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Would you like Federer to play in South America in 2006 ?

TheMightyFed
09-08-2005, 02:03 PM
What do you think ? Playing the claycourters on their field to prepare RG soon enough ? Would be funny...

Action Jackson
09-08-2005, 02:05 PM
I think it would be great for the people in South America to see the great man playing in their continent, but Roger is a pro and isn't going to do it for nothing.

The national debt of Argentina is less than the guarantee that Federer would demand to play there.

I'd like to happen, but it won't.

andre the great
09-08-2005, 02:07 PM
I think he should play in the moon to give the rest of the field a chance

alfonsojose
09-08-2005, 02:08 PM
He could play a challenger in Bogota. If Mirka is tired, he's guaranteed a male escort :angel:

TheMightyFed
09-08-2005, 02:08 PM
The national debt of Argentina is less than the guarantee that Federer would demand to play there.

LOL at this one... You can be funny Hitler... at times.
I'm sure that it would drag the likes of Coria and Rafa if he played there... just to try to kick his ass for the fun of it.

alfonsojose
09-08-2005, 02:09 PM
I think he should play in the moon to give the rest of the field a chance
With no atmospheric pressure, he's going to explode .. :devil:

TheMightyFed
09-08-2005, 02:09 PM
He could play a challenger in Bogota. If Mirka is tired, he's guaranteed a male escort :angel:
You have to grow your arms, he likes them chubby these days...

Action Jackson
09-08-2005, 02:10 PM
There'd more than enough people wanting to get to Federer, and well it would be interesting to see whether he could handle the crowds if he is playing a local, eg Guga in Brazil that would be worth seeing.

alfonsojose
09-08-2005, 02:10 PM
I think it would be great for the people in South America to see the great man playing in their continent, but Roger is a pro and isn't going to do it for nothing.

The national debt of Argentina is less than the guarantee that Federer would demand to play there.

I'd like to happen, but it won't.
Maradona could have JesusFed in his show :lol:

1sun
09-08-2005, 02:10 PM
yes, but he doesnt need to in order to win fo

skel1983
09-08-2005, 02:10 PM
I think it would be great for the people in South America to see the great man playing in their continent, but Roger is a pro and isn't going to do it for nothing.

The national debt of Argentina is less than the guarantee that Federer would demand to play there.

I'd like to happen, but it won't.

Do tennis players get apperance fees at all events george???

How much would Federer get for playing somewhere like Dubia or Rotterdam???

alfonsojose
09-08-2005, 02:11 PM
You have to grow your arms, he likes them chubby these days...
The only thing that needs to grow it's pretty thick :devil:

1sun
09-08-2005, 02:11 PM
Do tennis players get apperance fees at all events george???

How much would Federer get for playing somewhere like Dubia or Rotterdam???
international series he does.
for bankock, hes getting 400,000 dollars

TheMightyFed
09-08-2005, 02:12 PM
Do tennis players get apperance fees at all events george???

How much would Federer get for playing somewhere like Dubia or Rotterdam???
Like 500.000 $ I think nowadays

RogiFan88
09-08-2005, 02:13 PM
I'd like Federer to learn Spanish.

TheMightyFed
09-08-2005, 02:14 PM
The only thing that needs to grow it's pretty thick :devil:
I'm not sure if he would like that, he likes giving breadsticks for sure, not receiving them from alfonsojose....

Action Jackson
09-08-2005, 02:14 PM
Do tennis players get apperance fees at all events george???

How much would Federer get for playing somewhere like Dubia or Rotterdam???

Yes, well Gaudio is getting guarantees to play at events, so that would mean Federer could demand 3x the value.

Dubai he'd get somewhere of 700 000 US dollars or upwards.

It depends on the event.

skel1983
09-08-2005, 02:15 PM
Like 500.000 $ I think nowadays

SERIOUS!!!

WOW!! i honestly didn't know that, i mean he gets this just for turning up??? So when you see players earnings that's just the earnings from how far they get in the event??

That is amazing!!!

TheMightyFed
09-08-2005, 02:18 PM
SERIOUS!!!

WOW!! i honestly didn't know that, i mean he gets this just for turning up??? So when you see players earnings that's just the earnings from how far they get in the event??

That is amazing!!!
Dubai for sure, Rotterdam maybe a bit less. But props to Fed to go and win the title every time, he could take the money and run...

Action Jackson
09-08-2005, 02:20 PM
Dubai for sure, Rotterdam maybe a bit less. But props to Fed to go and win the title every time, he could take the money and run...

