Nothing to do with Roger, but I see Andy Roddick is playing an exhibition in Charleston, SC 4 days before Rome starts. So will he even play in Rome? We know he'll skip MC to play in Houston. That's great preparation for the dirt there Andy.
It sounds like Roger is committed to playing all thre MS events. He said yesterday that Tony would hook up with him in Rome.
This is Rafa's clay schedule before RG:
04/17/06 AMS Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay 64
04/24/06 Barcelona, Spain Clay 56
05/08/06 AMS Rome, Italy Clay 64
05/15/06 AMS Hamburg, Germany Clay 64
05/22/06 World Team Championship, Germany Clay 32
Seems like a lot of tennis to me...wonder if he'll pull out of Hamburg again? And again he's scheduled to play two clay events after Wimbledon. Not sure why he doesn't use that time to rest up/get ready for the North America summer HC events.
I mean last year by the time he got to Cincy he was burned out and lost there R1 and went out early at the US Open.