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January schedule of the Top 20

Labamba
11-26-2008, 07:44 PM
Player Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4

Nadal Abu Dhabi* Doha AO
Federer Abu Dhabi* Doha Kooyong* AO
Djokovic Brisbane AO
Murray Abu Dhabi* Doha AO
Davydenko Abu Dhabi* Chennai AO
Tsonga Brisbane Sydney AO
Simon Hopman Cup Sydney AO
Roddick Abu Dhabi* Doha AO
Del Potro Auckland AO
Blake Abu Dhabi* Hopman Cup AO

Nalbandian Sydney AO
Ferrer Auckland AO
Wawrinka Chennai Kooyong* AO
Monfils Doha Adelaide* AO
Gonzalez Kooyong* AO
Verdasco Brisbane Kooyong* AO
Soderling Brisbane Auckland AO
Almagro Auckland AO
Andreev Doha Sydney AO
Berdych Brisbane Sydney AO

* = exhibition

If you see a mistake/something to add, please let me know :)

Dougie
11-26-2008, 07:49 PM
Federer was struggling with injuries and general exhaustion for the end of this season, and now he starts 2009 with 4 straight tournaments, of which two are exhos.:confused:
Probably by Indian Wells he´ll already be complaining about the schedule...

el tenista
11-26-2008, 07:53 PM
Federer was struggling with injuries and general exhaustion for the end of this season, and now he starts 2009 with 4 straight tournaments, of which two are exhos.:confused:
Probably by Indian Wells he´ll already be complaining about the schedule...

Yep, I don't understand it, either. Imagine he plays the finals in Doha and at the Aussie Open...This will be tough tennis for 5 weeks in a row.

Sunset of Age
11-26-2008, 08:06 PM
Yep, I don't understand it, either. Imagine he plays the finals in Doha and at the Aussie Open...This will be tough tennis for 5 weeks in a row.

I have yet to see whether he will show up at all of them.
But well, he's got 6 weeks to get over his back problem, he's said that it's not too much to worry about... I guess he and his team knows what they are doing. I'd rather see him skipp those $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$-exho's, though.

Garson007
11-26-2008, 08:16 PM
Are we actually finding a way to like Djokovic? :o No Exhos and he's going to the tournament with the harder draw in preparation for AO.

Federerhingis
11-27-2008, 02:27 AM
I have yet to see whether he will show up at all of them.
But well, he's got 6 weeks to get over his back problem, he's said that it's not too much to worry about... I guess he and his team knows what they are doing. I'd rather see him skipp those $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$-exho's, though.

I know sheesh. :rolleyes: Nonetheless if he does decide he must at least comply with one of the exho events it would be Abu Dhabi, since he already has a residenc in Dubai. Doha is nearby so that would make sense. Why two exhibition tournies? Well he's been doing kooyong for the past 4-5yrs. He better choose wisely, in my opionion Doha would be a great tuneup for the Aussie Open.

Thanos
11-27-2008, 07:44 AM
monfils was suppose to play brisbane but whos know what going on.

lazyman
11-27-2008, 07:56 AM
isnt andy playing kooyong. i thought he always did

Jimnik
11-27-2008, 10:38 AM
Looks like Doha managed to splash out the cash this year. Either that or Abu Dhabi's event just made it more convenient for all of them.

Unusually weak line-up at Kooyong, plus it wouldn't surprise me if Federer withdraws. Although the Doha final is on Saturday so I suppose he could make a Wednesday start. He'll probably play one or two matches and then pull out.

The craziest schedule award goes to Blake. Three exhibitions in three completely different time zones.

DartMarcus
11-27-2008, 10:53 AM
Blake :haha: :lol:

Xristos
11-27-2008, 01:00 PM
Roddick isnt playing Kooyong?

TMJordan
11-27-2008, 03:02 PM
What a fucking clown Blake is.

nobama
11-27-2008, 03:11 PM
Are we actually finding a way to like Djokovic? :o No Exhos and he's going to the tournament with the harder draw in preparation for AO.Harder draw...with Nadal, Federer, Murray and Roddick playing Doha?

nobama
11-27-2008, 03:12 PM
isnt andy playing kooyong. i thought he always didPerhaps Roddick is skipping Kooyong because he's playing Abu Dhabi and Doha?

Garson007
11-27-2008, 03:43 PM
Harder draw...with Nadal, Federer, Murray and Roddick playing Doha?
Yup. Take a quick look at the respective cut-offs. Much deeper. ;)

Edit: My point wasn't that it's a harder draw, but rather the fact that he chose the tournament which would be the best preparation for AO, irrespective of the draw.

Xristos
11-27-2008, 05:39 PM
Perhaps Roddick is skipping Kooyong because he's playing Abu Dhabi and Doha?

No need to be so sarcastic. He has played Kooyong for the past 4 or so years so it suprised me he is not going to be there in 09.

krystlel
11-27-2008, 08:16 PM
Blake's schedule is amusing indeed - three straight exhibitions. From Abu Dhabi to Perth for the Hopman Cup.

nobama
11-27-2008, 09:04 PM
No need to be so sarcastic. He has played Kooyong for the past 4 or so years so it suprised me he is not going to be there in 09.Piss off. :rolleyes: I was throwing the question out there since playing 3 events before AO seems a bit much (and yes I'm not sure what Fed's thinking :o ).

thiaela
11-30-2008, 08:11 AM
verdasco is gonna play at brisbane international becuase ivanovic is gonna play as well.

Byrd
11-30-2008, 09:10 AM
Blake's dumb ass decisions always make me question how he got into Harvard.

Labamba
12-03-2008, 11:46 AM
couple of minor changes (Soderling to Auckland, Andreev to Sydney)

also Monfils missed the entry deadline for Brisbane :o

Labamba
12-11-2008, 08:27 AM
Blake came to his senses and dropped out of Kooyong...Verdasco replaces him: http://www.tennisweek.com/news/fullstory.sps?inewsid=6623848

only four of the Top 10 playing in week 3

Venle
12-11-2008, 09:14 AM
Nice thinking James :yeah:

DartMarcus
12-11-2008, 11:00 AM
Never in doubt blake is mtf user.

tnnstalkr
12-11-2008, 12:29 PM
Okay, so who knows how much Blake is being paid to make those appearances? Maybe he should be laughing.

Stensland
12-24-2008, 06:33 AM
does anyone know when the players are going to arrive in abu dhabi? are they going to practise over there by the end of december anyways (after the holidays, say 27th/28th)?

Kolya
12-24-2008, 06:43 AM
What is the Abu Dhabi touney?

Exhibition?

Stensland
12-24-2008, 06:56 AM
yes, the one where federer and nadal are going to play. it starts january 1st, as far as i know.

Pfloyd
12-24-2008, 09:12 AM
Nalbandian :rolleyes:

He needs to get real, he has two years at most, to win a slam.