Published On: Mon, Nov 18th, 2019

Roger Federer sends five-word message to fans after leaving ATP Finals for Argentina | Tennis | Sport

Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev have sent a message to fans out on North and South America ahead of their five exhibition matches.

Federer and Zverev were in action at the ATP Finals in London this past week, with both players being eliminated in the semi-finals on Saturday.

It is the same week that the revamped Davis Cup finals take place, with Zverev opting against playing for Germany while Switzerland failed to qualify for the event.

Federer had admitted earlier this year that he wanted to explore the possibility of playing matches in South America, and confirmed his exhibition schedule a few months ago.

Juan Martin del Potro was set to be his opponent for the second match in Argentina, but the 2009 US Open winner was forced to withdraw through injury.

It meant Zverev, who was already penciled in to play four of the five matches, will step up to face Federer in every match.

And the pair have already jetted off to Buenos Aires for the press conference at a hotel in Puerto Madero taking place on Monday.

Speaking in a video before boarding their plane, Zverev and Federer sent a final message to their supporters.

Zverev said: “Alright guys, here we are. Five cities, seven days. We’re off to Buenos Aires.”

Federer then signed off with a message in another language before adding: “See you later.”

The tennis duo will touch down in Argentina for Monday before flying out to Chile for the first of their five matches.

The following day will see them immediately head back to Buenos Aires, where the duo will play at the Parque Roca Stadium.

A day’s break on Thursday before they finish the exhibition off with matches in Colombia, Mexico and Ecuador.

The Swiss tennis star also has an exhibition match against Rafael Nadal scheduled for February 2020 in South Africa – Federer’s mother’s home country.

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