Friday, November 2, 2018

'It was a quick decision': Roger Federer reveals he rejected offer to play in Saudi Arabia... unlike rivals Nadal and Djokovic

By Telegraph, Oct. 30, 2018

Arriving in Paris amid the afterglow of his 99th career title, Roger Federer once again demonstrated his knack for avoiding public-relations pitfalls. In this latest case, the potential embarrassment revolved around an upcoming exhibition match in Saudi Arabia.

Asked to comment on the controversial showpiece – which is intended to feature both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic – Federer revealed that he too had been approached to participate. However, he said that he had needed only a moment’s consideration to dismiss the idea.
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