He is due to play in three tournaments in as many weeks (Madrid, Basel, Paris). Thats three (count em
) straight weeks of play from Oct 18th to Nov 7th with TMC starting on Nov 15th!!!
Basel I can understand- it is his hometown event and he wants to win it badly. TMC I can understand too, but I think he should pull out of the 2 TMS events- this is just too much!
Having clinched the #1 ranking already for 2004, he really has no pressure to accumulate/defend more points. Wouldn't it make more sense to play less now and start 2005 fresher? What are your thoughts on this?