Swiss maestro Roger Federer has revealed his schedule for 2020 and it has the usual suspects in terms of the competitions he has planned to feature in and miss out.
After his appearance at the Huangzhou Tennis exhibition, Federer will kick-start the 2020 season straightaway with the Australian Open, opting not to feature at the inaugural ATP Cup for family reasons. This is bit of a surprise because it means Federer goes into a major without a single match at the highest level.
Following this will be an exhibition match against Rafael Nadal in South Africa after which he will participate at the Indian Wells Masters and the Miami Masters, the second of which will be a tournament he will be looking to defend. However, between those two competitions, Federer will go head to head with Zverev at Bogota in an exhibition match postponed from December 2019.
Federer’s next stop will be at the Roland-Garros, but surprisingly this year he has opted not to participate in any of the clay court competitions in its build-up. It still remains to be seen if he opts to take a wild-card into one of them to get some practice before the French Open.
His grass court swing will see him participate in Halle and Wimbledon, which will be followed by an attempt to win the Olympics gold in Tokyo. The hard court swing in American begins with the Cincinnati Masters and see him play in the final Grand Slam of the year at the US Open where he will hope to do better than his early injury-related exit last year.
The Laver Cup is an obvious stop for Federer as he looks to lead Team Europe to a fourth win in a row over Team World before he signs off the year with the Shanghai Masters, Basel Indoors and the ATP Finals if he qualifies for it.
Here’s the schedule of all of Federer’s tennis tournaments in 2020
- Australian Open
- Exhibition in Cape Town (with Nadal)
- Indian Wells
- Bogotá Exhibition
- Miami Open
- Roland Garros
- Olympics in Tokyo
- US Open
- Laver Cup
- ATP Finals (if qualified)