Roger Federer warning to all his rivals ahead of the Australian Open, stating that he found his groove faster at the Hopman Cup then he did 12 months ago. The Swiss maestro enjoyed his stunning recovery in the 2017 season, taking his career grand slam titles to 19 with his victory in Melbourne and Wimbledon. Federer started the new season in impressive form at the Hopman Cup with a powerful win of 6-4, 6-3 beating Japans Yuichi Sugita. And Federer – who is turning 37 in 2018 – believes he is quickly finding his best groove in Perth. Federer stats that this year he feels much more in a rhythm in his matches. He also states that you get a moment where you must serve the first time of the year, and it’s a normal thing. Whereas last year he hoped he could to be able to hit his first serves, and hope it’s going to work out as much as he did in the practice. He thinks all those question marks aren’t there this time around, which is a nice thing. Federer added that his condition feels good, moreover he told he’s just very happy he could have a good level and stay calm under pressure. He’s had some good moments moving forward to the net and playing up in the court. That’s how he wants to play for the year. He states that he thinks that he’s off to a great start this season. There was another Swiss victory in Group B as Belinda Bencic won against Naomi Osaka 7-5, 6-3, which pairs her with Federer for the mixed doubles. In Group A, Jack Sock and CoCo Vandeweghe defeated Karen Khachanov and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova for the United States, but the Russian duo earned a measure of revenge in the mixed doubles.