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Federer withdraws from Japan Open 2007 due to fatigue

Stevens Point
09-28-2007, 08:28 AM
Sorry for the fans who were looking for seeing him play..

Reuters
UPDATE 1-Tennis-Fatigued Federer pulls out of Japan Open
Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:16am BST

TOKYO, Sept 28 (Reuters) - World number one Roger Federer has pulled out of next week's Japan Open due to fatigue.

Federer, who won the Tokyo title last year, said he had yet to recover after winning his fourth consecutive U.S. Open title and playing for Switzerland in the Davis Cup earlier this month.

"I am so disappointed that I have to withdraw from the Japan Open," Federer said in a statement.

"At this point I have still not physically recovered 100 percent from the U.S. Open and Davis Cup.

"Thus my doctor advised me that in an effort to avoid the risk of serious injury, I should not play a tournament for at least 10 days."

Federer's late pullout for the Oct. 1-7 Japan Open leaves world number eight David Ferrer as the tournament's highest seed following the Spaniard's late entry into the men's draw.

Wimbledon champion Venus Williams was also added to the women's draw on Friday.

JMG
09-28-2007, 08:34 AM
He's soooo disappointed. :awww:

*bunny*
09-28-2007, 08:39 AM
I'm glad David is coming. :D

Horatio Caine
09-28-2007, 08:45 AM
Pics :D :bigclap:

Roger :sad:

adee-gee
09-28-2007, 08:47 AM
Poor Roger, I hope he can get over the severe disappointment :hug:

jitterbug
09-28-2007, 08:47 AM
Pics is the top seed? :scratch: but the updated entry list in the tournament forum still has Blake on it.

Whatever. I'm confused :confused: :sad:

Horatio Caine
09-28-2007, 08:48 AM
Pics is the top seed? :scratch: but the updated entry list in the tournament forum still has Blake on it.

Whatever. I'm confused :confused: :sad:

I guess people think that with any half-decent player in the draw, Blake isn't going to get near the trophy. :p

HarryMan
09-28-2007, 08:49 AM
Sad for the tournament but good decision from his personal health point of view and also first signs of age catching up with him ...

good news for David Ferrer though ,hope he does well ...:sad: :confused:

Loremaster
09-28-2007, 08:51 AM
so how many points will he lose ??

and is Roddick playing Tokyo?? cos ATP site has him playing Tokyo which seems weird to me but ATP site is piece of crap so it could be untrue

krystlel
09-28-2007, 08:54 AM
Federer, Roddick and Blake aren't playing and Ferrer and Gasquet are replacing them, I think (?). But none of this is confirmed so that makes it confusing. :scratch: They've got four wildcards allocated to Japanese players.

If so, is this the first time so many top players were replaced with other top players with none of them being awarded wildcards? And if so, were the ATP desperately looking for replacements like they do in the WTA sometimes. I think I remember Mauresmo being upset about them asking her to play in an event when a lot of the top women withdrew last year.

*bunny*
09-28-2007, 08:55 AM
so how many points will he lose ??

and is Roddick playing Tokyo?? cos ATP site has him playing Tokyo which seems weird to me but ATP site is piece of crap so it could be untrue

Roddick has withdrawn.

*bunny*
09-28-2007, 08:58 AM
Federer, Roddick and Blake aren't playing and Ferrer, Haas and Gasquet are replacing them, I think (?). But none of this is confirmed so that makes it confusing. :scratch: They've got four wildcards allocated to Japanese players.

If so, is this the first time so many top players were replaced with other top players with none of them being awarded wildcards?
Blake has not officially withdrawn (but I think he will).
Where did you hear about Haas? Ferrer and Gasuquet's participation has been confirmed by the official site and some wire news stories.

Ferrer will also replace Federer in the open practice session originally planned for Fed and Kei Nishikori on Sunday.
I think two of the four WCs will go to Nishikori and Iwabuchi because their photos have been on the official site for a long time although their names are not on the entry list.
Maybe Suzuki and Soeda will get the other two?

jitterbug
09-28-2007, 08:58 AM
so how many points will he lose ??

and is Roddick playing Tokyo?? cos ATP site has him playing Tokyo which seems weird to me but ATP site is piece of crap so it could be untrue

smucav has the most updated 'official' list here (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=5892472&postcount=1) ;)

krystlel
09-28-2007, 09:00 AM
Blake has not officially withdrawn (but I think he will).
Where did you hear about Haas? Ferrer and Gasuquet's participation has been confirmed by the official site and some wire news stories.

Ferrer will also replace Federer in the open practice session planned for Fed and Kei Nishikori on Sunday.
It was on the official site and was posted on the entry list section of MTF (saying the same thing), but on second thoughts, the site is probably mistaking him for Berdych.

*bunny*
09-28-2007, 09:02 AM
It was on the official site and was posted on the entry list section of MTF, but on second thoughts, maybe the site is mistaking him for Berdych.
Really, thanx I will go and check.
Berdych is on the entry list from the beginning.

jitterbug
09-28-2007, 09:03 AM
This press release (http://www.pr-inside.com/federer-pulls-out-of-japan-open-r226338.htm) confirmed that Gasquet is going to Tokyo.

Organizers have said that Spain's David Ferrer and France's Richard Gasquet have been added to the men's bracket.

lisaplenske
09-28-2007, 09:17 AM
This press release (http://www.pr-inside.com/federer-pulls-out-of-japan-open-r226338.htm) confirmed that Gasquet is going to Tokyo.

thought richard planned to come back in Europe after Mumbai to play Metz, he changed his mind:confused:

jitterbug
09-28-2007, 09:20 AM
thought richard planned to come back in Europe after Mumbai to play Metz, he changed his mind:confused:

This is so confusing :lol:

Anyway, Richie's name is not on the Metz entry list :awww:

scoobs
09-28-2007, 09:33 AM
Yay, it's the ATP player shuffle!

Who will play where? You don't need to decide! :)

Puschkin
09-28-2007, 09:33 AM
thought richard planned to come back in Europe after Mumbai to play Metz, he changed his mind:confused:

I hope he won't go to Tokyo as this would seriously undermine my chacnes to see him in Vienna. :(

krystlel
09-28-2007, 09:36 AM
I hope he won't go to Tokyo as this would seriously undermine my chacnes to see him in Vienna. :(
Yeah, I don't like your chances. :sad: Unless if he loses in the early rounds in Tokyo.

Gasquet's now scheduled to play every single week until the end of the year. That's six tournaments in a row. :eek:

jitterbug
09-28-2007, 09:37 AM
Yay, it's the ATP player shuffle!

Who will play where? You don't need to decide! :)

Vamos Disney :rocker2:

Or Levy
09-28-2007, 09:39 AM
Oh, bummer, I missed seeing him play.

But it is probably a wise desicion, between his great HC season, the USO and three matches at Davis cup - he probably needs a serious rest.

scoobs
09-28-2007, 09:53 AM
He seems to need an awful lot of rest these days.

He's only played Montreal, Cincinnati, the US Open and Davis Cup since his last extended rest.

ginnylegend
09-28-2007, 09:54 AM
C O W A R D

lisaplenske
09-28-2007, 09:55 AM
I hope he won't go to Tokyo as this would seriously undermine my chacnes to see him in Vienna. :(

its ATP fault:(

elessar
09-28-2007, 09:59 AM
C O W A R D

Well actually you may be on to something after all except for the Roddick match, from the murray loss to the canas loss, Takao Suzuki was the one who gave him the toughest match :haha: Roger only won 4-6 7-5 7-6(3) can you imagine MTF if he had lost to a player ranked 214 in the world

Chadmild
09-28-2007, 10:11 AM
Richie in Tokyo? That's strange !

silverwhite
09-28-2007, 10:16 AM
thought richard planned to come back in Europe after Mumbai to play Metz, he changed his mind:confused:

He said he would ask for a Metz WC only if he lost early in Mumbai. Strange that he's playing Tokyo though. :confused:

Corey Feldman
09-28-2007, 10:34 AM
Once again his stamina should be questioned :rolleyes:

this is pathetic, how many tournies and matches has he played this year compared to others? not that many.... he's played 1 optional this year, ONE...
he'll end the year having played 2, and yeah yeah he reached 3 finals in a row during the north american HC swing bla bla.

he'll wd Paris TMS as well this year, what a joke.

again its this 'playing Davis Cup kills me' attitude.

the whole tour infact, i remember a quote from someone last year saying the time between the US Open and TMC is utterly pointless because of the lack of top players who play any of the tournaments.... and he was right.

one thing you can say about the 90's - the top players always played a good 22 events per year, no way whatsoever can you say the same about the top players thesedays ... injured/tired or whatever.

god knows why sponsors put up their money for these events anymore coz i wouldnt if it was my money.

what a pile of shit :rolleyes:

Corey Feldman
09-28-2007, 10:39 AM
He seems to need an awful lot of rest these days.

He's only played Montreal, Cincinnati, the US Open and Davis Cup since his last extended rest.Absolutely spot on Scoobs, least im not the only one who see's it....

if you ask me, its motivational issues starting to set in with him now.

he really needs to lose his No.1 position to almost be taught a lesson.

do you think he'd be skipping these events if Nadal was 20 points behind.

lazy unmotivated idiot :rolleyes:

mind you, he can make a schedule full of fucking pointless Exho's throughout the year.

Mirka never wanted him to play here last year, she'll be happy.... probably gives her time for shopping spree's back home now.

nobama
09-28-2007, 10:47 AM
Fed's played ONE optional this year. :o

HarryMan
09-28-2007, 10:53 AM
I doubt its motivation Escude ,I think its more to do with his body getting older and older ...

