Roger Federer is set to play an exhibition event in Hangzhou, China, in late December. On Saturday, 28 December, the Swiss will pair up with Alexander Zverev to face the Bryan Brothers. On the same day, Zverev will play a singles match against Li Zhe.
On Sunday 29 December, Federer and Zverev will first have a meet and greet session with fans off the court, and then they will face each other in a singles match. The event is organized by the Shanghai Masters tournament.
Through a video message, Federer, who has a close relationship with the Chinese event director Michael Luevano, said: "Hello everybody, it's Roger Federer here, I am really excited to come to Hangzhou and play the TMA 2019 Tennis Invitational.
Of course, I hope to see you there in a beautiful city. Take care. Bye." The official statement about the event read, "For better development of tennis culture among teenagers and better promotion of tennis culture between different countries, Roger Federer will participate in a series of activities like meeting teenagers for tennis experience and attending a charity dinner."
The matches will take place at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Expo Tennis Center. Federer will also shoot promotional videos for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. Federer will have played quite a few exhibition events before the start of the 2020 season. He toured six different Latin American countries in November.