Federer set for Mercedes Cup
Roger Federer has confirmed he will be involved at this year’s Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, which begins on June 11
The Wimbledon champion will begin his grass-court season in south-west Germany for a third consecutive year – and he will be hoping to enjoy a productive stay in the industrial city.
“Excited to announce that I will be coming back to for the Mercedes Cup in June,” stated Federer on his Facebook page. “Looking forward to seeing you at the grass-courts in Stuttgart.”
The Swiss has not enjoyed the best of results on his last two visits to Stuttgart. He fell to eventual winner, Dominic Thiem, in 2016 and endured a shock second round loss to Tommy Haas 13 months ago.
Federer, who has not played since a second round defeat to Thanasi Kokkinakis at the Miami Open in March, headlines a stellar cast list. Lucas Pouille, Milos Raonic, Hyeon Chung, Nick Kyrgios, Feliciano Lopez, David Ferrer and Denis Shapovalov are also scheduled to be involved.
Grigor Dimitrov, a frequent performer in Stuttgart, will not be involved this year. The Bulgarian has decided against commencing his grass-court campaign at a venue where he has tended to struggle.
He failed to register a single victory in 2016 or 2017, falling to Juan Martin del Potro and Jerzy Janowicz respectively.