Norrie and Boulter now play Serena Williams and Frances Tiafoe of the United States on Thursday. "In Switzerland we don't do the tourist stuff, we leave it to the - tourists", said Federer with a smile.
Williams then found her range and dominated the tie break to wrap up the first set in 63 minutes.
Of course, there are no rankings points on offer at the exhibition event, which consists of two singles matches and a mixed doubles per tie, and it's hard to make a serious case for the result having any real impact on either's season, but as Federer pointed out this is a unique match-up of two all-time greats.
"It's great to be back out in match day, and it's great to be back out here", Williams said.
Roger Federer made an nearly flawless start to his Australian Open preparation with a superb straight-sets win over Cameron Norrie as defending champions Switzerland beat Britain in the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth on Sunday (Dec 30).
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Murray had one brilliant moment, a flawless deep throw on the move to Charleston Rambo in the end zone for a 49-yard score. The question now, of course, is what Murray (and his coach, Lincoln Riley ) will decide to do in the coming weeks.
Roger Federer plays an outstanding match against Cameron Norrie in the Hopman Cup opener.
The 37-year-old Federer overcame his 23-year-old opponent in a one-sided match lasting just 57 minutes.
In the dead mixed doubles rubber, the Germans made it a clean sweep with a straight sets win. Belinda has done it in the past, so I'm sure she's going to pass me on the information about Serena's serve and all the other shots Serena has. "We can relate to each other more so now, being parents".
"It is going to be one time, probably never again". Later on, Team Switzerland won also the mixed doubles 4-3 4-1 to complete a flawless day.
"I don't know her that well".
"It was very good, I came out of the blocks quick", he said.
The Swiss maestro, who is now playing at the Hopman Cup, barely broke a bead of sweat as he blitzed through his opening match, putting Switzerland in the driver's seat against Great Britain.