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2009 Schedule

anon57
10-31-2008, 11:31 PM
I thought that one of the new rules being implemented with the new calender and tournament tiers was that top 10 players would be required to play at least 4 "500" tournaments :o what awful names. I was looking at the new calender to try at figure out which 500 tournaments Roger would be playing and so far I've come up with Dubai and Basel and I'm not sure which other 500 tournaments Roger will be adding to his schedule. Anyone have any ideas which tournaments Roger will be playing next year and whether it is indeed required for top 10 players to play 4 500 tournaments
2009 ATP calender (http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/en/tournaments/fullcalendar/2009atp.pdf)

anserq
11-01-2008, 03:17 AM
I thought that one of the new rules being implemented with the new calender and tournament tiers was that top 10 players would be required to play at least 4 "500" tournaments :o what awful names. I was looking at the new calender to try at figure out which 500 tournaments Roger would be playing and so far I've come up with Dubai and Basel and I'm not sure which other 500 tournaments Roger will be adding to his schedule. Anyone have any ideas which tournaments Roger will be playing next year and whether it is indeed required for top 10 players to play 4 500 tournaments
2009 ATP calender (http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/en/tournaments/fullcalendar/2009atp.pdf)


:D nice isnt it

anon57
11-08-2008, 09:04 AM
So apparently top 10 players will be required to play four '500' tournaments next year, assuming Roger plays Dubai and Basel anyone have any ideas what the other two will be?

Rommella
11-08-2008, 10:04 AM
Halle might be in his list and, I suppose, Estoril -- if he opts to defend his title.

trickcy
11-08-2008, 10:21 AM
Halle might be in his list and, I suppose, Estoril -- if he opts to defend his title.

I don't think Halle is a 500 tournament.. is it? :confused:
As for estoril, the clay season is crowded and I don't think Estoril is before Monte Carlo, now.. Not sure though :scratch:
He might play the Tokyo Open or something :shrug: ..

anon57
11-08-2008, 10:28 AM
Halle might be in his list and, I suppose, Estoril -- if he opts to defend his title.
He'll probably be play Halle again and possibly Estoril but neither of those tournaments are '500' tournaments and with the new rules he needs to play four out of: Rotterdam, Memphis, Acapulco/Dubai (same week), Barcelona, Hamburg, Washington, Beijing/Tokyo (same week), Basel/Valencia (same week). If it wasn't for Hamburg being moves to after Wimbledon, he may have played there as he seems to enjoy playing Hamburg but I don't think he'll be playing a clay tournament after Wimbledon. Ofcourse I could have misunderstood the new rule and it could be that top 10 players aren't required to play four '500' tournaments but that if they play more than 4 only the best four will be counted towards their ranking:shrug:.

Eden
11-08-2008, 12:01 PM
Roger has already confirmed to play in Halle next year. Here's a look at the current players field :http://www.gerryweber-open.de/en/players-field/spielerfeld-2009/
Wonder if people on GM will call the tournament a MM event again with players as Tsonga and Djokovic participating :rolleyes:

Roger always publishes his schedule on RF.com, so we probably just have to be a little bit patient to find out which tournaments he is going to play in 2009. Unfortunately I can't imagine that he is going to play in Hamburg. As much as he enjoys the tournament he isn't going to play a claycourt tournament after Wimbledon and right before the US hardcourt season.

anon57
11-08-2008, 12:18 PM
Thanks Doris, Guess we will just have to wait until Roger publishes his schedule on rf.com

Sunset of Age
11-08-2008, 02:50 PM
Roger has already confirmed to play in Halle next year. Here's a look at the current players field :http://www.gerryweber-open.de/en/players-field/spielerfeld-2009/
Wonder if people on GM will call the tournament a MM event again with players as Tsonga and Djokovic participating :rolleyes:

Are we going there again? I'd like to opt for a full week this time! :bounce:

Oh, of course it will be called a MM tournament in GM again. I mean, Roger won the title there this year - must be a MM tournament, no? :rolleyes:

nobama
11-08-2008, 03:11 PM
Are the 4 500 events required or is that the number of them factored into the player's ranking (like the 5 optionals now)?

