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Federer on the current state of tennis: boycott, season length, future of the ATP

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Next year's season is going to be shorter by 2 weeks, that's I think as much as we could squeeze it really because otherwise a lot of tournaments would have to go or we would have 4 tournaments the same week which I don't think it's a smart idea (to be honest) for the game.
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"I can't support it as the President of the Player Council.....I know it could be a good thing for me..we could stay at the top for a long time but for the lower ranked players it is not a good thing and that's why I can't support it."

I really like to hear him stating things about the game, he really knows what's going on

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Re: Federer on the current state of tennis: boycott, season length, future of the ATP

Thanks for posting it in GM, I think people who aren't necessarily his fans should see it. Fantastic answers, I especially liked the one about the 2 year rankings issue.

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Yes, this isn't really about him alone but the actual state of the game, since he's the President of the Players' Council

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The Fedmeister is right here and good to see he is looking out for the lower ranked players there with the 2 year ranking crap.

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Fed is fighting hard for the Edberg award.

This was such a nice interview.

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Nice to see someone looking out for the lower ranked guys.

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How about addressing the lack of diversity in surfaces.

As for the 2 year ranking system, they had it before and it was disgraceful then. It's just commonsense 52 weeks isn't that hard to understand, then again the ATP lacks commonsense.

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How about addressing the lack of diversity in surfaces.

As for the 2 year ranking system, they had it before and it was disgraceful then. It's just commonsense 52 weeks isn't that hard to understand, then again the ATP lacks commonsense.
He did that in a USO conference.

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I can't wait for the (moronic) British press to spin this as an insult to Murray. Sue Baker just tries so hard to make it as if Fed cares about that brat with 0 slams. I also loved his answer No.3. 'I am getting closer? Didn't know that and don't care honestly'. 10/10 presser from the GOAT.
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He did that in a USO conferance.
Nothing has happened has it, same old, same old.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I dont think he can complain much about the surface diversity, he will have most top players and probably tournament officials against him anyway. Federer might be the only top player who would gain from having back surfaces like they used to be.

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Nothing has happened has it, same old, same old.
They can propose things but as Roger himself said, the board has the last word

And he's right about #3, it doesn't change shit for the AO seedings so why would he care?

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I dont think he can complain much about the surface diversity, he will have most top players and probably tournament officials against him anyway. Federer might be the only top player who would gain from having back surfaces like they used to be.
That's a good point as well.

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Nothing has happened has it, same old, same old.
Here's the video.

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They can propose things but as Roger himself said, the board has the last word

And he's right about #3, it doesn't change shit for the AO seedings so why would he care?
Considering the board are about maximising their profits to fill their own coffers and not interested in furthering and benefiting the game. Then they might as well push through the 2 year ranking system.

Seedings are irrelevant.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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Here's the link:http://www.usopen.org/en_US/interact...l?promo=topnav
He clearly says that "the game needs diffrent speeds on all the slams".

Damn, it dosen't work this way. Go to press confernces ->day 1, click on Federer's video.
Problem is we all know his main rivals will be hurt by this while he would thrive on faster Usopen/Wimbledon while still beeing good on slow claycourts, so he is not in a good spot to sound objective about this while he is still playing.

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