He had a tough weekend,and the fact that he needs more time to recover from tough matches is a clear sign of age catching up with him...

marcRD
09-28-2007, 10:57 AM
Once again his stamina should be questioned :rolleyes:

this is pathetic, how many tournies and matches has he played this year compared to others? not that many.... he's played 1 optional this year, ONE...
he'll end the year having played 2, and yeah yeah he reached 3 finals in a row during the north american HC swing bla bla.

he'll wd Paris TMS as well this year, what a joke.

again its this 'playing Davis Cup kills me' attitude.

the whole tour infact, i remember a quote from someone last year saying the time between the US Open and TMC is utterly pointless because of the lack of top players who play any of the tournaments.... and he was right.

one thing you can say about the 90's - the top players always played a good 22 events per year, no way whatsoever can you say the same about the top players thesedays ... injured/tired or whatever.

god knows why sponsors put up their money for these events anymore coz i wouldnt if it was my money.

what a pile of shit :rolleyes:

Federer played more matches than anyone last year (97!) :rolleyes:

Ceri
09-28-2007, 11:09 AM
Ooh *rubs hands* I do love it when the hater can bring out their pitchforks again :devil: :D
Get over yourselves.
Roger plas a ton of matches - most last year - and if he wants to skip the odd event as he's GETTING OLDER why shouldn't he? He has to think about the slams which are the most important things for him now, nothing else. He's not the Davydenko of the ATP or the Jankovic of the WTA. He's a supremely talented player who is out for the records and the prestige, so he won't care if he upsets a few ignorant watchers of tennis or tournament officials along the way. If you were in his shoes you wouldn't run yourself into the ground for the sake of a few more tournaments
:wavey:

VolandriFan
09-28-2007, 11:16 AM
Pics has a good shot here. But it would've been better with a win over Federer in the process :p

nobama
09-28-2007, 11:22 AM
NO excuses now not to play Paris.

LeChuck
09-28-2007, 11:22 AM
That's a shame. Tokyo has struggled with it fields in the past, especially considering it's an ISG event. With Ferrer and Gasquet having entered, hopefully the fans will still be treated to plenty of good tennis

elessar
09-28-2007, 11:27 AM
I find it funny that the same people who bash Nadal for having a shitty scheduling that results in injury are in here berating Federer for being a lazy bum... I don't think too many players can brag about not having had any injuries for the past two years and that is in great part due to his schedule

Yes he's only played 1 optionnal but I doubt there are many players who will have played more matches than him at the end of the season.

He knows important tournaments are coming up, I'm sure he could have played this one but realistically at this point of his career he only cares about the slams and maybe the MS, in the other tournies it's more a case of a champion's pride and him not wanting to lose than really wanting to win. It must be disappointing for the fans who were expecting to see him in Japan though

elessar
09-28-2007, 11:28 AM
NO excuses now not to play Paris.

I wish it were true I've got tickets for this year but realistically if he goes deep in madrid and basel I'm sure he won't show up

Corey Feldman
09-28-2007, 11:44 AM
What is Roger's schedule next year???

Aus Open
Sampras Exho, Sampras backyard.
Sampras Exho, New York
Battle of the surfaces, Nadals backyard
Timbuktu Exho Vs Laver
Estoril :woohoo:
Burkina Faso Exho Vs Roy Emerson
Hamburg of course
French Open
Halle - (WD from the pain of defeat to Nadal again, injury.)
Wimbledon
Papua New Guinea Exho Vs Bill Tilden VIII'th.
New York Exho Vs Tiger Woods
US Open
Davis Cup v East Timor
Yemen Exho Vs Margeret Court
Brunei Exho Vs some billionaire
Athens Exho Vs Xristos
Basel
Paris (WD - can never win anything in Paris syndrome)
Milan Doubles Exho: Federer/Ann Wintour Vs Elton John/Mirka.
Shanghai TMC.

Corey Feldman
09-28-2007, 11:46 AM
Federer played more matches than anyone last year (97!)Amateurish number compared to the real men of the eighties and nineties who played singles and doubles finals every week.

elessar
09-28-2007, 11:51 AM
Amateurish number compared to the real men of the eighties and nineties who played singles and doubles finals every week.

You can compare the game of the 80's with today's game it's so much more physical these days it would be impossible to have the same sort of schedule

bokehlicious
09-28-2007, 12:18 PM
What is Roger's schedule next year???

Aus Open
Sampras Exho, Sampras backyard.
Sampras Exho, New York
Battle of the surfaces, Nadals backyard
Timbuktu Exho Vs Laver
Estoril :woohoo:
Burkina Faso Exho Vs Roy Emerson
Hamburg of course
French Open
Halle - (WD from the pain of defeat to Nadal again, injury.)
Wimbledon
Papua New Guinea Exho Vs Bill Tilden VIII'th.
New York Exho Vs Tiger Woods
US Open
Davis Cup v East Timor
Yemen Exho Vs Margeret Court
Brunei Exho Vs some billionaire
Athens Exho Vs Xristos
Basel
Paris (WD - can never win anything in Paris syndrome)
Milan Doubles Exho: Federer/Ann Wintour Vs Elton John/Mirka.
Shanghai TMC.


:haha: :haha:

His last couple of years on tour before he retires might be quite something like that :angel: :o

scarecrows
09-28-2007, 12:23 PM
Shanghai TMC.

i hope fed doesnt forget that it's in london

R.Federer
09-28-2007, 12:24 PM
Ugh! Another withdrawal. How unprofessional! Another Asian tournament be damned :mad:

Corey Feldman
09-28-2007, 12:26 PM
i hope fed doesnt forget that it's in londonIsnt that 2009?

R.Federer
09-28-2007, 12:26 PM
What is Roger's schedule next year???

Aus Open
Sampras Exho, Sampras backyard.
Sampras Exho, New York
Battle of the surfaces, Nadals backyard
Timbuktu Exho Vs Laver
Estoril :woohoo:
Burkina Faso Exho Vs Roy Emerson
Hamburg of course
French Open
Halle - (WD from the pain of defeat to Nadal again, injury.)
Wimbledon
Papua New Guinea Exho Vs Bill Tilden VIII'th.
New York Exho Vs Tiger Woods
US Open
Davis Cup v East Timor
Yemen Exho Vs Margeret Court
Brunei Exho Vs some billionaire
Athens Exho Vs Xristos
Basel
Paris (WD - can never win anything in Paris syndrome)
Milan Doubles Exho: Federer/Ann Wintour Vs Elton John/Mirka.
Shanghai TMC.

:haha:
You missed the Live on Regis with Gavin Rossdale exho

Mrs. B
09-28-2007, 12:29 PM
What is Roger's schedule next year???

Aus Open
Sampras Exho, Sampras backyard.
Sampras Exho, New York
Battle of the surfaces, Nadals backyard
Timbuktu Exho Vs Laver
Estoril :woohoo:
Burkina Faso Exho Vs Roy Emerson
Hamburg of course
French Open
Halle - (WD from the pain of defeat to Nadal again, injury.)
Wimbledon
Papua New Guinea Exho Vs Bill Tilden VIII'th.
New York Exho Vs Tiger Woods
US Open
Davis Cup v East Timor
Yemen Exho Vs Margeret Court
Brunei Exho Vs some billionaire
Athens Exho Vs Xristos
Basel
Paris (WD - can never win anything in Paris syndrome)
Milan Doubles Exho: Federer/Ann Wintour Vs Elton John/Mirka.
Shanghai TMC.


am buying front seat tickets for Athens against Xristos! *rubs hands in glee* :p

scarecrows
09-28-2007, 12:30 PM
Isnt that 2009?

bloody wiki

In 2009 the Masters will be renamed the ATP World Tour Finals and it will be staged at The O2 in London from 2008 to 2013.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis_Masters_Cup

nobama
09-28-2007, 12:43 PM
I find it funny that the same people who bash Nadal for having a shitty scheduling that results in injury are in here berating Federer for being a lazy bum... I don't think too many players can brag about not having had any injuries for the past two years and that is in great part due to his schedule

Yes he's only played 1 optionnal but I doubt there are many players who will have played more matches than him at the end of the season.

He knows important tournaments are coming up, I'm sure he could have played this one but realistically at this point of his career he only cares about the slams and maybe the MS, in the other tournies it's more a case of a champion's pride and him not wanting to lose than really wanting to win. It must be disappointing for the fans who were expecting to see him in Japan thoughIf he shows up in Paris then I don't care that he skips Tokyo (although I feel bad for the fans who were expecting him). I don't think his schedule has been that taxing this year. But maybe it's the past three that are catching up with him. My guess is he won't pull out of those stupid exhos with Sampras. :rolleyes:

Corey Feldman
09-28-2007, 12:44 PM
:haha:
You missed the Live on Regis with Gavin Rossdale exhoTwo Zurich Exho's Vs Canas as well somewhere. :rolleyes:

someone just wake me up when Madrid starts and we start to see the top players play some tennis again.

Corey Feldman
09-28-2007, 12:46 PM
Yes he's only played 1 optionnal but I doubt there are many players who will have played more matches than him at the end of the season.

He knows important tournaments are coming up, I'm sure he could have played this one but realistically at this point of his career he only cares about the slams and maybe the MS, in the other tournies it's more a case of a champion's pride and him not wanting to lose than really wanting to win. It must be disappointing for the fans who were expecting to see him in Japan thoughFact is this...

in 2007 he will have turned up for more Exho's .......... than Optionals.

disgusting.

