Roger Federer won the Hopman Cup for a record third time after defending champion Switzerland beat Germany 2-1 on Saturday.

Federer and Belinda Bencic beat Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber 4-0, 1-4, 4-3 (4) in the Fast4 format with Germany wasting a championship point in the mixed doubles decider.

Switzerland won the final after Zverev hit the ball into the net.

Earlier, Federer defeated fourth-ranked Zverev 6-4, 6-2 before Kerber leveled with a 6-4, 7-6 (6) win over Bencic.

Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, first won the Hopman Cup in 2001, joining forces with Martina Hingis to beat the United States in the final.

Federer and Bencic last year defeated the same German pair of Zverev and Kerber in the final.

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Switzerland's Belinda Bencic plays a shot during her match against Angelique Kerber of Germany in the final of the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth, Australia, Saturday Jan. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)
Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic plays a shot during her match against Angelique Kerber of Germany in the final of the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth, Australia, Saturday Jan. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)
Switzerland's Roger Federer plays a shot against Alexander Zverev of Germany in their final match at the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth, Australia, Saturday Jan. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)
Switzerland’s Roger Federer plays a shot against Alexander Zverev of Germany in their final match at the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth, Australia, Saturday Jan. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)
Alexander Zverev of Germany plays a forehand shot during his match against Switzerland's Roger Federer in the final of the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth, Australia, Saturday Jan. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)
Alexander Zverev of Germany plays a forehand shot during his match against Switzerland’s Roger Federer in the final of the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth, Australia, Saturday Jan. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)
Switzerland's Roger Federer plays a shot during his match against Alexander Zverev of Germany in the final of the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth, Australia, Saturday Jan. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)
Switzerland’s Roger Federer plays a shot during his match against Alexander Zverev of Germany in the final of the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth, Australia, Saturday Jan. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)
Switzerland's Belinda Bencic plays a shot during her match against Angelique Kerber of Germany in the final of the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth, Australia, Saturday Jan. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)
Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic plays a shot during her match against Angelique Kerber of Germany in the final of the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth, Australia, Saturday Jan. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)

Source: The Associated Press