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Should Federer play Paris?

Now that he's clinched YE #1, should he skip Paris once again and rest up for TMC? At the moment, he is 1820 points clear of Nadal. However, as we all know, Tio Toni's magic has started to come back and Nadal's Paris draw is rather piss easy, with all the roasters save Youzhny and Gonzo on the other half, and those 2 sucking balls at the moment.

Optimistically, say Nadal wins Paris (shut up people, im just saying in theory, it may or may not happen, remember, hes never lost in Paris )

The gap then would be 1320, and then the TMC points would come off, and the gap would be 770

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Re: Should Federer play Paris?

Personally, I don't think he will. But if he wants to win the title, he will have to improve his level and show more intensity than he did today.
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Re: Should Federer play Paris?

Nadal will be roasted in Bercy regardless, probably in the final.
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I'd be pleasantly surprised if Roger indeed shows up in Paris.

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Re: Should Federer play Paris?

I think with 2 Basel titles now, Fed might skip it next year to go for Bercy.
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Nadal will be roasted in Bercy regardless, probably in the final.
If he loses in the final, then gap would be 920 going into Shanghai

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I think with 2 Basel titles now, Fed might skip it next year to go for Bercy.
He's under contract with Basel to show up for at least four more years
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Re: Should Federer play Paris?

I don't think he should.

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I think with 2 Basel titles now, Fed might skip it next year to go for Bercy.
Not likely as he's under contract with Basel for the next years...
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Re: Should Federer play Paris?

It is too close for comfort. He ought to play to keep a cushion, but he's rolling the dice.

Btw, you haven't given the points breakdown for Djokovic to narrow the gap to No.2
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It is too close for comfort. He ought to play to keep a cushion, but he's rolling the dice.

Btw, you haven't given the points breakdown for Djokovic to narrow the gap to No.2
Well, if Nole wins, he'll have 4965, and lets say Nadal pulls out, Nadal will have 5185 Just over 200 points

So #1 and #2 both have their leads possibly becoming too close for comfort by not playing here. Nadal has no excuse to skip, Federer we dont know

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Re: Should Federer play Paris?

I hope he plays, but no, he shouldn't go. He looks like a tired man. He'll probably lose to Karlovic or at best to Nalbandian. He won't gain many points there.

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Re: Should Federer play Paris?

He looked to me today extremely quick in movement, no sign of fatigue at all. If his body permits, I hope he shows up in Paris AND with some decent play. The points difference is simply too small to feel comfortable.
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Re: Should Federer play Paris?

Yeah, if he wants to keep a good buffer between #1 and #2. I get the feeling that he is not concerned about #1 however and he only wants to beat Pete's record.

He may anyway bow out early from Paris if he plays like he played today.
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Re: Should Federer play Paris?

I hope so. It's not like he's had an energy draining week and the final was less than an hour. Yes the previous week in Madrid has to be factored in as well but he's a pro athlete and it's nearly the seasons end, he has a maximum of 10 matches left to play this year and I think he should stretch himself considerning he hasn't played Paris for years.

That said, I fully expect a withdrawal but if he doesn't it would be good. Problem for him is he has a very tough draw. It's not like he can play a round at 75% and still get through, either Ivo or Nando could punish him for that and then Nalbandian has shown how tough he is.

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