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Old 11-28-2010, 12:29 PM   #1
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Qatar Exxonmobil Open
01/03/2011 - 01/08/2011

Australian Open
01/17/2011 - 01/30/2011

Dubai Tennis Championships
02/21/2011 - 02/27/2011

BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells
03/07/2011 - 03/20/2011

Sony Ericsson Open
03/21/2011 - 04/03/2011

Mutua Madrileña Masters
05/02/2011 - 05/08/2011

Internazionali BNL d’Italia
05/09/2011 - 05/15/2011

Roland Garros
05/23/2011 - 06/05/2011

Gerry Weber Open
06/06/2011 - 06/12/2011

Wimbledon
06/20/2011 - 07/03/2011

Rogers Cup
08/08/2011 - 08/14/2011

Western & Southern Financial Group Masters
08/15/2011 - 08/21/2011

US Open
08/29/2011 - 09/11/2011

Shanghai Rolex Masters
10/10/2011 - 10/16/2011

Swiss Indoors
10/30/2011 - 11/06/2011

BNP Paribas Masters
11/07/2011 - 11/13/2011

Barclays ATP World Tour Finals
11/20/2011 - 11/27/2011

Plus he'll start with the Abu Dhabi exho.


But that seems very small, surely he will add another tournament in the second half of the year, maybe in Asia? Plus why only the mandatory clay events? He normally does another right? eg. Monte Carlo or Estoril.
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But that seems very small, surely he will add another tournament in the second half of the year, maybe in Asia? Plus why only the mandatory clay events? He normally does another right? eg. Monte Carlo or Estoril.
He said he would reduce his schedule so it's not really surprising

I don't know why he doesn't play Monte Carlo anymore considering his results there over the years.
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I don't know why he doesn't play Monte Carlo anymore
I have an idea, and I dont feel I even need to put down what it is.
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would like to see him enter one more clay tourney as well if he's healthy. he needs points to get #1 for another week or two
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Not really surprised that Fed doesn't intend on defening his title in Sweden but I'll never forgive him for skipping Monte Carlo this year. In all likelihood he lost his #1 record chase because of it. This schedule + Monte Carlo + Tokyo would have been perfect in my opinion, but then again, who am I to judge?

From the schedule what I think is clear is how Roger wants to build in rest and recuperation periods within his year where he can really put in some hours on the practice court and hone his skills for the big tournaments. Basel is like a mandatory tournament for him. Halle is his chosen warm up for Wimbledon, but he's been known to skip it in the past despite it being on his schedule. The only two other non-mandatory tournaments (Doha and Dubai) seem like easy choices...not because of the $$$ but the fact that most of the other top 10 are there and his absence would not go unnoticed and the fact that he has a training camp based there as well.

He certainly does not seem to be going out of his way to bring his tennis to the "smaller" tournaments like Estoril or Stockholm. But of course his main concern is playing for the ranking (as opposed to playing for a larger number of smaller titles) and that requires big performances in big tournaments. So it's only natural that as he gets older his schedule will be reduced to the minimum.
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Perhaps if he defends his AO title and gives a good showing at IW/Miami, i.e. in with a serious chance to regain the no.1 he'll decide at that point to take a Monte Carlo entry?
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On a slightly different note, I'm not that optimistic about Roger's chances of regaining the #1 rank, especially as Rafa picked up 1000 points in London. The good thing from this tournament is that he has put a bit of distance (+1100points) on Djokovic, which might ease the pressure a little during the Australian Open. I reckon Fed will have to win 2 slams next year to return to number 1. Preferably AO and Wimby...the USO is more of a last resort as the points swing could go either way there with his performances in Canada and Cincy this year. But winning 2 slams especially in this era is a tough ask.

So yeah, I agree with you. If he gets 2500+ points from the AO, Indian Wells and Miami, then I really hope he will consider asking for a wildcard to Monte Carlo so he can rake in some more points before going into the clay and grass season where one hopes he can improve a fair bit from last year. If it becomes clear, however, that the #1 ranking position is out of reach (say if Fed lost before the semis in Melbourne and Rafa reached the finals) then I doubt he will change his schedule.
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It's a good thing he is not playing Estoril. This gives him the chance to play Monaco via a wildcard.
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Some Spanish guy that Roger beat today will play it, and Roger knows he won't win there.
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On a slightly different note, I'm not that optimistic about Roger's chances of regaining the #1 rank, especially as Rafa picked up 1000 points in London. The good thing from this tournament is that he has put a bit of distance (+1100points) on Djokovic, which might ease the pressure a little during the Australian Open. I reckon Fed will have to win 2 slams next year to return to number 1. Preferably AO and Wimby...the USO is more of a last resort as the points swing could go either way there with his performances in Canada and Cincy this year. But winning 2 slams especially in this era is a tough ask.

So yeah, I agree with you. If he gets 2500+ points from the AO, Indian Wells and Miami, then I really hope he will consider asking for a wildcard to Monte Carlo so he can rake in some more points before going into the clay and grass season where one hopes he can improve a fair bit from last year. If it becomes clear, however, that the #1 ranking position is out of reach (say if Fed lost before the semis in Melbourne and Rafa reached the finals) then I doubt he will change his schedule.
Well post Wimbledon he is about 1500 up on Rafa right? He needs to defend AO really, and could do with Nadal falling as early as possible

It's possible, but It'l be dependant on Rafa not sweeping the clay I feel.
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Hmm I have a feeling this might not be a complete schedule. I could maybe see him taking a WC in Monte Carlo and perhaps adding an event in the fall.
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