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Was there ever any idea he'd play a tournament right before RG?
 
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Yeah, I read it a few hours ago.
Even tough a bit risky this might be the best decision for Dominic ahead of Roland Garros. Asking for w WC to Hamburg and going deep there would accumulate the fatigue and increase the chances he'd be spent in the 2nd week of Roland Garros.
Now he can play himself into the clay form in the first 1-2 rounds of the slam.
But, if he's very unlucky and draws a dangerous floater in R1 this might be a potential banana skin.
So a lot will depend on the draw - I'm hoping for some average players who are not bashers and will allow him for longer rallies vs weaker opponents.
 

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USO Hangover. Costs him the French. Especially with a pissed off Djoker because of a BS liberal Disqualification and Nadal gunning to tie the slam record. He wouldn't have won it anyways but stilll. His level aint that good as the USO showed.

If the USO did one thing, its gonna light a fire under Djoker and Nadal's ass now
 

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Its a bombshell when we talk about Thiem indeed. Good for him.
 
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Common sense decision. He needs to rest the foot and the mind. The weird turnover will make it difficult to process the slam victory and saving tennis in the process, in time for the French.If the foot is problematic, in all honesty, he should call it a season.Come back physically and mentally refreshed next season. Anybody heard anything about the foot?
 
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Its a bombshell when we talk about Thiem indeed. Good for him.
Indeed, that's how I understood the thread title. Thiem is the only potential French Open champion who is crazy/strong enough to play a tournament the week before the French Open. But this time, the situation is different.
 

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There you see the difference between a great coach like Massu who deserves all the credit he receives and someone who makes you play every week, even sues you when you’re successful
 

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Yup, the guy was spent physically but mental fatigue could play an even bigger role in his decision (after all he reached his lifetime goal). He has to recharge his body and hunger. He'll be more prone to an early RG upset but if he plays himself into the tournament he'll be a top contender surely.
 

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doesn't make sense tbh. it's not like he overplayed in the shortened US swing with the early cincy exit, so he'd rather get some serious matches on the dirt under his belt before RG.
 

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Common sense decision. He needs to rest the foot and the mind. The weird turnover will make it difficult to process the slam victory and saving tennis in the process, in time for the French.If the foot is problematic, in all honesty, he should call it a season.Come back physically and mentally refreshed next season. Anybody heard anything about the foot?
The foot is fine he said; Why call it a season ??? There is no injury, only a mental fatigue, that would be absurd to stop now. With some rest, he could be all right for RG, but as guitarra wrote, the draw will be very important for his first round match.
 

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Don't mind, his at a point where he knows the surface and can cope without much preparation and matches under his belt. First couple rounds could be tricky but as long as he is fit and healthy he will be fine.
 
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