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 The first bit of news is that he has withdrawn from this years Roger's Cup in Montreal.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.