Originally Posted by merlinpinpin
No. 500's are not mandatory, they just cost you 0-pointers if you don't play enough. He's basically free as a bird, now.
I am curious to see, what he is going to do with his schedule next season. Being a master of the scheduling and all.
Common sense says, that he should be playing slightly less than this year (maybe missing a couple of clay tourneys and slightly reduced summer HC season) and aiming at the big events. We will see.
Ontopic: That is what many of Federer's detractors do not understand about him. He gets motivated, when things do not go his way. Federer loves the challenge and never runs away from it.