Tennis - Federer to miss Miami Masters in 2013

Roger Federer's schedule for 2013 has revealed a notable omission in the Miami Masters.

Tennis - Federer to miss Miami Masters in 2013

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Tennis 2012: Roger Federer

It will be the first time the world number two has missed the event in Florida, which he has won twice, since 1999.

Federer, who from next year will be exempt from ATP World Tour Masters 1000 commitments due to the milestones he has reached during his career, can now pick and choose which events he attends.

The Swiss will also skip Monte Carlo and his home tournament in Basel, an event at which he used to ball boy.

The 31-year-old will, naturally, play at all four Grand Slam events - in Melbourne, Paris, Wimbledon and New York.

Federer's 2013 schedule:

Australian Open, Melbourne

ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, Rotterdam

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Dubai

BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells

Mutua Madrid Open, Madrid

Internazionali BNL d’Italia, Rome

Roland Garros, Paris

Gerry Weber Open, Halle

Wimbledon. London

Rogers Cup, Montreal

Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati

US Open, New York

Shanghai Rolex Masters, Shanghai

BNP Masters, Paris

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