Corey Feldman
09-28-2007, 12:46 PM
.. and wont even get into his Davis Cup commitment.

yanchr
09-28-2007, 01:01 PM
Once again his stamina should be questioned :rolleyes:

this is pathetic, how many tournies and matches has he played this year compared to others? not that many.... he's played 1 optional this year, ONE...
he'll end the year having played 2, and yeah yeah he reached 3 finals in a row during the north american HC swing bla bla.

he'll wd Paris TMS as well this year, what a joke.

again its this 'playing Davis Cup kills me' attitude.

the whole tour infact, i remember a quote from someone last year saying the time between the US Open and TMC is utterly pointless because of the lack of top players who play any of the tournaments.... and he was right.

one thing you can say about the 90's - the top players always played a good 22 events per year, no way whatsoever can you say the same about the top players thesedays ... injured/tired or whatever.

god knows why sponsors put up their money for these events anymore coz i wouldnt if it was my money.

what a pile of shit :rolleyes:
So you are saying he should play every tournament scheduled regardless of his own body? You are not playing, he is. You are not living in his body, he is. He hasn't played too many tournaments this year but if he wants to stay competitive in his later career and in slams and other big tournaments he should give his body enough rest from now on and slowing things down. It would've been too late if he only realizes this necessity when he clearly feels that his body is functioning slower.

I believe he will end up playing only ONE optional this year. So what? He's got the big ones and will probably be No.1 at the end of the year...He has and will have what matters.

Are you trying to make your first big voice since your coming back...:wavey:

Corey Feldman
09-28-2007, 01:11 PM
Good for him and his body of a 70 year old.

meanwhile lets enjoy 3 months of tournaments with Ferrer as top seed.


Are you trying to make your first big voice since your coming back...:wavey: If you're gonna come here and be a stupid Fangirl who can only kiss ass 100% of the time on 1 player, stick in the Fed forum at least :rolleyes:

Corey Feldman
09-28-2007, 01:15 PM
Its a pity Nadal didnt keep the race close now i think of it...

we coulda had a Sampras-Rios 1998 battle in loads of tournies for the last months of the year.

but since Rafa is injured, Fed will relax then train hard for Basel and Exho's V Sampras the rest of the year :zzz:

leng jai
09-28-2007, 01:19 PM
What is Roger's schedule next year???

Aus Open
Sampras Exho, Sampras backyard.
Sampras Exho, New York
Battle of the surfaces, Nadals backyard
Timbuktu Exho Vs Laver
Estoril :woohoo:
Burkina Faso Exho Vs Roy Emerson
Hamburg of course
French Open
Halle - (WD from the pain of defeat to Nadal again, injury.)
Wimbledon
Papua New Guinea Exho Vs Bill Tilden VIII'th.
New York Exho Vs Tiger Woods
US Open
Davis Cup v East Timor
Yemen Exho Vs Margeret Court
Brunei Exho Vs some billionaire
Athens Exho Vs Xristos
Basel
Paris (WD - can never win anything in Paris syndrome)
Milan Doubles Exho: Federer/Ann Wintour Vs Elton John/Mirka.
Shanghai TMC.

You forgot about the holy grail of tennis, Kooyong. The joint where Roddick schooled Federer's S&V shenanigans with ease.

fmolinari2005
09-28-2007, 01:27 PM
I am not questioning him not playing Tokyo due to fatigue. I am questioning his schedule: that was clearly a mistake booking this tournament- unless he did that as a back up just in case he had failed at the US hard court season. I dont have a problem with Roger playing only MS, GS and exhos- if that will assure him playing longer, that is fine with me. I would rather see him playing big tournaments and light exhos than playing a lot of MM tournaments just for the sake of it. At this point of Roger's career, smaller tournaments should be played for a reason: practice for a upcoming event/ ranking points.

Anyway. Escude: deep slow breathes. I dont like this "pull out" mania. However, Roger is doing that too prevent becoming a 26 yrs old with a 70 yrs old body. At leat you dont see him crying out loud avery other tournament about his painful bits, or calling for medical time-outs after every other game. Roger deserves being bashed for pulling out though ... but I wouldnt do that for him only playing light exhos and big tournaments.

Corey Feldman
09-28-2007, 01:37 PM
Anyway. Escude: deep slow breathes. I dont like this "pull out" mania. However, Roger is doing that too prevent becoming a 26 yrs old with a 70 yrs old body. I am more annoyed with the boring tour post-Us Open time....
injuries, davis cup tiredness..... Roddick probably wont play until TMC.
where is Safin thesedays? Ferrero? Baggy? henman retired

i felt sorry for the Thailand tournament this week, one day they had Nadal, Djokovic and Roddick entered - next.. :o

at least Hewitt is still around :worship:

yanchr
09-28-2007, 01:40 PM
If you're gonna come here and be a stupid Fangirl who can only kiss ass 100% of the time on 1 player, stick in the Fed forum at least :rolleyes:
So I'm a fangirl who can only kiss his ass 100% of the time because I'm defending him for his withdrawal this time, and because I'm a girl? So you are not stupid because you are criticizing him and you are a guy? What funny logic. How did you get that 100% of the time? You read all my posts? Go ask any of the fans posting often in Fed forum and tell me I'm a fangirl...

Check out the facts first before you are ready to insult anybody, otherwise only you yourself will appear stupid.

Johnny Groove
09-28-2007, 01:45 PM
Roger is getting lazier and lazier :lol:

Doing the least amount of work to keep #1 :lol:

fmolinari2005
09-28-2007, 01:46 PM
I am more annoyed with the boring tour post-Us Open time....
injuries, davis cup tiredness..... Roddick probably wont play until TMC.
where is Safin thesedays? Ferrero? Baggy? henman retired

i felt sorry for the Thailand tournament this week, one day they had Nadal, Djokovic and Roddick entered - next.. :o

at least Hewitt is still around :worship:

Oh! Dont get me wrong. I pissed off too. I thought Roger wouldnt pull a "Djoko-Nadal-Pandy" at the Japan Open. This is a bit disapointing indeed. Oh well ... at least Roger dint went climbing a mountain! :lol: :lol:

This could be good for Gasquet, Berdych and co who are still trying to qualify for the TMC.

Now. To be honest: if Roger plays your schedule and still end up winning GS titles, I couldnt care less about the rest! :lol: :lol:

jasmin
09-28-2007, 01:48 PM
Federer doesn't usually play the Davis Cup especially after the last 4 US Opens. I think dude should be tired. He's not use to it. Yes he's older but imo this is no sign of him aging.

rofe
09-28-2007, 01:48 PM
Roger is getting lazier and lazier :lol:

Doing the least amount of work to keep #1 :lol:

I agree. I just wish he could have been more professional and withdrawn earlier but then the withdrawal virus affecting everyone else seems to have infected him as well.

fmolinari2005
09-28-2007, 01:53 PM
Roger is getting lazier and lazier :lol:

Doing the least amount of work to keep #1 :lol:


I am not being sarcastic what I am about to say. But Nadal must be thinking "What the fuck?! I keep busting my ass throughout the season, having arguably one of the best first semesters of my career, and Roger still gets to keep the number one ranking?!" :shout: :banghead:

In all honesty: if Rafa manages to pull a miracle and have an amazing run at Madrid/ Paris and TMC, ending up as number one, the only thing I will say about Roger is::smash: :smash: :smash:

Johnny Groove
09-28-2007, 01:54 PM
Federer doesn't usually play the Davis Cup especially after the last 4 US Opens. I think dude should be tired. He's not use to it. Yes he's older but imo this is no sign of him aging.

What are you talking about? He always plays the September ties, because he was too lazy to play the February ones :lol:

I agree. I just wish he could have been more professional and withdrawn earlier but then the withdrawal virus affecting everyone else seems to have infected him as well.

Eh, this is a MM month anyway. Wimbledon-Canada and USO-Madrid are the most boring times of the year

Fumus
09-28-2007, 01:57 PM
Afraid of Roddick, clearly.

yanchr
09-28-2007, 01:58 PM
I am more annoyed with the boring tour post-Us Open time....
injuries, davis cup tiredness..... Roddick probably wont play until TMC.
where is Safin thesedays? Ferrero? Baggy? henman retired

i felt sorry for the Thailand tournament this week, one day they had Nadal, Djokovic and Roddick entered - next.. :o

at least Hewitt is still around :worship:
I got you...So you are bored, you want Roger to be out there playing to entertain you...Just say it, don't pretend to be a logical fan teaching others lessons...You are bored, or annoyed, doesn't mean anyone has to take that:rolleyes:

Corey Feldman
09-28-2007, 02:03 PM
So I'm a fangirl who can only kiss his ass 100% of the time because I'm defending him for his withdrawal this time, and because I'm a girl? So you are not stupid because you are criticizing him and you are a guy? What funny logic. How did you get that 100% of the time? You read all my posts? Go ask any of the fans posting often in Fed forum and tell me I'm a fangirl...

Check out the facts first before you are ready to insult anybody, otherwise only you yourself will appear stupidFedtard fangirl

i forgot the Fedtard rule of 'never allowed to say anything in a negative light of the great man' when you are around. :rolleyes:

fmolinari2005
09-28-2007, 02:08 PM
Afraid of Roddick, clearly.


Roger is trying to avoid being subpoenaed. Rumor has that Pandy is suing Roger for psychological harassement in the workplace! :D :D

Corey Feldman
09-28-2007, 02:08 PM
I got you...So you are bored, you want Roger to be out there playing to entertain you...Just say it, don't pretend to be a logical fan teaching others lessons...You are bored, or annoyed, doesn't mean anyone has to take that:rolleyes:Any decent player playing would be a bonus, but everyone WD's...
probably will in Vienna the next week as well.

Your knowledge of tennis beyond all things Federer could be written on the back of a postage stamp.

t0x
09-28-2007, 02:15 PM
Unprofesional of Roger to withdraw so late.

But probably a good decision... playing Tokyo has no real benefits for him, he'd just be playing not to lose.

