Federer lost the battle 6-7, 4-6, 3-6 in straight sets.
After getting off to a strong start in Melbourne, Federer was tested in two five-setters in the third round and quarter-final respectively.
He plans on playing just Roland Garros. says Federer's agent
There was a speculation that Federer would include the Madrid and Rome Masters in his schedule for 2020 but his agent, Tony Godsick, said that isn't true. "As his schedule states, he plans on playing just Roland Garros," Godsick told Reuters.
Miami Masters will be Federer's final tourney before French Open
Federer will be fresh and well rested for this year's campaign at Roland Garros, which begins on May 24.
His final tournament before the French Open will be the March 25-April 5 Miami Masters.
Meanwhile, Federer will defend his title at the Dubai Duty Free tennis championships next week before playing at next month's BNP Paribas Open in California.