Roger Federer confirms first public event since retirement in November
Roger Federer will make his first public appearance since retiring from professional tennis on 19th November in Tokyo, Japan.
The 20-time Slam champion will take part in the Uniqlo LifeWear Day in the Japanese capital. The promotional event for the clothing retailer will also involve wheelchair tennis great Shingo Kunieda and celebrate the careers of him and Federer. It will take place at the Ariake Coliseum, the venue of the ATP 500 Japan Open played earlier in October. Federer and Kunieda will take part in a ‘talk session’ as part of the event schedule.
The Swiss legend retired from the sport at the Laver Cup last month, but made clear to fans that he would remain involved in the sport.
“I won’t be a ghost,” he said at an event press conference there.
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Roger Federer declined an invitation for a ceremony at his home event of the Swiss Indoors Basel at the end of October. He said while he appreciated the thought, it was too close to his retirement in London.
Fans hope to see Federer in exhibition matches in the future. There is even talk he will try his hand at commentary come Wimbledon next year.
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