Originally Posted by norbac
It has never been explained why Roger Federer repeatedly skipped the ATP event held in Moscow. I believe we have an answer now.
The explanation generally accepted by the public is that he did not want to get humiliated by Safin. However, the visa denials issued to Federer over the years cite sanctions from RNAA (the Russian National Anti-doping Agency), as well as reports from hotels that refused accommodations due to personal character and manner of behaviour.