Sun, 6 Jan, 2019
The hilarious moment you missed between Federer and Zverev at Hopman Cup
Alexander Zverev has let it be known – he was not happy after he and his partner Angelique Kerber conceded the Hopman Cup final to Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic, for the second year running Saturday night.
Tennis fans will never be tired of watching the 20-time Grand Slam champion take victory in nail-biting matches, and last Saturday continued to provide pleasure in Zverev's final speech by teasing Federer.
“We’re sick of you guys,” he joked. “Especially you [Roger]. You’re thirty-whatever. Why? Just why?”
The crowd and Federer in Perth belted into laughter, a positive sign Zverev took to continue.
“What the hell are you [Federer] laughing at,” he quipped which earned a cheeky reply.
“She did it,” Roger said, pointing to his teammate, Bencic.
“What a nice guy, huh?” Zverev said.
Roger Federer has won the Hopman Cup for a record third time after Switzerland beat Germany in a winner-takes-all point.
Federer gave Switzerland a 1-0 lead in the tie with a 6-4 6-2 win over world No. 4 Alexander Zverev on Saturday night. #tennis #rogerfederer #hopmancup pic.twitter.com/zNL9gmzHg9
— GlobalSports.travel (@globalsportsaus) January 6, 2019
The game followed Federer’s win over Zverev (6-4, 6-2) and Kerber’s win against Bencic (6-4, 7-6) – an event that left all those watching on the edge of their seats.
Despite the unleashing of Zverev, both opponents took their loss graciously taking to Instagram later the next day to show thanks and wish a hearty congratulations.
“We came as close as you can get this year but just came up short,” he wrote with an attached video rematch of the game.
“I just want to thank @angie.kerber for an amazing week again and also congratulate @rogerfederer and @belindabencic for winning the title again,” he continued on before finishing.
“It was historical.”