Roger Federer will play at Hopman Cup in January
Roger Federer will compete at the Hopman Cup in January as part of his buildup to the Australian Open.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion will join Belinda Bencic for Switzerland at the eight-team tournament which runs from Jan. 1-7.
Nick Kyrgios and Daria Gavrilova will return to defend the title they won this year when they became the first Australians since Mark Philippoussis and Jelena Dokic in 1999 to win the Hopman Cup.
Kyrgios says "Australia hadn't won it for a long, long time so, to be coming back there, it's pretty exciting to be defending the title."
Also in the field will be Jack Sock and Coco Vandeweghe from the United States, and Petra Kvitova and Adam Pavlasek from the Czech Republic.
What’s on TV
Football 8.45pm, TVM 2, World Cup Russia 2018 Group qualifier, (live)
Tennis 8am, GO Sports 1, ATP World Tour – China Open, Beijing, Last 16 (live) 4am, GO Sports 2, ATP World Tour – Rakuten Japan Open Championships, Tokyo, last 16 (live)
Motor-racing 3am, GO Sports 1, 2016 F1 Emirates Japanese Grand Prix – practice 1 (live)
Golf 2pm, GO Sports 2, PGA European Tour – Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Day 1 (live)