Federer to play exhibition duels in Colombia, Argentina

Source: Xinhua| 2019-09-18 11:41:57|Editor: Wu Qin
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BOGOTA, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer will play exhibition matches in Argentina and Colombia in November, event organizers said on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old will face 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in Buenos Aires on November 20 and rising German star Alexander Zverev in Bogota two days later.

It will be only Federer's second appearance in Colombia, coming seven years after he beat Frenchman Wilfried Tsonga in an exhibition duel in Bogota.

"Hello Colombia. I can't wait to go back and play on November 22 at the Movistar Arena in Bogota. I hope everyone can attend," the former world No. 1 said in a video posted on social media by event organizer IMLA Colombia.

Federer, whose 20 grand slam titles make him the most successful male player in history, is currently third in the ATP tour rankings while Zverev is sixth and Del Potro 71st.

"I would like to tell you some very nice news: that I am coming back to play in Argentina and against one of the best players ever: my friend Roger Federer," Del Potro said in an Instagram post.