Roger Federer

Roger Federer’s Schedule for 2021

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

Roger Federer only played one tournament in 2020 after a knee operation curtailed his season. The Swiss had originally planned to launch his 2021 campaign at the Australian Open but a combination of draconian quarantine measures and lack of fitness put that plan to bed.

The Swiss will now be starting his season at an ATP 250 event in Doha and you can see his provisional schedule for 2021 below.

Roger Federer's Schedule for 2021

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
8th – 13th March Qatar ExxonMobil Open Doha 28 ATP 250 Outdoor Hard (Plexicushion)
14th – 20th June Noventi Open Halle 32 ATP 500 Grass
28th June – 11th July Wimbledon London 128 Grand Slam Grass
24th – 30th July Olympic Games Tokyo 28 Olympics Outdoor Hard
30th August – 12th September US Open New York 128 Grand Slam Outdoor Hard (Laykold)

The Swiss originally planned to play to Dubai but withdrew after losing in the quarter-final of the Qatar Open. Instead, he will take part in a training block and a decision will be made as to whether he plays on clay or not. Any tournaments will be added here.

What about Madrid?

Federer was recently rumoured to be playing Madrid, this came after he was featured on the tournaments social media channels. This is a cynical ticket selling ploy that all the tournaments use.

An entry into a Masters 1000's is automatic as they're mandatory events, with Federer still ranked in the top 10, he's on the entry list until he says otherwise.

So is he playing Madrid? Maybe but it's not confirmed.

Where is Roger Federer Playing Now?

Federer is currently back in Dubai after losing in the Quarter Final of the Qatar ExxonMobile Open.

What Tournament is Roger Federer Playing Next?

Federer's next confirmed tournament is Halle, but it seems unlikely that he won't play at least one clay tournament during the spring.

Who is Roger Federer Playing Next?

We'll know once the draw is out for the tournament he's confirmed at.

Roger Federer's Performances in 2021 So Far

Federer Ao 2020 Qf Sandgren
Tournament Stage Outcome Opponent Score
Qatar ExxonMobile Open Quarter Finals Loss Nikloloz Bashilashvili 3-6, 6-1, 7-5

Federer's Schedule From 2019 + Results

Federer Dubai Title 100

You can see Federer's full schedule from last season below along with the 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 2021 schedule so far? Let me know in the comments.


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 writing about tennis I play regularly myself and have a keen interest in tactics, equipment and technicalties of the sport.

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      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 I were him I would add

    – Miami
    – one of the early ATP 250 clay court tournaments (Estoril/Budapest)
    – Shanghai

  5. 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.

  6. 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?

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. I haven’t added any clay events into this schedule like Madrid and Rome because they are all rumours and most likely done by tournament directors looking to shift some tickets! According to more reliable sources, he won’t be playing Rome as Eurosport decided to publish.

      1. Is there any way of knowing how soon he’ll make that decision before Cincinnati?
        Trying to make some plans to see him play this yr

  10. I see, many of you assuming, Fed will play The French. But there is no clay at all in the provisional schedule presented by Jonathan. IMO to play The French with his preparation so far would be only a ticket-selling thing (staying on the list and very close to FO withdrawing or playing but exiting very early to have time to prepare for grass.
    And – anybody knows, what will be the surface in Tokyo? Hard?

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