The Swiss tennis star made his comeback to the ATP circuit last week. He managed to play a series of delightful matches But, he got stopped in the quarterfinals by the Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The elimination in the Monte Carlo quarterfinals means for Federer yet another significant break. According to the schedule available on his official website, his next challenge will be the very Roland Garros which starts May 23rd.

Roger Federer will be basically absent again from the ATP circuit for over a month.

Actually, according to his schedule, Federer is to compete in other 10 tournaments by the end of the season. This list of tournaments includes his participation in the Olympic Games in Rio. In the event that the ATP points gained this season allow him, the Swiss player will attend the ATP World Tour finals in London, in the second half of November.

The grass-court tournaments and the Olympics

Although quite short, the Swiss player’s schedule is designed in order for him to have the chance of winning on his favorite playing surfaces. The lack of clay tournaments is compensated by an extra tournament on grass. Federer will participate in the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Germany. It is a relatively small tournament from the ATP 250 category, but added to the one at Halle (where Federer usually competes) it represents a pretty good training prior toWimbledon.

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After the grass tournaments comes the Roger`s Cup in Toronto, an event from the Masters 1000 category, and then comes the great challenge in Rio. Federer will make his last attempt to win the gold medal in Rio, in the men's singles competition. It is without a doubt the last important title the Swiss player hasn’t yet added to his trophy show-window.

The season on hard court

After the Olympics, the Swiss star will play in other 5 tournaments held on hard court (this does not include his potential participation in the ATP Finals), namely 3 Masters 1000 tournaments, the U.S. Open and the tour in Basel, in his home country.

The Masters 1000 tournaments are the ones in Cincinnati, Shanghai, and Paris.

Federer is the defending champion in Cincinnati and also the winner of 7 titles. The last time Federer made his triumph in Shanghai was in 2014after a close final against Gilles Simon decided after two close tie-breaks.

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