John Isner will face Roger Federer in an exhibition charity match organized by Uniqlo on Monday October 14 in Tokyo, Japan. The American player, although is sponsorised by Nike, accepted to play replacing the injured Kei Nishikori who will still attend the event.
Isner had a decent run in Shanghai winning two matches and losing to Novak Djokovic on Thursday in the fourth round. Isner has already faced Federer for charity in Seattle, Washington, in April 2017. The American also played against Federer in the Laver Cup.
Before the men's tennis event in Geneva, Isner had said: "It's fantastic to be back again. We're just excited to get going on Friday. We know the atmosphere is going to be amazing. It has been the last two years.
Can't describe how fun it is to play on that court." Federer will also play exhibition matches in November in South America. The Mextenis Director Raul Zurutuza said: "One day in an ATP meeting we spoke with Tony Godsick and we proposed him, he said he was seeing it as very complicated.
We already understood that he would not play in Acapulco and through this project that Roger has to raise money for his Foundation, we managed to bring him. We chose the Plaza de Toros in Mexico City because it can welcome 41,000 people.
If we manage to sell all the tickets, a record attendance in a tennis match, that now belongs to Kim Clijsters and Serena Williams when 35,685 people attended, will be set. Now we are working on our website."