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Federer doubtful for Masters Cup

among the worst pieces of news yet, this year.
not 100%, but horrible nevertheless


This is a big blow for me," said Federer, winner of three Grand Slam titles this season.

"I hope I can play in Houston but I don't know. I know it will be very tight, very difficult and I don't want to take too much risk."

Federer was due to play in the Swiss Indoors in his hometown Basel but suffered the injury during practice on Monday.

"It's a huge, huge disappointment for me, obviously," said Federer. "I've been to this tournament many, many times both as a player and a ballboy.

"I really thought I had a big chance to win this year."

The 23-year-old has been told by doctors to rest for 10 to 14 days, meaning he is almost certain to miss next week's Paris Masters.

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Re: Federer doubtful for Masters Cup

Poor Roger
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Re: Federer doubtful for Masters Cup

I am just thinknig it is a good thing he had clinched #1 with that USO win. Otherwise it really would be

Roger has to listen to his body and his doctors- it is more important to recover, rest and get ready for next year than to go out and unnecessarily bust a gut at this point.
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Re: Federer doubtful for Masters Cup

i agree. i feel terrible, and i can only imagine how he feels

I guess I'd rather see him recuperate and win the AO, even though I was hoping he could do his spectacular thing at the TMC
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Re: Federer doubtful for Masters Cup

yeah what if he hadnt already clinched year end number 1?? that would be such an injustice! i hope he can play. it wouldnt b right without him.

How many times must we of shot nerves witness the undoubted pain & suffering of muppets everywhere before we stand up against the cavemen??

One muppet, who wishes to remain anonymous, has this to say: "You know, I uhhhh cannot stay all the time at the you know, base of the line. Too much uhhhh pression."

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Re: Federer doubtful for Masters Cup

really?! maybe roggi won't play MC?! unbelivable!!

Miss you Marat Safin.
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Re: Federer doubtful for Masters Cup

There's no way anybody could have played his schedule this year, and not risked some injury. There is where lacking a coach might be hurting Roger, because nobody seems to be advising him on scheduling.



C'mon, Lleyton!

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Re: Federer doubtful for Masters Cup

A more optimistic point of view... from Roger's website homepage : "Roger’s participation at the Masters in Houston does not seem to be at risk, “I even hope to be able to play again in Paris already” he said in the evening."

We'll have to wait and see...
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Re: Federer doubtful for Masters Cup

Masters Cup will be more interesting without Federer I think.
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Masters Cup will be more interesting without Federer I think.
i agree...but i still feel bad for him
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Masters Cup will be more interesting without Federer I think.
No. TMC would be more interesting with all the top players in full shape playing at their best. And who knows... finally someone will be able to beat a Federer playing at his best...
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Re: Federer doubtful for Masters Cup

hmmm doubt it somehow.

How many times must we of shot nerves witness the undoubted pain & suffering of muppets everywhere before we stand up against the cavemen??

One muppet, who wishes to remain anonymous, has this to say: "You know, I uhhhh cannot stay all the time at the you know, base of the line. Too much uhhhh pression."

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Re: Federer doubtful for Masters Cup

I think you both (Bilbo and Safin_Coria, that is) made a mistake there, you wrote "more" when you meant "less".

Seriously though, how can the end of season finale be *more* interesting when the player who has been the most outstanding all year is not there?

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Re: Federer doubtful for Masters Cup

If Roger has a muscle tear in his left thigh how can it heal in 10 to 14 days? That doesn't seem humanly possible. This is sad news for tennis and the tournament in Basel.

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And who knows... finally someone will be able to beat a Federer playing at his best...
NO and this is why I meant it is more interesting without Federer.
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