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Is it a bad idea for Roger to play Gstaad?

I was very impressed that Roger made the final at Gstaad last year on clay right after winning Wimbledon, but I have to wonder if it's good idea for him to play that event every year. He obviously wants to play in front of the Swiss fans (and it must be awesome to play in Switzerland after winning Wimbledon). I wish the ATP would move the event back a week or two in the calendar, because Roger might wind up playing the event every year no matter how deep he goes at Wimbledon. Playing two straight weeks on grass and then playing immedietly on clay seems like a really difficult task that not many top players would attempt to do.
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Re: Is it a bad idea for Roger to play Gstaad?

Only if they insist he take another cow.

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They should get him a horse. He could be the proud owner of Smarty Jones.
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Re: Is it a bad idea for Roger to play Gstaad?

It's unfortunate, but if Federer feels mentally and physically prepared enough for it, he should (and will anyway). That said, he suffered a mini-burnout last year after the Wimbledon victory/Gstaad final, and took a while to recover. Maybe this year he should apply more rational thought and less patriotic loyalty.
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Re: Is it a bad idea for Roger to play Gstaad?

Clay is physically draining to play on as well but it is one of the only opportunities he has of playing in his home country so cant blame him. It would be a super effort to win it and I doubt he will be all that motivated.
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Re: Is it a bad idea for Roger to play Gstaad?

It would really be in the ATP's best interest if Gstaad was moved to a different date. I think there are plenty of options. It could switch places with Amersfoort, which is held the week after. It would really be beneficial to Roger to change the dates.
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Re: Is it a bad idea for Roger to play Gstaad?

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It's unfortunate, but if Federer feels mentally and physically prepared enough for it, he should (and will anyway). That said, he suffered a mini-burnout last year after the Wimbledon victory/Gstaad final, and took a while to recover. Maybe this year he should apply more rational thought and less patriotic loyalty.
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I wish he would take a week off now, but i think he will still come to Gstaad... It is really bad that one of the only 2 swiss tournament come right after Wimby. At least Roger's real home tournament, Basel, is later in the calendar.

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It would really be in the ATP's best interest if Gstaad was moved to a different date. I think there are plenty of options. It could switch places with Amersfoort, which is held the week after. It would really be beneficial to Roger to change the dates.
Changing the tournament dates just because of one player? Even though it is Roger Federer, I'd say that hardly seems fair.
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Re: Is it a bad idea for Roger to play Gstaad?

Roger should only play doubles there, or just go there to support the home tournament.

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Re: Is it a bad idea for Roger to play Gstaad?

Rogi can win Gstaad. He won't play till Wednesday that should be enough for him to rest up. After that he won't play till Canada. I hope he can win Gstaad this year. I just hope he wins a few rounds so the fans will be happy to see him.
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It would really be in the ATP's best interest if Gstaad was moved to a different date. I think there are plenty of options. It could switch places with Amersfoort, which is held the week after. It would really be beneficial to Roger to change the dates.
Both of the Swiss ATP tournaments are at awkward times (Basel is between the two indoor TMSes in the autumn), but I don't think moving Gstaad would help Roger. At least he will have 2-3 straight weeks afterwards to rest (and boy, does he deserve that!).
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Re: Is it a bad idea for Roger to play Gstaad?

I agree with two thoughts above:

1. Changing the scheduling to suit any player is unfair (ridiculous, almost)

2. Because Rog wants to play home so badly, why not doubles?
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Re: Is it a bad idea for Roger to play Gstaad?

I think that even though Gastaad is a just after Wimbledon it is okay for Roger to play because it is in his country. He may feel tired but he will have a few weeks off to recover after this week. He loves playing in his country and I do not think that he would miss that at all unless if he was sick or something.

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Re: Is it a bad idea for Roger to play Gstaad?

Actually... many tournaments are in bad timimg... top players don't like to play one week before or one week after the Slams and TMS, and also Davis Cup... so that doesn't leave much "quality" times in the calendar...
Many tournaments are not happy with their time slot but have to compromise...
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Re: Is it a bad idea for Roger to play Gstaad?

It's so obvious that it's because it's his country. And for two years, he won the Wimbledon title with the Swiss event right after. It's his homecoming. Roger also has a sense of pride as well as courtesy, something to give back. And he probably visits his cute cow.

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