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Should he have played there this year? The only year he went down there was in 2005, where he took two titles and had a fiery loss to Gaudio in Buenos Aires.

He was supposed to play in 08, but Nadal and scheduling

So what do you guys think? Easier on the joints, plenty of women, pretty much guaranteed titles, and plenty of time to fine-tune his game for IW/Miami

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Should he have played there this year? The only year he went down there was in 2005, where he took two titles and had a fiery loss to Gaudio in Buenos Aires.

He was supposed to play in 08, but Nadal and scheduling

So what do you guys think? Easier on the joints, plenty of women, pretty much guaranteed titles, and plenty of time to fine-tune his game for IW/Miami
Yeah, but. Is it a good idea for him to be playing on clay right before a hc Masters? Or whatever they are called these days.
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he should not played in South Amercia, seems too far away and get not much points

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To answer your question Jonathan, NO. Absolutely no need for such a trip after the AO. It's not like he needs more points or titles so badly right now.


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I don't know about that, but he sure as hell shouldn't be playing Rotterdam

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Should he have played there this year? The only year he went down there was in 2005, where he took two titles and had a fiery loss to Gaudio in Buenos Aires.

He was supposed to play in 08, but Nadal and scheduling

So what do you guys think? Easier on the joints, plenty of women, pretty much guaranteed titles, and plenty of time to fine-tune his game for IW/Miami
Richard Krajicek (Rotterdam tournament director) was on Dutch tv this morning. They asked him about Nadal. He said that during his negotiations Nadal said that if he wasn't #1 in the world by the end of last season he would play 3 tournaments straight in the SA clay swing.

But after Cincy last year he let Krajicek know that he wants to stay in Europe.
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Yeah, but. Is it a good idea for him to be playing on clay right before a hc Masters? Or whatever they are called these days.
In fact it is the other way around this year.
He will play Rotterdam and Dubai on hard then Davis on clay and again IW and Miami on hard. All that with MC around the corner 1 week later. It is just nuts.
There would have been much more sense if the played the clay swing this year, moreover Acapulco is 500 event.

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Re: Nadal in South America

Nadal will have no problem adjusting to clay. He doesn't need any warm up tournaments before the clay masters.

As it has been said before, he doesn't want to stay away from home for a long time, which would be the case if he played the South American tournaments and then moved directly to the US.

Besides, with the AO title in his hands his confidence on hard courts will be on an all time high. Might as well take advantage of that and maybe pick up some more HC titles.

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In fact it is the other way around this year.
He will play Rotterdam and Dubai on hard then Davis on clay and again IW and Miami on hard. All that with MC around the corner 1 week later. It is just nuts.
There would have been much more sense if the played the clay swing this year, moreover Acapulco is 500 event.
He should skip Dubai. Stupid tournament anyway and besides -- too much hardcourt and traveling. Just do Rotterdam and DC. Basta.
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