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Roger should skip Miami he needs to rest for clay court season

I don't get the ATP TOUR. Why do they do this? They put two Masters events Indian Wells and Miami back to back. These events have absolutely no importance. Given the fact in spring they are so close to the clay court season. If Roger is smart he will skip Miami he needs to conserve his energy and get enough rest prior to the clay court season. Last year he was exhausted winning both Indian Wells and Miami. Even though both event aren't important at all. Nadal had more time losing early in Miami to train and prepare for the clay. If Roger is wise he will skip Miami. He needs time to train he only got two weeks after Miami last year. The more time he has to focus on the clay court season the better. I also suggest he play one more clay court event this year but again skip Hamburg as well. He must not overextend himself. A smaller schedule will do him good. He needs to focus on the only mission he has this year and thats to win the French Open. And playing those silly American hardcourt events should NOT be his focus. He needs to be healthy and strong and fresh. The ATP rules are too strict on the top men. Roger should just do what the Williams Sisters, Agassi, and Sampras do break the rules make his own rules and do whatever the hell he wants. Its not like the ATP TOUR can stop him or tell him what to do anyhow. When you are a superstar you call the shots not the ATP Chairman. So if I was Roger regardless of the so called ATP RULES he should skip Miami.
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Re: Roger should skip Miami he needs to rest for clay court season

interesting comment. firstly i admire the fact that roger has remained largely injury-free for the past few years when he has been so dominant.
i reckon that yeah it could be a good idea to rest more or play more claycourt tournaments especially seeing as the claycourt season is so short already compared to other surfaces during the year.
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Re: Roger should skip Miami he needs to rest for clay court season

Hardcourts do a lot of damage to the knees. And what's the point of Indian Wells and Miami anyhow? I mean who cares about these two peculiar events? They are too close together and plenty top players skip one of these events anyhow. This year is ALL ABOUT THE FRENCH OPEN. If Roger is ever going to be the best ever he must win the French Open. And in order to prepare for the French Open he must not play Miami. Let the other guys play Miami while he has much more time to train for the French Open.
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your post should be emailed to Roger
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Hardcourts do a lot of damage to the knees. And what's the point of Indian Wells and Miami anyhow? I mean who cares about these two peculiar events? They are too close together and plenty top players skip one of these events anyhow. This year is ALL ABOUT THE FRENCH OPEN. If Roger is ever going to be the best ever he must win the French Open. And in order to prepare for the French Open he must not play Miami. Let the other guys play Miami while he has much more time to train for the French Open.
IW and Miami are MS events just like MC and Rome. They carry a lot of points so all the players care about them. I don't really think what happens in MC and Rome will change much for Roger regarding the French Open. Last year Roger got to the final of MC and Rome but that didn't guarantee him a win at FO. I think he needs a fair amount of clay court practice but in the end it will boil down to things like confidence and strategy and fitness.

As for the wear and tear aspect.....clay court play can be more wearing than hardcourt because the points are a lot longer with more running involved.

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Hardcourts do a lot of damage to the knees. ........If Roger is ever going to be the best ever he must win the French Open. And in order to prepare for the French Open he must not play Miami. Let the other guys play Miami while he has much more time to train for the French Open.
Hardcourts do damage on the knees to players who can't end points quickly.....or to those who aren't in shape to begin with. On the other hand the clay forces Roger to hit a lot of high backhands which can be wearing on the arm of a one-hander.

Don't forget that lots of people consider Sampras to be the GOAT and he never won a FO. In any case, we know Roger would like to win all 4 in one year if he can. He will do what he feels helps his chances the most.

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Re: Roger should skip Miami he needs to rest for clay court season

Wrong forum. You should have posted this in the Federer subforum.

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Re: Roger should skip Miami he needs to rest for clay court season

its not like he has alot of strenuous matches.
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Re: Roger should skip Miami he needs to rest for clay court season

o please. Miami practically is the start of the clay season

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Re: Roger should skip Miami he needs to rest for clay court season

Rest. As if he's laying on a couch watching reruns of Dallas and eating cheetos when he's not playing tournaments.
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Re: Roger should skip Miami he needs to rest for clay court season

Miami and Indian Wells are the least strenuous AMS events. Both have 6 matches over 2 weeks. If any top players want a rest for clay season, it should be one of the back to back clay AMS. It's insane to play 12 matches over 2 weeks
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Re: Roger should skip Miami he needs to rest for clay court season

Miami and Indian Wells have a big tradition.
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Re: Roger should skip Miami he needs to rest for clay court season

May be Miami, but I don't think Indian Wells.
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Re: Roger should skip Miami he needs to rest for clay court season

I Totaly agree.

Rogi should put 100% concentration on trying to win the French open Not The pointless back to back masters.
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