Federer turns down invitation to play in Saudi Arabia


"So, for me, it was a very quick decision".

Saudi Arabia is under growing pressure from the worldwide community following the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi after he entered Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

Although both players voiced concerns about the match, which is scheduled to take place in Jeddah during tennis' off-season on December 22, they are yet to officially withdraw and are seeking further information before making their decision.

Djokovic is seeking to reclaim the top ranking from Rafael Nadal at a tournament Nadal has never won.

"It's bad that one journalist lost their life".

Federer turned down an offer to play an exhibition match in Saudi Arabia. "I hope things will clarify as soon as possible".

"Because right now we just don't have enough information and we have to look into that a bit more and then we'll make our decision soon".

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"Of course I know, I'm aware of what's happening, and it's sad, of course".

Roger Federer finally confirmed that he would take part in the Paris Masters after fears he could pull out again after a three year absence.

World number one Rafael Nadal and number three Roger Federer will start their campaigns at the tournament on Wednesday. I mean, it's the only thing that you can feel when you see something like that and when you hear something like that.

"I feel like it's better for me to play matches rather than practice, and I think that's it". "As long as I don't feel like I'm taking a chance on my health prior to London, that's the key as well".

"I'm happy to play tomorrow". So yeah, I'll give it a go tomorrow.

"I had a commitment since one year to play there", Nadal told reporters before the Paris Masters, according to Tennis.com. "I'm excited", he added, after winning the Swiss indoor championships in Basel on Sunday. He is cautious about his chances of success in Paris, where his only tournament victory came in 2011. On his last appearance in 2015, he was knocked out by American Jon Isner in the Round of 16.