That's an Agassi tactic, Federer tries to win the tournament.

TheMightyFed
09-08-2005, 02:20 PM
Wow, it seems a good proportion of fans wants to see that happening, we have to find a way to pass the message to him, plus he likes beaches and good resorts, he would enjoy it...

Action Jackson
09-08-2005, 02:22 PM
Wow, it seems a good proportion of fans wants to see that happening, we have to find a way to pass the message to him, plus he likes beaches and good resorts, he would enjoy it...

Are you surprised at the response? It's not like South Americans will have the chance to see him live very often, but live the dream Reverend of the Federer Worship Society Mr. Hubert.

skel1983
09-08-2005, 02:24 PM
That's an Agassi tactic, Federer tries to win the tournament.

Where would you say the cut off point is???

Do most players in the top 10 get apperance fees??

virex
09-08-2005, 02:26 PM
There'd more than enough people wanting to get to Federer, and well it would be interesting to see whether he could handle the crowds if he is playing a local, eg Guga in Brazil that would be worth seeing.

i´d take a 12 hour bus ride to see that :D

Action Jackson
09-08-2005, 02:27 PM
Where would you say the cut off point is???

Do most players in the top 10 get apperance fees??

Well winning a Slam gives more leverage for sure. It depends on the size of the event, at the same time some events don't pay the fees, but have other ways.

The bigger the name, the bigger the fee. I mean Federer, Agassi, Nadal, Safin those names sell tickets big time. Roddick as well could command a high fee in the right place.

skel1983
09-08-2005, 02:42 PM
Well winning a Slam gives more leverage for sure. It depends on the size of the event, at the same time some events don't pay the fees, but have other ways.

The bigger the name, the bigger the fee. I mean Federer, Agassi, Nadal, Safin those names sell tickets big time. Roddick as well could command a high fee in the right place.


For instance would Roddick get a fee at Queens??? being Champion??

Is that the reason Federer plays halle before Wimbledon something to do with the fee they pay or just because he doesn't fancy queens??

jtipson
09-08-2005, 02:45 PM
For instance would Roddick get a fee at Queens??? being Champion??

Is that the reason Federer plays halle before Wimbledon something to do with the fee they pay or just because he doesn't fancy queens??

Of course Roddick gets a fee at Queen's, as does Federer at Halle. I think Roger genuinely prefers to play the Gerry Weber though, and that's probably to do with it being in a German-speaking country and that the tournament has a very good reputation for looking after players, I believe. I remember him saying that Queen's made him an offer, but it's obviously not right for him.

TheMightyFed
09-08-2005, 02:45 PM
For instance would Roddick get a fee at Queens??? being Champion??

Is that the reason Federer plays halle before Wimbledon something to do with the fee they pay or just because he doesn't fancy queens??
It's in Germany and he might get a good fee from the billionaire Gerry Weber

Action Jackson
09-08-2005, 02:48 PM
For instance would Roddick get a fee at Queens??? being Champion??

Is that the reason Federer plays halle before Wimbledon something to do with the fee they pay or just because he doesn't fancy queens??

The grass is a bit different as the season is so limited. The players want to play and as for Halle well Federer is very comfortable at the venue, he likes to play in German speaking countries as well, but Mr Weber would help him out as well.

Roddick it's the same reason he plays at Queens I imagine, it's more the smaller events on hardcourt or clay that would have more of an influence, but he doesn't go to Queens for free.

An example Gaudio could have played Vienna or Moscow, he chose Vienna cause the guarantee was higher.

That's the thing they'd fill the venue out for sure if Federer played in South America, but to get him there, it would cost a lot for sure.

Jimnik
09-08-2005, 03:41 PM
Maybe Federer could play in Chile and Argentina and then go to Dubai.:rolleyes:

Carito_90
09-08-2005, 03:53 PM
Haha that's absolutely impossible. He'd ask for too much of a fee.
I read in an article Gaudio and Moya were given 25.000 dollars as a fee along with the best rooms in the hotel.
Federer, Roddick, Hewitt and now Rafa would all ask for at least, 250.000. So it's more likely for Roger to slip 100 spots in the ranking than coming down here ;)

Action Jackson
09-08-2005, 03:57 PM
Haha that's absolutely impossible. He'd ask for too much of a fee.
I read in an article Gaudio and Moya were given 25.000 dollars as a fee along with the best rooms in the hotel.
Federer, Roddick, Hewitt and now Rafa would all ask for at least, 250.000. So it's more likely for Roger to slip 100 spots in the ranking than coming down here ;)

Jaite couldn't afford that at all. I am not sure about the fee, but that's usual practice that they have hotels sorted for them, the best rooms at the best prices. Gaudio should just stay in Palermo anyway.

