In the week that he turns 40, it became known that Roger Federer will not play the Masters 1000 in Toronto and Cincinnati. His presence at the US Open is anyone’s guess, as is his future on the circuit.
The certainty is that Roger Federer has not played a Masters 1000 since October 2019. It was in Shanghai and he reached the quarterfinals where he lost to Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-7 (7) and 6-3. A month later he would dispute the ATP Finals, where he would reach the semifinals and lose to Stefanos Tsitsipas by 6-3 and 6-4; the Greek was the champion of the tournament.
Federer played the 2020 Australian Open, then had knee surgery and did not compete again for the entire season. In 2021, he has played just five tournaments: the 250 in Doha, the 250 in Geneva, Roland Garros, the 250 in Halle and Wimbledon.
In tournaments of Masters 1000, Federer carries 28 titles, with a record of 381 wins and 108 losses. His last title was in Miami 2019.