It's sad for the fans, and it goes to show what a physical sport tennis is these days compared to a few decades ago.

yanchr
09-28-2007, 02:18 PM
Fedtard fangirl

i forgot the Fedtard rule of 'never allowed to say anything in a negative light of the great man' when you are around. :rolleyes:
So you are a mighty Fedfan, I'm a poor tardfangirl...

Back to the topic. Roger thinks his body needs a bit more rest before functioning again, and I agree. If that makes me a fangirl, so be it. I'm done :wavey:

rosamunda
09-28-2007, 02:19 PM
I'm disappointed too, but I can't say I'm surprised. He had pretty hard US Open and Davis Cup matches (for him), so I daresay he's genuinely fatigued. It's all very well getting arsey about his withdrawal but, if he played Tokyo and then went on to go out early/get injured in Madrid or something, we'd be having a go at him the other way round. Everybody else is withdrawing left, right and centre - why are we getting on at him in particular, I wonder???:rolleyes: :rolleyes: I don't blame any of them for withdrawing from anything, actually - they must all be knackered.

rosamunda
09-28-2007, 02:22 PM
Roger is trying to avoid being subpoenaed. Rumor has that Pandy is suing Roger for psychological harassement in the workplace! :D :D

I'm sure Pandy would win too - record damages!

Corey Feldman
09-28-2007, 02:25 PM
Roger thinks his body needs a bit more rest before functioning againWont get it carrying Mirka's shopping bags around in Zurich for the next 2 weeks.

yanchr
09-28-2007, 02:31 PM
Wont get it carrying Mirka's shopping bags around in Zurich for the next 2 weeks.
and the bags will fill up a house. You jealous?

HarryMan
09-28-2007, 02:36 PM
Its always fun watching Fangirls jump on those who dare to criticize their 'God' Federer even when the criticism is perfectly understandable .:D

rofe
09-28-2007, 02:38 PM
Oh come off it Escude - you are just bitter that you are left watching "clowns" play tennis for the next two weeks. :p

fmolinari2005
09-28-2007, 02:40 PM
Its always fun watching Fangirls jump on those who dare to criticize their 'God' Federer even when the criticism is perfectly understandable .:D

God works through misterious ways. People of little faith! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Corey Feldman
09-28-2007, 02:42 PM
and the bags will fill up a house. You jealous?No, i feel sorry for him, shopping with women is no fun at all.

Fed will be wishing he did travel to Tokyo.

but we know he needs his month of hibernation after every Slam he strolls through.

Its always fun watching Fangirls jump on those who dare to criticize their 'God' Federer even when the criticism is perfectly understandable .:DWise man here, is Harry :hatoff:

you know the score mate.

HarryMan
09-28-2007, 02:42 PM
:lol:

yanchr
09-28-2007, 02:43 PM
God works through misterious ways. People of little faith! :lol: :lol: :lol:
I think you can tell him where to go for the fun. MTF GM is really the wrongest place.:D

Beforehand
09-28-2007, 02:43 PM
I am not being sarcastic what I am about to say. But Nadal must be thinking "What the fuck?! I keep busting my ass throughout the season, having arguably one of the best first semesters of my career, and Roger still gets to keep the number one ranking?!" :shout: :banghead:
I can't even imagine how psychologically draining that would have to be. Poor Rafa is pretty much doing enough work to be #1 at any other time, and by a fair amount, but Roger just shows up when he is absolutely compelled to, wins everythign, goes and hangs out in Dubai and does whatever else he does for the rest of the time. I think that's why we see poor Rafa pushing himself more and more, thinking, "I have to be able to get more points than him if I fill 1,000+ points with optionals, and he doesn't even bother to count any.", but Roger just sort of rubs his eyes, yawns, watches Nadal kill himself all over creation trying to catch him.

Corey Feldman
09-28-2007, 02:45 PM
Oh come off it Escude - you are just bitter that you are left watching "clowns" play tennis for the next two weeks. :p:lol:

WTA is better than mens tennis right now - up until Madrid when they all wake up again.

BlakeJamitis
09-28-2007, 02:46 PM
Perfectly fine to withdraw ... people getting bent out of shape over nothing. Maybe - for once he'll play Paris now.

Corey Feldman
09-28-2007, 02:49 PM
Even Muzza..... where the hell is he !??

Ok his wrist is still a bit dodgy, but he played DC (1 match) .... and now goes for a sleep, he's not playing anywhere next week either.

is Novak gonna play Vienna at least?

cmon Mr Disney, sort this out!

jasmin
09-28-2007, 02:49 PM
Nadal plays hard regardless of Federer. Before they had a rivalry Nadal played hard and he had to to beat other guys (not just Fed). The only thing is Nadal plays soo many clay tournaments because he shines there so I don't blame him but even on clay he has to play hard.

fmolinari2005
09-28-2007, 02:50 PM
:lol:

WTA is better than mens tennis right now - up until Madrid when they all wake up again.

Models as ballgirls!:drool: :haha:

WHo cares about tennis anyway. I am off to suggest Mr Disney to turn tennis into monster truck races with naked girls driving the cars. It would increase the ratings, that is for sure.

Corey Feldman
09-28-2007, 02:51 PM
people getting bent out of shape over nothing. Maybe - for once he'll play Paris now.About as much chance as Blake winning a 5 set match as Fed playing 3 straight tournaments...

so about 1 in 10 chance.

MCL
09-28-2007, 02:51 PM
What is Roger's schedule next year???

Aus Open
Sampras Exho, Sampras backyard.
Sampras Exho, New York
Battle of the surfaces, Nadals backyard
Timbuktu Exho Vs Laver
Estoril :woohoo:
Burkina Faso Exho Vs Roy Emerson
Hamburg of course
French Open
Halle - (WD from the pain of defeat to Nadal again, injury.)
Wimbledon
Papua New Guinea Exho Vs Bill Tilden VIII'th.
New York Exho Vs Tiger Woods
US Open
Davis Cup v East Timor
Yemen Exho Vs Margeret Court
Brunei Exho Vs some billionaire
Athens Exho Vs Xristos
Basel
Paris (WD - can never win anything in Paris syndrome)
Milan Doubles Exho: Federer/Ann Wintour Vs Elton John/Mirka.
Shanghai TMC.

:haha: :haha:

fmolinari2005
09-28-2007, 02:51 PM
Nadal plays hard regardless of Federer. Before they had a rivalry Nadal played hard and he had to to beat other guys (not just Fed). The only thing is Nadal plays soo many clay tournaments because he shines there so I don't blame him but even on clay he has to play hard.


But before he became Roger's rival he was outside the top ten and still trying to make it to the big stage. Back then it was obvious he needed to play as many tournaments as possible.

yanchr
09-28-2007, 02:53 PM
No, i feel sorry for him, shopping with women is no fun at all.

Fed will be wishing he did travel to Tokyo.

but we know he needs his month of hibernation after every Slam he strolls through.
Of course he needs it after playing two weeks plus two weeks of carrying bags for Mirka...you forgot? :rolleyes:

HarryMan
09-28-2007, 02:58 PM
What is Roger's schedule next year???

Aus Open
Sampras Exho, Sampras backyard.
Sampras Exho, New York
Battle of the surfaces, Nadals backyard
Timbuktu Exho Vs Laver
Estoril :woohoo:
Burkina Faso Exho Vs Roy Emerson
Hamburg of course
French Open
Halle - (WD from the pain of defeat to Nadal again, injury.)
Wimbledon
Papua New Guinea Exho Vs Bill Tilden VIII'th.
New York Exho Vs Tiger Woods
US Open
Davis Cup v East Timor
Yemen Exho Vs Margeret Court
Brunei Exho Vs some billionaire
Athens Exho Vs Xristos
Basel
Paris (WD - can never win anything in Paris syndrome)
Milan Doubles Exho: Federer/Ann Wintour Vs Elton John/Mirka.
Shanghai TMC.

:haha: :haha: :haha:
I cant believe I missed this post ,Please dont get yourself banned again ,Mate (MTF needs a bit of fun) :p

Rafa = Fed Killa
09-28-2007, 03:04 PM
:lol:

WTA is better than mens tennis right now - up until Madrid when they all wake up again.

WTA isnt better than the challangers.

Learn some tennis clown.

Marek.
09-28-2007, 03:10 PM
I guess he was too afraid of Pics.:sad: :confused:

Corey Feldman
09-28-2007, 03:12 PM
WTA isnt better than the challangers.

Learn some tennis clown.You say this to me ......

after you go around for years saying what a crap clown era this is and every player is a weakling who bends over for the Ego King.

what a burro of the highest degree you are Sondraj :o

Whistleway
09-28-2007, 03:21 PM
I would rather see him schedule wisely so that he can play for several years to come.

All these withdrawls and injury during this time of the season is due to Atp's money-gouging schedule.

i agree many are upset at Roger's withdrawl, but the anger is misplaced and should be directed at ATP and a certain Villers for his plans to add 2 more weeks to 2009 schedule. Now, 2009 after USO would be a pure comedy!

Rafa = Fed Killa
09-28-2007, 03:23 PM
You say this to me ......

after you go around for years saying what a crap clown era this is and every player is a weakling who bends over for the Ego King.

what a burro of the highest degree you are Sondraj :o

You have some sick fetish for donkeys and pigs dont you.

When will you Fedtards get the help you need.

rwn
09-28-2007, 03:26 PM
Once again his stamina should be questioned :rolleyes:

this is pathetic, how many tournies and matches has he played this year compared to others? not that many.... he's played 1 optional this year, ONE...
he'll end the year having played 2, and yeah yeah he reached 3 finals in a row during the north american HC swing bla bla.

he'll wd Paris TMS as well this year, what a joke.

again its this 'playing Davis Cup kills me' attitude.

the whole tour infact, i remember a quote from someone last year saying the time between the US Open and TMC is utterly pointless because of the lack of top players who play any of the tournaments.... and he was right.

one thing you can say about the 90's - the top players always played a good 22 events per year, no way whatsoever can you say the same about the top players thesedays ... injured/tired or whatever.

god knows why sponsors put up their money for these events anymore coz i wouldnt if it was my money.

what a pile of shit :rolleyes:

Pete Sampras 1997: 67 matches. And now f*ck off pretending to be a Federer fan, you're a number one player fan. You don't care what happens with Federer and as soon as he gets injured you'll drop him like a stone like you did with Henman.

