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Thailand Open draw looks like cakewalk for Fed

wowfed
09-25-2005, 05:30 AM
I dont see any big names in the draw other than Hewitt and Srichapan.
I donno why Fed is even playing this event. I think Henman chickened out after seeing Fed in the draw.. I feel Fed should opt out of this event take rest n prepare well for Madrid. I would be thrilled if he beats Nadal at Madrid in the final..

hitchhiker
09-25-2005, 05:37 AM
its mirka that has been cakewalking lately.

NYCtennisfan
09-25-2005, 05:43 AM
I donno why Fed is even playing this event.

It is because he is going to get a big bag of money with many $100 bills in it. The bag will even have $$ signs written on it.

I'm sure he will be doing some other product endorsement work there too as he has a sizable asian fan base.

wowfed
09-25-2005, 05:46 AM
Don't you guys think Fed's schedule is quite insane for the rest of the year.
After Thailand open he has a break for couple of weeks and then 3 consecutive tournaments. Madrid, Basel and Paris followed by Masters cup.
He has enough race points and titles to end up as No.1 . He should just play the big tournaments this year. No point in playing smaller events.

Fergie
09-25-2005, 05:49 AM
In a old interview Roger said that after Wimbledon's break he has enough energy to play various tournaments in the end of the year :)

wowfed
09-25-2005, 05:52 AM
Nadal schedule looks equally bad. He has already played over 20 events this year. He is scheduled to play 5-6 more this year. I know he is young and energetic, but it will be a bummer if he gets injured before start of new season in Jan..

Flibbertigibbet
09-25-2005, 06:01 AM
I hope both Federer and Nadal can skip one or two of those events they're playing (though not the ones they're playing in together, ha), get some rest... No injures, please!

Federerhingis
09-25-2005, 07:19 AM
Don't you guys think Fed's schedule is quite insane for the rest of the year.
After Thailand open he has a break for couple of weeks and then 3 consecutive tournaments. Madrid, Basel and Paris followed by Masters cup.
He has enough race points and titles to end up as No.1 . He should just play the big tournaments this year. No point in playing smaller events.

Basel is not a small tournie for him, in fact its quite a good tournie, perhaps not all of the best show up, but its a pretty big paying tournie. I am sure Fed would be flipping after winning in front of his home crowd (if he finally does of course).

roby
09-25-2005, 12:29 PM
He will fly to Shanghai after the Thailand Open to attend the opening ceremony of the new stadium there. He will press a button on a remote to open the magnolia like roof.

1sun
09-25-2005, 12:33 PM
he wont play paris

wowfed
09-25-2005, 12:48 PM
I hope so. He may not want to miss Basel as its being played at home. Even if he doesn't win Madrid he should skip Paris. He is a smart cookie. He shouldn't take so many back to back events...

he wont play paris

uNIVERSE mAN
09-25-2005, 12:53 PM
He must be getting a crazy appearance fee for Thailand.

1sun
09-25-2005, 12:56 PM
I hope so. He may not want to miss Basel as its being played at home. Even if he doesn't win Madrid he should skip Paris. He is a smart cookie. He shouldn't take so many back to back events...
he should win bangkok, play madrid, no matter what happens there he will play basel(i wouldnt be suprised if he passed on madrid), and if he doesnt pass on madrid its very likely he will pass on paris

1sun
09-25-2005, 12:57 PM
He must be getting a crazy appearance fee for Thailand.
500,000

wowfed
09-25-2005, 12:59 PM
May be Fed wants to lock his No.1 position before the Masters cup. That will take pressure off him and he could play with nothing to loose at Masters cup. That will be a disaster to his opponents.

1sun
09-25-2005, 01:00 PM
May be Fed wants to lock his No.1 position before the Masters cup. That will take pressure off him and he could play with nothing to loose at Masters cup. That will be a disaster to his opponents.
hes basicaly lock it up. theres 99.99% chance he will end no1 even if he doesnt play another match this year.

Nacho
09-25-2005, 01:10 PM
nowadays every draw seems to be like a cakewalk for roger

WF4EVER
09-25-2005, 04:28 PM
Looks can be deceiving.

Corey Feldman
09-25-2005, 04:36 PM
Don't you guys think Fed's schedule is quite insane for the rest of the year.
After Thailand open he has a break for couple of weeks and then 3 consecutive tournaments. Madrid, Basel and Paris followed by Masters cup.
He has enough race points and titles to end up as No.1 . He should just play the big tournaments this year. No point in playing smaller events.
most players will play those 3 weeks in a row... as all the tournies are good ones, plus Fed missed all these events last year when he was injured, so i dont think he'll WD from any.. he'll want to play them all

RonE
09-25-2005, 05:11 PM
hes basicaly lock it up. theres 99.99% chance he will end no1 even if he doesnt play another match this year.

