Richard Krajicek: 'Roger Federer is unlikely to play Rotterdam'

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Richard Krajicek: 'Roger Federer is unlikely to play Rotterdam'

The ABN Amro Open in Rotterdam announced confirmed its first three players for the 2018 tournament edition. Alexander Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov and defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga have all confirmed that they would be playing in the tournament.

At the moment, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal haven't mentioned anything about playing there. The tournament director Richard Krajicek spoke about the current situation the event finds itself in: 'We didn't focus on one player for too much time,' the former Wimbledon champion told Tennis Fans about Federer and Nadal.

'So we looked further too and we could confirms someone.' 'Federer is not very realistic at the moment, but with Nadal we are still going through negotiations. We are thinking about how bringing him in Rotterdam.

The door is very open,' added Krajicek. Federer won two titles in Rotterdam, in 2005 and 2012. Nadal lost the 2009 final to Andy Murray, earlier this year he was committed to play but withdrew due to fatigue after Australian Open.

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