Roger back in Rotterdam

Today Tournament Director Richard Krajicek announced that Roger will return to Rotterdam to participate in the 39th ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. This tournament will be played from 13 until 19 February 2012.

Richard Krajicek on Roger's participation: “We are very proud of the fact that Roger returns to Rotterdam. He is one of the most important athletes in sports in general, not only in tennis. He has always done very well in Rotterdam, with his victory in 2005 as one of the highlights in our 38 years history.”

Roger: “The ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament is one of the ‘special’ events for me on the ATP World Tour. In 1999, Rotterdam was one of my first big tournaments outside Switzerland. I look forward to finally being able to see my own name on the Winners Ring in the stadium, as it will be my first appearance since my victory in 2005.”

Roger has participated in the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament six times. Before winning the tournament in 2005, he reached the quarterfinals in 1999, 2002 and 2004, the semifinals in 2003 and was losing finalist in 2001 (against Nicolas Escudé). He last participated in 2005, the year in which the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament saw a record number of 108.030 visitors, winning one of the most exciting finals in the history of the tournament, 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (5) against Ivan Ljubicic.

Roger has also been very successful in doubles. He won the doubles tournament in 2001 (with Jonas Björkman) and 2002 (with Max Mirnyi). The opponents for Roger in the ATP World Tour 500 event in Rotterdam are not known at this point in time. Over the next months the list of participants will be announced.

Date: 02.05.2011, Source: RF Official


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