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Rafa's 2009 Schedule and Results Thread

l_mac
11-12-2008, 04:50 PM
Pre season Exho

Week 1, 5th Jan: Doha (H) LOST TO MONFILS QF
JAN 19, Week 3&4: Australian Open (H) WINNER :woohoo:
Week 6, Feb 9th: Rotterdam ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament (IH) LOST TO MURRAY F
Week 9, Mar 2nd: Davis Cup R1 (vs Serbia)
Week 10&11, Mar 9th: Indian Wells 1000 Pacific Life Open (H)
Week 12&13, Mar 23rd: Miami 1000 Sony Ericsson Open (H)

Week 15, April 13th: Monte Carlo 1000 (CL)
Week 16, April 20th: Barcelona (CL)
Week 17, April 27th: Rome Campionati BNL d’Italia 1000(CL)
Week 18, May 4th: Rest
Week 19, May 11th: Madrid 1000 (CL)
Week 20, May 18th: Rest
Weeks 21&22, May 25th: Paris Roland Garros (CL)
Week 23, June 8th: INJURED
Week 24, June 15th: Rest
Weeks 25&26, June 22: Wimbledon (G)
Week 27, July 6th: Davis Cup QF
Week 28, July 13th: ???
Week 29, July 20th: ???
Week 30, July 27th: ???
Week 31, Aug 3rd: ???
Week 32, Aug 10th: Montreal 1000 (H)
Week 33, Aug 17th: Cincinnati 1000 (H)
Week 34, Au 24th: Rest?
Weeks 35&36, Aug 31st: New York US Open (H)
Week 37, Sep 14th: Davis Cup Semifinal
Week 38, Sep 21st: ???
Week 39, Sep 28th: ???
Week 40, Oct 5th: ???
Week 41, Oct 12th: Shanghai 1000 (IH)
Week 42, Oct 19th: ???
Week 43, Oct 26th: ???
Week 44, Nov 2nd: ???
Week 45, Nov 9th: Paris 1000 (IH)
Week 46, Nov 16th: Rest
Week 47, Nov 22nd (Sunday start) ATP Tour Finals, London (IH)
Week 48, Nov 3oth: DC Final

Doha

Rafa def. Fabrice Santoro 6-0 6-1
Rafa def. Karol Beck 6-1 6-2
Gael Monfils def. Rafa 6-4 6-4 :awww:

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Rafa def. Christophe Rochus 6-0 6-2 6-2
Rafa def. Roko Karanusic 6-2 6-3 6-2
Rafa def. Tommy Haas 6-4 6-2 6-2
Rafa def. Fernando Gonzalez 6-3 6-2 6-4
Rafa def. Gilles Simon 6-2 7-5 7-5
Rafa def. Fernando Verdasco 6-7 6-4 7-6 6-7 6-4
Rafa def. Roger Federer 7-5 3-6 7-6 3-6 6-2 :woohoo:

Rotterdam

Rafa def. Simone Bolelli 4-6 6-2 7-5
Rafa def. Grigor Dimitrov 7-5 3-6 6-2
Rafa def. Jo-Wilfred Tsonga 6-4 6-7 6-4
Rafa def. Gael Monfils 6-4 6-4
Andy Murray def. Rafa 6-3 4-6 6-0 :tears:

Davis Cup

Rafa def. Janko Tisparevic 6-1 6-0 6-2
Rafa def. Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-4 6-1

Indian Wells

Rafa def. Michael Berrer 6-1 6-2
Rafa def. Dmitriy Tursunov 6-3 6-3
Rafa def. David Nalbadian 3-6 7-6(5) 6-0
Rafa def. Juan Martin Del Potro 6-2 6-4
Rafa def. Andy Roddick 6-4 7-6(4)
Rafa def. Andy Murray 6-1 6-2 :worship:

