Roger Federer's 2020 calendar: only 7 ATP events, the 4 Grand Slams and...


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Roger Federer's 2020 calendar: only 7 ATP events, the 4 Grand Slams and...

In a recent interview to SoZ, Roger Federer has almost officially confirmed his full schedule for the coming season: "A priori my calendar for 2020 would be the Australian Open, my exhibition match in South Africa against Rafa (Nadal) in Cape Town, Dubai, Indian Wells, Bogota, Miami, Roland Garros, Halle, Wimbledon, the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Cincinnati, the US Open, the Laver Cup, Shanghai, Basel and therefore the Masters if I qualify”.

This would mean compete in only seven ATP tournaments: four Masters 1000 and three ATP 500. In case he qualifies for the Nitto ATP Finals he will obviously include it in his calendar. The four Grand Slams are among his priorities.

He is set to participate for a second year in a row to the French Open, but the 38-year-old will seemingly not take part to any preparation events on clay prior to that event. Winning a gold medal in singles at the Olympic Games in Tokyo is one of his main goals for next season.

The lack of a gold medal in singles at the Olympics is one of the only achievements that the 20-time Grand Slam champion has not accomplished yet. Federer will try to win his fourth Laver Cup in Boston after the US Open. As a reminder the Laver Cup became an officially sanctioned ATP Tour event in May 2019, even if this event does not bring any points to the ATP Ranking.

The Basel native should also participate to three exhibitions: his match against Rafael Nadal in South Africa, one in Bogota, and even if not included in the list above, the exhibition in Hangzhou at the end of the year that he is set to play until 2023.