This is another smart move from Roger. With his recent interview he is preparing the organizers in Asia that he won't play. http://newyork.tennistonic.com/view_tennisnews?nid=1262&/Wounded-Federer-to-take-a-break-from-tennis 5 tournaments in 6 weeks from US to Europe to Asia to Europe is too much. He knows he can't make it, he knows that Nole will struggle a lot also and especially if he has to play Murray that is in great form. If Nole becomes superman once again to play and have very good results in all 5 tournaments he will definitely be the year end world no.1. If he doesn't or he breaks we will see it.