Corey Feldman
09-28-2007, 03:37 PM
Pete Sampras 1997: 67 matches. And now f*ck off pretending to be a Federer fan, you're a number one player fan. You don't care what happens with Federer and as soon as he gets injured you'll drop him like a stone like you did with Henman.Another narrow minded POS.

i dont drop any of my faves, but i can have unbiased views on players i like ...unlike tossers like you, who of course - ONLY support one player anyway and can only worship the the throne his arse sits on every hour of the day.

now get back to your lurking, idiot.

GlennMirnyi
09-28-2007, 03:47 PM
Great, now Suzuki can win this thing.

GlennMirnyi
09-28-2007, 03:49 PM
Pete Sampras 1997: 67 matches. And now f*ck off pretending to be a Federer fan, you're a number one player fan. You don't care what happens with Federer and as soon as he gets injured you'll drop him like a stone like you did with Henman.

Who are you to call him a faker, clown? Go worship your Federer poster.

GlennMirnyi
09-28-2007, 03:52 PM
What is Roger's schedule next year???

Aus Open
Sampras Exho, Sampras backyard.
Sampras Exho, New York
Battle of the surfaces, Nadals backyard
Timbuktu Exho Vs Laver
Estoril :woohoo:
Burkina Faso Exho Vs Roy Emerson
Hamburg of course
French Open
Halle - (WD from the pain of defeat to Nadal again, injury.)
Wimbledon
Papua New Guinea Exho Vs Bill Tilden VIII'th.
New York Exho Vs Tiger Woods
US Open
Davis Cup v East Timor
Yemen Exho Vs Margeret Court
Brunei Exho Vs some billionaire
Athens Exho Vs Xristos
Basel
Paris (WD - can never win anything in Paris syndrome)
Milan Doubles Exho: Federer/Ann Wintour Vs Elton John/Mirka.
Shanghai TMC.

:worship:

CmonAussie
09-28-2007, 03:53 PM
What is Roger's schedule next year???

Aus Open
Sampras Exho, Sampras backyard.
Sampras Exho, New York
Battle of the surfaces, Nadals backyard
Timbuktu Exho Vs Laver
Estoril :woohoo:
Burkina Faso Exho Vs Roy Emerson
Hamburg of course
French Open
Halle - (WD from the pain of defeat to Nadal again, injury.)
Wimbledon
Papua New Guinea Exho Vs Bill Tilden VIII'th.
New York Exho Vs Tiger Woods
US Open
Davis Cup v East Timor
Yemen Exho Vs Margeret Court
Brunei Exho Vs some billionaire
Athens Exho Vs Xristos
Basel
Paris (WD - can never win anything in Paris syndrome)
Milan Doubles Exho: Federer/Ann Wintour Vs Elton John/Mirka.
Shanghai TMC.


you were close but it`ll look more like this;)

Dubai exho [with the local billionaires]
Kooyong exho [beer & skittles with A.Rod]
AO
Brunei exho [with sultan]
Dubai
Sampras exho in Manilla
Nadal exho in the Canary Islands
Gasquet exho in Nice
Volandri exho in Milan
Canas exho on Easter Island
Estoril exho vs Kuerten
Hamburg
FO
Royal Gala vs. Spice Girls reunion tour
Wimby
Canada
USO
Davis Cup relegation [vs. The Vatican]
Athens GOLD [vs. Marc Rosset]
China Open vs. Tiger Woods
Basel
TMC Shanghai exho vs. Michael Chang bible study class
Borg exho @ Wimbledon [on a half grass half permafrost court]
Fashion walk off vs. David Bowe in Paris:devil:

HarryMan
09-28-2007, 03:56 PM
What many posters over here seem to forget is that ,unlike some, not all of us actually watch this sport through our respective favorite players ass :)

fmolinari2005
09-28-2007, 04:02 PM
What many posters over here seem to forget is that ,unlike some, not all of us actually watch this sport through our respective favorite players ass :)

I agree. There are some fans that sees tennis through their own ass. Flexible people.

groundstroke
09-28-2007, 04:12 PM
What does the Japan Open mean to him? Nothing.

rwn
09-28-2007, 04:16 PM
Who are you to call him a faker, clown? Go worship your Federer poster.

I can call anybody a faker I like, Sampras worshipper :p

Joao
09-28-2007, 04:33 PM
Why are people so mad Federer withdrew :confused: If you're a Federer fan I understand the disapppointment (he clearly could have added a few more points and distance himself even more from Nadal) but at the same time he'll come back stronger and fresh to win his next tournament ... and if you're not a Federer fan, you should be happy too ... that means that someone else (perhaps your favourite player?) will win the Japan open ... all in all it's all good ...

Well unless you bought your ticket just to see Federer play ... but I'm almost certain that most people complaining in this thread won't be in Japan next week ...

dylan24
09-28-2007, 04:35 PM
smart move by roger.
rest up

Burrow
09-28-2007, 04:44 PM
Why are people so mad Federer withdrew :confused: If you're a Federer fan I understand the disapppointment (he clearly could have added a few more points and distance himself even more from Nadal) but at the same time he'll come back stronger and fresh to win his next tournament ... and if you're not a Federer fan, you should be happy too ... that means that someone else (perhaps your favourite player?) will win the Japan open ... all in all it's all good ...

Well unless you bought your ticket just to see Federer play ... but I'm almost certain that most people complaining in this thread won't be in Japan next week ...

No he couldnt, he won this tournament last year, he had to defend to keep the points.

ExpectedWinner
09-28-2007, 04:46 PM
No he couldnt, he won this tournament last year, he had to defend to keep the points.

Yes, he could- in the RACE.

Joao
09-28-2007, 04:48 PM
No he couldnt, he won this tournament last year, he had to defend to keep the points.

I was talking about the race ... which he leads ... but still not enough of a big lead to assure him #1 at the end of the year.

FedFan_2007
09-28-2007, 04:50 PM
This is the first REAL evidence of Fed's decline. If in the future people wanted to know When it began - Sep 28, 2007.

Allure
09-28-2007, 04:53 PM
I'm disappointed that Roger withdrew. But maybe it will give Gasquet a chance to go far in the tournament. However I don't like the idea that he is playing a week after Mumbai. :rolleyes:

Magus13
09-28-2007, 04:55 PM
Roger is getting lazier and lazier :lol:

Doing the least amount of work to keep #1 :lol:

As compared to your boy doing the most amount of work to keep number two. If Nadal took care of himself and didn't rush to play Clay right after Wimbledon, maybe he would have something left for the last part of the season.

RogiFan88
09-28-2007, 05:05 PM
I'm disappointed that Roger withdrew. But maybe it will give Gasquet a chance to go far in the tournament. However I don't like the idea that he is playing a week after Mumbai. :rolleyes:

are you talking about Gasquet playing a week after Mumbai? why are you lamenting that Gasquet plays two weeks in a row and at the same time disappointed that Rogi w/d fr Tokyo?

Allure
09-28-2007, 05:15 PM
are you talking about Gasquet playing a week after Mumbai? why are you lamenting that Gasquet plays two weeks in a row and at the same time disappointed that Rogi w/d fr Tokyo?

I'm disappointed because I wanted to see him play in Tokyo. But I understand that he has to rest if he's fatigued. I'm not being a hypocrite that thinks Federer shouldn't withdraw and that Gasquet should.

RogiFan88
09-28-2007, 05:19 PM
I agree. I just wish he could have been more professional and withdrawn earlier but then the withdrawal virus affecting everyone else seems to have infected him as well.

did Rogi get fined for withdrawing late or sth??

ranaldo
09-28-2007, 05:26 PM
Some serious bullshit from Federer, unless he's one of the few guys in the top 10 who doesn't resort to some products to help him recover quickly...

I hope he plays Paris.

nobama
09-28-2007, 05:30 PM
I agree. I just wish he could have been more professional and withdrawn earlier but then the withdrawal virus affecting everyone else seems to have infected him as well.Isn't it possible that the tournaments and/or the ATP request this information be held until the last possible minute? The same thing happened in Bangkok. If it was only Fed's decision when to announce withdrawl then yes I agree he should have withdrawn earlier. And I'd be pissed if I was a fan with tickets expecting to see him. Though I was earlier in the year in Indian Wells....but that's another story. :lol:

Corey Feldman
09-28-2007, 05:32 PM
If nadal comes back strong and wins Madrid (he has done before) and Fed loses 1st/2nd R...
the Year end No.1 battle gets exciting again.

Rafa could cut it down to 60-70 points with 3 big tournies left.

remember how poorly Roger can play when he comes back from rests, verrrrrrrry rusty.

GustavoM_Fan
09-28-2007, 05:35 PM
Federer = boring tournament
but he leaves VAmos!!! :woohoo: a good tournament now

Takao Suzuki will win the title now

Allure
09-28-2007, 05:38 PM
Federer = boring tournament
but he leaves VAmos!!! :woohoo: a good tournament now

Takao Suzuki will win the title now

Aren't you classy? :rolleyes:

Regenbogen
09-28-2007, 06:02 PM
Well actually you may be on to something after all except for the Roddick match, from the murray loss to the canas loss, Takao Suzuki was the one who gave him the toughest match :haha: Roger only won 4-6 7-5 7-6(3) can you imagine MTF if he had lost to a player ranked 214 in the world
I think Suzuki was ranked outside the top 1000 at the time :lol:

MrChopin
09-28-2007, 06:24 PM
I find it funny that the same people who bash Nadal for having a shitty scheduling that results in injury are in here berating Federer for being a lazy bum... I don't think too many players can brag about not having had any injuries for the past two years and that is in great part due to his schedule

Yes he's only played 1 optionnal but I doubt there are many players who will have played more matches than him at the end of the season.

