Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Roger Federer to play in Singapore in December

SINGAPORE: Tennis world number two Roger Federer will make his first appearance in Singapore in December, the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) announced in a press release on Friday (Sep 25).

Federer, who is also the winner of 17 Grand Slam titles, is set to represent the UAE Royals at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in the 2015 IPTL, from Dec 18 to 20.

The three-day league in Singapore will also feature the Singapore Slammers, Indian Aces, Philippine Mavericks and newest addition to the season, the Japan Warriors.

Playing for the Singapore Slammers in this year’s edition is world number one, Novak Djokovic, who recently cemented his position as one of the greatest players of all time with his 10th Grand Slam victory, beating Roger Federer at US Open 2015.

“I love playing in countries where I have never played before,” said Federer of his upcoming visit to Singapore. “I know Singapore has embraced tennis in the past few years, so coming here to play is very exciting.”

The 34-year-old added: “It is going to be a very special experience for me. I don’t often get to play in new countries and I hope that they are excited.”

The 2015 IPTL will run from Dec 2 to 20, with Singapore being the final stop.

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