Roger Federer has spoken about his plans for the 2020 season. The 38-year-old has had a successful year as he has won three ATP tour titles in 2019. The Swiss player also reached this year’s Wimbledon final where he lost to Novak Djokovic in a pulsating final, which lasted for over five hours. With only a handful of tournaments left to play this year, Federer has opened up about his plans for the coming year.
Federer to play at the Olympics
Federer revealed his schedule for the upcoming season. With the Olympics set for Tokyo next year, the 20-time Grand Slam champion said he would play at the event. The games have forced the Swiss to make a few adjustments to his playing schedule for the year. He has in the past taken the period after Wimbledon to spend time with his family and go on holiday. With the Tokyo Olympics beginning some weeks after Wimbledon, he said he will reduce the number of events he plays early in the year.
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Take time off before the French Open
The former world number one confirmed that he would play at the French Open for the second consecutive year. He reached the semi-finals this year, where he lost to Rafael Nadal. However, the 38-year-old will not play in the tournaments leading up to the French Open. “I will play the French Open. I probably won’t play much before that.” He said that he would use the period before Roland Garros to spend time with his family. Federer will then begin a busy schedule. He will play in Europe, Tokyo, and North America. “I’ll probably play the French, Halle, Wimbledon, Olympics, and then maybe Cincinnati, then the US Open.”
Federer will head into his 21st season next year. He continues to have success despite being in his late thirties. The 20-time Grand Slam champion won his 100th ATP title this year in Dubai. He also won his 101st and 102nd titles at the Miami Masters and Halle Open respectively. He played in the Shanghai Masters last week. The current world number three lost in the quarterfinals to Alexander Zverev. The two players have qualified for the ATP Finals which begin in November. After the finals, they will travel to Latin America to play in a series of exhibition matches. The two will play from the 19th -24th of November in Colombia, Mexico, Chile, and Ecuador.
Roger Federer’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.3, Roger played his last match on the 11th of October when he surrendered to Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-77 6-3 in the quarter in Shanghai.
This year Roger has a 45-8 win-loss record. Federer has won 3 titles in 2019 in Dubai, in Miami and in Halle. The Swiss was the finalist in Indian Wells and in Wimbledon.
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