anon57
11-08-2008, 03:24 PM
Are the 4 500 events required or is that the number of them factored into the player's ranking (like the 5 optionals now)?
I'm not entirely sure, I recall reading that 4 500 events will be required for top 10 players and that there's only a limited number of 250 tournaments top 10 players are allowed to play but I've also seen articles that only mention that the best 4 500 events will count towards the ranking like the 5 optionals now but say nothing about the number of 500 events players are allowed to enter:scratch::confused:
Edit: I'm fairly certain I had an article stating that top 10 were required to play 4 '500' events but I can't seem to find it anymore so maybe that idea was dropped:shrug:

SUKTUEN
11-11-2008, 02:12 PM
when will Roger's 2009 Schedule come out?

nobama
11-26-2008, 11:47 PM
From rf.com. Roger's expected schedule based on which events were listed in his 2009 calendar. Also included is DC and TMC. Based on this schedule, excluding TMC, Roger is playing in 16 events when 18 are included in a players ranking calculation.

January

Qatar ExxonMobil Open, Doha
AAMI Classic, Kooyoong
AO, Melbourne

February

AO
Barclay Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai

March

Davis Cup World Cup first round
Indian Wells
Sony Ericsson Open, Miami

April

Sony Ericsson Open, Miami
Rome

May

Rome
Madrid
Roland Garros, Paris

June

Roland Garros, Paris
Gerry Weber Open, Halle
Wimbledon

July

Wimbledon
Davis Cup World Group, Qtr Finals

August

Rogers Cup, Montreal
Cincinnati
USO

September

USO

October

Shanghai
Davis Cup World Group, Semifinals

November

Basel
Paris
ATP World Tour Finals, London

December

Davis Cup World Group Final

Sunset of Age
11-27-2008, 12:05 AM
^^ You forgot to mention the Abu Dhabi Cash Cow Invitational, MY. Or has that (hopefully) been abolished?

nobama
11-27-2008, 12:12 AM
^^ You forgot to mention the Abu Dhabi Cash Cow Invitational, MY. Or has that (hopefully) been abolished?I guess it wasn't listed on his calendar. I doubt it's been abolished though. And certainly doesn't count towards his ranking. :rolleyes:

Sunset of Age
11-27-2008, 12:16 AM
I guess it wasn't listed on his calendar. I doubt it's been abolished though. And certainly doesn't count towards his ranking. :rolleyes:

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
I can only hope... and there I was, believing he'd cut down the :retard: exho's in 2009???
Giving me a hard time here, Rogi. :eek: I trust you and your team know what you're doing. :angel:

clever1980
11-27-2008, 04:18 AM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
I can only hope... and there I was, believing he'd cut down the :retard: exho's in 2009???
Giving me a hard time here, Rogi. :eek: I trust you and your team know what you're doing. :angel:

Sigh.. I shall not exhale until February.. :o

SUKTUEN
11-27-2008, 03:33 PM
but I think Roger will not go to all of them ~~

it just a ref.~~~~

nobama
11-27-2008, 04:30 PM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
I can only hope... and there I was, believing he'd cut down the :retard: exho's in 2009???
Giving me a hard time here, Rogi. :eek: I trust you and your team know what you're doing. :angel:Well he's got the first three weeks of February off. My guess is if he's feeling it he'll pull out of Kooyong. It's unfortunate that the money grabbers in the Middle East are swooping up all the top players. Is there even any evidence that kids in the Middle East are into tennis and are picking up the sport?

nobama
12-02-2008, 01:06 AM
Roger's 2009 schedule is now posted on his website. The schedule is:

Abu Dhabi Exo
Doha
Kooyong
AO
Dubai
DC
IW
Miami
Madrid
Rome
RG
Halle
Wimbledon
Canada
Cincy
US Open
Tokyo
Shanghai
Basel
Paris

Sunset of Age
12-02-2008, 04:17 AM
Roger's 2009 schedule is now posted on his website. The schedule is:

Abu Dhabi Exo
Doha
Kooyong
AO
DC
IW
Miami
Madrid
Rome
RG
Halle
Wimbledon
Canada
Cincy
US Open
Tokyo
Shanghai
Basel
Paris

Hope he'll indeed show up in Halle. As I'm bound to be there... :angel:

elessar
12-02-2008, 01:26 PM
:scratch: where is Dubai?

nobama
12-02-2008, 01:43 PM
:scratch: where is Dubai?Oops...I missed it. Don't know how I could miss that one. :o

elessar
12-02-2008, 02:45 PM
:lol: thanks for posting it.

