WORLD number two Roger Federer will return to Perth for a third successive Hopman Cup at the end of the year.
Federer, who is about to embark on a campaign to win a ninth Wimbledon title, will be 37 when he takes part in the Hopman Cup.
Last year, in partnership with Belinda Bencic, he helped Switzerland with the tournament for a third time.
Federer went on to win the Australian Open title after his Hopman Cup appearances in 2017 and 2018.
Bencic will be returning to partner Federer again.
Tourism minister Paul Papalia described luring Federer back to Perth as a “massive coup” for the state.
“This will be Federer’s fifth time representing Switzerland at the mixed team tournament, and we are pleased to welcome him back to WA and experience our extraordinary State,” he said.
“The Hopman Cup is a world-class event which continues to attract a high calibre of international players.
“The event also adds vibrancy to the State and attracts significant media attention nationally and internationally, providing invaluable exposure of Perth and WA to millions of people around the world.”
Also coming back will be last year’s beaten finalists Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber, representing Germany.
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