Just days after announcing his schedule for the first half of 2015, Roger Federer has already made a change. The 33-year-old revealed he has added the Istanbul Open scheduled from April 27 – May 3.
This is the first year for the Istanbul and the first ever ATP-level event held in Turkey. According to Federer, it’s his first trip the to city and to the country.
As he has grown older, Federer has spread his brand to countries he’s never played. A few years ago he went to South America for an exo tour. This past winter he made his first trip to India. And now Turkey, where many of you may not have known there was an ATP event!
Thanks to Federer (and to the money they have to pay him) the Turkey event will make quite the splash. The tournament also boasts a retractable roof!
Federer’s updated 2015 schedule:
23 Feb: Dubai
12 March: Indian Wells
12 April: Monte Carlo
27 April: Istanbul
3 May: Madrid
10 May: Rome
24 May: Roland Garros
15 June: Halle
29 June: Wimbledon
Federer now has five clay events scheduled and he’ll play three straight weeks with Istanbul, then Madrid, then Rome.
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