He'll play in Shanghai according to the following September 24 Press Release from Juss Event Reuters:
久事赛事网讯 十月，申城进入秋高气爽的季节。伴随着浓浓的秋意，2012年上海劳力士大师赛即将于1 0月6日在旗忠网球中心盛大揭幕。日前，上海劳力士大师赛主办方确认，费德勒团队一行人已经完成了中国签证 申请和酒店预订的工作，将与10月4日抵达上海。本次参赛，费德勒还带来了庞大的家族后援团，包括他的一双 小女儿也会一同前来，为父亲的上海之行加油、助威，由此可见费天王对于本次上海劳力士大师赛的 重视程度。
上海劳力士大师赛属于全球九站ATP1000系列赛事之一，也是亚洲唯一的一站。按照规则，ATP排名 前20位选手强制参赛，如退出赛事将会被扣除一定积分以示惩罚，除非该选手享有豁免权。但要获得豁免权并不 容易，符合以下三个条件之一可以豁免一站比赛：一是年满31岁，二是参加职业比赛超过600场，三是成为A TP巡回赛的职业选手超过12年(而且第一年必须参加12场以上巡回赛并夺得积分)。如果三个条件全部满足 ，则可以豁免参加ATP1000赛事，目前排名前20位选手中只有费德勒满足全部三项条件。
费德勒在参加戴维斯杯时曾经坦言伤病和疲劳让自己必须停下来休息，将会视情况调整接下来的赛程。但日前 ，费德勒已经通过其经纪人向上海劳力士大师赛致函，表示自己非常期待参加上海劳力士大师赛，为此将养精蓄锐 ，全力以赴，因为他对中国对上海球迷有特殊的感情。
32岁的费德勒，今年一直保持着稳定的高水平竞技状态。在辛辛那提大师赛夺得冠军后，费德勒已经把自己 ATP1000大师赛的冠军头衔增加到了21个，追平了纳达尔所保持纪录，更可能在上海大师赛创下新纪录。 同时，由于费德勒去年因伤缺席上海大师赛，使他今年在此项赛事中有可能获得1000净积分，这对于他力争年 终排名第一有至关重要的作用，可以预见他将为此全力拼搏，发挥出最佳竞技状态。
费德勒此次出行上海还带来了庞大的家族后援团，其中包括他的一对双胞胎女儿还有妻子、丈母娘等至亲好友 ，这是费德勒第一次携如此庞大的团队来上海参赛。他已经专门向上海劳力士大师赛组委会申请准备家庭专用包厢 。
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Juss Event Reuters October, Shanghai is entering the autumn season. Accompanied by a deep sense of autumn, the 2012 Shanghai Rolex Masters upcoming grand opening at the Qi Zhong Tennis Center on October 6. A few days ago, Shanghai Rolex Masters organizers confirmed the the Federer team has completed work visa application and hotel reservations, and will arrive in Shanghai on October 4. For the competition, Federer also will bring a huge family backing group, including his pair of little daughters will come together to cheer for the father's trip to Shanghai, cheer, can be seen Federer for the Shanghai Rolex Masters the degree of attention.
Shanghai Rolex Masters is a global the nine stations ATP1000 Series tournament, is one of the only Asian stop. In accordance with the rules, the ATP top 20 players forced entries, such as exit the tournament will be deducted from certain points as a punishment, unless the player is entitled to immunity. To obtain immunity but not easy, to be exempted from a race meet one of the following three conditions: First, at least 31 years old to participate in the professional game over 600 games, three ATP Tour pros more than 12 years (and the first year must participate in the Tour more than 12 games and won integral). If all three conditions are met, the exemption participate in ATP1000 tournament, the top 20 players, only Federer to meet all three conditions.
After participating in the Davis Cup, Federer admitted to some injury and fatigue must be stopped to rest, and would adjust his schedule. But a few days ago, Federer through its broker sent a letter to the Shanghai Rolex Masters, very much looking forward to participate in the Shanghai Rolex Masters, this will recharge your batteries, go all out, because his Chinese fans in Shanghai have a special feeling. .
"Shanghai is a city that I really like, I enjoy every game here and I am very pleased to meet here together with my enthusiastic fans and thank them for supporting me!"
31-year-old Federer, this year, has maintained a stable high level of competitive state. Cincinnati Masters champion, Federer has of their own ATP1000 Masters titles increased to 21, tying the record of Nadal maintained, are more likely to set a new record at the Shanghai Masters. Federer absent through injury last year, the Shanghai Masters, the year 1000 net points in this event, which strive for his year-end ranking first have a crucial role, can be predicted that he would do this to struggle play the best competitive state.
Federer this trip will also bring a huge family backing group, including his twin daughters, wife, mother-in-law and other relatives and friends, this is the first time Federer is to bring such a large team competition in Shanghai. The Organizing Committee of the Shanghai Rolex Masters will prepare a family dedicated box.