Miami

Rafa def. Teimuraz Gabashvili 6-2 6-2
Rafa def. Frederico Gil 7-5 6-3
Rafa def. Stanislas Wawrinka 7-6(2) 7-6 (4)
Juan Martin Del Potro def Rafa 6-4 3-6 7-6(3) :sobbing:

[color=orange]Monte Carlo

Rafa def. Juan Ignacio Chela 6-2 6-3
Rafa def. Nicolas Lapentti 6-3 6-0
Rafa def. Ivan Ljubicic 6-3 6-3
Rafa def. Andy Murray 6-2 7-6(4)
Rafa def. Novak Djokovic 6-3 2-6 6-1 :bowdown:

Barcelona

Rafa def. Frederico Gil 6-2 6-2
Rafa def. Christophe Rohus 6-2 6-0
Rafa def. Nikolay Davydenko 6-3 6-2
Rafa def. David Ferrer 6-2 7-5 :aparty:

Rome

Rafa def. Andreas Seppi 6-2 6-3
Rafa def. Robin Soderling 6-1 6-0
Rafa def. Fernando Verdasco 6-3 6-3

wildegirl05
11-12-2008, 04:53 PM
no chennai open this year? :sad: :sobbing:

my poor hometown :hug:

Metis
11-12-2008, 05:10 PM
I guess it makes more sense if he plays the exhibition tournament to stay in the area. :tape:

l_mac
11-12-2008, 05:32 PM
Not happy with the calender. It doesn't look any better than this year. The clay/grass season is too compressed with big events, then there are week and weeks after W with little in them, and 3 weeks between Shanghai 1000 and Paris 1000.

acionescu
11-12-2008, 08:26 PM
Not happy with the calender. It doesn't look any better than this year. The clay/grass season is too compressed with big events, then there are week and weeks after W with little in them, and 3 weeks between Shanghai 1000 and Paris 1000.


My thoughts exactly. And as a coincidence :rolleyes: they are also the European tournements :mad: F*ck the predominant HC and American/Asian tournements :mad:

No South American clay this year either :sad:

Aenea
11-12-2008, 09:24 PM
Doha? Why is Rafa going to Doha, it sucks :mad: Bad weather, windy and sandy sometimes it's pretty cold at that time of the year. Nobody is interested in tennis in Doha besides the organizers and the ministry of tourism.

The Artois Championships is now called AEGON Championships. AEGON took over from Artois as main sponsor.

What is this exho in Abu Dhabi?

l_mac
11-12-2008, 11:16 PM
Doha? Why is Rafa going to Doha, it sucks :mad: Bad weather, windy and sandy sometimes it's pretty cold at that time of the year. Nobody is interested in tennis in Doha besides the organizers and the ministry of tourism.


Probably because he is playing in the new IMG exho in Abu Dhabi from 1-3 January. Most of the top players are going $$$$$$$$$$

The Artois Championships is now called AEGON Championships. AEGON took over from Artois as main sponsor.


I hope he skips Queens this year - and Barcelona. Looking at the calendar, it makes sense.

I expect he'll play both. If he plays next year at all.

delpiero7
11-12-2008, 11:29 PM
RE skipping Queens - would it be wise to go into Wimbledon without having any matches on grass??

Aenea
11-13-2008, 07:44 AM
Probably because he is playing in the new IMG exho in Abu Dhabi from 1-3 January. Most of the top players are going $$$$$$$$$$
:mad: :mad:

I hope he skips Queens this year - and Barcelona. Looking at the calendar, it makes sense.

I expect he'll play both. If he plays next year at all.
Is the injury that bad? :sad:

I, too, think he should play Queens just for match practice but he should skip Barcelona - hard tournament with a draw like an AMS, doesn't really need it.

the biscuit
11-13-2008, 09:55 AM
The clay season. :unsure:


RE skipping Queens - would it be wise to go into Wimbledon without having any matches on grass??

I think he should play it.

