For the first time since he was asked about it, Roger Federer revealed important and surprising details about his schedule for the 2018 season. First of all, the Swiss mentioned the tournaments he plans to play if everything goes well.
'After Australia, Indian Wells and Miami, on grass, I know there are Halle and Wimbledon', Federer told L'Equipe. 'But the rest of the season... Yes, North America, US Open, Laver Cup, Shanghai, Basel and hopefully ATP Finals, but apart this there is still some hole.
Dubai is still not sure because for the first time in years I haven't any contract. And it's beautiful because it gives me the chance to think. Same thing for Stuttgart. Do I skip or keep it? And then there is clay, that is the big decision because it will all depend on it.
It's still enough open. I am looking forward to seeing how Australian Open will be.' The definite thing is that at the moment he doesn't plan to play Davis Cup: 'In 2015, after winning in front of 14,000 people (the World Group play-offs), they were saying that we should have won the following year.
But the idea has never been to win it twice... we were already very happy to have won it once. 17,000 people or more in Geneva for quarters, 19,000 for semifinals and 27,000 for the final against France, something peerless. Unless you win the final in Switzerland.
But sometimes it's even more incredible to win away from home. Not having Davis Cup in my schedule anymore gives me a total freedom because I know where I will be in that certain week. I gave much for my whole career, and now with the things that happened in 2016, the priority is always the health'.
In order to play 2020 Tokyo Olympics, if Federer will still be competing, he should be chosen to play three ties. Between London 2012 and Rio 2016, Rafael Nadal had played just two, but he had missed several ones because of injuries and so he successfully appealed it.