He knows important tournaments are coming up, I'm sure he could have played this one but realistically at this point of his career he only cares about the slams and maybe the MS, in the other tournies it's more a case of a champion's pride and him not wanting to lose than really wanting to win. It must be disappointing for the fans who were expecting to see him in Japan though

Exactly. Just look at the number of '07 matches played among the top five players:

1. Federer - 60
2. Nadal - 73
3. Djokovic - 74
4. Davydenko - 72
5. Roddick - 64

Djokovic constantly has on-court problems. Not that they are number-of-matches related, but this kind of pace can't be kept for years and years if he's already more unhealthy than others. USO '07 was the first 5-set tournament that he's gone deep into without succombing to fatigue. Or just look at Nadal: 21 years old and already suffering several alarming injuries.

The point of this is that everyone is pushing themselves to the max to get up there, especially within the top 5 trying to get to #1. Nadal has been doing it the longest, and his body is already breaking down. Give Djokovic another 2-3 years of this treatment, and his will be going down the same path. Federer has been "lucky" to avoid injury, but people often forget how much one's schedule and preparation affect this "luck." People can bitch about Federer's weak schedule and his injury-luck all they want, and sadly, they're going to get better and better at it because they are going to have a lot of practice; Federer's pacing himself for a longer stretch of good years than the current flashbulbs trying to catch him. Thus far in '07, Fed has been even more judicious in selecting events and watching his health. It's not week-to-week "bleed on court" tennis, but week-to-week "bleed on court tennis" isn't the same as "best tennis." I prefer the latter.

Roger is getting lazier and lazier :lol:

Doing the least amount of work to keep #1 :lol:

Exactly. Why expend more energy than you need to if one of your main goals is to remain #1? No reason to jeopardize that by getting injured or burning oneself out when one doesn't have to.

I agree. There are some fans that sees tennis through their own ass. Flexible people.

:haha:

---

I'd like to see him play Tokyo as well, just as I'd like to see him play in every tournament. However, since 2003, he has played a ton of tennis:

2003: 95 matches (78-17)
2004: 80 matches (74-6)
2005: 85 matches (81-4)
2006: 97 matches (92-5)

Over the last 3+ years, Federer is going deep in nearly every tournament he plays, which is a different kind of "number of matches." Davydenkos can rack up the tournaments they enter because they are gone by Wed/Thur. If you are there are until Sat/Sun every tournament, you can't keep playing every week. It becomes a question of which events do you play, and so 2-3 weeks can go by without another tournament.

People seem to forget the Montreal-Cincinnati combo not even two months old. Of the eight players that made it to the quarters in Montreal, only Fed and Hewitt went beyond round 3 in Cincy. Aside from Roddick, the others were out in round 2 (meaning Djokovic and Nadal crashed in their first Cincy match). Compare that to Federer, who played 10 matches in less than two weeks, playing in both finals and nearly winning both. Oh yeah, conditions got a lot easier during the second week--Cincinnati.

Of course, connecting the dots between a feat like this and choosing to not play as many MMs seems too difficult for a lot of whiners here. Or perhaps his two week stint on summer hard courts was just "luck." :rolleyes:

decrepitude
09-28-2007, 06:26 PM
Even Muzza..... where the hell is he !??

Ok his wrist is still a bit dodgy, but he played DC (1 match) .... and now goes for a sleep, he's not playing anywhere next week either.



I would have thought from your sig that you were a Muzza fan :confused:

Muzza played TWO matches in DC (Ok one was a dead rubber) and IS playing next week in Metz. In fact he is scheduled to play 5 weeks in a row - Metz, Moscow, Madrid, St Petersburg and Paris.

betowiec
09-28-2007, 07:02 PM
I think Suzuki was ranked outside the top 1000 at the time :lol:

yeah, somewhere around that

World Beater
09-28-2007, 07:02 PM
What is Roger's schedule next year???

Aus Open
Sampras Exho, Sampras backyard.
Sampras Exho, New York
Battle of the surfaces, Nadals backyard
Timbuktu Exho Vs Laver
Estoril :woohoo:
Burkina Faso Exho Vs Roy Emerson
Hamburg of course
French Open
Halle - (WD from the pain of defeat to Nadal again, injury.)
Wimbledon
Papua New Guinea Exho Vs Bill Tilden VIII'th.
New York Exho Vs Tiger Woods
US Open
Davis Cup v East Timor
Yemen Exho Vs Margeret Court
Brunei Exho Vs some billionaire
Athens Exho Vs Xristos
Basel
Paris (WD - can never win anything in Paris syndrome)
Milan Doubles Exho: Federer/Ann Wintour Vs Elton John/Mirka.
Shanghai TMC.

:haha: :lol:

Whistleway
09-28-2007, 07:52 PM
Takao Suzuki will win the title now

That would be great. Suzuki winning Japan open would be real awesome for a great dude.

Julio
09-28-2007, 08:38 PM
Fatigue ???!!! I'm sure that Roger Federer is not working in an office 10 hours per day.

FedFan_2007
09-28-2007, 08:43 PM
Is it just me, or does it seem modern tennis pros are a bunch of sissified weaklings?

acionescu
09-28-2007, 08:53 PM
:haha: What is Roger's schedule next year???

Aus Open
Sampras Exho, Sampras backyard.
Sampras Exho, New York
Battle of the surfaces, Nadals backyard
Timbuktu Exho Vs Laver
Estoril :woohoo:
Burkina Faso Exho Vs Roy Emerson
Hamburg of course
French Open
Halle - (WD from the pain of defeat to Nadal again, injury.)
Wimbledon
Papua New Guinea Exho Vs Bill Tilden VIII'th.
New York Exho Vs Tiger Woods
US Open
Davis Cup v East Timor
Yemen Exho Vs Margeret Court
Brunei Exho Vs some billionaire
Athens Exho Vs Xristos
Basel
Paris (WD - can never win anything in Paris syndrome)
Milan Doubles Exho: Federer/Ann Wintour Vs Elton John/Mirka.
Shanghai TMC.

hilluis
09-28-2007, 08:53 PM
Isn't it possible that the tournaments and/or the ATP request this information be held until the last possible minute? The same thing happened in Bangkok. If it was only Fed's decision when to announce withdrawl then yes I agree he should have withdrawn earlier. And I'd be pissed if I was a fan with tickets expecting to see him. Though I was earlier in the year in Indian Wells....but that's another story. :lol:

Possibly. I noticed on the ATP home page in the race section that it had "Next Event Madrid", beside Federer's photo. That was a couple of days ago at least.

LinkMage
09-28-2007, 09:36 PM
That's a shame, but I won't be getting TV coverage of this tournament. I couldn't have seen his matches so it doesn't bother me too much.

I hope he plays in Paris though, it's the only AMS Fed hasn't reached the final.

Marek.
09-28-2007, 10:01 PM
I think Fed's trying to break Fat Dave's record of least optionals played in a year.

Black Adam
09-28-2007, 10:01 PM
Now let Suzuki win in front of his fans :yeah: :rocker2: Fed will probably win Bâle and Paris. Though erm, Fatigue??? I always figured his playing style was the least energy spending on the Tour. :rolleyes: Most likely he wants to add suspense and allow Nadal to make it close for a season finale in Shanghai.

Byrd
09-28-2007, 10:17 PM
What is Roger's schedule next year???

Aus Open
Sampras Exho, Sampras backyard.
Sampras Exho, New York
Battle of the surfaces, Nadals backyard
Timbuktu Exho Vs Laver
Estoril :woohoo:
Burkina Faso Exho Vs Roy Emerson
Hamburg of course
French Open
Halle - (WD from the pain of defeat to Nadal again, injury.)
Wimbledon
Papua New Guinea Exho Vs Bill Tilden VIII'th.
New York Exho Vs Tiger Woods
US Open
Davis Cup v East Timor
Yemen Exho Vs Margeret Court
Brunei Exho Vs some billionaire
Athens Exho Vs Xristos
Basel
Paris (WD - can never win anything in Paris syndrome)
Milan Doubles Exho: Federer/Ann Wintour Vs Elton John/Mirka.
Shanghai TMC.

I thought this was real until the Tilden match :haha:

GlennMirnyi
09-28-2007, 10:23 PM
I can call anybody a faker I like, Sampras worshipper :p

No you can't, have some respect.

Federer = boring tournament
but he leaves VAmos!!! :woohoo: a good tournament now

Takao Suzuki will win the title now

HELL YEAH!

I think Suzuki was ranked outside the top 1000 at the time :lol:

He spent a lot of time injured.

That would be great. Suzuki winning Japan open would be real awesome for a great dude.

So true. :worship:

Adler
09-28-2007, 10:26 PM
Fatigue? Come on...

Corey Feldman
09-29-2007, 12:49 AM
I think Fed's trying to break Fat Dave's record of least optionals played in a year.:haha:

FedFan_2007
09-29-2007, 12:50 AM
NO excuses now not to play Paris.

Are you kidding? No way he'll play Paris ever.

