As the Davis Cup gets underway in Madrid Spain at the Caja Magica, Roger Federer and Zverev are set to participate in various exhibition matches in North and South America. The two will face off in Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Bogota, Mexico City, and Quito.
The exhibition matches come days after the two crushed out of the ATP Finals in London. They failed to qualify for the semifinals in the season-ending tournament held at the O2 Arena in London. However, Federer had firmly stated that he did not want anything to do with the Davis Cup.
Having not qualified for the Davis Cup, the Swiss chose to participate in some exhibition matches in Latin America, with stops in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Ecuador. The exhibition matches will see him earn a cool £8 million within six days. He will be touring the countries alongside the German with a series of matches planned between the two.
Alexander Zverev and Roger Federer jetting off for Argentina
Federer and Zverev left for Argentina together ahead of their much-anticipated exhibition matches in North and South America. They were expected to arrive in Buenos Aires, where a press conference was scheduled for them in a hotel at Puerto Madero.
— Alexander Zverev (@AlexZverev) November 4, 2019
Before leaving for Argentina notified fans in Latin America that they were on their way. Through a short video, Alexander Zverev said, “Alright guys, here we are. Five Cities, seven days. We’re off to Buenos Aires. ”See you later,” Roger Federer added.
Busy schedule lies ahead
Once they arrive in Argentina, the two will leave for Chile to play the first match at the Movistar Arena in Santiago. Earlier on, there were some uncertainties surrounding the exhibition match. The controversies in Chile threatened to jeopardize it from taking place. However, the organizers laughed off the claims. They even insisted that Federer will take part in a series of off-court activities in Santiago.
After Chile, the duo will return to Buenos Aires and will face off at the Parque Roca Stadium. Then a one-day break will follow on Thursday before traveling to Ecuador, Mexico, and Colombia to finish the Exhibition matches.
For Roger, after touring Latin America, he will also head to South Africa in February 2020 for another exhibition match. While in his mother’s home country, he will play Rafael Nadal.
Roger Federer’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.3, Federer played his last match on the 16th of November when he was overcome by Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 6-4 in the semifinal in London.
This year the Swiss has a 51-10 win-loss record. Roger conquered 4 titles in 2019 in Dubai, in Miami, in Halle and in Basel. The Swiss was the finalist in Indian Wells and in Wimbledon.
Alexander Zverev’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.7, Zverev played his last match on the 16th of November when he had to surrender to Dominic Thiem 7-5 6-3 in the semifinal in London.
This year Zverev has a 41-24 win-loss record. Alexander conquered 1 title in Geneva. Alexander was the finalist in Acapulco and in Shanghai.
Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev played each other 10 times. The head to head is 5-5.
The last time that they fought against each other, Alexander Zverev won 6-3 6-77 6-3 in the quarter in Shanghai on the 11th October 2019.
Here the highlights.
Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev
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