I was a bit surprised not to see Dubai ;)

SUKTUEN
12-02-2008, 03:49 PM
I think the Schedule is normal ~~~

clever1980
12-02-2008, 04:46 PM
Roger's 2009 schedule is now posted on his website. The schedule is:

Abu Dhabi Exo
Doha
Kooyong
AO
Dubai
DC
IW
Miami
Madrid
Rome
RG
Halle
Wimbledon
Canada
Cincy
US Open
Tokyo
Shanghai
Basel
Paris

4 tournaments in January is confirmed? :eek: I hope he has enough in his tank for AO.

Dame Tursu
12-02-2008, 05:14 PM
His schedule is quite good.
I also hope he'll be fine in january for all these tournaments.
I'm surprised by his season on clay. Well, I don't specially like clay and his traditional finals versus Nadal freak me out.
If he's in RG I'm okay! I'll be there on may!
Can't wait to be on january!
30 days to wait :bounce:

Sunset of Age
12-02-2008, 05:53 PM
Apart from what he's up to coming January (am I allowed to just post :silly: :silly: :silly: without further comments?), a good schedule I think.

I'm surprised by his plans for the clay season though - only three tournaments? That is, uhm... not much.
I'd rather not think what I'm thinking right now, i.e. - might it be that he's given up on RG anyways? Please talk this thought out of my head, folks. :)

nobama
12-02-2008, 07:28 PM
Apart from what he's up to coming January (am I allowed to just post :silly: :silly: :silly: without further comments?), a good schedule I think.

I'm surprised by his plans for the clay season though - only three tournaments? That is, uhm... not much.
I'd rather not think what I'm thinking right now, i.e. - might it be that he's given up on RG anyways? Please talk this thought out of my head, folks. :)Well he played 5 tournaments this year and where did it get him....oh yeah, an embarassing beat down from Nadal in the final. :o Perhaps next year he's trying the reverse. Maybe "less is more" will prove to be true. :)

Dame Tursu
12-02-2008, 10:05 PM
Sometimes letting go is a good approach.
He may think that playing less tournaments on clay will remove pressure. By the way, it removes pressure from. As I'm self-obsessed, I feel good about this choice ;)
Even though we'll always be waiting for his victory in Roland Garros, we will certainly have less expectations in 2009 and who knows? Maybe this time it will work!

Eden
12-02-2008, 10:10 PM
I'm surprised by his season on clay. Well, I don't specially like clay and his traditional finals versus Nadal freak me out.
If he's in RG I'm okay! I'll be there on may!


Lucky you that you are going to see Roger in Paris :)

Welcome to the forum btw :wavey:


I'm surprised by his plans for the clay season though - only three tournaments? That is, uhm... not much.
I'd rather not think what I'm thinking right now, i.e. - might it be that he's given up on RG anyways? Please talk this thought out of my head, folks. :)

Well he played 5 tournaments this year and where did it get him....oh yeah, an embarassing beat down from Nadal in the final. :o Perhaps next year he's trying the reverse. Maybe "less is more" will prove to be true. :)

I agree with Jen here. We have seen in the previous years that there's no formula how to beat Rafa in RG. I don't think Roger has given up his dream to win in Paris, though it would be nice of course to have another opponent in the final for a change ;)

He is going to lose a quite a few points then next year when he doesn't play in Estoril and Monte Carlo. Hopefully he can collect lots of points in Madrid, Rome - and Paris of course.

Game.Set.Match..
12-02-2008, 11:43 PM
clay is yucky and dirty and only worth it for big occasions. roger has realised this. that is all.

Dame Tursu
12-03-2008, 01:58 PM
Lucky you that you are going to see Roger in Paris :)
When I was a little girl, my father and I didn't miss a match on tv and it has always been a dream to go to Roland Garros.
I'm french, I live in France but my island is 13000km far from Paris and plane tickets to get on the continent are very expensive.
But I have never given up and I'm really happy to see my dream comes true even if clay is not my favourite surface. I'll try to see all grand slams in my life.
Next step: Wimbledon!

Thanks for your welcome!

SUKTUEN
12-03-2008, 03:53 PM
Roger will go to Shanghai again in 2009~, unfortunately I will not go to Shanghai again.:sad:

nobama
12-03-2008, 04:58 PM
Just heard that the TD in Sydney may grant Djerk a last minute wild card. The TD said they were possibly holding it open in case Djerk needs more matches before AO. Not sure what I think about that. If Djerk felt he needed more match play than one tournament he should have entered both like you normally do. Not get a wild card just in case he needs extra points to get the #2 seed at AO. I know wild cards get handed out to top players but I don' tthink it's right.

