Roger Federer-Serena Williams/mediabox247.comRoger Federer and Serena Williams will play against each other for the first time in their careers on New Year’s Day during an exhibition in Australia. The two have never faced each other on a court in their decades together on tour but that is set to change. On New Year’s Day, at the Hopman Cup Federer and Williams will be across the net from one another in a mixed doubles match between Switzerland and the United States. Williams said concerning the match; “I’ve been looking forward to it since I saw it,” “I was like, ‘Oh, my God, this is so cool.’ So it’s just something that, as a player, is something that you would dream of, to play Roger Federer.” Of her first time facing Federer, Williams noted that she was “just glad it’s not in singles.”
“Listen, if there’s one thing I’ve never worried about, it’s how I would match up against Roger because I don’t think it would be very good,” “Thankfully it’s something I don’t have to often think about. I’m just going to have fun tomorrow.” When questioned about the match Federer said. “It’s very exciting for both of us,” “I hope that a lot of tennis fans are going to tune in and watch it, because it’s going to be one time and probably never again, in this kind of a competition.”
“We’re both fierce competitors,’’ he added, “and we always want to win. We try our best.” The 37-year-olds are the only people to have won 20 or more Grand Slam singles titles in the Open Era.