Roger Federer has reportedly decided to skip the Miami Open this month, which will cost him 1000 ranking points.
Federer has been out for over a year after undergoing double knee surgery, although he is set to make his long-awaited comeback next week in Doha.
He is also scheduled to play Dubai, and had been initially expected to then travel to Miami at the end of March.
However, although not believed to be evidence of a recurrence of injury, Federer has now decided not to play.
He will now lose the 1000 rankings points he won when the event was last played in 2019, which could see him fall as low as world number eight going into the clay season.
Federer won’t play Miami. Not surprising, tbh. Only Doha is certain pre-Clay.
He will drop those 1000 points, though. https://t.co/5sDutPyyH4
— José Morgado (@josemorgado) March 1, 2021
There was much speculation that the Miami Open would be the first time the big three of Federer, Djokovic, and Nadal would be at the same tournament together since the 2020 Australian Open.
However, that honour will now likely go to either the Monte Carlo Masters or the French Open, with Federer currently planning – fitness permitting – to play the clay season.
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