Rafa's 2007 Schedule - MensTennisForums.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-17-2006, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
When You're On The Poster
 
Johnny Groove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Age: 26
Posts: 41,963
                     
Rafa's 2007 Schedule

I know hes playing in Chennai and Sydney the first two weeks, so he can be tired for the AO Then, hes confirmed his participation in the DC tie vs. Suisse, then I dont know

Prolly Dubai, but in February, i dunno.

His spring season is set in stone, with IW, Miami, MC, Barca, Rome, (perhaps) Hamburg, RG, Queens, and Wimbly

After that, its anyone's guess. If he goes and loses to Kendrick in R2 wimbly, he'll prolly go play Stuttgart, but its mostly speculation

Anyone have anymore info?

Follow my Youtube Channel for all my matches
Follow me on IG for the latest news, vids, pics, and memes
Quote:
Originally Posted by Novak Djokovic
Obviously, you play a lot of mind games with yourself, but it is important to always believe that you can play your best, perform your best, and in the end, your convictions are stronger than your doubts.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
If I took the time to respond to every criticism that came across my desk, there would be no time for constructive work.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Humphrey Bogart
The only thing you owe the audience is a good performance
Quote:
Originally Posted by Niccolo Machiavelli
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
Johnny Groove is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-22-2006, 10:40 AM
Registered User
 
payrol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Age: 34
Posts: 16
                     
Re: Rafa's 2007 Schedule

any chance that Nadal will be playing Thailand Open? coz i really want to see him in action live since Thailand is the nearest...or else...maybe wait for the Masters Cup shangahi next year.. cant wait for the new season!!
payrol is offline  
post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-22-2006, 11:06 AM
Sitzen ist fürn Arsch
 
Björki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 49,768
                     
Re: Rafa's 2007 Schedule

only "perhaps" Hamburg??

EISERN UNION

Bryans || Djokovic || Paire || Rojer || Tecau || Pospisil || Chiudinelli || Verdasco || Simon || Seppi || Leo Mayer

Björkman || Arthurs || Edberg || Nalbandian || Hanley || Rafter
T.Johansson || M.Norman || Aspelin || O. Rochus || Söderling


Björki is offline  
post #4 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-22-2006, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
When You're On The Poster
 
Johnny Groove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Age: 26
Posts: 41,963
                     
Re: Rafa's 2007 Schedule

Quote:
Originally Posted by Björki View Post
only "perhaps" Hamburg??
I used the last two years of evidence.

I.E. If the Rome final is ANOTHER epic, then he'll most likely pull out

Follow my Youtube Channel for all my matches
Follow me on IG for the latest news, vids, pics, and memes
Quote:
Originally Posted by Novak Djokovic
Obviously, you play a lot of mind games with yourself, but it is important to always believe that you can play your best, perform your best, and in the end, your convictions are stronger than your doubts.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
If I took the time to respond to every criticism that came across my desk, there would be no time for constructive work.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Humphrey Bogart
The only thing you owe the audience is a good performance
Quote:
Originally Posted by Niccolo Machiavelli
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
Johnny Groove is offline  
post #5 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-24-2006, 01:45 AM
Registered User
 
Roger The Great's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Age: 37
Posts: 535
                     
Re: Rafa's 2007 Schedule

Isn't the Rome final now a three set encounter? If so, hopefully the finalists will be more inclined to play Hamburg.

A fair and objective voice amidst the chaos of MTF.
Roger The Great is offline  
post #6 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-24-2006, 07:42 AM
Registered User
 
mallorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 5,225
                     
Re: Rafa's 2007 Schedule

^^^ It's supposed to be best of three from now on. Still, I reckon Rafa's participation in the Hamburg tournament will depend on his clay season up till then. If he plays as many finals as in the last two years, he might still want to take the week off.

I'm allergic to morons.


- 81 - 28 - 4 -
mallorn is offline  
post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-28-2006, 12:03 PM
Registered User
 
NancyIsabelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Montreal
Posts: 111
                     
Re: Rafa's 2007 Schedule

Quote:
Originally Posted by payrol View Post
any chance that Nadal will be playing Thailand Open? coz i really want to see him in action live since Thailand is the nearest...or else...maybe wait for the Masters Cup shangahi next year.. cant wait for the new season!!
Hello Payrol ! They had political problems in Thailand several weeks ago (coup) and a press release was published to say that this exhibition with Nalbandian was "on hold". From what I understand, since we did hear nothing about it, I think it's cancelled. Unless they change their mind at the last minute, but Rafa has already few things to do while on "vacations" and he is living for Chennai on the 28th of December. I would be happy for you though if it's still on and you can see him.
NancyIsabelle is offline  
post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-29-2006, 08:04 AM
Registered User
 
payrol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Age: 34
Posts: 16
                     
Re: Rafa's 2007 Schedule

Quote:
Originally Posted by NancyIsabelle View Post
Hello Payrol ! They had political problems in Thailand several weeks ago (coup) and a press release was published to say that this exhibition with Nalbandian was "on hold". From what I understand, since we did hear nothing about it, I think it's cancelled. Unless they change their mind at the last minute, but Rafa has already few things to do while on "vacations" and he is living for Chennai on the 28th of December. I would be happy for you though if it's still on and you can see him.
Hi Nancy..thanks for the explanation... ..cant wait to see him in action next season...

