Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.


Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence


Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Sports
1-min read

Roger Federer Will Return to Bogota for Exhibition Match vs Alexander Zverev

Roger Federer will take on Alexander Zverev in the rescheduled exhibition match on March 24 at Movistar Arena in the Colombian capital Bogota.


Updated:December 21, 2019, 9:15 AM IST
facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp
Roger Federer Will Return to Bogota for Exhibition Match vs Alexander Zverev
Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Bogota: Roger Federer will return to Colombia in March next year for an exhibition match against German Alexander Zverev after a meeting between the pair scheduled for last month was cancelled.

The fixture will be played on March 24 at Movistar Arena in the Colombian capital Bogota, the Xinhua news agency quoted the organisers as saying.

"There was never any doubt that Roger would return, it was just a matter of when it would be," Federer's agent Tony Godsick said. "It was a carefully considered decision. They (Roger and Alexander) love their fans (and) the beautiful city of Bogota."

The match, originally slated for Bogota's Movistar arena on November 22, was called off minutes before its scheduled start amid fears of violence. Earlier, city mayor Enrique Penalosa decreed a curfew to avoid riots and looting following anti-government protests.

Recently, Federer had revealed his psychological torment he went through after an exhibition duel was cancelled. "I had a bit of a breakdown. It was not going to be the dream match it was supposed to have been and I could feel it all falling apart at the end. When I came back (to the locker room), I was emotionally wasted."

Federer, whose 20 grand slam titles make him the most successful male player in history, has made only one appearance in Colombia. In 2012, he defeated Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in an exhibition duel in Bogota.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results