As reported on Monday by Radio Television Suisse (RTS), Roger Federer has decided to lighten his schedule on his return to the ATP circuit. Absent in it since his participation in the 2020 Australian Open, the Helvetian has decided give up the Miami Masters 1000 to focus on Asian and European tournaments and not overload your schedule.
Federer is scheduled to reappear next week in Doha, a tournament that will chain with the one that takes place the following week in Dubai It will be then when it picks up pace, but will not chain a third tournament in a row in Miami, the first Masters 1000 of the season after the suspension of Indian Wells. This starts just four days after the completion of Dubai. With such tight deadlines and a transoceanic trip in between, the Swiss does not seem favorable to the idea of traveling to Florida.
The Swiss player is the defending champion of Miami, a tournament that could not be played last year due to the pandemic and that, therefore, continues to count the 2019 points in the ranking. Federer’s main concern seems to be take the highest possible rhythm of competition in order to chain tournaments on European soil, with the clay tour in sight and in which, as is usual in him, everything indicates that he will select tournaments.