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Mexico City bullring to host Roger Federer-Alexander Zverev match

MEXICO CITY -- For 73 years, Mexico City's Plaza de Toros bullring has hosted hundreds of bullfights, but on Saturday it will become a tennis court when Roger Federer faces Germany's Alexander Zverev.

Saturday's match is the fourth stop in a tour of Latin America by the two tennis greats.

Federer, who has won 20 Grand Slam titles during his career, will be making his first visit to Mexico.

Raúl Zurutuza is the director of Mextenis, which organizes Mexico's Acapulco and Los Cabos tennis tourneys.

"This is an achievement, because we know that it would be hard to get Roger back here as an active player," Zurutuza said.

Federer has turned down invitations to the Mexico Open in Acapulco. He prefers to play in an open in Dubai around the same date.