In an interview Chris Jackman of Team8 management company spoke about the upcoming South American swing Roger Federer will be involved in. Jackman has been in the continent for more than a week. "I am Roger's eyes and I am the person who is organizing this event from his team.
We are working all days with Nicolas (Lapentti) so that it is a success", said Jackman who also shared how his co-operation with Federer started: "I met Roger in 2013 when I was working in another company and in 2017 Tony Godsick, who has been Roger's agent for 15 years, asked me to be part of the team.
I can already imagine an amazing match, the crowd and energy will be something special." "For the moment it's all good, there is not any risk to cancel anything. We are in daily touch with the Chilean government and the Sports Minister.
It's 100 percent safe that this event will take place. Obviously politics controversies are happening but I think people will be emotional in seeing the Swiss. Everyone wants to know how much more time he has left on the professional tour, but Roger loves the sport and wants to be in front of the crowd that loves tennis.
Going to South America will give him a lot of energy and motivation to continue." Federer will get to South America without any member of his family.