The Swiss Roger Federer, champion of 20 tournaments Grand Slam and the German Alexander Zverev, sixth in the ATP standings, will play before more than 41.000 fans on November 23 at the bullring in the capital of Mexico.
Raúl Zurutuza, director of Mextenis, announced on Tuesday at a press conference that the game will take place on hard court and will be preceded by a doubles match between American brothers Mike and Bob Bryan against Mexicans Santiago González and Miguel Reyes.
«It is a great pleasure to confirm the news that both the media and fans were waiting for: Roger Federer will come to Mexico City. It is a project that we proposed a long time ago and today we are proud to say that Mextenis managed to materialize this great event, "he said.
For having commitments to the Dubai tournament, which coincides with the Acapulco Tennis Open, 500 ATP tournament, Federer has not played in Mexico, where the Spanish Rafael Nadal and the Serbian Novak Djokovic, who form together with the Swiss the trio of the great players of the present century.
Federer will only be in Mexico City for one day, but he has taken the match against Zverev seriously and asked to have an hour to rally, a sign of his interest in winning the match agreed to three sets.
Federer also shows the best numbers on the ATP circuit, with 102 titles, 20 of them in Grand Slam, 20 in Masters 100, 23 in ATP 500, 25 in ATP 250, in addition to six scepters in the Masters tournament.
"Zverev, with whom we have a great relationship due to his participation in Acapulco, is the best option to face Roger Federer in this match, since the experience will be against youth," said José Antonio Fernández, CCO of Mextenis.
Federer will also have exhibitions in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador.
Tickets for the game went on sale today with prices between 9.500 pesos (about $ 475) and 450 pesos (about $ 23. EFE