Roger Federer concedes he endured “somewhat of a breakdown” during last month`s tour through Mexico and South America in the wake of revolting in the Colombian capital Bogota constrained him to drop his exhibition match against Germany’s Alexander Zverev.
The 38-year-old’s five-nation visit is covered by in telecaster ESPN’. Named as ‘Roger Federer: Everywhere is Home’ which will air on Dec. 17.
It shows the 20-time Grand Slam champion’s journey, including the history-production coordinate in Mexico City bullring when 42,517 insane fans watched him take on German Zverev – a record attendance for a tennis match.
One of the most critical portions of the narrative comes in Bogota when huge scale demonstrations and riots led to a curfew imposed by the government, just before Federer and Zverev should begin their match.
With a large number of people present, Federer hesitantly chose the circumstance was not safe.
The film shows Federer going back to his locker room where he is in tears and was embraced by Zverev.
“We went to warm up and were having a good time on the court, yet then everything began to get somewhat insane,” Federer said.
“I was believing is this the best situation? Since individuals need to return home and be safe and this was sincerely when I realized we shouldn’t play.