Federer, Bencic lead Swiss over US and into Hopman Cup final

Published 2:02 a.m. ET Jan. 4, 2018 | Updated 9:43 a.m. ET Jan. 4, 2018

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic advanced Switzerland into the Hopman Cup final with straight-set singles victories over their American opponents on Thursday.

Federer beat Jack Sock 7-6 (5), 7-5 before Bencic defeated CoCo Vandeweghe 7-6 (6), 6-4 to give Switzerland a winning 2-0 edge and first place in Group B.

Switzerland will play the Group A winner in Saturday’s final at Perth Arena. Germany, which has won both its group matches, can advance to play Switzerland if it beats Australia on Friday.

Federer waited until the 11th game of the second set to hit his best shot of the…

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