As I said the national debt of Argentina is less than what those guys would get out of bed for.

revolution
09-08-2005, 04:03 PM
Nope, he will play Rotterdam, as RG is his only real clay goal.

Action Jackson
09-08-2005, 04:06 PM
Nope, he will play Rotterdam, and the South American events all have the same players every year. Gaudio has slipped behind Coria and Nadal due to his lack of desire to improve on HC and/or grass.

I almost thought you were taking this thread seriously.

lau
09-08-2005, 04:06 PM
Would I like it? Sure
Will that happen? Never in a million years

revolution
09-08-2005, 04:08 PM
I almost thought you were taking this thread seriously.

Oops George, I was meant to put that in the Nadal thread.

Galaxystorm
09-08-2005, 04:16 PM
I think Federer will never go the south american clay tour in the rest of his career .
First of all, european indoor tournaments are more important ( more points, and money ) than south american tour tournaments.
Also i don't think Federer has to improve his claycourt game, cuz he has shown he is the second best player in this world on this surface ( only Nadal is better than him ).
And the third important thing is that if he wanted to improve his clay level he has after Wimbledon and before Canda masters series several weeks on clay in Europe and he doesn't need to travel to South America.

Carito_90
09-08-2005, 04:17 PM
Jaite couldn't afford that at all. I am not sure about the fee, but that's usual practice that they have hotels sorted for them, the best rooms at the best prices. Gaudio should just stay in Palermo anyway.

Afford what? the 250.000 dollars? No, of course not. That's why they will never come.

As I said the national debt of Argentina is less than what those guys would get out of bed for.

I take it this is sarcastic, because if not, think again ;)

Action Jackson
09-08-2005, 04:19 PM
Afford what? the 250.000 dollars? No, of course not. That's why they will never come.

Jaite has done a great job with the Buenos Aires tournament, but he is not like the Sheiks in Dubai and can't throw around that cash.

I take it this is sarcastic, because if not, think again ;)

Sarcasm on this board, that never happens.

revolution
09-08-2005, 04:22 PM
The attraction of Juan Del Potro should give BA some interest and attention, but I'd expect the field to be the same as last year, unless there's a DC away tie on clay and some Europeans use it for practice.

ExpectedWinner
09-08-2005, 04:40 PM
And the third important thing is that if he wanted to improve his clay level he has after Wimbledon and before Canda masters series several weeks on clay in Europe and he doesn't need to travel to South America.

You are kidding, right? The last thing he needs is clay court events after FO. Besides, the transition clay-grass- clay-hc is so much fun for the body and mind, isn't it?! :eek:

Galaxystorm
09-08-2005, 05:14 PM
You are kidding, right? The last thing he needs is clay court events after FO. Besides, the transition clay-grass- clay-hc is so much fun for the body and mind, isn't it?! :eek:

I have said IF HE WANTED ( i haven't said he needs to play more on clay ) .

In no case i have said that he should play more tournaments on clay, as i have said , in my opinion is the second best player on this surface, then I DON'T THINK HE NEEDS TO PLAY MORE TOURNAMENTS ON CLAY.

BUT, in case that he wanted to play more on clay to improve his level , i think is better for him to play one of two tournaments on clay between Wimbly and Canada ( obviously i'm not saying to play Bastad or Gstaad because he wouldn't have rest after Wimbly ) , and not to go to South America, because he can play on clay close to his home without the necessity of going to another continent.

ATP is plenty of players that after Wimbly play in Europe on clay, and not all the players are claycourters, for example : Berdych, Stepanek, Nieminen, Youzhny , Monfils and a lot of players.

By the way i don't know no player that in the transition clay-grass..grass-clay...clay-hard has suffered a mental disorder ( this sentence has a loads of irony, obviously ).

I wasn't joking at all, maybe you was

tennischick
09-08-2005, 05:26 PM
I'd like Federer to learn Spanish.
alphonso can teach him :p

ExpectedWinner
09-08-2005, 05:57 PM
BUT, in case that he wanted to play more on clay to improve his level , i think is better for him to play one of two tournaments on clay between Wimbly and Canada ( obviously i'm not saying to play Bastad or Gstaad because he wouldn't have rest after Wimbly ) , and not to go to South America, because he can play on clay close to his home without the necessity of going to another continent.