What weeks ranking are AO seedings based off of anyway?

Sunset of Age
12-03-2008, 05:15 PM
Just heard that the TD in Sydney may grant Djerk a last minute wild card. The TD said they were possibly holding it open in case Djerk needs more matches before AO. Not sure what I think about that. If Djerk felt he needed more match play than one tournament he should have entered both like you normally do. Not get a wild card just in case he needs extra points to get the #2 seed at AO. I know wild cards get handed out to top players but I don' tthink it's right.

Well... if Djoko indeed gets a wildcard there - whether it's 'right' or no - and surpasses Roger at the #2 ranking by racking up more points in those two tournaments he plays... I still think the only one to blame for this is Roger himself, playing those :retard:-exho's in stead of one (easier) extra REAL tournament.

What weeks ranking are AO seedings based off of anyway?

I don't know. :confused:

nobama
12-03-2008, 07:15 PM
Well... if Djoko indeed gets a wildcard there - whether it's 'right' or no - and surpasses Roger at the #2 ranking by racking up more points in those two tournaments he plays... I still think the only one to blame for this is Roger himself, playing those :retard:-exho's in stead of one (easier) extra REAL tournament.



I don't know. :confused:Hmm...I don't remember Kooyong being :retard: in the past when Roger's played it. Now all of a sudden it's stupid and he should be playing a real tournament instead? :shrug: Quite honestly whether Roger is #2 or #3 at AO I don't think really matters. The worst is he could get stuck playing Nadal in the SF. If that happens, then oh well. If he's playing well enough he should be able to beat Nadal. If not then he probably wouldn't beat Murray or Djerk anway.

As far as Monte Carlo, do we know who is scheduled to play there? I'm assuming Nadal will play but do we know about Djerk and Murray? I have a feeling Roger might show up there depending on how his early 1st half of the year goes.

nobama
12-03-2008, 07:33 PM
Well... if Djoko indeed gets a wildcard there - whether it's 'right' or no - and surpasses Roger at the #2 ranking by racking up more points in those two tournaments he plays... I still think the only one to blame for this is Roger himself, playing those :retard:-exho's in stead of one (easier) extra REAL tournament.



I don't know. :confused:Apparently the AO seeds are announced before Sydney finishes so I don't think Djerk playing there would impact his seed at AO.

Sunset of Age
12-03-2008, 07:38 PM
Hmm...I don't remember Kooyong being :retard: in the past when Roger's played it. Now all of a sudden it's stupid and he should be playing a real tournament instead? :shrug: Quite honestly whether Roger is #2 or #3 at AO I don't think really matters. The worst is he could get stuck playing Nadal in the SF. If that happens, then oh well. If he's playing well enough he should be able to beat Nadal. If not then he probably wouldn't beat Murray or Djerk anway.

You misunderstood me, or rather, I just didn't make myself clear. I didn't intend to say that Kooyong is a :retard: tournament - but rather, I think his DECISION to play two exho's is :retard: indeed. If he thinks wearing himself out by playing three tournaments before the AO is a good idea, why not at least do it at two occasions where he's at least able to pick up some ranking points? :shrug:

Nadal in the SF of the AO shouldn't be that much of a problem - he's still by far the superior player on HC. And maybe the prospect of avoiding Muzza there isn't such a bad idea at all. ;)

As far as Monte Carlo, do we know who is scheduled to play there? I'm assuming Nadal will play but do we know about Djerk and Murray? I have a feeling Roger might show up there depending on how his early 1st half of the year goes.

I'll have to look it up... I agree with you, I think Roger might indeed show up there if he feels okay. The first couple of months in 2009 will be rather decisive I think.

nobama
12-03-2008, 11:02 PM
You misunderstood me, or rather, I just didn't make myself clear. I didn't intend to say that Kooyong is a :retard: tournament - but rather, I think his DECISION to play two exho's is :retard: indeed. If he thinks wearing himself out by playing three tournaments before the AO is a good idea, why not at least do it at two occasions where he's at least able to pick up some ranking points? :shrug:I gotcha now. ;) Yeah I don't understand Abu Dhabi (other than the obviou$ rea$on$). But it's only 3 days so maybe it'll be much ado about nothing. I do wonder if Roger were to do well and possibly win Doha maybe he'll skip Kooyong?

