Wednesday, April 10, 2013 10:00 am
Federer commits to hometown Swiss Indoors event
The Associated Press
Federer tells Swiss daily Tages Anzeiger that "everyone knows how much this tournament means to me and that is still true."
The five-time champion says he never said that he wouldn't play in Basel. He says he's trying "to make this complicated issue simpler."
Federer's contract with the event ended after losing last year's final to Juan Martin del Potro. Swiss media reported that Federer's management sought a seven-figure fee and couldn't reach an agreement with tournament organizers.
The 31-year-old Federer says he can play in Basel "without any kind of contract or agreement" if he wants.