Roger Federer enters 40th ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament
Tournament Director Richard Krajicek has announced today that Roger Federer will return to Rotterdam to defend his title in the 40th ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. The tournament will be played from 11 until 17 February 2013 in Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
Richard Krajicek on the participation of Roger Federer: “After his victory in February, Rogers return was on top of the wishlist of everyone involved in the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. We are very proud that we have agreed on his participation which we can announce today.”
Roger Federer: “The ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament is one of the ‘special’ tournaments for me personally on the ATP World Tour. I'm glad to be present during the 40th anniversary of the tournament and hopefully I will become the first player with his name on the boarding for the third time.”
Roger Federer in Rotterdam
Roger Federer participated in the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament seven times before. In 2005 and 2012 he managed to win the tournament. It is striking that these were the two best attended editions. Last February Ahoy Rotterdam even welcomed a record number of 115,894 tennis fans. In 2013 the Swiss could be the first player in the forty-year history of the tournament conquering the singles title for a third time.
Richard Krajicek: “The sold-out sessions when Roger played, the atmosphere in Ahoy when he was practicing or signing autographs and all the wonderful reactions from the fans, made the last edition very special. For our upcoming anniversary, we wanted him to return to Rotterdam. With his participation the tournament already promises to be a great party.”
Roger Federer’s opponents in the ATP World Tour 500 event in Rotterdam are not known at this point in time. They will be announced in the period leading up to the tournament.
The upcoming ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament focuses on the 40-year partnership between ABN AMRO and organiser Ahoy Rotterdam. The tournament has the longest standing sponsorship agreement of any tournament in the ATP World Tour. In preparation for the tournament several activities will be started to celebrate this anniversary.
Ticket sales for the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament 2013 have started.