Federer Will Play Rotterdam

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Just about every ATP 500 wants Roger Federer to play there. He is very expensive – around $1 million per tournament or more – but the Swiss can sell out anywhere he goes.

During next February, Federer has committed to the ABN Amro tournament in Rotterdam. Federer has played there before, but he has mixed it up after the Australian Open, which ends after January. In 2015, he played in Dubai and then went over to Indian Wells in early March.

In 2016, he could play all three.

“Rotterdam offers me a good preparation for the tournament in Indian Wells and it brings me back to Europe, so that my children can ski in the snow,” Federer told the media. “Moreover, Rotterdam is one of my favorite tournaments to play. I have very fond memories of it tournament, especially on my debut in 1999 and my titles in 2005 and 2012.”

Federer won the Dutch indoor event twice after playing it since the start of his career in the late 1990s. He stands a formidable 23-6 at the Ahoy stadium as he packed the venue all week long in 2012, making the week a promoter’s dream for tournament director and fellow Wimbledon winner Richard Krajicek.

The 34-year-old Federer will play all next year, including the Grand Slam events, as well as the Olympics Games next summer. At the Olympics, he might play the doubles with his other Swiss partners, Stan Wawrinka in the men’s, and the mixed with Martina Hingis.

The winner of 87 career titles including the all-time record of 17 grand slam singles crowns added that he does not fear the day when he will have to finally hang up his racquet. “I would have peace with it if it was tomorrow. Actually, I have that feeling for a long time. It could just end up this way, for example through injury.”

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