ATP is plenty of players that after Wimbly play in Europe on clay, and not all the players are claycourters, for example : Berdych, Stepanek, Nieminen, Youzhny , Monfils and a lot of players.

By the way i don't know no player that in the transition clay-grass..grass-clay...clay-hard has suffered a mental disorder ( this sentence has a loads of irony, obviously ).

I wasn't joking at all, maybe you was

Why would he want to play more clay events after W and before the USO? He needs to be in the best clay shape possible at the end of May, not in August.
The game on grass/hc/clay is totally different. Is it so hard to understand that adjusting to different surfaces takes a lot out of a player physically and mentally, especially if he reaches the final stages in almost every tournament he enters?

Yes, some players go after W to clay, but how many of them win/go deep at W? Playing clay court events before the american hc season would jeopardize his chances at Montreal/ Cincy/ USO. Why would he want that?

* No, I'm not joking. If he ever decides to play more clay events, he'll do it in spring, before the FO. :wavey:

jtipson
09-08-2005, 06:16 PM
Why would he want to play more clay events after W and before the USO? He needs to be in the best clay shape possible at the end of May, not in August.

Yes, some players go after W to clay, but how many of them win/go deep at W? Playing clay court events before the american hc season would jeopardize his chances at Montreal/ Cincy/ USO. Why would he want that?

* No, I'm not joking. If he ever decides to play more clay events, he'll do it in spring, before the FO. :wavey:

Yep, can't see him ever playing a South American swing (followed by hardcourt events) or the post-Wimbledon set of claycourt tournaments, apart from occasional appearances in Gstaad, perhaps, before his holidays.

When he's serious about Roland Garros, he might play Barcelona and perhaps another optional spring clay court tournament as well as two of the TMS. That's probably going to be the maximum.

Dirk
09-08-2005, 06:29 PM
There'd more than enough people wanting to get to Federer, and well it would be interesting to see whether he could handle the crowds if he is playing a local, eg Guga in Brazil that would be worth seeing.

If Roger can handle the crowd at the USO at 03 during the Blake match then he can handle anything.

Action Jackson
09-08-2005, 06:30 PM
If Roger can handle the crowd at the USO at 03 during the Blake match then he can handle anything.

South America and Spain are much different levels, he didn't like it in Rome, it's another league and higher one when it comes to that sort of thing.

Dirk
09-08-2005, 06:30 PM
That's an Agassi tactic, Federer tries to win the tournament.

And to think there are some posters in the Fed Forum who think you are not a real fan of Federer. :lol: Great point. :bigclap:

Dirk
09-08-2005, 06:32 PM
South America and Spain are much different levels, he didn't like it in Rome, it's another league and higher one when it comes to that sort of thing.

Which match in rome? The Felix one or the Costa one? Costa was just sharper that day, I know Roger was upset the crowd got mean to him but he was already losing when they did their booing to him.

Action Jackson
09-08-2005, 06:34 PM
And to think there are some posters in the Fed Forum who think you are not a real fan of Federer. :lol: Great point. :bigclap:

Come on you know I respect the Rogi and would love him to play more on clay and win RG, but there are people who refuse to believe that. :)

Action Jackson
09-08-2005, 06:35 PM
Which match in rome? The Felix one or the Costa one? Costa was just sharper that day, I know Roger was upset the crowd got mean to him but he was already losing when they did their booing to him.

They can be pretty harsh the Italians, these guys booed Edberg and yes the Costa match, those crowds are like that, very lively and I'd love to see the Swiss play a DC tie in Chile or Argentina. I wonder what reception they'd get.

delsa
09-08-2005, 06:36 PM
Come on you know I respect the Rogi and would love him to play more on clay and win RG, but there are people who refuse to believe that. :)
:eek: A smiley! In one of George's posts! Wo put it there? ;)

Dirk
09-08-2005, 06:37 PM
I would love that too. I was so so pissed that Roger and his DC team lost to Australia because I wanted him to play JC and moya on clay for the final.

Dirk
09-08-2005, 06:38 PM
Come on you know I respect the Rogi and would love him to play more on clay and win RG, but there are people who refuse to believe that. :)

I defended you in the player's comment thread. I was pissed that you said you would support Puerta over Roger had Roger made the final. :fiery: I got over it though. ;)

Merton
09-08-2005, 06:39 PM
When Roger gets serious about RG, he will just skip Miami and then play Montecarlo, Barcelona and Rome or Hambourg (most likely Hambourg) No need to add the South American tour.

