Rafa Nadal to play Stella Artois Championships next year and 2007

10-19-2005, 10:09 PM
Great news for the tourney, it always got the big names but this year I thought Halle bettered them this year, but this is a step in the right direction both for the tourney and for Rafa who has great commitment and desire to do well on the lovely green lawn :worship:


Corey Feldman
10-19-2005, 10:12 PM
Good, its a tournament i always tell myself i'll go too, but never get around to it.

10-19-2005, 10:21 PM
Should add some excitement to the tournament. Hopefully Nadal will learn to change tactics whne playing on the green stuff.

10-19-2005, 10:38 PM
It will be interesting how much success he can have with his game. But it is deffo a step in the right direction.

10-19-2005, 11:12 PM
If he reaches Roland Garros final and if he's intelligent ( something difficult when we'are talking about his schedule ) i guess he wouldn't make the same mistake than this year playing in Halle and he would pull out of Queen's

10-19-2005, 11:20 PM
YES! :yeah: Great news.
And I just became a member of Queens which gives me free access to all centre court matches. I just hope he's not too worn out after Roland Garros.

The field at Stella wasn't as good as Halle this year. They got an incredible Federer v Safin final while we were stuck with Karlovic v Roddick. But Rafa should be a big improvement.

10-19-2005, 11:20 PM
Halle's tournament director wants to get to Hewitt/Roddick next year. I'm sure they will get a stronger players list.

10-19-2005, 11:30 PM
So Rafa is going after Wimbledon and Roger is going after Roland Garros.................2006 should be interesting.

Corey Feldman
10-20-2005, 12:33 AM
Id really love Federer to play Queens again, last time he did Byron Black bagalled him :o