How a season is unfolding for a tennis player?

12-03-2011, 04:37 PM
I'm tired of reading lately about how tired some players are during november's WTF.

As if the body is reseting itself during Christmas and, voila, Djoko, Rafa, Murray and other grinding baseliners are suddenly back to full power after eating some pork (sorry, this is the tradition in my country...we eat pig meat at Christmas).

So, since I don't know any professional tennis player, I must ask all of you. How it's possible to be tired after not playing for 6 weeks after the USOpen and, at the same time, be fresh after 3 and a half - 4 weeks free time during the winter holidays?

Is it the way tennis players are managing their time or it's just tards finding excuses for their favourites?

And no, tards, it's not necessarily abt the top dogs. It's just out of curiosity. For instance, I know Federer is taking two or three 4-5 weeks off during each year, except for the winter holidays (post Australia, post Wimbledon, post USOpen, not always all 3 of those).

Taking that into account, how can we say that the players are tired during WTF?

Is there any time of the year when players are resting completely for more than 2 weeks?

12-03-2011, 04:49 PM
hey Fedtard go hide in your hole and stop trolling

12-03-2011, 04:55 PM
hey Fedtard go hide in your hole and stop trolling

i smell inteligence here...ah, sorry, it's not's your turtle...

12-03-2011, 04:59 PM
And even funnier it is that one guy who had been whining last week now easily crushed a clay-court specialist one week after that losing only 4 games and looking fit throughout.

Slice Winner
12-03-2011, 05:34 PM
It's actually a pretty good question. I don't exactly smell Fedtardism from the OP, but then I don't know him.

I always wondered why players would be really tired at the end of the season, and fully recharged again at the start of the new one, since the break is so small.
At a guess, part of it is a psychological thing. When players take 4 weeks off after (most of) the grand slams, they probably can't fully relax, as the season is still ongoing. But after the end of the season, they *can* fully relax, as everything is finished.

Just my guess.

12-03-2011, 05:59 PM
I was wondering this as well. I assume they do more training during the post-WTF period, I think Fed is only going on holiday for 10 days so he should be back to work by Wednesday pretty much. The interim breaks they take during the season might be where they spend more time recuperating just to recharge the batteries... or maybe it's the other way round? Possibly there's something mental in it, like mentally they can put the old season to rest and start afresh in 2012 which for some reason they can't do mid-season.

12-03-2011, 06:07 PM
so, does anyone know the training habits/off-season periods of some top player?

12-04-2011, 02:27 PM
i think it's mental fatigue more than anything. The new season, there's really not that much of a break, less than some other parts of the season potentially, but it's "new", things have sort of reset and gone back to 0... I guess it's easier to mentally recharge and say "ok, here we go, fresh start"