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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-31-2008, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
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Calendar for 2009?

So, what calendar do you think Nadal should play in 2009? Here is mine:

05/01 – Chennai, IND (H) – ATP 250
12/01 – rest
19/01 – Australian Open, AUS (H) – GS 2000
26/01 – same

02/02 – rest
09/02 – rest
16/02 – rest
23/02 – Acapulco, MEX (CL) – ATP 500

02/03 – Davis Cup, ESP (CL)
09/03 – Indian Wells, USA (H) – Masters 1000
16/03 – same
23/03 – Miami, USA (H) – Masters 1000
30/03 – same

06/04 – rest
13/04 – Monte Carlo, Monaco (CL) – Masters 1000
20/04 – Barcelona, ESP (CL) – ATP 500
27/04 – Rome, ITA (CL) – Masters 1000

04/05 – rest
11/05 – Madrid, ESP (CL) – Masters 1000
18/05 – rest
25/05 – Roland Garros, FRA (CL) – GS 2000

01/06 – same
08/06 – rest
15/06 – rest
22/06 – Wimbledon, GBR (G) – GS 2000
29/06 – same

06/07 – Davis Cup
13/07 – rest
20/07 – Hamburg, GER (CL) – ATP 500
27/07 – rest

03/08 – rest
10/08 – Montreal, CAN (H) – Masters 1000
17/08 – Cincinnati, USA (H) – Masters 1000
24/08 – rest
31/08 – US Open (H) – GS 2000

07/09 – same
14/09 – Davis Cup
21/09 – rest
28/09 – rest
05/10 – Beijing, CHN (H) – ATP 500
12/10 – Shangai, CHN (H) – Masters 1000
19/10 – rest
26/10 – rest

02/11 – Valencia, ESP (HI) – ATP 500
09/11 – Paris, FRA (HI) – Masters 1000
16/11 – rest
23/11 – London, GBR (HI) – Masters Cup 1500
30/11 – Davis Cup


20 tournaments + Davis Cup:

- 4 Grand Slams 2000
- 1 Masters Cup 1500
- 9 Masters 1000
- 5 ATP 500
- 1 ATP 250

- 9 Hard Outdoors
- 3 Hard Indoors
- 7 Clay
- 1 Grass


What do you think? And if you already know something to which he has indeed commited, post as well please!
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Re: Calendar for 2009?

I think Acapulco is a good choice, since it is ATP 500, weaker than Dubai (same week) and, in the following week, he'll have to play Davis Cup on Clay, so he'll be able to practise on Acapulco first and get some easy points.
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Re: Calendar for 2009?

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So, what calendar do you think Nadal should play in 2009? Here is mine:

05/01 – Chennai, IND (H) – ATP 250
12/01 – rest
19/01 – Australian Open, AUS (H) – GS 2000
26/01 – same

02/02 – rest
09/02 – rest
16/02 – rest
23/02 – Acapulco, MEX (CL) – ATP 500

02/03 – Davis Cup, ESP (CL)
09/03 – Indian Wells, USA (H) – Masters 1000
16/03 – same
23/03 – Miami, USA (H) – Masters 1000
30/03 – same

06/04 – rest
13/04 – Monte Carlo, Monaco (CL) – Masters 1000
20/04 – Barcelona, ESP (CL) – ATP 500
27/04 – Rome, ITA (CL) – Masters 1000

04/05 – rest
11/05 – Madrid, ESP (CL) – Masters 1000
18/05 – rest
25/05 – Roland Garros, FRA (CL) – GS 2000

01/06 – same
08/06 – rest
15/06 – rest
22/06 – Wimbledon, GBR (G) – GS 2000
29/06 – same

06/07 – Davis Cup
13/07 – rest
20/07 – Hamburg, GER (CL) – ATP 500
27/07 – rest

03/08 – rest
10/08 – Montreal, CAN (H) – Masters 1000
17/08 – Cincinnati, USA (H) – Masters 1000
24/08 – rest
31/08 – US Open (H) – GS 2000

07/09 – same
14/09 – Davis Cup
21/09 – rest
28/09 – rest
05/10 – Beijing, CHN (H) – ATP 500
12/10 – Shangai, CHN (H) – Masters 1000
19/10 – rest
26/10 – rest

02/11 – Valencia, ESP (HI) – ATP 500
09/11 – Paris, FRA (HI) – Masters 1000
16/11 – rest
23/11 – London, GBR (HI) – Masters Cup 1500
30/11 – Davis Cup


20 tournaments + Davis Cup:

- 4 Grand Slams 2000
- 1 Masters Cup 1500
- 9 Masters 1000
- 5 ATP 500
- 1 ATP 250

- 9 Hard Outdoors
- 3 Hard Indoors
- 7 Clay
- 1 Grass


What do you think? And if you already know something to which he has indeed commited, post as well please!
I think he is committed to Rotterdam. I don't believe he will play the SA clay swing and will opt for hard court practice. Plus, this keeps him in Europe for a longer period of time before he does the horrid month-long-2-1000Series events before the clay season begins. Also, by staying in Europe, he will more easily switch to clay for DC (no jet-lag). So, if he indeed will play Rotterdam, then Dubai is a possibility also.

Re: Grass. I would add Queens.

Re: Clay. I would eliminate Hamburg.

Next summer will be tricky with defending points and the calendar going back to its "normal" timing. Since Toronto and Cincy were played earlier this year and the Gold medal points are also dropping off before Toronto and Cincy are played is a question I have. It will come down to how close the others are to him. But I think that will be a tricky period of time.
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Re: Calendar for 2009?

Yeah, I'm sure he will go to Rotterdam this year. Just don't go back to Paris, rAfa.

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