Federer turns to doubles
Friday 13th September, 2013 on Post
Shanghai – Tennis superstar Roger Federer will make a rare appearance on the doubles court when he teams up with Chinese number one Zhang Ze at the Shanghai Masters, organisers said. Federer, with a record 17 Grand Slam singles titles and now striving to stay at the top of the game, has played doubles only once this year although he won the Olympic title in 2008. He added: “It is just amazing that Roger has chosen to play with a Chinese player.
The 23-year-old Zhang, nicknamed “Big George”, is China's highest ranked singles player at 180 – compared to Federer's world number six – with a doubles rating of 334. The October 6-13 Shanghai Masters is shaping up as an important week for Federer, 32, as he bids to stay inside the world's top eight and reach the end-of-year ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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