Action Jackson
09-08-2005, 06:39 PM
I defended you in the player's comment thread. I was pissed that you said you would support Puerta over Roger had Roger made the final. :fiery: I got over it though. ;)

One will have more chances to win and that one won't be Puerta.

Action Jackson
09-08-2005, 06:41 PM
When Roger gets serious about RG, he will just skip Miami and then play Montecarlo, Barcelona and Rome or Hambourg (most likely Hambourg) No need to add the South American tour.

There is an RG will he ever win it thread, but at the same time I want Roger to win RG and soon.

He's an attacking player that I could easily live with winning RG and I said this and so did Wilander he should be serious about making it a priority and that would include Barcelona which in many ways is stronger than Monte Carlo.

Dirk
09-08-2005, 06:41 PM
One will have more chances to win and that one won't be Puerta.
Fair enough...I suppose. :rolleyes:

Dirk
09-08-2005, 06:43 PM
George could you live with a S/V player winning RG? I mean would you have been pissed had Pete won RG in 96? Which kind of attacking players don't you want to win RG?

Action Jackson
09-08-2005, 06:45 PM
George could you live with a S/V player winning RG? I mean would you have been pissed had Pete won RG in 96? Which kind of attacking players don't you want to win RG?

Yes and no about Sampras. Irritated that he won, but totally respectful if he wins it with that draw, well 99 is still a bad memory.

There aren't many attacking players now and Federer is the best of them and it would be fitting if he could win 1 RG.

federer express
09-08-2005, 06:49 PM
George could you live with a S/V player winning RG? I mean would you have been pissed had Pete won RG in 96? Which kind of attacking players don't you want to win RG?

and what if edberg had beaten chang in '89?

Dirk
09-08-2005, 06:49 PM
It is a shame Rios or Moya or Guga didn't win RG in 99. They were all the faves going in and look who ended up winning it. :rolleyes:

Merton
09-08-2005, 06:49 PM
I agree, the issue is that he needs more matches on clay before RG. He needs to make the semifinals again with a full tank, and he might meet dangerous floaters in early rounds, it will help him more being familiar with these players from the strong tournaments before RG. (not to mention being sharper on the surface and prepared better physically) I guess we can talk about that in the relative thread.

Action Jackson
09-08-2005, 06:50 PM
and what if edberg had beaten chang in '89?

A bizarre RG that was. Edberg and Chang in that final before the tournament, come on man get off the smack.

federer express
09-08-2005, 06:52 PM
A bizarre RG that was. Edberg and Chang in that final before the tournament, come on man get off the smack.

i meant were you rooting for edberg over chang?

Action Jackson
09-08-2005, 06:53 PM
I agree, the issue is that he needs more matches on clay before RG. He needs to make the semifinals again with a full tank, and he might meet dangerous floaters in early rounds, it will help him more being familiar with these players from the strong tournaments before RG. (not to mention being sharper on the surface and prepared better physically) I guess we can talk about that in the relative thread.

Well, he has to pace himself and set goals and it depends on how seriously he wants to pursue it.

Dirk
09-08-2005, 06:54 PM
Roger said winning RG was one of his goals next year. Let's just hope it goes as well as his Wimbledon goals. :) He made a great effort this year.

Action Jackson
09-08-2005, 06:54 PM
i meant were you rooting for edberg over chang?

Didn't really care maybe a bit to Edberg, though he took out Mancini and Chang took out Chesnokov. Slightly Edberg if anything.

Dirk
09-08-2005, 06:55 PM
I actually have a theory as to why Roger will win RG next year. I might make it a thread after the USO.

federer express
09-08-2005, 06:55 PM
Didn't really care maybe a bit to Edberg, though he took out Mancini and Chang took out Chesnokov. Slightly Edberg if anything.

just be thankful chesnokov didn't get an ass-kicking from you know who that year :)

like in 88 and 90 :aparty:

Action Jackson
09-08-2005, 07:00 PM
just be thankful chesnokov didn't get an ass-kicking from you know who that year :)

like in 88 and 90 :aparty:

Well be thankful Mr Knee Operation was injured at that time :)

But back to Federer, I'd really like him to win it one day, as long as he doesn't beat Gaudio in the final.

federer express
09-08-2005, 07:02 PM
Well be thankful Mr Knee Operation was injured at that time :)

But back to Federer, I'd really like him to win it one day, as long as he doesn't beat Gaudio in the final.

i expect federer to win it one day, but you never know. am not hundred percent sure i want him to just yet. i'd like him to achieve it towards the end of his career, which is of course even more unlikely. but i do like players relentlessly pursuing that one title that eludes them...

its.like.that
09-08-2005, 07:03 PM
Do tennis players get apperance fees at all events george???

