Roger Federer's wife Mirka has not been seen in the Swiss player's box over the last few months. She last attended a match live at the Laver Cup in Geneva, then she did not travel with their four children to Shanghai and Mirka was not on the grounds at the Basel's Swiss Indoors either.
Robert Federer, Roger's father, clarified everything is okay. He also denied that Mirka is pregnant again for the third time. "She is doing perfectly fine, there is no reason to worry at all, she is just taking a bit of a time out, she also Needs to manage her own time."
This year Roger went alone without his family at the French Open, which rarely happens in a Grand Slam. Meanwhile, MexTenis Director Raul Zurutuza spoke about people re-selling their tickets for the exhibition match between Federer and the German Alexander Zverev scheduled to take place later this month: "I accept criticism, I feel responsible but I cannot be responsible of a bad thing like the re-ticket sale that I cannot control.
It's a problem that happens to everyone, to the Formula 1, NBA, among the others." Asked if Federer may come to Mexico again after this year, Zurutuza replied: "I would be very happy to do something with him because we are sure he would love Mexico, we are pretty sure it will happen."
Federer opens his ATP World Tour Finals' campaign on Sunday against Dominic Thiem. The Austrian leads their head-to-head meetings. The two last met in the final of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. Thiem won the match, and the title, in three sets.