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Old 11-12-2008, 03:50 PM   #1
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Pre season Exho

Week 1, 5th Jan: Doha (H) LOST TO MONFILS QF
JAN 19, Week 3&4: Australian Open (H)
WINNER
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

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

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

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

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)


[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

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

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

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Old 11-12-2008, 03:53 PM   #2
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no chennai open this year?

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Old 11-12-2008, 04:10 PM   #3
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I guess it makes more sense if he plays the exhibition tournament to stay in the area.
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:32 PM   #4
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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.

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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 they are also the European tournements F*ck the predominant HC and American/Asian tournements

No South American clay this year either
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Doha? Why is Rafa going to Doha, it sucks 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?
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Doha? Why is Rafa going to Doha, it sucks 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 $$$$$$$$$$

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

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.
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The clay season.

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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.

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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.

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.
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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.

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

http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/T...ar/2009atp.pdf
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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.
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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.

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.
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