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Interesting: Nadal includes Basel in his schedule

that means roger will really have to play Basel now. i'm sure he would want to win it and not let nadal say "vamos" tere. not in his house for sure!

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Re: Interesting: Nadal includes Basel in his schedule

This is weird. Nadal has already won five optional events, so winning in Basel would not improve his rankings. Plus, Nadal is also entered in the China event right? Is the Basel tournament worth more points than the other optionals Nadal has won?

Then again, Roger could also have five optional wins by then, if he prevails in Bangkok.
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Re: Interesting: Nadal includes Basel in his schedule

Yes, it could improve his ranking, but not for long (Rafa has six optional slots until Bercy). It's more likely he wants practice indoors, which is his worst surface.
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Re: Interesting: Nadal includes Basel in his schedule

Nadal's schedule is :retard: If he keeps playing that much ...

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Re: Interesting: Nadal includes Basel in his schedule

I think he is not scheduling with the idea of winning or getting into the finals each time.

Plus, he wants to make the race for number one closer.
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Re: Interesting: Nadal includes Basel in his schedule

but Rafa will try to do the best in Madrid and if he reaches last rounds he'll withdraw from Basel!

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Re: Interesting: Nadal includes Basel in his schedule

I think that's probably true.

And then we can have a thread started here about how Nadal is avoiding Federer, etc.
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Re: Interesting: Nadal includes Basel in his schedule

Maybe he wants more experience on indoor hardcourt which will be the same as surface as TMC.

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Re: Interesting: Nadal includes Basel in his schedule

Basel is actually carpet and the TMC will be hardcourt, though the ATP said it will be outdoors, then again it will only take 10 mins to make it indoors.

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Re: Interesting: Nadal includes Basel in his schedule

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Basel is actually carpet and the TMC will be hardcourt, though the ATP said it will be outdoors, then again it will only take 10 mins to make it indoors.
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Re: Interesting: Nadal includes Basel in his schedule

Here's the information on the TMC surface: http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/...05ITW/ITW13.pdf

Unfortunately the tournament information on the ATP site still says outdoor hardcourt, and that's probably because it hasn't been updated from last year yet.

Someone on another site spoke with Greg Sharko in Cincy last week to confirm whether the roof would be open, and reported that Greg "wasn't 100% sure, but he was fairly sure the roof will remain closed during the whole event. They don't want the elements to impact the artificial carpet too much."

So it looks like it's going to be carpet, indoors.
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Plus, he wants to make the race for number one closer.
He's already filled out his 5 optionals.
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Basel is actually carpet and the TMC will be hardcourt, though the ATP said it will be outdoors, then again it will only take 10 mins to make it indoors.
On Federer's site they listed Basel as indoor hardcourt. That's why I thought it was hardcourt. In any case it all adds up to experience. I wonder if any of this will be on Sports Stars?

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Re: Interesting: Nadal includes Basel in his schedule

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He's already filled out his 5 optionals.
Some optionals are worth more than others.


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Re: Interesting: Nadal includes Basel in his schedule

Rafa is crazy he is going to burn out

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