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Federer Clay Schedule Discussion (UPDATE: Withdraws from Madrid & Rome)

Looks like he's seriously thinking about it. He'll play RG of course but if he doesn't really think to put much of an effort then what's the point of participating?

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"I know the French’s going to be hard just because I would have to put in so much work in the clay-court season to be really perfectly ready for the French, and even than there’s no guarantee," said Federer.

"So I have to ask myself the question: How much am I going to put into it, into the French Open?

"I think Wimbledon, US Open, I’ll always have chances as long as I am playing and I am healthy.

"I think just the courts suit me well there, speed and everything. It comes very natural."

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Re: Should Federer tank the clay court season and prepare for Wimbledon instead?

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Looks like he's seriously thinking about it. He'll play RG of course but if he doesn't really think to put much of an effort then what's the point of participating?



He needs to play enough to get enuf points that give him the num 4 seed for grass. He has 600 points over raonic over 24 months on grass so he will keep that in mind. MC and Madrid maybe semis in both and a quarters at RG. Would be spaced out enuf to rest. With robot hobbled if fed can win dubai, and semis at both indian and miami with raonic even defending a finals in indian wells and his quarters at miami fed could technically have the num 4 seed using the grass seeding formula i believe.

He can assess after miami.

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He needs to play enough to get enuf points that give him the num 4 seed for grass.
don't think he cares much about that tbh. especially not after his AO win.

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Re: Should Federer tank the clay court season and prepare for Wimbledon instead?

Doesn't matter since he won't win anymore slams.
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Doesn't matter since he won't win anymore slams.
Agreed. No more fluked slams for Frauderer. Bull won't allow it.
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Re: Should Federer tank the clay court season and prepare for Wimbledon instead?

He should skip clay season. But i think he will probaly play one masters + RG
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Doesn't matter since he won't win anymore slams.
Whatever he does achieve, your posts here will always be the scum of the forum.

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Re: Should Federer tank the clay court season and prepare for Wimbledon instead?

Well he did say he is one injury away from retirement. There are more chances of that happening on clay. Better just skip the whole clay season and prepare for Wimbledon. After AO, I really don't think he will be worried about his seed.

Honestly, I don't Federer is winning any more slams.
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Re: Should Federer tank the clay court season and prepare for Wimbledon instead?

He should play the first M1000 of clay (Montecarlo), see how does it feels for the clay season, if he feels OK, he should play Madrid or Rome, then RG. If he feels bad, skip Madrid and Rome and only play for RG cause between Montecarlo and Wimbledon there are two months and 5000 points.
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Doesn't matter since he won't win anymore slams.
Very insightful from you considering your similar comment before the AO final.

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Agreed. No more fluked slams for Frauderer. Bull won't allow it.
Is this 2013?
Because after AO 17 Nadal seems like the most fragile in the Big 4's matchups against each other.
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Re: Should Federer tank the clay court season and prepare for Wimbledon instead?

1 masters + RG. Also he said it depends on his results in Dubai+IW+Miami.
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Re: Should Federer tank the clay court season and prepare for Wimbledon instead?

I have said it before: he should definetly skip Miami (and maybe even Indian Wells) and play one small clay tournament (Istanbul, Estoril?) where he cant get drowned psychologically in the matchup against Djokovic and Nadal, and then play RG just for fun, see if the draw opens up, I do believe he can automatically get into serious mode if that is the case.

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Re: Should Federer tank the clay court season and prepare for Wimbledon instead?

Why would he skip Indian Wells? He's won it four times, and in 2014 and 2015 he was runner-up to Novak, losing in tight three setters both times. Miami is infinitely slower and suits his game less than some clay courts even.

Anyway it's not like the grass warm-ups take much out of Roger so there isn't too much risk even if he goes deep at Roland Garros.
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Re: Should Federer tank the clay court season and prepare for Wimbledon instead?

With his improved baseline game, he won't be that bad on clay. Can easily reach QF/SFs.
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