Social
News
Live Scores
Play for Free
and win
1000 $
Log In    Join 1 Click
Find City 
 
Zip Code is for US and Canada  
 
  News
Or
  Lost password
Swiss Indoors Basel - Basel  Basel
Valencia Open - Valencia  Valencia
BNP Paribas Masters - Paris  Paris
WTA Championships - Singapore  Singapore
  3 Comments
Djokovic confirmed to play Paris and London
  3 Comments
Davydenko retires!
  4 Comments
Dimitrov hits best shot in tennis history
  4 Comments
Weeks as no.1: Serena overtakes Hingis
  3 Comments
Federer is the new world no.2!
  5 Comments
Djokovic: Roger was perfect
Federer 2013 Schedule: Roger won't play Basel, Miami and Montecarlo
Federer 2013 Schedule: Roger won't play Basel, Miami and Montecarlo
17-Nov Robert 
 

The Swiss Maestro announces his 2013 schedule with a couple of surprises. Not playing Basel will definitely spark a huge controversy in Switzerland. Full Analysis

View PDF    
 
   
2802
Followers
 
         

Roger is a master at playing tennis and a fine strategist when it comes to plan a season. A correct scheduling is essential for him especially now that he is not a teenager any more.

The Main Point

As Roger is 31, he played for 12 years over 600 matches he can choose and miss whatever 1000 ATP Master he wants.

“A player’s number of ATP World Tour Masters 1000 commitment tournaments shall be reduced by one (1) tournament for reaching each of the following milestones:
1) 600 matches* (as of 1 January of the commitment year);
2) 12 years of service;
3) 31 years of age (as of 1 January of the commitment year).

If all three (3) conditions are met then the player has a complete exemption from the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 player commitment.” says the rule.

The Schedule

His schedule is about single tournaments and it is not clear yet if he is going to play the Davis Cup. Given the circumstances and the dates this schedule looks very smart.

There are going 4 periods:


JANUARY - MARCH 

No build up tournament to play directly the Australian Open. If he won't play the Davis Cup first round, he will rest for 2 weeks after the AO to play in Rotterdam. After resting another week there is Dubai. Then He will head to Indian Wells.

Roger will skip the Miami Sony Ericson Open that is back to back after Indian Wells. It seems to be the correct decision as he usually struggles in Miami and he wants to preserve his body. 

The big question mark is the Davis Cup. The first round was planned for the 28th of Jan (back to back the Australian Open). For this reason it is very difficult Roger will play it.

14-Jan   Melbourne - Australian Open 
11-Feb   Rotterdam -ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament 
25-Feb   Dubai - Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
  4-Mar   Indian Wells, BNP Paribas Open 


MAY - JUNE 

Roger will skip the first part of the clay court season so as not to play Montecarlo, and Barcelona (Rafa's domains) to focus on the most important tournaments such as Madrid and Rome (back to back), to then go to Paris for the Roland Garros.

Not playing Montecarlo seems to be a smart choice as that tournament is just about Rafa Rafa and Rafa (he won 8th in a row) and playing Madrid is a good idea as it is the fastest clay court  tournament (indoor + altitude = good for Roger) 

  6-May   Madrid, Mutua Madrid Open
13-May   Rome Internazionali BNL d’Italia
27-May   Paris, Roland Garros
10-Jun    Halle, Gerry Weber Open
24-Jun    Wimbledon

After 1 week, he will head to Halle, a tournament that he committed for life and where a street has been dedicated after him . After Halle's build up he will go to Wimbledon to defend his title


AUGUST - SEPTEMBER

After resting for 1 month, Roger will play both Canada and Cincinnati to rest one week and bid for his 6th US Open.

 5-Aug    Montreal, Rogers Cup
12-Aug   Cincinnati, Western & Southern Open
26-Aug   New York, US Open 


OCTOBER - NOVEMBER

Here we have the huge controversy. Roger left out Basel... hmmm... but unfortunately it makes sense. In fact, Shanghai has to be played (he can't miss the entire Asian swing) and playing back to back Basel, Paris and the World Tour Finals is not very smart. Since Basel is the less important tournament and Paris is generally the "easiest" 1000 ATP Master to win... the decision was obvious.

But in Switzerland they are going to be quite upset especially after Federer had some disagreement about his participation fee.

The schedule can still be revised... tiem to put Basel on the Map? The Ball Boys would be happy to eat pizza with Roger once again!

07-Oct    Shanghai, Shanghai Rolex Masters
28-Oct    Paris, BNP Masters 
 4-Nov    London, Barclays ATP World Tour Finals (if he qualifies)  


The Complete Schedule

14-Jan   Melbourne - Australian Open 
11-Feb   Rotterdam -ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament 
25-Feb   Dubai - Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
  4-Mar   Indian Wells, BNP Paribas Open

  6-May   Madrid, Mutua Madrid Open
13-May   Rome Internazionali BNL d’Italia
27-May   Paris, Roland Garros
10-Jun    Halle, Gerry Weber Open
24-Jun    Wimbledon


 5-Aug    Montreal, Rogers Cup
12-Aug   Cincinnati, Western & Southern Open
26-Aug   New York, US Open 


07-Oct    Shanghai, Shanghai Rolex Masters
28-Oct    Paris, BNP Masters 
 4-Nov    London, Barclays ATP World Tour Finals (if he qualifies)  

Federer   schedule   controversy   ATP Miami  
 Follow us on Facebook -
 Follow us on Twitter -  
  Your Reply
16285 engaged   
 
Will Roger Federer become world no.1 once again?
 