SUKTUEN
12-04-2008, 02:39 PM
I don't know. :confused:


Stupid Dream~~Oh my GOD, you pic in your sign is very sexy~~:devil:

Federerhingis
12-04-2008, 10:20 PM
:lol: thanks for posting it.

I was a bit surprised not to see Dubai ;)


I know it's like he lives there too now, it's like missing Basel, what kind of excuse can he give? Well Dubai is his second home. ;)

Venle
12-05-2008, 10:10 AM
Come to Stockholm Roger :angel:

Sunset of Age
12-05-2008, 02:20 PM
Stupid Dream~~Oh my GOD, you pic in your sign is very sexy~~:devil:

:angel: ;)

How about my avvy, Suk? I saw that lovely scene in Hamburg between Raf & that little girl... won't happen again... :sad:

Come to Stockholm Roger :angel:

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. :)

SUKTUEN
12-05-2008, 03:18 PM
:angel: ;)

How about my avvy, Suk? I saw that lovely scene in Hamburg between Raf & that little girl... won't happen again... :sad:


I love your pic in sign much better~~~:devil:

Sunset of Age
12-05-2008, 04:03 PM
I love your pic in sign much better~~~:devil:

:hug: - They both look so good and that while one is so happy and the other one so sad! It just... touches me. :)

Venle
12-05-2008, 07:34 PM
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. :)

:hug:
If Roger was there, I'd have better chances to entice my family / godmother to come with me. They know my love for Roger :p ;)

FedFan_2007
12-05-2008, 10:48 PM
I'm still maintaining that he's not playing anything other then Doha before the AO.

SUKTUEN
12-06-2008, 07:43 AM
:hug: - They both look so good and that while one is so happy and the other one so sad! It just... touches me. :)

I know, you like Rafa and Roger both~~~~


but I think Roger play with Rafa too much.:rolleyes:

Sunset of Age
12-06-2008, 11:25 PM
I know, you like Rafa and Roger both~~~~


but I think Roger play with Rafa too much.:rolleyes:

Now that Roger has cut down his clay season for 2009, I don't think they will be playing each other as much as they used to do. ;)

nobama
12-06-2008, 11:49 PM
Now that Roger has cut down his clay season for 2009, I don't think they will be playing each other as much as they used to do. ;)They played 3 times this year on clay and could do so again next year.

Sunset of Age
12-06-2008, 11:51 PM
They played 3 times this year on clay and could do so again next year.

That's true of course, but they had the chance to play four times this year (Rome), if both of them didn't lose for rather silly reasons - Fed messing up against Stepanek and Raf with his monster blisters under his feet... :mad:
I have yet to see whether Roger manages to reach ALL those finals again. Would be very happy if he indeed did. :)

nobama
12-07-2008, 12:06 AM
That's true of course, but they had the chance to play four times this year (Rome), if both of them didn't lose for rather silly reasons - Fed messing up against Stepanek and Raf with his monster blisters under his feet... :mad:
I have yet to see whether Roger manages to reach ALL those finals again. Would be very happy if he indeed did. :)Oh I know. I just think too much has been made about Roger cutting down his clay schedule. I mean good grief, the Associated Press ran a story about his clay court schedule. :rolleyes: Roger still could end up playing MC depending how the beginning of the year goes.

Sunset of Age
12-07-2008, 12:22 AM
Oh I know. I just think too much has been made about Roger cutting down his clay schedule. I mean good grief, the Associated Press ran a story about his clay court schedule. :rolleyes: Roger still could end up playing MC depending how the beginning of the year goes.

Yes, I saw that as well. :help:
I mean, I think it's okay to speculate about how and why he decided to cut down his clay schedule, but we shouldn't forget that playing 4 or 5 clay tournaments a year during the past four years didn't help him to get any closer to his goal - he has always been (and as long as Rafa is there, always WILL be I think), the world's #2 claycourter.

It might even help him to come to RG feeling less pressure this time. Who knows... :shrug:

SUKTUEN
12-07-2008, 02:18 PM
Now that Roger has cut down his clay season for 2009, I don't think they will be playing each other as much as they used to do. ;)


I think may be Roger can do something very interesting when he not much care about RG.:devil: