Roger Federer clenches fist Shanghai 2019

Roger Federer confirms major 2020 tournament schedule update

Roger Federer is reducing the number of tournaments he will play in 2020


Roger Federer wont play a competitive singles match between the end of the ATP Finals and his first match at the 2020 Australian Open in late January 2020.

Federer has been leaking his 2020 gradually over the past few months and has already committed to play all the Grand Slams plus some other major events such as the Olympics, but now he’s confirmed that he’s decided not to play any tournaments in the run up to the 2020 Australian Open.

Federer was speaking at the media day before the start of the 2019 ATP Finals when he confirmed the news. Many commentators are now predicting that 2020 will be his last season as a professional tennis player because of the fact that Federer has been so open and early with his schedule announcements, which is not usually the case.


This recent news was released by respected tennis broadcaster Ravi Ubha on his personal Twitter feed

Federer’s first match at the ATP Finals takes place on Sunday evening when he faces in form Austrian Dominic Thiem. Thiem’s had a stella season winning 5 times and reaching the final of the French open where he narrowly lost to the ‘King of clay’ Rafa Nadal.

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