Did Roger Federer deny Mexican Open invitation over earthquake fears?

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 | 0

Roger Federer has reportedly denied an invitation to participate in next year’s Mexican Open in Acapulco.

According to tournament director Raul Zurutuza, the Swiss tennis maestro was definite in his decision of not making it to the ATP/WTA hard-court event, scheduled to be held in the last week of February.

“Roger Federer’s theme remained in the negative, he was invited, but the answer was always a resounding no,” Zurutuza was quoted as saying by lucesdelsiglo.

And the reason for not signing up? It could well be because of fear of earthquakes that continue to haunt Mexico, the report adds.

Meanwhile, world No. 1 Rafael Nadal, former winner David Ferrer, and defending champion Sam Querrey are some of the notable names to have confirmed their participation for the event.

Venus Williams, a 7-time Grand Slam champion, will headline the women’s singles draw.



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