October 10, 2017 -- Shanghai, China
While most athletes are accustomed to being driven from the hotel to the courts and everywhere in between, Roger jumped on the metro yesterday in Shanghai. With the longest metro system in the world, Shanghai is incredibly proud of their public transportation system as it boats over 600kms of tracks. Over 10 million people ride the metro everyday in Shanghai and yesterday, the Swiss star was one of them.
“The Metro experience was a great one,” he said. “I grew up on public transport when I was younger in Switzerland. I used to take either tram, train, or bus to practice on a daily basis, and then also a lot of the train until about 20 years old, going to tournaments even to Italy, even internationally. So for me it's something very normal."
Roger begins play at the Shanghai Rolex Masters today against Diego Schwartzman.