How much would Federer get for playing somewhere like Dubia or Rotterdam???

why would someone get paid just to turn up to an event?

that would be ludicrous...

federer express
09-08-2005, 07:03 PM
why would someone get paid just to turn up to an event?

that would be ludicrous...

mmmm....

NYCtennisfan
09-08-2005, 07:15 PM
Yeah, 1989 at RG was weird. All props to a 17 year old Chang going through and winning it. If Becker had won against Edberg, I doubt that Chang would've been able to handle his power.

As for fees, Fed's fee in Dubai must be huge. They've got the money, they are trying to reach the upper echelon of cities in the world, they have money, and they have money. Agassi must've gotten a huge fee this year as well.

its.like.that
09-08-2005, 07:25 PM
i meant were you rooting for edberg over chang?

:lol:

did anyone seriously ever like Chang?

skel would play nicer tennis than him.

;)

its.like.that
09-08-2005, 07:27 PM
I actually have a theory as to why Roger will win RG next year. I might make it a thread after the USO.

oh the suspense...

:lol:

Dirk
09-09-2005, 04:37 AM
You will like its.like. that. :)

BlackSilver
09-09-2005, 06:43 AM
Yes, I want Roger Federer in south america clay tour......... and Ferrero and Coria and Safin and some others. But he won't be here and there isn't a reason for that happening

Ales_Alessandra
09-09-2005, 01:21 PM
I would like to see that happening!
Thinking about the last RG champions, most of them have won a title in some of the SA tournaments. Agassi also got won, even that it was way back in 1987, his first title as pro was in Brazil. Nadal got this years BO, Moya got BAs, GUGA and Gaudio as well. So I think there is a strong relationship between those tournaments and FO. If Federer wants to get this title he should think about it and come here!
I would be thankful to that, since my main goal is to be at BAs next year to see my fave player, MOYA! It wouldn't be that bad see Fed as well! eheheh...
Well, let's wait and see what happen!! Up the man himself say something about it, I think everything is possible!

See ya!

R.Federer
09-09-2005, 01:39 PM
The national debt of Argentina is less than the guarantee that Federer would demand to play there.

I'd like to happen, but it won't.

Maybe the appearance fee has something to do with it. But Roge did play in Thailand, and they have about as large a debt and a similar financial crisis as Argentina.

I think if there was a South American player on tour who is a good friend of Roge and asked him to, Roge certainly would make the trip. I read that Paradon has personally asked Roge and Andy 2 years ago to go to the tournament in Thailand.

BlackSilver
09-09-2005, 01:46 PM
I would like to see that happening!
Thinking about the last RG champions, most of them have won a title in some of the SA tournaments. Agassi also got won, even that it was way back in 1987, his first title as pro was in Brazil. Nadal got this years BO, Moya got BAs, GUGA and Gaudio as well. So I think there is a strong relationship between those tournaments and FO. If Federer wants to get this title he should think about it and come here!
I would be thankful to that, since my main goal is to be at BAs next year to see my fave player, MOYA! It wouldn't be that bad see Fed as well! eheheh...
Well, let's wait and see what happen!! Up the man himself say something about it, I think everything is possible!

See ya!

There isn't a strong relationship between south america tournaments and RG. The european tournaments are the ones that really matter as training for RG. I can understand that looking to these stats, you can form that impression, but the players that you talked about are the kind that prefer to play on clay , and that's certainly not the case with Fed.
If Federer wants to win RG, play in the three master series (or two in case of him going until the final stages of Rome) and one more optional should be enough.
He won't come here, you can be sure about that

Ales_Alessandra
09-09-2005, 02:22 PM
Well, I haven't run any statistical analyses, it was just my point of view, hypothesis! Anyway, coming or not, I still would like to see him playing in our continent!
Why not dream about until his official 2006 schedule come out?

BlackSilver
09-09-2005, 02:33 PM
Well, I haven't run any statistical analyses, it was just my point of view, hypothesis! Anyway, coming or not, I still would like to see him playing in our continent!
Why not dream about until his official 2006 schedule come out?

Because I don't want to break my face when the bad news will come up....
;)

Ales_Alessandra
09-09-2005, 03:04 PM
Ok! Good Point! But I want to take the risk! ;)