Roger Federer shared why he will play singles and doubles match in Hangzhou, China, on December 28 and 29 with Alexander Zverev, Mike and Bob Bryan. Federer is skipping the ATP Cup that will take place from 3 to 12 January in Australia.
"Hangzhou was just something I thought would be this year good preparation for the Australian Open and also something that would be very exciting for me to go and play", said the Basel native. Asked to what he will be committed once his playing days are over, Federer replied: "It could be maybe basketball, football, table tennis.
I try to be a good dad and husband first of all. Then I just have a passion for art, music and other things as well. And I would love to learn high skate." Could we see him wearing On shoes for the first time on a tennis court at next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo? "Maybe yes maybe not.
It's a secret. I cannot tell a lot about that so far." Meanwhile, former world No. 1 Todd Woodbridge spoke about Dominic Thiem possibly going far at the Australian Open: You have to look at Thiem. The physicality in his body is fantastic.
He’s just ripping the ball. He obviously played brilliantly at the end of the year in the ATP Finals. He didn’t win the final, but I think he’s the one who’s ready to win a Slam, because of that. His game has evolved to beat Federer, he has managed to stay with Rafa."