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Police report issued on Roger Federer — for loitering and not going away

Matt Zemek



Steve Mitchell -- USA TODAY Sports

The Miami-Dade Police Department of Miami-Dade County in Miami Gardens, Florida, issued a report Thursday night, and Tennis With An Accent has the exclusive details:

“Thursday night, at 347 Don Shula Drive in the 33056 zip code of Miami-Dade County, we observed and identified a 37-year-old Swiss male sticking around the premises at Hard Rock Stadium.

“The male individual wore a headband and a very light mint green shirt with white shorts, white socks, and white shoes with a small bit of pink trim.

“The suspect is 6-feet-1 and 187 pounds. He moves quickly and can be elusive. He has sharp reflexes, as seen when he stuck out his racquet a couple of times and won one of the most entertaining points of the 2019 tennis season against Kevin Anderson in a victory on Thursday night.

“This male individual has recorded 360 ATP rankings points and gained almost that many at Miami, pushing him into the No. 4 spot in the rankings. This is significant because the male individual from Basel, Switzerland, is battling for seeding at the French Open, which he intends to play this year. Should the male individual get a No. 4 seed, a German (Alexander Zverev) or Austrian (Dominic Thiem) would fall to the No. 5 seed and potentially have to face a Serbian male (Novak Djokovic) or a Spanish male (Rafael Nadal) in the quarterfinals, if the draw works out in a particular way.

“This 37-year-old Swiss is a stubborn individual. He is the only man in Miami Gardens who plays tennis and has managed to make the semifinals of both Indian Wells and Miami. He simply will not leave the grounds. He cooperates with the media, but he won’t seem to lose tennis matches and fly out of here as quickly as one might normally expect from a 37-year-old.

“The 37-year-old Swiss male individual reportedly told one of our officers on the scene at 347 Don Shula Drive that he intends to visit a teenager from Canada Friday night. Maybe he will leave when that visit is over, and the 19-year-old with a bold lefty forehand (Denis Shapovalov) will restore law and order to Miami Gardens, Florida, and Miami-Dade County.

“We don’t have firm answers at this time. We will keep you updated as events warrant.”

Matt Zemek is the co-editor of Tennis With An Accent with Saqib Ali. Matt is the lead writer for the site and helps Saqib with the TWAA podcast, produced by Radio Influence at Matt has written professionally about men's and women's tennis since 2014 for multiple outlets: Comeback Media, FanRagSports, and independently at Patreon, where he maintains a tennis site. You can reach Matt by e-mail: You can find him on Twitter at @mzemek.

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