Roger Federer prioritizes tour of Mexico and South America
This Saturday, November 23rd, the Swiss Roger Federer and the German Alexander Zverev will hold an exhibition meeting at the Monumental Plaza de Toros Mexico. This match is part of the "The Greatest Match" tour through Latin America and Mexico will be the fourth country they will visit.
The native of Basel is not only one of the best in the world, but his numbers aim to be considered one of the best in history. The 38-year-old has more than 1,500 games played and has won 102 titles in his entire career.
In the case of "Sascha", as the German youngster is also known, he comes to this match as the second youngest player classified within the top ten of the world ranking of the ATP. He has also won 11 singles and two doubles titles.
In addition to the duel between Federer and Zverev, there will be another exhibition match, only this will be in doubles. Mexicans Santiago Gonzalez and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela will play against U.S. twins Bob and Mike Bryan. The Aztecs finished this year's professional tennis season in the top 100 doubles of the ATP.
The attendance record for a tennis match is 35,681 people. It was set at an exhibition match in Brussels between Belgian Kim Clijsters and American Serena Williams in 2010. However, history will change this weekend.
The reason is that the Plaza de Toros Mexico has a capacity of approximately 41,000 people and there is a sold-out for Saturday. On the Supertickets page, the company in charge of distributing the match tickets, no more tickets are available.
The matches will be played on a hard surface court. It will have a blue colour, but the sides will be grey.
"The Greatest Match will have other venues besides Mexico. It started in Chile and the current N°3 in the world got the victory. The scoreboard finished with a 6-3, 4-6 and 6-4.
In the next match, in Argentina, "Sascha" matched things. With a great match, the German defeated Federer 7-6 (3) and 7-6 (2).
The next match will be a day earlier than in Aztec lands. Colombia will vibrate on November 22 with the duel of the tennis players and Ecuador will have to wait until the 24th of the same month.
Federer has already played in Mexico in an official tournament, however, belonged to the youth circuit ITF in 1996. His German opponent had not yet been born.
If you didn't get a chance to buy a ticket to the Plaza de Toros, don't worry, you can watch the match. The match will be played at 17:00 (Mexico time) and will be broadcast on ESPN and on open television on Channel 7, but will be deferred (from 19:00 hours).