Roger Federer

Roger Federer’s Schedule for 2020

This Swiss looks set to have a light schedule this season, but where will he play?

Roger Federer played 17 tournaments in 2019, including a much-awaited return to the clay where he made the semi-finals at the French Open. Will he mirror that schedule in 2020?

Not quite. With a hectic South American and Chinese exhibition schedule during November and December, the Swiss indicated that 2020 would see him set out a lighter schedule with a long rest period after Indian Wells & Miami before he again takes to the clay courts of Roland Garros.

The other big news is that Federer will be taking part in the Olympic Games in Tokyo which take place after Wimbledon. The 20 time Grand Slam champion will be bidding to win an elusive singles gold medal to compliment the doubles gold he won back in 2008 with Stan Wawrinka.

Roger Federer's Schedule for 2020

Federer Tournament Schedule

Here are the tournaments Federer will play this season. It is, of course, provisional and subject to change.

Date Tournament Location Draw Size Classification Surface
20th Jan – 2 Feb Australian Open Melbourne 128 Grand Slam Outdoor Hard (Greenset)
17th – 29th Feb Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Dubai 32 ATP 500 Outdoor Hard (DecoTurf)
9th – 22nd March BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells, California 128 Masters 1000 Outdoor Hard (Pleixpave IW)
23rd Math – 5th April Miami Open MIami, Flordia 128 Masters 1000 Outdoor Hard (Laykold Cushion-Plus)
24th May – 7th June French Open Paris 128 Grand Slam Outdoor Clay
13th – 21st June Noventi Open Halle, Germany 32 ATP 500 Grass
29th June – 12th July Wimbledon London 128 Grand Slam Grass
24th July – 9th August Tokyo Olympics Tokyo 64 Olympic Games Outdoor Hard
15th – 23rd August Wester & Southern Open Cincinnati, Ohio 64 Masters 1000 Outdoor Hard (DecoTurf)
31st Aug – 13th Sep US Open New York 128 Grand Slam Outdoor Hard (DecoTurf)
25th – 27th Sep Laver Cup Boston, Massachusetts Team Tournament Team Tournament Indoor Hard
11th – 18th October Shanghai Rolex Masters Shanghai 64 Masters 1000 Outdoor hard (DecoTurf)
24th October – 1st Nov Swiss Indoors Basel, Switzerland 32 ATP 500 Indoors Hard (Greenset)

Where is Roger Federer Playing Now?

Federer is currently playing the Australian Open in Melbourne from January 20th to February 2nd.

Who is Roger Federer Playing Next?

Federer is playing Tennys Sandgren in the Quarter Final of the Australian Open on Tuesday 28th January. Schedule TBC.

What Tournament is Roger Federer Playing Next?

Federer will next play the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships which start on February 17th.

Roger Federer Will Try To Defend His Miami Title

Fed Miami Open Winner

Federer said in a press conference at the back end of 2019 that while he did hope to try and defend his title at the Hard Rock Stadium, but he needed to speak to his team about the best plan of action.

That has now been decided and Miami is on Federer's schedule for 2020 as the Swiss will look to defend his title after competing on the West Coast in Indian Wells.

Roger Federer's Performances in 2020 So Far

Coming soon.

Federer's Schedule From 2019 + Results

Federer Dubai Title 100

You can see Federer's full schedule from last season below along with this results at each tournament. The Swiss compiled a 53:10 win-loss record and won four titles along with a Laver Cup victory in Geneva.

Tournament Stage Outcome Opponent Score
Australian Open 4th Round Loss Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6 (11), 6-7 (3), 5-7, 6-7 (5)
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Final Won Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4
BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells Final Loss Dominic Thiem 6-3, 4-6, 5-7
Miami open Final Won John Isner 6-1, 6-4
Madrid Open Quarter Final Loss Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-7 (11), 4-6
Internazionali BNL d’Italia Quarter Final Walkover Stefanos Tsitsipas W/O
French Open Semi-Final Loss Rafael Nadal 3-6, 4-6, 2-6
Noventi Open Final Won David Goffin 7-6 (2), 6-1
Wimbledon Final Loss Novak Djokovic 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3)
Western & Southern Open Third Round Loss Andrey Rublev 3-6, 4-6
US Open Quarter Final Loss Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 4-6, 2-6
Laver Cup Team Event Won Team World Team Europe 13 – 11 Team World
Shanghai Masters Quarter Final Loss Alexander Zverev 3-6, 7-6(7), 3-6
Swiss Indoors, Basel Final Won Alex De Minaur 6-2, 6-2
ATP Finals Semi-Final Loss Stefanos Tsitsipas 3-6, 4-6

Are you guys happy with this 2020 schedule so far? Let me know in the comments.

Jonathan

Huge fan of Roger Federer. I 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 Federer and tennis in general.

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29 Comments

      1. I thought he said he won’t be playing as much as he did this year, impliying he won’t be playing Madrid and Rome.

  1. I find it odd he is not playing any warm up tournaments before AO and RG. Going in cold is a big risk in my opinion. Skipping Miami and Shanghai isn’t a surprise. I feel this year is when Fed slides down in the rankings. Seems like he is sacrificing ranking points for exhos, Olympics and family. Maybe at the last minute he will play in Estoril with Rui as his hitting partner.

    What’s going to happen to the Russian tennis players in the Olympics? Will they be exempt because to the testing already done?

    1. It sounds like the Russian players will be able to compete as independents, but if they win the Russian anthem won’t be played, etc. They are fortunate because they were subject to testing that did not involve the corrupt Russian system. I hope they do decide to take part, there are so many exciting Russian players right now.

  2. The schedule is right but I think he must no play Halle neither; one week for rest before of Wimbledon is too little to a sportman early 40s.

      1. It is not always necessary. Look at Djokovic, he won his 5 Wimbledon tournaments without playing any previous tornamiento; and that he is 6 years younger than Federer.

  3. Jonathan may I ask you – Roger hasn’t announced anything official according to his upcoming tournament schedul for 2020 thus so far your article assumes a schedule based on an educated guess by yourself, right ?

    1. Nope based on what he said in press when asked and when interviewed earlier this year in the US. No guess work, all tournaments in the table are part of of his provisional schedule.

  4. If he is out early round BNP IW then he will play Miami. If he feels good, a schedule adjustment for Roma would be in the works as well. The Eternal City loves Roger. On his return this past May, the crowd went nuts in his comeback victory over Coric. I know, Madrid is the faster surface for his game…. but he really loves the Romans.

  5. 4 titles and no 1R (opening) match lost in 2019, pretty impressive season for a grumpy old man. At least one Fed live to see a year for me, hope it will continue for 2020, too. Any plans, Jonathan?

  6. I don’t see him doing Cincy after the Olympics, I see him doing Miami based also on the fact that he has and want to defend those 1000 points.

  7. Seems strange that he might have a two-month gap between IW & RG. Has he got a big charity tour of Africa planned again? Assuming he hasn’t, surely he’ll play Miami, i.e. a hard-court tournament where he’s defending 1,000 points? Can see him playing Madrid too (and Rome if he goes out early in the Spanish capital). Let’s not forget the WTF at the end of the year as well.

    1. He revealed that he was playing Miami and his full schedule to Simon Graf in their recent interview, that is where tennisnet have it from. On my list to update now he’s had the team meeting to decide it. No surprise to see Shanghai, I just didn’t add it as it wasn’t confirmed either.

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