According to ESPN, Roger Federer will reportedly play an exhibition in South America in late November this year. Fenix, a management company that had already brought Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the area back in 2013 for Nicolas Massu's farewell tour, confirmed the news.
Federer will play in the Movistar Arena in Chile on November 20 against one between Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev or Kei Nishikori. Thiem and Zverev are unlikely to play the Davis Cup Finals that take place in the Madrid over the same week.
"Some details lack in order to make it official, but that's our wish," said a Fenix spokesman to La Tercera. Federer also plans to visit Argentina, Colombia and Mexico. He had competed with Juan Martin del Potro and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in 2012 always in South America, getting around $13 million.
Rumours about Federer's possible appearance in the Continent started earlier this year in March when he shared his desire to play exhibitions there. Gustavo Kuerten had sent him a video message saying he was available to play mixed doubles with the 20-time Grand Slam winner.
In the same time, Federer had denied he could play ATP events in South America as they mostly take place in February on clay. "It's difficult. If I go, I will have to play on clay, in Brazil or any other place (in South America).
The hard court only in Acapulco, but I cannot play there because I play in Dubai the same week," had warned Federer.