My favourite: No.1 Rafael Nadal
No.2 Marat Safin
No.3 Tommy Haas
payrol is offline  
post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-30-2006, 02:59 AM
country flag fyi
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 52
                     
Re: Rafa's 2007 Schedule

Hi Payrol and Nancy

Just to give information. Thailand Open is not cancelled. It is scheduled September starting the next day after Davis Cup in September ( can't remember which DC round). I don't think Rafa will come because if he plays DC on Sunday, it is unlikely he will play Thailand Open the next day (week ).

What they cancelled is the exhibition match (Rafa vs Nalbandian ) on 31 December this year.
fyi is offline  
post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-01-2006, 09:18 AM
Registered User
 
chocc0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Sydney, Australia
Age: 29
Posts: 1,334
                     
Re: Rafa's 2007 Schedule

woooooooooooootttttttttttt SYDNEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MARAT SAFIN

RAFAEL NADAL


Good Luck to


Also Goodluck to:

Roger FedererJuan MonacoFernando VerdascoRichard GasquetGael MonfilsTommy Robredo
chocc0 is offline  
post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-07-2006, 09:45 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Age: 76
Posts: 2,672
                     
Re: Rafa's 2007 Schedule

Quote:
Originally Posted by mallorn View Post
^^^ It's supposed to be best of three from now on. Still, I reckon Rafa's participation in the Hamburg tournament will depend on his clay season up till then. If he plays as many finals as in the last two years, he might still want to take the week off.
Yeah, too bad with Rome F as best of three.

But I think Nadal could try to make a nice record by winning all clay TMS in one season. He has a very good chance now with Roger as the 2nd best on clay and the rest of the competition pretty lackluster - Gaudio, Coria, Ferrero and the like.

However, it would probably require him to skip Barca - which he likely won't for obvious reasons - and he could be a bit tired when going into RG. Maybe the wrong time to take that kind of risk when he is a huge favourite to the first RG threepeat since the legendary Borg.


I don't like hypocrites, but even worse are the ones who think it's OK to be an asshole as long as you are not hypocritical.
oz_boz is offline  
post #12 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-08-2006, 10:53 PM
Banned!
 
kiwifan80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 472
                     
Re: Rafa's 2007 Schedule

Glad he's playing Sydney !!!
kiwifan80 is offline  
post #13 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-10-2006, 07:05 PM
Registered User
 
Tess Gray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,335
                     
Re: Rafa's 2007 Schedule

I hope he plays in Rotterdam in Febuary... But i doubt it
Tess Gray is offline  
post #14 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-22-2007, 05:44 PM
Registered User
 
mallorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 5,225
                     
Re: Rafa's 2007 Schedule

Apparently Rafa has signed a two-year contract to play in Stuttgart in 2007 and 2008.

http://www.lasegunda.com/ediciononli...noticia=328766

(Thanks Nou.amic)


There's also speculation about Rafa's appearance in Thailand:
Quote:
ATP THAILAND OPEN

Organisers confirm star attraction

TOR CHITTINAND

Several of the world's top tennis players will compete in September's ATP Thailand Open in Bangkok, according to BEC Tero Entertainment managing director Brian Marcar. ''I can confirm there will be leading players in the tournament and one will be one of top two players at the moment,'' he said.

Swiss world number one Roger Federer played in the 2004-2005 event and there is speculation that this time the organisers will be trying to get world No 2, Rafael Nadal from Spain.

''The appearance fee for the top player would be between 16-20 million baht, the same as we paid Roger Federer two years ago,'' he said.

Attendances were down at last year's tournament, partly because few of the top players were in action.

The US$550,000 event will be held at Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani from September 24-30.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/Sports/23Feb2007_sport26.php

I'm allergic to morons.


- 81 - 28 - 4 -

Last edited by mallorn; 02-22-2007 at 06:22 PM.
mallorn is offline  
post #15 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-22-2007, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
When You're On The Poster
 
Johnny Groove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Age: 26
Posts: 41,963
                     
Re: Rafa's 2007 Schedule

great idea to play Stutt IMO. Therefore, he wont come to TMS canada/Cincy/USO playing flatly and un-Rafalike. At least he'll have some match play and a tourney win under his belt

Follow my Youtube Channel for all my matches
Follow me on IG for the latest news, vids, pics, and memes
Quote:
Originally Posted by Novak Djokovic
Obviously, you play a lot of mind games with yourself, but it is important to always believe that you can play your best, perform your best, and in the end, your convictions are stronger than your doubts.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
If I took the time to respond to every criticism that came across my desk, there would be no time for constructive work.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Humphrey Bogart
The only thing you owe the audience is a good performance
Quote:
Originally Posted by Niccolo Machiavelli
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
Johnny Groove is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome