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Federer Announces Remaining Schedule for 2015

Hey all, Roger's schedule for the second half of the season has finally been announced and it's pretty much as expected. The first bit of news is that he has withdrawn from this years Roger's Cup in Montreal. Not a surprising decision really and a spokeperson for the tournament stated he made the decision to make sure he was in top shape for the US Open.

Playing Toronto and Cincinnati back to back last year arguably hindered his US Open chances. After going 5 sets with Monfils in the Quarter Finals his legs were gone against Cilic; looks like he's aiming to conserve more energy for New York.

I am disappointed that I won't be playing in Montreal because it's a tournament and a city that I really enjoy and has incredible fans. My family and I have always received first-class treatment from tournament director, Eugene Lapierre, and his team and I hope to be back in the future.

Federer's Remaining 2015 Schedule

  • Western & Southern Open: 08/15/2015 – 08/23/2015
  • US Open: 08/31/2015 – 09/13/2015
  • Davis Cup vs Netherlands: 09/18/2015 – 09/20/2015
  • Shanghai Rolex Masters: 10/11/2015 – 10/18/2015
  • Swiss Indoors Basel: 10/24/2015 – 11/01/2015
  • BNP Paribas Masters Paris: 11/02/2015 – 11/08/2015
  • Barclays ATP World Tour Finals: 11/15/2015 – 11/22/2015

The schedule is of course subject to change but I'd be surprised if he adds or drops any tournaments from the list. The only way he'd take a wildcard somewhere is if he crashes out early in a couple of events and wants more matches.

I saw Vienna getting talked about earlier this year as a potential but that was just fan rumour or a ticket sales ploy and Basel is always going to be a priority. Maybe it could make an appearance next year though as the tournament starts a week later in 2016. Losing one looks unlikely too really as there's a week between Bercy and the World Tour Finals which makes things pretty manageable.

Jonathan

Huge fan of Roger Federer – I’ll pretty much try and watch all his matches from Grand Slam level right down to ATP 250. When I’m not watching or tweeting about tennis I play regularly myself and use this blog to share my thoughts on Fed and tennis in general.

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      1. Basel is too expensive for me πŸ˜› As I’ll move to Paris in the next months, seemed like the obvious choice πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    1. FYI, everyone says that as though he has to play. He doesn’t. It’s a combination of Olympic eligiblity and about staying in the World Group.

      For Olympic eligiblity you need to play a minimum of 3 Davis Cup matches in the Olympic cycle, and one of them has to be in 2015 or 2016. So Roger could play this one, or one of the two fixtures next year to make it.

      1. Ah, but there’s only one guaranteed qualifying fixture next year. If Switzerland lose in the first round, as they did this year, his next DC opportunity would be after the Olympics, wouldn’t it? And if he played in the first round again, they’d presumably win, and then there’d be pressure to play the quarterfinals, and then …

      2. True, they’ll either play a World Group or a Group 1 tie in March next year depending on the result against Holland.

        Playing this one is a safer bet in the sense that if he just left it till next year then if he was somehow not fit to play it in March, he’d need Swiss to win so he could play in July’s before the Olympics otherwise he’d be ineligible.

        But it’s not do or die in this one. I dunno the dates for next year, prob slots between Dubai and Indian Wells. So in terms of break before next tournament this is a decent tie.

      3. Just a complete blank. Seems to be since you changed to .com, so I don’t know whether anything else was changed? Am having to view on Firefox only now.

  1. Not unexpected. I’d also forgotten to allow for the fact that there’s a week less time between Wimbledon and the Rogers Cup now. Plus I don’t know whether he regards the trip to Malawi as holiday: it’s certainly a break, but not necessarily that relaxing.

  2. This doesn’t come as a surprise. I thought he might give Montreal a miss. I think he will still keep his No2 ranking so long as he does well at Cinci despite losing finals points. As you said, he needs to stay fresh for his favourite Cinci tournament, and USO. Only bad thing, we have to wait longer to see him. πŸ™ Overall, it’s the sensible thing to do. And Alison is right, his trip to Malawi was probably pretty tiring, although obviously enjoyable; another week or so to properly relax is a good thing, and to squeeze in a short practice block also. πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Slamdunk…. well said. .. my thoughts exactly of what you have written. Cool . CCheers. Lets hope it pays off by dropping Toronto/Montreal masters. And federer makes a deep deep run at the us open. Allez. Onwards and upwards! !

    2. 20 / 20 hindsight looks like playing both cost him some extra energy at the USO. Although dropping a set to Gruntollers then going 5 vs Monfils more of a problem.

  3. Well I agree with you all but kind of disappointed not to see Fed in Rogers Cup. 600 pts a lot to drop with Murray doing Washington and Rogers and Cincy altho he may drop one, otherwise he is in danger of exhausting himself pre US open. I def think there will be a battle for no 2 ranking throughout the Aut…
    Seems Fed readying himself for a big run at the US Open.
    The DC is a bit annoying tbh but prob right time…

    1. Yeah guess there were positives and negatives to both choices.

      Davis Cup dates aren’t too bad, don’t really interfere with much else in the Calendar.

