Roger Fed­erer will play at Hop­man Cup in Jan­uary

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

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.

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