Twenty-time Grand Slam champion and former world No.1, Roger Federer has confirmed that he will play an exhibition in China at the end of the year after signing a deal with the Hangzhou tennis invitational event.
The first edition of the Hangzhou tennis exhibition tournament will be held from December 27th to 29th this year. The Swiss maestro will be a part of the event with Alexander Zverev and American doubles legend – Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan.
In addition, Roger Federer has signed a five-year contract with the tournament and will continue playing exhibition matches in Hangzhou till 2023, when he will be aged 42.
The Basel native was asked on Twitter whether he was playing at an event in Saudi Arabia? To which Federer replied: “Nope, after World Tour Finals I will play in South America and Mexico. And Hangzhou China at the end of the year.”
Roger Federer has become progressively enthusiastic to feature in more and more exhibition tournaments in order to raise money for charity work. It seems that Federer, who is in the later second half of his career wants to play the exhibition matches regardless of his decision to hang up his racquet earlier or later.
The 38-year-old will begin his exhibition tour in November and will tour Latin America with the German. Federer’s exhibition tour will include five countries, which start in Chile, continuing through Argentina – where he will play with his friend Juan Martin Del Potro. His tour will end in Colombia, Mexico, and Ecuador.
Roger Federer is currently participating at the Shanghai Rolex Masters 2019, where he reached the third round after cruising last through Albert Ramos Vinolas in the second round.
The 2014 and 2017 Shanghai Masters champion will face the 13th seed David Goffin in the round of 16 of the 2019 Shanghai Masters on Thursday.