South Florida fans will have to wait another year to see Roger Federer in their home state. The Swiss will not defend his 2019 Miami Masters title, his agent confirmed to the Miami Herald.
With the reduction in prize money and COVID issues, more big name withdrawals from the first Masters event of the year will follow.
Federer, who hasn’t played since his semifinal loss to Novak Djokovic at the 2019 Australian Open, will return next week in Doha and then play in his training base of Dubai.
He is also expected to play on the clay. But the 4-time Miami winner is won’t return to the U.S. for competition until the summer.
Federer turns 40 in August. He beat John Isner to capture the 2019 Miami Open, his most recent Masters win.
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