Perhaps to keep pace in the No. 1 race with rivals Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, Roger Federer has confirmed his participation in the Shanghai Masters next week.
“It will be fantastic to return to Shanghai and the Shanghai Rolex Masters,” Federer said. “I love the city and especially the fans. I’ve enjoyed great success at the tournament, dating back to the Tennis Masters Cups. I hope all the fans will come out to enjoy the matches.
“Shanghai is one of my favorite cities in Asia, and I look forward to getting back to the Shanghai Rolex Masters. I love the passionate fans, and the facilities and tournament are amazing”
Federer missed last year’s Shanghai event due to an assortment of injuries. And after a busy Olympic summer and then Davis Cup last month there was a chance that he’d pass up the tournament again.
Federer has never won the event. He was a finalist in his last trip losing to Andy Murray in 2010.
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