Through his official Twitter account Roger Federer explained why he will play several exhibition matches during the late stage of the year. "It excites me to go to new places, it gives me a chance to play in new stadiums for different fans.
I love it", wrote Federer. The 38-year-old also denied he may play an exhibition event in Saudi Arabia from 12 to 14 November with Stan Wawrinka, Daniil Medvedev, David Goffin and Fabio Fognini. "Nope, after World Tour Finals I will play in South America and Mexico.
And Hangzou China at the end of the year", wrote the Basel native, who also praised the Colombian duo made up of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah: "Congrats guys, amazing season so far and it’s not even over."
Federer also explained why he is playing in Asia more often than he did in the past as he will also play an exhibition match in Tokyo, Japan, next week. "Asia has great sports like basketball, and plus the Asian Games will be held in 2022.
Going in different countries, going in different cities, seeing the fans, if they travel and come to support, I would appreciate that. It gives me a new opportunity to play outside Shanghai and in a new city, which is one of the most beautiful cities in China.
It makes me excited, I thought about it for a long time and I believe I will spend much more time in Asia in the future."