Man, looking at this calender I'm unsettled concerning his #1 position in 2009. The guy won too many things this year; how will he ever be able to defend RG/Wimbledon? He's no Borg (3 times in a row, RG/Wimbly, wtf?) yet.

Bibberz
11-13-2008, 11:25 AM
I don't care about any of Rafa's optionals except for Doha (because it's before AO) and Queens (because it's before Wimbers).

Okay, so he should probably do something productive in February (like play Dubai), but who cares about Rotterdam? If he's that hard up for ATP points he can play other MM tournaments in July or after the USO. :shrug:

It's a shame about Queens finding a new sponsor, though. Stella is my favorite beer and Queens is my favorite MM--it was a match made in heaven. :p

l_mac
11-13-2008, 04:22 PM
I don't care about any of Rafa's optionals except for Doha (because it's before AO) and Queens (because it's before Wimbers).

Okay, so he should probably do something productive in February (like play Dubai), but who cares about Rotterdam? If he's that hard up for ATP points he can play other MM tournaments in July or after the USO. :shrug:

It's a shame about Queens finding a new sponsor, though. Stella is my favorite beer and Queens is my favorite MM--it was a match made in heaven. :p

BD from next year the top players have to play 4 "500" tournaments, one must be after USO.

Dubai is a 500. So is Barcelona. I think Rotterdam is.

Getta
11-13-2008, 04:36 PM
Dubai is a 500. So is Barcelona. I think Rotterdam is.


Yes, Rotterdam is a 500.

http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/en/tournaments/fullcalendar/2009atp.pdf

cmurray
11-13-2008, 07:16 PM
BD from next year the top players have to play 4 "500" tournaments, one must be after USO.

Dubai is a 500. So is Barcelona. I think Rotterdam is.

Holy hell. The ATP is trying to kill them, aren't they?

Let's see if I have this. they have to play

9 1000 events
4 grand slams
5 500 events

And these are the ones that are required???????

Ridiculous.

l_mac
11-13-2008, 07:27 PM
Holy hell. The ATP is trying to kill them, aren't they?

Let's see if I have this. they have to play

9 1000 events
4 grand slams
5 500 events

And these are the ones that are required???????

Ridiculous.

8 "1000"s - Monte Carlo isn't mandatory.

and 4 "500"s, I think. Maybe it is 5. :scratch:

They all play more tournaments than that anyway, but Rafa doesn't bother with optionals after USO (hasn't for the past 2 seasons anyway) and now he'll have to play one.

I don't understand why there is no grass 500. That sucks.

cmurray
11-13-2008, 07:34 PM
8 "1000"s - Monte Carlo isn't mandatory.

and 4 "500"s, I think. Maybe it is 5. :scratch:

They all play more tournaments than that anyway, but Rafa doesn't bother with optionals after USO (hasn't for the past 2 seasons anyway) and now he'll have to play one.

I don't understand why there is no grass 500. That sucks.

why isn't Monte Carlo mandatory? Such strange decisions....... :scratch:

The_Nadal_effect
11-14-2008, 05:34 PM
I don't understand why there is no grass 500. That sucks.

True. Queens is a lovely tournament with history, prestige, and some superb 'pre-wimbledon' ambience if anyone who matters in these decisions were sit up and notice.

What an intimate center-court!

tennisace21
11-17-2008, 09:56 PM
the calendar organizers suck.!

Aenea
11-25-2008, 07:16 PM
Sydney hopes to lure Nadal
20/11/2008 3:57 PM

Sportal

Medibank International Sydney tournament director Craig Watson is still hopeful that star Spaniard Rafael Nadal will play at next year's event.

Nadal, who is currently receiving treatment to a knee complaint, is yet to map out his schedule for 2009, but Watson has a spot for him at the Medibank International should the World No.1 decide to play.

"He has played here before and we know he likes the venue and the city," Watson said of Nadal.