Corey Feldman
09-29-2007, 12:55 AM
I would have thought from your sig that you were a Muzza fan

Muzza played TWO matches in DC (Ok one was a dead rubber) and IS playing next week in Metz. In fact he is scheduled to play 5 weeks in a row - Metz, Moscow, Madrid, St Petersburg and Paris.Im only a fan of Federer, he is the only player that exists in the universe.

he must have added Metz, he wasnt on the list last week - good to see.

and dead rubbers dont count :p

scoobs
09-29-2007, 07:43 AM
So Marat comes down from the mountain earlier than scheduled and suddenly Rogi is "fatigued." :aplot: I see how it is, Roger. :o
Roddick's joined them in the...er...on the sidelines too.... :aplot:

Jade Fox
09-29-2007, 09:05 AM
So Marat comes down from the mountain earlier than scheduled and suddenly Rogi is "fatigued." :aplot: I see how it is, Roger. :o

Roddick's joined them in the...er...on the sidelines too.... :aplot:

I don't know why these guys try and use these excuses. It's obvious that they are planning a manwich.:devil:

And on a serious note: Really Roger. Fatigued? You played quite a bit less than you did last year!

Maybe he needs a new trainer. One that can whip his butt into shape because from here on out it's only going to get harder to keep your King of Tennis crown.

Corey Feldman
09-29-2007, 06:23 PM
Maybe he needs a new trainer. One that can whip his butt into shape because from here on out it's only going to get harder to keep your King of Tennis crown.good point.

Action Jackson
09-29-2007, 06:29 PM
What is Roger's schedule next year???

Aus Open
Sampras Exho, Sampras backyard.
Sampras Exho, New York
Battle of the surfaces, Nadals backyard
Timbuktu Exho Vs Laver
Estoril :woohoo:
Burkina Faso Exho Vs Roy Emerson
Hamburg of course
French Open
Halle - (WD from the pain of defeat to Nadal again, injury.)
Wimbledon
Papua New Guinea Exho Vs Bill Tilden VIII'th.
New York Exho Vs Tiger Woods
US Open
Davis Cup v East Timor
Yemen Exho Vs Margeret Court
Brunei Exho Vs some billionaire
Athens Exho Vs Xristos
Basel
Paris (WD - can never win anything in Paris syndrome)
Milan Doubles Exho: Federer/Ann Wintour Vs Elton John/Mirka.
Shanghai TMC.


Great stuff and best of all Federer is going to the tennis heartland of Ouagadougou.

He will be playing an exho with Bono at the Vatican.

R.Federer
09-29-2007, 07:20 PM
Exactly. Just look at the number of '07 matches played among the top five players:

1. Federer - 60
2. Nadal - 73
3. Djokovic - 74
4. Davydenko - 72
5. Roddick - 64

The old guys are playing a tenth less :D
Federer has done well by playing so few tournaments and retaining No. 1.

Didn't there was anyone who could play more than Davydenko!

l_mac
09-29-2007, 07:33 PM
The old guys are playing a tenth less :D
Federer has done well by playing so few tournaments and retaining No. 1.

Didn't there was anyone who could play more than Davydenko!

Davydenko has had a lot of early losses in MM tournies this year. He's actually played in 41 tournaments.

R.Federer
09-29-2007, 07:40 PM
Davydenko has had a lot of early losses in MM tournies this year. He's actually played in 41 tournaments.
Ah right I forgot, that's how he makes his money -- unpredictably losing to unknowns in MMs :D :mad:

FedFan_2007
09-29-2007, 10:20 PM
Davydenko has had a lot of early losses in MM tournies this year. He's actually played in 41 tournaments.

Actually 26, just seems like 41. :p

Bobby
09-30-2007, 08:04 PM
These recent withdrawals are really not helping the ATP. It seems like the players are not really interested now that the last GS has been played and the top eight has been more or less decided. I guess it's always the same towards the end of the season.

But I still don't like it. It's their job to play tennis. One could only imagine the financial difficulties the Bangkok and Tokyo organizers are facing now. Plus the fans who have bought tickets hoping to see some big names playing. In Federer's case, I'm not sure it was a good idea to include Tokyo in his schedule in the first place. He has big tournaments coming and Japan is pretty far away. By withdrawing he lets many people down. Having said this, I have to admit that of course I don't know his physical condition.

It's true that Federer plays a lot of matches. Then again, there are many players who play challengers almost every week. They don't make a lot of money and so they can't afford to withdraw due to fatigue. I know this is a silly comparison, but "normal" people work 40 hours per week and have a couple of weeks vacation in a year. Still, they can't stay home because they are tired.

FedFan_2007
09-30-2007, 08:26 PM
Bottom line is Federer plays the most matches usually. Last year he was #1 with 97 matches. This year he's played the 4th most matches. He knows what to do to prepare himself for the most important events(slams, TMC, MS). Besides, he's already won Tokyo, so no need to win it a 2nd time. Besides, he's avoided injury the last 20 months, who are we to argue with his methods?

¿esquímaux?
09-30-2007, 09:50 PM
Who am I to argue with his methods?!?!?! I'll tell you who I am! I am a disgruntled fan who put down top $ to watch Federer play from courtside seats!! :fiery::sad:

Corey Feldman
09-30-2007, 10:02 PM
Good points again by Bobby and esquimaux.

Fedexho fatigue's all too easily for my liking.

Allure
09-30-2007, 10:06 PM
Maybe he is tired because Mirka keeps him up all night. :angel:

l_mac
09-30-2007, 10:13 PM
Maybe he is tired because Mirka keeps him up all night. :angel:

Because he's scared to fall asleep in case she eats him?

scoobs
09-30-2007, 10:17 PM
Because he's scared to fall asleep in case she eats him?
I bet she gobbles him, which is not quite the same thing ;)

Allure
09-30-2007, 10:19 PM
Because he's scared to fall asleep in case she eats him?

Because of the noise she makes while chowing down on her slop? :shrug:

Corey Feldman
09-30-2007, 10:21 PM
Fatigue's those skinny arms of his having to lift all those trophy's.

l_mac
09-30-2007, 10:28 PM
I bet she gobbles him, which is not quite the same thing ;)

Gobble. :lol: That word always makes me giggle. So does minge. "Geez'a gobble" was a common chat up line when I was a teenager. Ah, youthful romance. :hearts:

I don't like Mirka bashing as a rule, but I'm v bored.

Maybe Roger's not going to Tokyo because it will be too painful to remember all the happy times with Tim last year?

scoobs
09-30-2007, 10:31 PM
Oh yes - we all remember Captain Wasabi and his exploits with the space age toilet, the nightmare and leg banging incident, and too much saki.

Good times.

Rogiman
09-30-2007, 10:32 PM
Who am I to argue with his methods?!?!?! I'll tell you who I am! I am a disgruntled fan who put down top $ to watch Federer play from courtside seats!! :fiery::sad:I'm sorry to hear that.

Withdrawing like that in the last moment is the most cynical act of a player towards the people who spend a lot of money and take the trouble to come and appreciate his tennis (and indirectly pay his salary).

IMO, apart from fining him (heavily at that) the ATP should force him to show up, sign autographs, meet the people and give extensive interviews to the local media, to somewhat make up for the bad taste he's left in people's mouthes and the damage he's caused to this nice tournament's reputation.

Like Escude said before, it seems like pulling out of small tournaments has become too easy for the top players they don't even think twice before making the decision.
They should be given a lesson in humility.

rwn
09-30-2007, 10:40 PM
I'm sorry to hear that.

Withdrawing like that in the last moment is the most cynical act of a player towards the people who spend a lot of money and take the trouble to come and appreciate his tennis (and indirectly pay his salary).

IMO, apart from fining him (heavily at that) the ATP should force him to show up, sign autographs, meet the people and give extensive interviews to the local media, to somewhat make up for the bad taste he's left in people's mouthes and the damage he's caused to this nice tournament's reputation.

Like Escude said before, it seems like pulling out of small tournaments has become too easy for the top players they don't even think twice before making the decision.
They should be given a lesson in humility.

YOU are talking about humility :lol:

Rogiman
09-30-2007, 10:42 PM
YOU are talking about humility :lol:Yes :confused:

What's wrong, 'tard, did I scratch your Federer poster? :rolleyes:

rwn
09-30-2007, 10:46 PM
These recent withdrawals are really not helping the ATP. It seems like the players are not really interested now that the last GS has been played and the top eight has been more or less decided. I guess it's always the same towards the end of the season.

But I still don't like it. It's their job to play tennis. One could only imagine the financial difficulties the Bangkok and Tokyo organizers are facing now. Plus the fans who have bought tickets hoping to see some big names playing. In Federer's case, I'm not sure it was a good idea to include Tokyo in his schedule in the first place. He has big tournaments coming and Japan is pretty far away. By withdrawing he lets many people down. Having said this, I have to admit that of course I don't know his physical condition.

It's true that Federer plays a lot of matches. Then again, there are many players who play challengers almost every week. They don't make a lot of money and so they can't afford to withdraw due to fatigue. I know this is a silly comparison, but "normal" people work 40 hours per week and have a couple of weeks vacation in a year. Still, they can't stay home because they are tired.

No. It's their job to be professional and stay healthy. How many people here were whining in 2005 when so many top players were injured before the Master Cup ?
There surely are a lot of whining hypocrites on this forum.

rwn
09-30-2007, 10:48 PM
Yes :confused:

What's wrong, 'tard, did I scratch your Federer poster? :rolleyes:

I haven't seen you show any humility here ever. YOU are not the one to talk about that.

GlennMirnyi
09-30-2007, 10:49 PM
rwn peaking for the Arseclown Championships, I see.

Rogiman
09-30-2007, 10:50 PM
I haven't seen you show any humility here ever. YOU are not the one to talk about that.I don't know who the hell YOU are, but YOU can suck my balls if that makes YOU feel better.

Corey Feldman
09-30-2007, 10:52 PM
"Geez'a gobble" was a common chat up line when I was a teenager. Ah, youthful romance. :inlove::haha:

Geez a winch http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/tongue/tongue0013.gif

Corey Feldman
09-30-2007, 10:54 PM
rwn peaking for the Arseclown Championships, I see.No doubt about it.

