Sorry if I'm not allowing this lifeless equine a decent burial...
Nadal has nothing left to prove on clay. With his eye on the US Open to complete the real Grand Slam, he should and will play all the big and not-so-big hardcourt events to give himself the edge come September. Federer would do the same with clay except that he probably knows that still wouldn't be enough with Nadal in his way at FO, besides which, he's got #14 to worry about that is far more likely to come on grass or hard.
The Spaniard really has all the aces up his sleeve vis-a-vis the other guys. Except actual tennis talent, of course...
Did I ever tell you that I loved you my dear?
Sky were due to show USA-Switzerland. Assume they still will, Roger being out notwithstanding.
Thanks. Somehow I am not surprised
More Bryan Brothers and Roddick on my screen instead of Nole and Janko again
This sounds selfish, but to me his own career is much more important than DC or something.
(except Olympics which is a more rare, short-term, international sporting event)
Even any other Serb player doesn't play on clay for DC, then why Nole has to do?
And I'm too skeptical to want to mess up his schedule for it.
Anyway I expect he shows extraordinary and passionate performance in the toughest situation.
Impossible is Nothing.
I agree Hana. I'm not a huge DC fan at all
and have always defended Roger when he put his own career ahead of DC in the past. These guys only have a short and finite career. and injury could end it at any time. So when they play as much as the top players, they must look after themselves imo.