"His management has not ruled it out and we know the people of Sydney would welcome him with open arms. Until they outline their plans we are going to keep asking."

Watson is also chasing in-form Scottish youngster Andy Murray for the tournament that will run from January 11-17 at the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre and will provide players with valuable practice ahead of the Australian Open in Melbourne later that month.

"Murray is one of the form players in the world. He has stepped it up a notch this year and he has a terrific all round game," Watson said.

"On his day he is the equal of any. He would be a terrific addition to our field."

With Australian No.1 Lleyton Hewitt already committed to the event, Watson knows that the inclusion of Nadal and Murray would give the tournament a world class line-up.

"We have a terrific men's field with the likes of Hewitt, (Jo-Wilfried) Tsonga, (David) Nalbandian, (Tommy) Robredo and Co, but Nadal and Murray would bolster any field in the world," Watson said.

"We may be an outside chance, but as long as we are a chance I am going after them



http://sportal.com.au/tennis-news-display/sydney-hopes-for-rafa-60774

Laba
02-02-2009, 04:17 AM
I hope he withdraws from Rotterdam and that clay schedule is too full yet again. :o

ImmzB
02-03-2009, 07:13 PM
http://www.rafaelnadal.com/nadal/en/tournaments/list

01.01.2009 Abu Dhabi, UAE Exhibition - Capitala World Tennis Championship Hard Court 6
05.01.2009 Doha, Qatar Qatar ExxonMobil Open Outdoor, Hard 32
19.01.2009 Melbourne, Australia Australian Open - GRAND SLAM Outdoor, Hard 128
09.02.2009 Rotterdam, The Netherlands ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament Hard 32
23.02.2009 Dubai, U.A.E. Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships Outdoor Hard 32
12.03.2009 Indian Wells, California, USA ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Outdoor Hard 96
25.03.2009 Miami, FL, U.S.A. ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Outdoor Hard 96
13.04.2009 Monte Carlo, Monaco ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Outdoor Clay 56
20.04.2009 Barcelona, Spain Open Sabadell Atlántico 2008 Outdoor Clay 56
27.04.2009 Rome, Italy ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Outdoor Clay 56
10.05.2009 Madrid, Spain ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Outdoor Clay 56
25.05.2009 Paris, France Roland Garros - GRAN SLAM Outdoor Clay 128
08.06.2009 London , Great Britain Queen's Club - AEGON Championships Outdoor Grass 56
22.06.2009 London , Great Britain Wimbledon - GRAND SLAM Outdoor Grass 128
10.08.2009 Montreal, Canada ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Outdoor Hard 56
16.08.2009 Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A. ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Outdoor Hard 128
31.08.2009 NY, U.S.A. US OPEN - GRAND SLAM Outdoor Hard 128
08.11.2009 Paris, France ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indoor Hard 48
22.11.2009 London, England Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, Indoor Hard 8

ImmzB
02-03-2009, 07:14 PM
Clay Schedule is way 2 packed!

4 tournaments in 5 weeks

then its the French Open!

No Shanghai 1000 for Nadal

GuiroNl
02-03-2009, 08:07 PM
So he's skipping the little Asia tour with Tokyo and Shanghai. Interesting.

Foxy
02-04-2009, 01:01 PM
Clay Schedule is way 2 packed!

4 tournaments in 5 weeks

then its the French Open!

No Shanghai 1000 for Nadal

I guess there is some kind of mistake. Rafa cannot miss Shanghai because it is a mandatory event. Moreover it is not on that fast surface (surely slower than Madrid) and it would be played outdoors. China will always be a special place for Rafa since he won the Olympics in Beijing.

l_mac
02-06-2009, 02:01 AM
UPDATE :woohoo:


