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“I’ll play the French Open” confirms Roger Federer as his 2020 schedule takes shape


Roger Federer won’t play much on clay in 2020 but he will definitely play at the French Open before launching himself into the gras court season and then the Tokyo Olympics

 

Roger Federer has confirmed in a broadcast TV interview that his schedule for 2020 will definitely include roland Garros, no doubt a relief to organisers and fans of the French Open as Federer sightings in Paris have been rare in the past few years.

Clay isn’t Federer’s favourite surface plus he’s had to contend with the greatest clay court player of all time in Rafa Nadal. These factors have combined to make Federer possibly more reluctant to commit to clay court tournaments in recent years.

Federer was speaking on CNN during an extensive interview when he confirmed the news of his 2020 plans

Federer revealed that right now he intends to play the enter the following tournamwnts:

Australian Open
French Open
Halle
Wimbledon
Tokyo 2020
Cincinnati Masters
US Open

It seems unlikely that those are the only tournaments he will play as normally he prefers to play at least one warm up event on the same surface as the following Grand Slam. In 2019 Federer has so far played at:

Australian Open
Dubai
Indian Wells
Miami
Madrid
Rome
French Open
Halle
Wimbledon
Tokyo 2020
Cincinnati Masters
US Cup
Shanghai

He is also entered in to the Paris Indoors and has qualified for the ATP Finals

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