Roger Federer has decided to participate in the 45th anniversary edition of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament next week. After his recent victory over Marin Cilic in the Australian Open final, the Swiss legend has announced his participation. The tournament starts on Monday 12 February.
Tournament Director Richard Krajicek: "We are thrilled that Roger has chosen to come to the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament last minute. After his fantastic result at the Australian Open, it is tremendous news that he will be joining us in Rotterdam. It is a crown to the celebration of the history of our tournament.”
The twenty-fold Grand Slam winner appears in Rotterdam for the ninth time. He won the tournament in 2005 and 2012.
Roger Federer: "The tournament is special for me. I remember playing for the first time in 1999 as it was one of the first events where I got the chance to play at the highest level. It feels good to join in the celebrations of the 45th edition.”
Richard Krajicek: "The last twelve months have shown his tremendous drive. It makes perfect sense that he wants to capitalize on his current form. We are, of course, happy with this opportunity and see it as a crown on our 45th anniversary.
It is not yet known when Roger Federer will play his first game in Rotterdam. Most likely this will be on Tuesday or Wednesday evening.
He is entered on the basis of the A + wildcard, which each ATP 500 tournament has available for a select group of players, to make a last-minute entry possibly. The other wildcards are given to Felix Auger-Aliassime, Thiemo de Bakker and Tallon Griekspoor.