Yes but if he makes it to the BKK final he will clinch the year end #1 ranking 100%. Better safe than sorry I always say ;)

1sun
09-25-2005, 05:12 PM
Yes but if he makes it to the BKK final he will clinch the year end #1 ranking 100%. Better safe than sorry I always say ;)
of course ;)

yanchr
09-25-2005, 05:19 PM
He should keep all the streaks alive so Bangkok is important...;)

I think he will play BK, then Madrid and Basle and skip Paris. He really can gain much in the ranking points if he plays well in the rest of this year, to take off some pressure going into next year, because in the first half of next year, he has tons of points to defend. So better make a good cushion now.

Horatio Caine
09-25-2005, 05:24 PM
Even if all the top 20 players congregate for the same tournament as Federer, he has over a 90% chance of winning, probably 98% on any surface other than clay.

I admit though, the field is very weak compared to last year. With all respect to Tim, I don't think his absence means a lot more to Federer's title chances with the way things have been going for him in the last 6 months ;)

R.Federer
09-25-2005, 05:46 PM
It is a cakewalk for leyton also, in Bangkok. We maybe get a rematch of the USO semi finale in Bangkok

nkhera1
09-25-2005, 06:08 PM
Fed and Nadal will probably pull out of some Tennis Masters Series with an "injury". All top players do this.

RonE
09-25-2005, 06:26 PM
It is a cakewalk for leyton also, in Bangkok. We maybe get a rematch of the USO semi finale in Bangkok

If they end up playing and their match is anything like that semifinal I'll pass....

R.Federer
09-25-2005, 06:29 PM
If they end up playing and their match is anything like that semifinal I'll pass....
Yes but don't you agree that leyton is the only one who can give a match to Roge in Bangkok? maybe paradon also.
leyton has played well in Flushing against Roge. It is still difficult for him to deal with Roge's allcourt game but hopefully they give the fans something to watch

liptea
09-25-2005, 06:40 PM
its mirka that has been cakewalking lately.

LOOK! I FOUND THE "MIRKA IS FAT" POST THAT APPEARS IN EVERY FUCKIN' FEDERER THREAD, EVEN THE ONES THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH HER!!!!!!

go troll go.

NYCtennisfan
09-25-2005, 06:46 PM
It is a crazy schedule but I am sure he will drop at least one tourny if he keeps on winning which in all likelihood he will. His long break should help him though. It's almost as if he got two off-seasons. In fact, his break will be longer than the end-of-year offseason for players playing in the TMC. He should be OK.

BTW, part of lining up an appearance fee is that it also comes with a gimpy 1st two match schedule. Look at his first two opponents. They will be players who have hardly won ATP matches, just like Nadal in China.

landoud
09-25-2005, 06:46 PM
good luck to him... but if he win this , will he break john mac record or not ?

RonE
09-25-2005, 06:59 PM
Yes but don't you agree that leyton is the only one who can give a match to Roge in Bangkok? maybe paradon also.
leyton has played well in Flushing against Roge. It is still difficult for him to deal with Roge's allcourt game but hopefully they give the fans something to watch

He can give him a good run for his money, sure. But there are others- Gilles Muller and Tommy Haas are on his side of the draw and indoors could be very dangerous.

I was referring to the quality of the match in the U.S. Open. There is no doubt Hewitt has improved vastly if you compare him even to this time last year. He is hitting his groundstrokes with more depth and penetration and has been very effective against Roger when he took the net both at the U.S. Open and Wimbledon matches they player. However, he just has those inexplicable lapses. In the 4th set Roger was hopeless on his return games and then all of a sudden Hewitt double faults twice, Roger breaks and Bob's your uncle.

While there is no doubt Hewitt has vastly improved I also sense some complacency in Roger's game when he plays Hewitt- as if he is so predictable that he can play the match against him half asleep and only wake up every once in a while to take the important points. That is a very dangerous thing to do. If he continues playing him this way it could very well bite him on the ass one day soon. But when he decides to focus on winning a point against Hewitt he is still miles and miles away from him as evidenced by the way he played all those setpoints Hewitt had against him in the 2nd set of their USO semi and also the entire 2nd set tiebreak in that match.

alfonsojose
09-25-2005, 07:20 PM
its mirka that has been cakewalking lately.
i think cake eating is more accurate :tape:

WF4EVER
09-25-2005, 07:44 PM
RonE, when has Roger been complacent when playing Hewiit?

First of all, you're absolutely right. Hewitt has improved, but OTOH Roger was not playing as well as he usually plays. This, IMO, contributed more to him losing that set to Hewitt that Hewitt's improvement. If Roger had been sharper he would have not lost that set. It might have been close, but Roger as we know him would have put that match away in the third after winning those first two sets.

Roger has clearly not been near the best we've seen of him in his last two US HC tournaments. In fact the best I saw from him was the Cincy Final and those two tie-breaks he won 0, and 1 in the USO Sf and F. The rest of his matches have been very troubling.

I don't think Roger has been complacent against Hewitt but if he looks at this draw and thinks he can be he might find himself in serious trouble. And Roger tends to let his guard down when things look too easy. When he has the top players ahead of him his mindset seems to be different; he seems more focused on the job ahead of him, but I hate these 'cakewalk' draws.

Daniel
09-25-2005, 10:48 PM
An easy draw, might play lleyton in the final .

Good luck Roger, win your second title in Bangkok :worship: