The 20-time Major winner Roger Federer turned 38 in August 2019 and was still the third-strongest link on the Tour behind Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Despite his age, Federer was a contender for big titles in 2019, securing four crowns and standing a point away from a Major trophy at Wimbledon.
Roger was eager to keep that pace in 2020 and fight for more Major titles, which never happened following his knee issues. The Swiss kicked off 2019 with the Hopman Cup crown alongside Belinda Bencic before experiencing an early Australian Open loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Federer bounced back with titles in Dubai and Miami and the Indian Wells final, feeling well on the court and embracing the clay swing for the first time in three years.