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Federer's family prefers to Tokyo, Sydney

It is the first question addressed in the belly of the impressive O2 Arena from the plenary Roger Federer : Why did he cancelled the participation in the ATP-Cup, although he denies shortly before a show match in China? The question is not for the tennis star and media professional unexpectedly, he is prepared for it. He says in the introduction, even, he was glad to be able to explain. "When I enrolled, that was after Wimbledon, because I thought I would play in Sydney. As I learned then, that Stan (Wawrinka, the editorial team) play, and my family would not come to Sydney, had the ATP Cup for me is not more the same priority."

This he did initially want to put on the Exhibitions in South America: "I wanted to play for a long time." But it was never changes because of his knee, once because of the children. "Then it is logical that the Australian Open is important, also, my dream match in South Africa against Rafa (Nadal), then Wimbledon and finally the Olympic games in Tokyo. Something had to have faith in the program to come," said Federer more.

family travels

The decision had a connection with Federer's decision, at the Olympic Games. His family will travel to Japan, he said. "I discussed everything with Mirka (his wife), and we came to the conclusion that it is for the children is more important to be longer in one place. After the show the fight in China, I'm going to fly back to Dubai, where at this time my base. After all, two weeks stay there again with the family - and that's a lot."

Currently for the Basel area, of course, the present, and the mean ATP Finals in London. The six-time winner told his feeling was not good. "The flooring, I feel as pleasant, I have no problems with the body, I'm very and hope that 2019 is still a good tournament for me." At the same time he is aware of the fact that it is a difficult task on Sunday night against Dominic Thiem. "This is not a normal first round in Basel or at a Grand Slam tournament. You don't compete against someone who belongs to the Top 50, but with the number 5 in the world. Thiem has played a wonderful season and me twice beaten."

Created: 08.11.2019, 16:51 PM

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