Pre season Exho

Week 1, 5th Jan: Doha (H) LOST TO MONFILS QF :(
JAN 19, Week 3&4: Australian Open (H) WINNER :woohoo:
Week 6, Feb 9th: Rotterdam ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament (IH)
Week 8, Feb 23rd: Dubai The Dubai Tennis Championships (H) ?????
Week 9, Mar 2nd: Davis Cup R1 (vs Serbia)
Week 10&11, Mar 9th: Indian Wells 1000 Pacific Life Open (H)
Week 12&13, Mar 23rd: Miami 1000 Sony Ericsson Open (H)
Week 14, April 6th: Rest??
Week 15, April 13th: Monte Carlo 1000 (CL)
Week 16, April 20th: Barcelona (CL) ???????
Week 17, April 27th: Rome Campionati BNL d’Italia 1000(CL)
Week 18, May 4th: Rest
Week 19, May 11th: Madrid 1000 (CL)
Week 20, May 18th: Rest
Weeks 21&22, May 25th: Paris Roland Garros (CL)
Week 23, June 8th: London, Queens (G) ???
Week 24, June 15th: Rest
Weeks 25&26, June 22: Wimbledon (G)
Week 27, July 6th: Davis Cup QF
Week 28, July 13th: ???
Week 29, July 20th: ???
Week 30, July 27th: ???
Week 31, Aug 3rd: ???
Week 32, Aug 10th: Montreal 1000 (H)
Week 33, Aug 17th: Cincinnati 1000 (H)
Week 34, Au 24th: Rest?
Weeks 35&36, Aug 31st: New York US Open (H)
Week 37, Sep 14th: Davis Cup Semifinal
Week 38, Sep 21st: ???
Week 39, Sep 28th: ???
Week 40, Oct 5th: ???
Week 41, Oct 12th: Shanghai 1000 (IH)
Week 42, Oct 19th: ???
Week 43, Oct 26th: ???
Week 44, Nov 2nd: ???
Week 45, Nov 9th: Paris 1000 (IH)
Week 46, Nov 16th: Rest
Week 47, Nov 22nd (Sunday start) ATP Tour Finals, London (IH)
Week 48, Nov 3oth: DC Final

Doha

Rafa def. Fabrice Santoro 6-0 6-1
Rafa def. Karol Beck 6-1 6-2
Gael Monfils def. Rafa 6-4 6-4

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Rafa def. Christophe Rochus 6-0 6-2 6-2
Rafa def. Roko Karanusic 6-2 6-3 6-2
Rafa def. Tommy Haas 6-4 6-2 6-2
Rafa def. Fernando Gonzalez 6-3 6-2 6-4
Rafa def. Gilles Simon 6-2 7-5 7-5
Rafa def. Fernando Verdasco 6-7 6-4 7-6 6-7 6-4
Rafa def. Roger Federer 7-5 3-6 7-6 3-6 6-2 :worship:

Foxy
02-06-2009, 07:57 AM
Thanks for update.
Shanghai will be outdoors. You can fix it. :)

rafa_maniac
02-06-2009, 09:01 AM
What a start to the year :woohoo:

l_mac
04-09-2009, 01:04 PM
Doha

Rafa def. Fabrice Santoro 6-0 6-1
Rafa def. Karol Beck 6-1 6-2
Gael Monfils def. Rafa 6-4 6-4 :awww:

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Rafa def. Christophe Rochus 6-0 6-2 6-2
Rafa def. Roko Karanusic 6-2 6-3 6-2
Rafa def. Tommy Haas 6-4 6-2 6-2
Rafa def. Fernando Gonzalez 6-3 6-2 6-4
Rafa def. Gilles Simon 6-2 7-5 7-5
Rafa def. Fernando Verdasco 6-7 6-4 7-6 6-7 6-4
Rafa def. Roger Federer 7-5 3-6 7-6 3-6 6-2 :woohoo:

Rotterdam

Rafa def. Simone Bolelli 4-6 6-2 7-5
Rafa def. Grigor Dimitrov 7-5 3-6 6-2
Rafa def. Jo-Wilfred Tsonga 6-4 6-7 6-4
Rafa def. Gael Monfils 6-4 6-4
Andy Murray def. Rafa 6-3 4-6 6-0 :tears:

