January 3, 2019 -- Perth, AUS
Coming against the United States for their first match up of the new year, team Switzerland remained dominant at the Hopman Cup. Roger took on young American, Frances Tiafoe and had little problems getting his first singles win of 2019 under his belt. He beat him 6-4, 6-1 before going into the mixed doubles match against Serena Williams and Tiafoe. With the two Goats facing off in mixed doubles, the crowd was entertained as the Swiss team won 4-2, 4-3 (3).
Next up, the Swiss had to get past Greece to book a spot into the Finals. Roger faced a feisty and determined Stefanos Tsisipas in singles fighting off the closest match for him yet in Perth. He won 7-6(5), 7-6(4) solidifying a spot for the team in the finals. The mixed doubles was loaded with entertaining exchanges and wet 3 sets, ultimately Greece took the win 4-3 (4), 2-4, 4-3 (3).