  4. I hope the decision works out well for Roger. I suppose it’s always a gamble…match ready vs overdoing.

    Stinking hot here. Drought conditions, no watering lawns, washing cars, etc. Who the hell said this was a rain forest. I’ll have to stay in and watch Downtown reruns.

      1. I live outside of Vancouver. British Columbia has had about 200 fires burning all summer. We’ve got the Aussies helping us fight the forest fires. Then add all the idiots throwing cigarette butts out the window and the ones leaving their dog in the car to die. Jennifer Biel was caught the other day doing that.
        Rant for the day.

        I hope Fish does well and enjoys his last hurray.

        One reason I never plan on attending Rogers Cup (3rd oldest tournament in the world btw used to be called Canadian Open)….Roger can be a no show as compared to IW.

      2. Yeah, and always possible thunder storms in the summer. IW is just under 3 hr flight and almost 0 chance of rain and almost 100% chance Roger will show.

  5. Federer has always said his priority is longevity over points per se. And his decision to play Davis Cup was not made lightly I am sure…don’t forget he is playing for his country not just for himself.

    Also don’t forget when he plays Davis Cup it’s best of 5 and he will no doubt play 2 singles and the doubles in the one weekend.

  6. Anyone here planning on attending the Davis Cup weekend at Geneva next month ? If so, any idea how easy/hard it must be to get tickets ?

    1. Based on last year, I’d say you need to be hovering over your computer the second the tickets are released, refreshing every two seconds. If you haven’t got a really fast computer, buy one between now and then. πŸ˜‰

    2. It’s not going to be as popular as last years ties as the match isn’t as important or high profile so I think the chances of getting them are good.

      They are available on August 13th at 12:00 on Swiss Tennis website. So just make sure you are familiar with the website and get on it around that time.

  7. Katyani, Just discovered your comment on Jonathan’s previous blog, thank you for same. I did leave a message to you to thank you a hundredfold for your good wishes to my 90th on Ru-an’s blog. Don’t know if you ever saw it.
    Yes, Roger forever, Sweet Katyani, we are of same mind.
    Kindly,
    Dolores

      1. Hello Jonathan, Thank You for your kind wishes to my 90th birthday, much appreciated. Have enjoyed reading your blog along with the many commentators you have for some time. I seldom make comments, Jonathan, I have never played the game of tennis am just an avid tennis fan. Along the years I have had many favorite tennis players….love Roger, am a loyal Fedfan.
        It is my pleasure to come to your blog, as Sue so eloquently stated “…..this awesome site.”
        Also, am very interested seeing our younger generation making progress in their game of tennis.
        Kindly,
        Dolores

    1. Thank You, Sue, for your kind welcome. As I stated in my comment to Jonathan, am more of a reader than a commentator. But now and then, I do voice my thoughts…..
      Kindly,
      Dolores

  8. Hey guys.

    Hope everyone’s been good. Not been to the blog more than twice since Wimbledon (which is still more than the number of times I’ve visited any other Federer page since, just so as not to have to read something depressing). Not had the best month in any case, so all in all- lousy past 30 days.

    I was hoping to go down to Europe this November and do the full Indoor swing. Just follow Federer around. Catch a few matches at Bercy, roam around France, catch a match or two at Basel, then roam around there and finally end up in London for the WTFs.

    Anyway, looks like that’s no longer on the cards, for both, personal and timing reasons, so yeah…

    #pointlessramblingpost #sorry

  9. Can someone explain to me why Roger never seems to be good in Paris in November? It is indoors, you know, so he should be able to win that, shouldn’t he?

    1. Here is Fed’s record in Paris from the last 5 years: SF, W, A, SF, QF

      I don’t think that’s a bad record. Considering he’ll usually have one eye on the World Tour Finals.

      1. we can go further in as well.

        2010- SF loss to Monfils, tough 3 setter, could have gone either way, French crowd.
        2011- one of his finest tournaments
        2012- Absent and justified by his excellent showing at the WTF
        2013- terrible, year, one of his better performances, losing the semi to Djokovic.
        2014- I think we all saw that loss to Raonic, just one of those games where you don’t take the 1 or 2 chances you get.

    2. Oops, sorry… I didn’t check the facts before posting my question πŸ™‚
      It’s just a feeling I had.
      Now I know I shouldn’t trust my feelings…

    1. Yep the vermin has won another clay title. Hamburg 500. Lol. What bullshit as he seriously wants to break the 49 clay title record and now Nadal has 47 clay titles. Bs bs bs.
      On a different note I just hope Federer can maintain and excel during the last part of the hard courts and indoor season. Preferably winning the the US and WTF would be nice along with cinci, basel, Shanghai. I don’t ask for much now do I ??? Lol . Come on Fed you can still show these youngsters of how its done. Allez.

  10. Murray lost this night in Washington. Good thing, ’cause it won’t be less likely he will overtake Roger’s number 2 position before the US Open starts.

  11. Assuming you think that’s a good thing, of course πŸ™‚

    He lost to Gabashvili?! Ye gods! Perhaps he should have had more of a rest post-Davis Cup.

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