the information about Serena's serve and all the other shots Serena has.

Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova got off to sizzling start as she beat Ana Bogdan of Romania 6-0, 6-1 in just 53 minutes at the Shenzhen Open Sunday.

I'm sure there's a certain air of rivalry ahead of the big match, but the two aren't using the lead-up to rile each other up as some other sportsmen - or, erm, YouTubers - do. "I wasn't missing any rhythm", Federer said after his win over world No.91 Norrie. Later on, Team Switzerland won also the mixed doubles 4-3 4-1 to complete a ideal day.

"It's the age of social media", Federer said with a laugh when told about Williams' plan.

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