"With a broken heart," reported Roger Federer on Twitter the cancellation of his third look fight against the German Alexander Zverev in South America. The game had to be played on Friday evening (local time) in the Colombian capital, Bogotá.
I am heartbroken for the people of Bogota. Due to the curfew tonight, unfortunately we could not put on the match I have waited so long for...— Roger Federer (@Roger Federer) November 23, 2019
The mass protests against the government began on Thursday, 200'000 people have demonstrated across the country. Three people were killed in the clashes. On Friday, it came in Bogotá, street battles between protesters and the security forces. The city Council imposed a curfew, which was from 21 o'clock (local time).
"Because of the curfew, we were not able to play the game we have been waiting so long, unfortunately," tweeted Roger Federer. His Fans in Colombia, the Swiss promised immediately: "We will return here, in order to provide the Colombian Fans the opportunity to see us play." He had such good memories of his battle from the year 2012 in Bogotá, that he could hardly wait to experience this again, so Federer more.
I promise everyone, Sasha and I will be returning in the future to give our Colombian fans the chance to see us play.— Roger Federer (@Roger Federer) November 23, 2019
With such great and lasting memories from my 2012 tour to Bogota, I can't wait to make that happen again.
Next to Mexico and Ecuador
On Federer's Exhibition Tour through South and Central America, two appointments are yet to come: Today is Saturday in Mexico city and on Sunday, the final in Ecuador's capital, Quito. The first exhibition match against Zverev in Chile could choose Federer for the second in Buenos Aires, the 20-times Grand Slam winner lost. However, as the Name suggests, such Exhibitions, the Show in the centre, the sporting success in addition to deal. (tzi)
Created: 23.11.2019, 09:10 PM