Davis Cup

Rafa def. Janko Tisparevic 6-1 6-0 6-2
Rafa def. Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-4 6-1

Indian Wells

Rafa def. Michael Berrer 6-1 6-2
Rafa def. Dmitriy Tursunov 6-3 6-3
Rafa def. David Nalbadian 3-6 7-6(5) 6-0
Rafa def. Juan Martin Del Potro 6-2 6-4
Rafa def. Andy Roddick 6-4 7-6(4)
Rafa def. Andy Murray 6-1 6-2 :worship:

Miami

Rafa def. Teimuraz Gabashvili 6-2 6-2
Rafa def. Frederico Gil 7-5 6-3
Rafa def. Stanislas Wawrinka 7-6(2) 7-6 (4)
Juan Martin Del Potro def Rafa 6-4 3-6 7-6(3) :sobbing:

Rafa is 24-3 for the year so far. If we compare this to last season:

Chennai

Nadal def. Montcourt 6-2 6-4
Nadal def. Ram 6-2 6-1
Nadal def. Garcia-Lopez 6-3 6-2
Nadal def. Moya 6-7 7-6 7-6
Youzhny def. Nadal 6-0 6-1

Australian Open

Nadal def. Troicki 7-6 7-5 6-1
Nadal def. Serra 6-0 6-2 6-2
Nadal def. Simon 7-5 6-2 6-3
Nadal def. Mathieu 6-4 3-0 (ret)
Nadal def. Nieminen 7-5 6-3 6-1
Tsonga def. Nadal 6-2 6-3 6-2

Rotterdam

Nadal def. Tursunov 6-4 6-4
Seppi def. Nadal 3-6 6-3 6-4

Dubai

Nadal def. Kohlschreiber 3-6 6-1 6-4
Nadal def. Ledovskikh 6-4 6-0
Roddick def. Nadal 7-6 6-2

AMS Indian Wells

Nadal def. Giraldo 6-3 6-3
Nadal def. Young 6-1 6-3
Nadal def. Tsonga 6-7 7-6 7-5
Nadal def. Blake 7-5 3-6 6-3
Djokovic def. Nadal 6-3 6-2

AMS Miami

Nadal def. Becker 7-5 6-2
Nadal def. Kiefer 6-2 6-4
Nadal def. Mathieu 6-4 6-4
Nadal def. Blake 3-6 6-3 6-1
Nadal def. Berdych 7-6 6-2
Davydenko def. Nadal 6-4 6-2

Davis Cup QF

Nadal def. Kiefer 7-6 6-0 6-3


he was 22-6.

So he has even played less matches (so far) this year :D :yeah:

tennisace21
04-28-2009, 01:18 AM
Awesome start

Aenea
04-30-2009, 02:29 PM
Nadal to play in Thailand

Eurosport - Thu, 30 Apr 14:01:00 2009

Spanish world number one Rafael Nadal will make his debut at the Thailand Open in September.

The Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand said the six-times Grand Slam Champion would be joined by reigning tournament champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

"I am very pleased to finally be able to come and compete at the PTT Thailand Open. I look forward to playing some great tennis for all the Thai fans," Nadal said.

LTAT president Suwat Lipatapanlop said he hoped Nadal's fame would help bring attention to the Thai competition and boost the country's ailing economy.

"I hope that hosting a tennis tournament with a superstar will bring confidence to both fans and investors," Suwat said.

The Thailand Open will be held from September 26 until October 4 in the suburbs of Bangkok.

Remaining players for the 32-player draw will be announced in the next couple of months.

AFP
http://www.eurosport.yahoo.com/30042009/58/nadal-play-thailand.html

rafa_maniac
04-30-2009, 03:36 PM
So is he still playing Beijing aswell? :confused: