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The last time a man won Miami and the French in the same year was...

Jim Courier in 1991. The only other man to accomplish the same feat was Ivan Lendl in 1986. Therefore, only twice in the history of tennis has the Miami champion been prepared enough to do well in the clay court season and win the French.

The people who came closest:

1990 champion Agassi reached RG final
1997 finalist Bruguera reached RG final
2000 finalist Kuerten won RG
2004 finalist Coria reached RG final

Considering how much Federer has played so far this year and how little energy he seemed to have left in the final of Miami today, I'm a little worried that he will not have enough left to dedicate as much effort as he should to winning the French, which should be his top priority now. If anyone can break the Miami jinx it's Federer, but it's hard to see him doing really well in Monte Carlo in a week and ideally he should play as much on clay as possible. His only preparation will probably be Rome and Hamburg.

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Re: The last time a man won Miami and the French in the same year was...

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Therefore, only twice in the history of tennis has the Miami champion been prepared enough to do well in the clay court season and win the French.
Or perhaps this has to do with the fact that Key Biscayne is played on a hard court and the French is played on clay? RG is almost 2 months away. If someone was exhausted (like Federer probably is), he can take a few weeks off and then start preparing for Rome. I think we will see Fed withdraw from Monte Carlo.
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Re: The last time a man won Miami and the French in the same year was...

I think he should concentrate on the Masters Series and GS tournaments and add the two home tournaments and Grass tuneup. That'll keep him well rested.
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Re: The last time a man won Miami and the French in the same year was...

Roger needs to work on the little things with tony to win the french and adapt his play to the clay. He definitely knows how to by winning Hamburg twice

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Re: The last time a man won Miami and the French in the same year was...

home = Swiss tournaments, Gstaad and Basel.
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Re: The last time a man won Miami and the French in the same year was...

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home = Swiss tournaments, Gstaad and Basel.

I feel Gstaad is a very exhausting tournament for him because considering he does well in Wimbledon (I hope he defends his title), there's Gstaad and then Montreal/Cincinnati. Last year he managed to win the first three (four, if you count Halle), but there's almost no energy left to do well in Cincinnati.


Regarding Roland Garros, I'm sure he'll prepare well enough, but I don't think it his preparation needs "as many matches as possible", he needs a few weeks of rest. I don't know if he'll play Monte Carlo, but if he does, I honestly don't think he'll get that far as he probably is exhausted by now and just one week, is that time enough to recover? ...

By RG he would have played Hamburg and Rome, so he should have no problems dealing with clay, it's with adjusting his game a bit, his mind and the clay courters.


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Re: The last time a man won Miami and the French in the same year was...

I am not sure how Miami is relevant to the FO, although winning 2 slams in a row is always difficult
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