Corey Feldman
09-30-2007, 10:55 PM
I don't know who the hell YOU are, but YOU can suck my balls if that makes YOU feel better. :lol: :lol:

scoobs
09-30-2007, 10:56 PM
I don't know who the hell YOU are, but YOU can suck my balls if that makes YOU feel better.
:lol:

GlennMirnyi
09-30-2007, 10:58 PM
I guess that schooled the newbie.

I just gotta say I agree with Escude. The fatigue is from lifting all those trophies.

Corey Feldman
09-30-2007, 11:06 PM
I guess that schooled the newbie.Probably some other account of either RFK or TGS.

GlennMirnyi
09-30-2007, 11:10 PM
Probably some other account of either RFK or TGS.

The Fedtard counterpart of ezekiel.

Merton
10-01-2007, 01:07 AM
I'm sorry to hear that.

Withdrawing like that in the last moment is the most cynical act of a player towards the people who spend a lot of money and take the trouble to come and appreciate his tennis (and indirectly pay his salary).

IMO, apart from fining him (heavily at that) the ATP should force him to show up, sign autographs, meet the people and give extensive interviews to the local media, to somewhat make up for the bad taste he's left in people's mouthes and the damage he's caused to this nice tournament's reputation.

Like Escude said before, it seems like pulling out of small tournaments has become too easy for the top players they don't even think twice before making the decision.
They should be given a lesson in humility.

Completely agree there but it will never happen, the top players hold the bargaining power versus those tournament organizers. However, I suspect that the tournament organizer knows of sudden withdrawals way before us, they just announce at the very last minute, for obvious reasons.

HarryMan
10-01-2007, 06:49 AM
I'm sorry to hear that.

Withdrawing like that in the last moment is the most cynical act of a player towards the people who spend a lot of money and take the trouble to come and appreciate his tennis (and indirectly pay his salary).

IMO, apart from fining him (heavily at that) the ATP should force him to show up, sign autographs, meet the people and give extensive interviews to the local media, to somewhat make up for the bad taste he's left in people's mouthes and the damage he's caused to this nice tournament's reputation.

Like Escude said before, it seems like pulling out of small tournaments has become too easy for the top players they don't even think twice before making the decision.
They should be given a lesson in humility.

Damn right !! From his personal point of view it maybe a good decision but from the tournaments view its definitely a major blow and these 'Top' players need to be brought down to earth and the best way is to fine them huge sums of money and make an example out of them !!

I think The ATP officials need to step in and get things right so that these "privileged" top players dont pull out of the tournaments at their own wimps and fancies at the last minute thereby causing major financial problems for the smaller events ,and besides its their job to play tennis and these players are paid for doing so...

I don't know who the hell YOU are, but YOU can suck my balls if that makes YOU feel better.

:haha: :haha: :haha:

Stroba
10-01-2007, 01:04 PM
I´m not going to criticize Roger for this. After all keeping in mind he has been mostly uninjured, who are we to criticize him for his scheduling.

I only wish I could take 2 weeks off from work because of "fatigue".....

RagingLamb
10-01-2007, 03:21 PM
Fatigue's those skinny arms of his having to lift all those trophy's.

probably more from having to carry that big purse to all his matches.

FedFan_2007
10-01-2007, 04:20 PM
Anyways, Roger's time is soon over - Jan Silva will totally shatter his records by 2028.

DrJules
10-01-2007, 06:28 PM
These recent withdrawals are really not helping the ATP. It seems like the players are not really interested now that the last GS has been played and the top eight has been more or less decided. I guess it's always the same towards the end of the season.

But I still don't like it. It's their job to play tennis. One could only imagine the financial difficulties the Bangkok and Tokyo organizers are facing now. Plus the fans who have bought tickets hoping to see some big names playing. In Federer's case, I'm not sure it was a good idea to include Tokyo in his schedule in the first place. He has big tournaments coming and Japan is pretty far away. By withdrawing he lets many people down. Having said this, I have to admit that of course I don't know his physical condition.

It's true that Federer plays a lot of matches. Then again, there are many players who play challengers almost every week. They don't make a lot of money and so they can't afford to withdraw due to fatigue. I know this is a silly comparison, but "normal" people work 40 hours per week and have a couple of weeks vacation in a year. Still, they can't stay home because they are tired.

Who am I to argue with his methods?!?!?! I'll tell you who I am! I am a disgruntled fan who put down top $ to watch Federer play from courtside seats!! :fiery::sad:

I'm sorry to hear that.

Withdrawing like that in the last moment is the most cynical act of a player towards the people who spend a lot of money and take the trouble to come and appreciate his tennis (and indirectly pay his salary).

IMO, apart from fining him (heavily at that) the ATP should force him to show up, sign autographs, meet the people and give extensive interviews to the local media, to somewhat make up for the bad taste he's left in people's mouthes and the damage he's caused to this nice tournament's reputation.

Like Escude said before, it seems like pulling out of small tournaments has become too easy for the top players they don't even think twice before making the decision.
They should be given a lesson in humility.

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Fatigued Federer pulls out of Japan Open
Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:16am BST

TOKYO, Sept 28 (Reuters) - World number one Roger Federer has pulled out of next week's Japan Open due to fatigue.

Federer, who won the Tokyo title last year, said he had yet to recover after winning his fourth consecutive U.S. Open title and playing for Switzerland in the Davis Cup earlier this month.

"I am so disappointed that I have to withdraw from the Japan Open," Federer said in a statement.

"At this point I have still not physically recovered 100 percent from the U.S. Open and Davis Cup.

"Thus my doctor advised me that in an effort to avoid the risk of serious injury, I should not play a tournament for at least 10 days."

Federer's late pullout for the Oct. 1-7 Japan Open leaves world number eight David Ferrer as the tournament's highest seed following the Spaniard's late entry into the men's draw.

Wimbledon champion Venus Williams was also added to the women's draw on Friday.




Should players ignore doctors advice and possibly suffer Nadal's problems? Federer's withdrawl appears to have been driven by medical advice!

bokehlicious
10-01-2007, 07:02 PM
Should players ignore doctors advice and possibly suffer Nadal's problems? Federer's withdrawl appears to have been driven by medical advice!

Rogiman and Mikey would be the ones to question Roger's schedule, had he played Tokyo and got injured... :o :p

Corey Feldman
10-01-2007, 07:13 PM
His doctors are wimps...

only thing that can injure a superman like Roger is heavy man purse-itis.

GlennMirnyi
10-01-2007, 08:12 PM
Should players ignore doctors advice and possibly suffer Nadal's problems? Federer's withdrawl appears to have been driven by medical advice!

You're naive.

stebs
10-01-2007, 08:17 PM
Since Federer is the one with all the highly paid specialists and has been a pro athlete for many years now I am going to trust his judgement.

affinity
10-01-2007, 08:24 PM
You're naive.

Agreed.

It would not surprise me at all to know that players create these fictitious ailments to get out of smaller tourney's that they simply do not want participate in

DrJules
10-01-2007, 08:37 PM
Since Federer is the one with all the highly paid specialists and has been a pro athlete for many years now I am going to trust his judgement.

It appears the judgement of his doctor provided the quotation is correct.

stebs
10-01-2007, 08:51 PM
It appears the judgement of his doctor provided the quotation is correct.

I am pretty sure he has a pretty good feel for how much tennis to play himself as well ;). Of course the doctor will have a say but I doubt Federer is often surprised by doctors advice having had so much, he probably knows what they are likely to say everytime they speak to him.

nathalya
10-01-2007, 09:12 PM
i know you are rigth, but let me tell you, even federer takes part of many tournaments (not as much as other players) he is the one who reaches almosts all finals, so he is the one who plays more than others do. he is thinking about keeping physically strong not for the next year, just more and more years. and it's a shame when people spend his money and they dont get what they want, it's a risk we should know, but people are paying for a tennis show,not for federer. yeah moet of the people go to this tournament in order to watch federer but there are many player you can watch.and yes if people who pay pete and federer game don get a federer o a pete in the game that is a real ........

calvinhobbes
10-01-2007, 11:15 PM
If Roger´s doctor advices him not to play, we must believe him. We can´t behave ourselves like rascals by throwing incredulous grimaces here and there. Fed doesn´t need to inscribe himself to a tournament he doesn´t intend to take part in. He could even avoid compromises and then get wildcards ad libitum as each occasion arises.

FedFan_2007
10-01-2007, 11:47 PM
What about Jan Silva? He must have some impact here.

Corey Feldman
10-02-2007, 01:56 AM
Who the hell is he? :lol:

FedFan_2007
10-02-2007, 05:24 AM
http://jansilvatennis.com/

Jan Silva is a 5 year old tennis prodigy, from Rancho Cordova, California, who has been affectionately dubbed “The Tiger Woods of Tennis” and for good reason.

Barely able to see over the net, Jan is a true phenom, with a complete game. He has already mastered the fundamentals of tennis and possesses a one handed backhand that is the envy of all who have seen him, in action.

Marek.
10-02-2007, 05:26 AM
So someday you will be known as JanFan_2022? :D

Corey Feldman
10-02-2007, 05:30 AM
Jan Silva is a 5 year old tennis prodigy, from Rancho Cordova, California, who has been affectionately dubbed “The Tiger Woods of Tennis” and for good reason.

Barely able to see over the net, Jan is a true phenom, with a complete game. He has already mastered the fundamentals of tennis and possesses a one handed backhand that is the envy of all who have seen him, in action.So no pressure on the kid then ....

FedFan_2007
10-02-2007, 06:01 AM
No pressure. Must win a minimum of 18 slams, or a miserable failure.