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‘I have missed it’ – Roger Federer drops major hint about 2021 scheduling

Roger Federer has given more hints about his potential 2021 schedule by saying he wants to play the Asian swing of the Tour.

The Asian swing of the ATP Tour usually happens after the US Open, but was cancelled this year due to the Chinese government bringing in restrictions on sporting events to control the coronavirus outbreak.

Federer’s schedule for next season is something of a mystery at this stage as he is yet to return from double knee-surgery.

It proves to be a busy one, though, with him publicly stating his intention to play the delayed Tokyo Olympics. We can now add the Asian swing to the list of his planned events.

“I’ve always enjoyed coming back [to China] and I think the fans are incredibly creative,” Federer said in a Q&A.

“They have incredible energy and I really feel that it makes me want to come back many more times so I can’t thank the fans enough.

“This year, I missed it unfortunately because of two reasons. Number one because of COVID-19 but also because of the knee.

“Next year [2021] obviously is the year I want to come back to China.”

Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.