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
Here are the tournaments Federer will play this season. It is, of course, provisional and subject to change.
|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
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
Federer's Schedule From 2019 + Results
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.
|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|
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