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Is Roger risking burnout... or even worse, injury?

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?
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Re: Is Roger risking burnout... or even worse, injury?

There has already been a thread on this, and no, he is not. He has plenty of time to rest up for Madrid, which should give him enough energy to play in all of the events. Plus given the fact that Roger doesn't play too well in back-to-back Masters, he will probably go far in one, but lose early in the other, so he will have time to rest, regardless. I think he will be fine.

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Re: Is Roger risking burnout... or even worse, injury?

I believe he will win Madrid and withdraw from everything else until Houston
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Re: Is Roger risking burnout... or even worse, injury?

No. There's not a chance he'll withdraw from Basel. He'll want to please the swiss tennis fans as well as win his hometown tournement.

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Re: Is Roger risking burnout... or even worse, injury?

oh sorry, forgot Basel came after Madrid. I agree --he will play basel and one of the other two masters (Madrid I guess). He will /should really withdraw and relax before Houston, and before getting ready to defend the 3 slams in 05!
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Re: Is Roger risking burnout... or even worse, injury?

yep! If he wins Madrid, he'll play Basel for sure, just like Wimbledon-Gstaad! I'm not sure about Paris though!

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Re: Is Roger risking burnout... or even worse, injury?

No, Rogi won't w/d fr any of these tourneys... that's why he's not playing Vienna... so he only plays 3 wks instead of 4 in a row... altho I have to say I didn't want him to go all the way to Bangkok... but now that he's won it, doesn't matter.

Rogi can do what he likes and even if he doesn't defend his pts [SF Madrid, R2 Basel and QF Paris] it doesn't matter. But of the 3 he w dearly love to win his hometown tourney!

Yes, he s definitely take care of himself, esp before the TMC... v important!

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Re: Is Roger risking burnout... or even worse, injury?

I think Rogi will lose early in Paris if he does very well in Madrid and Basel. Rogi will have some days off before Houston. I think during the off season he will take it easy and his trainer will not dare push him too much. Rogi and him know that Rogi's body needs to recover so I think they will only do a little bit of off court training so Rogi can be ready for Oz. I just hope he trains for Madrid and gets his S&V game going on. He is a great indoor player. I doubt he will do doubles in either master. Just basel I think. I understand how you feel Ron but Rogi does look after himself and has pulled out of events before if his body say "no" which is what he did in 01 during the summer season.
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Re: Is Roger risking burnout... or even worse, injury?

Every year, he's sensibly shortening his autumn schedule. Two years ago, he played 5 weeks in a row (Moscow, Vienna, Madrid, Basel, Bercy). Last year he dropped Moscow, this year Vienna. I'm sure he'd have a rest in the middle week between the two TMS if it wasn't his home tournament. Perhaps if he wins it, he won't feel so much pressure to play in it in the future - but I still expect he will.

He was quite near to winning Madrid last year - the semi-final against Ferrero was very tight. At least this year he will have more time to prepare for it; he found going from Vienna to Madrid hard in 2003. And if he skips any, it should be Bercy. But I don't think he will.
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Re: Is Roger risking burnout... or even worse, injury?

Yep. I think he will if he has done very well in one or both of the events prior to it Jtipson. He will just take it easy and not seek out the prize from the start in Paris.
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Re: Is Roger risking burnout... or even worse, injury?

Federer must beat Agassi's record of 3 master series in 1 year!

He must win BAsel aswell and he must win Houston, to make Jim go mad!

I can only allow him to loose in 1 of the master series coming!
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Re: Is Roger risking burnout... or even worse, injury?

Andre's record is with Pete and Muster too. Rios won 3 in one year as well. Rogi is in great company. I hope he wins Madrid and Basel and Cup. He can lose early in Paris to rest up and prepare better for Cup.
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Re: Is Roger risking burnout... or even worse, injury?

I think he will win MAdrid and Basel and pull out of Paris coz there is not point playing if he is tired. I think by now he knows when to stop, he knows he is the best and his schedule must be smart, giving him time to rest and recover between tournaments. I also thank God for protecting Roger from getting injured, he has been blessed so far with a healthy body and i wish it continues for a long time. These days many top players are injured and it is sad.

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Re: Is Roger risking burnout... or even worse, injury?

I think he is going to play all three and accumulate as many points as he could. The difference between him and #2 is like - even if he did'nt play for the first half of next season, good chance he might still be #1.

I guess he is going to play it all and no worries about injuries - Rogi will be fine.

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Re: Is Roger risking burnout... or even worse, injury?

You, guys, are greedy and spoiled. I'd be happy just with Houston win Honestly, more than anything, I want to see him healthy and fresh in 2005.
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