Federer draws crowd for Hopman Cup practice

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Roger Federer arrives for his practice session at Perth Arena; Getty Images

For the third straight year, Roger Federer opened up his Hopman Cup practice to the public, and for the third straight year, people streamed through the Perth Arena doors.


Roger Federer drew around 1,500 fans to his latest practice session at Perth Arena for the Hopman Cup.

The Swiss legend has for the past three years opened his practice sessions up to the public in the lead up to the mixed teams event.

While it will be hard to surpass the feat of attracting 6,000 fans to the first of those – back in 2017 – Federer still managed to bring in a large group of fans who sat in the stands to watching him practice with Spanish veteran David Ferrer.

They then clamoured for autographs at the side of the court with the 20-time Grand Slam champion.

Federer will represent Switzerland with countrywoman Belinda Bencic; the duo at the defending champions at the eight-team event.

Federer and Bencic will team up to face Great Britain – represented by Katie Boulter and Cameron Norrie – in their first match of the tournament on Sunday 30 December.

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