Vote
Yes
51%  
Vote
No
49%  
  Build Your Team
Play
Novak Djokovic
Roger Federer
Rafael Nadal
Stan Wawrinka
David Ferrer
 

No.1 Tennis Fantasy Game
--> win $1000

ATP Miami News
Great Djokovic defeats Nadal to win his 4th title in Miami
 John
30-Mar
Great Djokovic defeats Nadal to win his 4th title in Miami  
Nole beats Rafa 6-3 6-3 to grab his 43rd career title. Video highlight and interview  
Miami final preview: Djokovic scared by a strong Nadal. The Spaniard is the favorite.
 John
29-Mar
Miami final preview: Djokovic scared by a strong Nadal. The Spaniard is the favorite.  
Nole is impressed how Rafa is hitting the ball and he fears an extra-motivation.  
The Bryans win their 96th title in Miami
 Alex
29-Mar
The Bryans win their 96th title in Miami  
The flying brothers defeat Cabal and Farah 7-6 (8) 6-4.  
Terrible stuff: Nadal and Djokovic reach the final in Miami without playing!
 Robert
28-Mar
Terrible stuff: Nadal and Djokovic reach the final in Miami without playing!  
Nishikori and Berdych were not able to compete for different reasons.  
Rafa: To beat Djokovic I need to be very aggressive and at my best
 Robert
28-Mar
Rafa: To beat Djokovic I need to be very aggressive and at my best  
The world no.1 is getting ready for another epic in Miami. Video interview  
Nadal survives Raonic in Miami
 John
27-Mar
Nadal survives Raonic in Miami  
Rafa beats Milos 4-6 6-2 6-4 to play Berdych in the final. Video interview  
Berdych beats Dolgopolov to clash with Nadal in Miami semi
 Robert
27-Mar
Berdych beats Dolgopolov to clash with Nadal in Miami semi  
Tomas defeated Alexandr 6-4 7-6 (3) and he will be back in the top 5. Video interview  
Controversy: Djokovic admits unfairness in taking key point against Murray
 Robert
26-Mar
Controversy: Djokovic admits unfairness in taking key point against Murray  
Nole says that he may have done a “mistake”.  
Federer broken 5 times to be shocked by Nishikori in Miami!
 Robert
26-Mar
Federer broken 5 times to be shocked by Nishikori in Miami!  
Kei defeats Roger 3-6 7-5 6-4. Video interviews  
Djokovic defeats Murray in Miami quarters
 John
26-Mar
Djokovic defeats Murray in Miami quarters  
Nole beats Andy 7-5 6-3. Video interview  
News and Results alerts ATP Miami
Roger Federer   Ranking History
 
 Blogs
Meeting Max, "THE BEAST", Miryni - Monte Carlo (part 2/4)  
Meeting Max, "THE BEAST", Miryni - Monte Carlo (part 2/4)
Meeting Max, "THE BEAST", Miryni - Monte Carlo (part 1/4)  
Meeting Max, "THE BEAST", Miryni - Monte Carlo (part 1/4)
Threads? A jar? and Tennis?  
Threads? A jar? and Tennis?
 
See All
 
Become a
Contributor
Become a contributor  

Promote your blog ---> We will help you to spread you words.

Become a contributor and join the Tennis Tonic Team!!!!





Ask to become a contributor
 
 Become a contributor
  >>  
 
 
 Latest Discussions
  Personal Reasons? What a stupid lie! We all know he has...
  This is creepy. I wonder if works.
  Federer is really playing at his best right now. It wil...
  Bad news for Fed
  I would not write off Federer just yet. If he has a goo...
See All
 ATP Miami - Videos all  
ATP World Tour Uncovered Miami Scene Set
ATP World Tour Uncovered Miami Scene Set
Tennis Hot Shots: Top 5 Moments From Miami
Tennis Hot Shots: Top 5 Moments From Miami
Nadal how shot Miami
Nadal how shot Miami
All
 Rankings
 
 ATP
 WTA
Roger Federer

News and Results alerts Roger Federer

Receive News

Receive Scores
   
   
   
..  By following you agree to Terms
     
       


News and Results alerts 

Receive News

Receive Scores
   
   
   
..  By following you agree to Terms
     
       
 
 
Receive News and Videos about ATP Miami

..  By following you agree to Terms
 
 
 
Please complete
  >>  
 

On Submit you agree with Terms
About Us News | Advertise | Term of Use | Privacy | Links | Contact Us | Feedback
 
Ask a Question to Tennis Tonic Close 
 
I am a :
Name :  
Email :
Question :
Verification Code : *
  >>