I expect he'll be in Cincy, no way would he go into US with no prep. Courts aren't the best for him there, but he definitely needs matches. Maybe he'll ask for a Winstom-Salem WC
Agreed. With his game, I think he needs about 10 matches on hard court to be ready against the top players. If he can't get 4 matches in at Cincy, then I doubt he'll be prepared enough for the US Open, unless he does play Winston-Salem.
But who knows, right? I think now his priority is to get healthy, not to rush himself to get back out there and do more damage.
Respectful Fan of Great Tennis. "I embody tennis" - Roger Federer
"Roger and I haven't forgotten how to play tennis" - Rafael Nadal
At the end of Federer's first round match at the Australian Open a fawning interviewer asked about his kids and if he had bought coach Stefan Edberg a birthday present - no, by the way, the privilege of knocking up with 'King Roger' was enough of a present apparently.
tournaments director has to be thrilled. Fed is for sure out, finalists will be also 99% out, probably all semi finalist, Tsonga already looked exhausted in today's match and still has to play two doubles matches, ferrer also playing two doubles matches. should be decent quality Masters 250 tennis in Toronto
I have a feeling retirement might be on the horizon... He's established himself as the GOAT on clay (at least in terms of achievements), and ended the losing streak to Novak. If his body is telling him it's time to retire then he should listen to it, because really, he has nothing left to prove.
Really? One better than Borg and then follow him into early retirement? It would surprise me. I think he wants more titles more than he wants to escape the pain. He can manage pain.