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Old 09-28-2007, 05:43 PM   #61
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Rest of and be back for Madrid...
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If he intends to play Paris then I think withdrawing from Tokyo was smart. Especially not knowing who's going to show up in Paris
Nope..
they key to Paris is the week before, Basel - his hometown event.

when he's played well in Basel, he just wont travel to Paris.

his poorest results in Basel where 2002 and 2003 and those were the only 2 years he went to Paris and won matches.
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It is almost 8 PM here, Friday, and I just now heard of this.
Pobrecito.........

I hope he rests and heals well.
I don't think he would take the chance of losing #1 unless it was absolutely necessary.

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I feel sorry for the Japanese fans and crowd but it is not easy to play a weekend of davis cup and travel all the way to Japan, not to mention the jet lag. It is a known fact that once Roger commits to a tournament he expects to be in the final, and one week in between to get ready for an event like Madrid where again he is the defending champion is pretty hard. Roger has different priorities and he needs to conserve energy for higher goals. This news does not come as a surprise though I would have liked to see him play and perform well. At the end he knows better and I can just hope I will see him in two weeks time. I'd rather see him lose 250 points than 500 in Madrid.
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Old 09-29-2007, 04:15 PM   #65
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That's too bad. I can't believe he will finish the year playing only two optionals (maybe only one optional) and still have a shot at #1. I was hoping he would come close to putting #1 away next week, but looks like he will have to do it in Madrid/Basel/Paris.
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That's too bad. I can't believe he will finish the year playing only two optionals (maybe only one optional) and still have a shot at #1. I was hoping he would come close to putting #1 away next week, but looks like he will have to do it in Madrid/Basel/Paris.
He's got more than a shot ! Considering the fact that Nadal isn't playing this week either I'd be extremly surprised if he didn't finish nr1 for the fourth straight year. I don't doubt that Nadal can do well in Madrid but Basel and Paris are the worst possible surfaces for him he won't pick up enough point there.
Unless Roger gets injured of course... which would be quite ironical
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it will be a little bit boring in this week
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what is worse...
that everything he did last week in Cze was all worth nothing, and now its cost him another tournament participation.

remember 08 is an Olympics year, better all get used to him playing about 1 tournament a month now.

Agassi-Sampras style - when they hit their 30's.
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remember 08 is an Olympics year, better all get used to him playing about 1 tournament a month now.
You reaction to this is like you have been scheduled to have sex once per month.
When was the last time he had a serious injury? When did he miss a GS because of an injury? When did he retire from a match? It seems he knows his limitations/his body needs and his schedule reflects it.
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When was the last time he had a serious injury?
Every time he practised for the indoor season... remember in 04 and 05, before Basel.

thankfully wasnt long term, lets hope nothing like that happens again.

i think he is fearful of going from one surface to another at times, alot of players are the same... Murray blamed that for injuries.

skipping Japan probably is good for him, but 2 Optionals a year sucks by anyone standards.

since when did he become Nalbandian ?
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Every time he practised for the indoor season... remember in 04 and 05, before Basel.thankfully wasnt long term, lets hope nothing like that happens again.

i think he is fearful of going from one surface to another at times, alot of players are the same... Murray blamed that for injuries.

skipping Japan probably is good for him, but 2 Optionals a year sucks by anyone standards.
since when did he become Nalbandian ?
05 looked like a freaky accident. My feeling is that Fedrobot needs a 1-2 weeks break between the tournaments and a long vacation after each Slam. Otherwise he can't function. Last year he worked for Connors' record. Once he got it, his motivation for chasing points has greatly diminished (this is speculation, of course).
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He's got more than a shot ! Considering the fact that Nadal isn't playing this week either I'd be extremly surprised if he didn't finish nr1 for the fourth straight year. I don't doubt that Nadal can do well in Madrid but Basel and Paris are the worst possible surfaces for him he won't pick up enough point there.
Unless Roger gets injured of course... which would be quite ironical
I don't think Nadal is playing anymore optionals this year is he?
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I don't think Nadal is playing anymore optionals this year is he?
Sorry to butt in here

No he isnt, (hopefully ) but he is playing the SA MM clay swing next year
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It sucks that Roger's won three slams, made the finals of the 4th, won 2 masters series, made the finals of 2 others and #1 ranking is still undecided. But knowing that YE #1 is up for grabs I can't believe Roger would skip Tokyo for no reason or because he's becoming some lazy sod who only wants to play once a month.
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I dont think so mirkaland.

Roger's got #1 sewed up for this year, I wouldnt worry about it. Once Nadal lost at USO, Roger got it

Federer would need a semi-meltdown (by his standards) and Nadal playing fantastic on indoors for him to lose #1

Ive done the calculations already.

Fed would need to lose SF of Madrid, skip Basel, SF of Paris, and lose F in TMC

Nadal would need to win Madrid, win Paris, and go undefeated in Shanghai.

Not gonna happen
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