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I hate to say it, but he might have to give the US Open less thought.

He has routinely been overplayed and run down after the US Open.

Almost every second year the US Open was the time by which he had been worn out or injured himself in and left his subsequent season a non-factor: 2014, 2016, 2018..

although really only 2018 was due to the event itself, and 2014 and 2016 had other real issues coming in.

But still, it's less than optimal.
 

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Well Djokovic has huge interest to win both of them as Nadal does. With umbrella roof cooler Chatrier Djokovic's chances of winning his second French increased dramatically.
If Nadal pays less intention towards the US Open, 75 % Djokovic and Thiem would gladly benefit and then with a confidence boost be inspired in Paris.
 

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This is a huge problem for Thiem and Djokovic, as they don't know how to play the French Open without being exhausted by the SF/F.....while Rafa has no problem.
Also, Djokovic isn't very good at the US Open, and is even worse at Roland Garros.
Rafa is simply too good, and Thiem is obviously not a slam-winner.
 

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Well Djokovic has huge interest to win both of them as Nadal does. With umbrella roof cooler Chatrier Djokovic's chances of winning his second French increased dramatically.
If Nadal pays less intention towards the US Open, 75 % Djokovic and Thiem would gladly benefit and then with a confidence boost be inspired in Paris.
Well, Djokovic is a LOSER on clay vs. Rafa-
2017 Madrid = Nadal 62 64
2018 Rome = Nadal 76(4) 63
2019 Rome = Nadal 60 46 61
(and that is the first bagel in the history of their rivalry)
And Thiem can't even push Rafa to 5 sets at Roland Garros, and the fact that Thiem needed a 76 46 76 76 grindfest just to beat Rafa at the AO.....no chance at Roland Garros-
2014 RG = Nadal 62 62 63
2017 RG = Nadal 63 64 60
2018 RG = Nadal 64 63 62
2019 RG = Nadal 63 57 61 61
 

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Really don't think US open is set in stone. Get the feeling they've put FO in that slot as they know little chance US open will take place so at least got a slam in that period.
 

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Well, Djokovic is a LOSER on clay vs. Rafa-
2017 Madrid = Nadal 62 64
2018 Rome = Nadal 76(4) 63
2019 Rome = Nadal 60 46 61
(and that is the first bagel in the history of their rivalry)
And Thiem can't even push Rafa to 5 sets at Roland Garros, and the fact that Thiem needed a 76 46 76 76 grindfest just to beat Rafa at the AO.....no chance at Roland Garros-
2014 RG = Nadal 62 62 63
2017 RG = Nadal 63 64 60
2018 RG = Nadal 64 63 62
2019 RG = Nadal 63 57 61 61
Not a loser, a real competitor.
2017 was injury year.
2018 recovery form, searching his form and got Nadal into a tie break !
2019 despite being tired and worn-out he took a set from mentally struggling Nadal ! because Djokovic got into his head

I do not know in what kind of dream world you are living when you call Djokovic a loser on clay vs Rafa. He will be competitive and has a chance to win it.
 

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It's all notional anyway.

Even if the coronavirus magically disappears in the meantime, the ATP and WTA will ask their members to boycott the French Open.

Don't underestimate player power.
 

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Not a loser, a real competitor.
2017 was injury year.
2018 recovery form, searching his form and got Nadal into a tie break !
2019 despite being tired and worn-out he took a set from mentally struggling Nadal ! because Djokovic got into his head

I do not know in what kind of dream world you are living when you call Djokovic a loser on clay vs Rafa. He will be competitive and has a chance to win it.
Well, Djokovic has been a loser on clay vs. Rafa for the last 3 years, as the results show.
"Recovery form?" The same applies to Rafa and Federer nearly every 2nd year, so funny to try that as an excuse.....I mean join the club....
You cling to that most recent meeting, and of the non-straight-set matches it was the most lopsided match they've ever played!
Sorry, I don't see Djokovic as a threat to Rafa on clay.
Whereas Thiem is at least a threat to Rafa in best-of-3-sets on clay.
 

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Hmm. I don't see it. Obviously it isn't an ideal situation for anyone to have one grand slam only one week after another. Having said that it won't be the same for Nadal post US Open this year. In the past there was a long season that he had played getting to the later stages of all the tournament. There obviously isn't going to be a long season before the grand slams this year(assuming the season does restart). So yeah the three slams would be played in short period of time but there would be far less wear and tear beforehand than normal.

Anyway again it isn't like there is much of a choice and I can't see Rafa skipping a slam if he is healthy as he has stated before.
 

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You don't need weed, just powers of inference.
That's THC in Irish? You need to sleep over it.

Stop deluding yourself, no one is either boycotting or calling for a RG boycott. You're mistaking your tardic hallucinations for reality.
 

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That's THC in Irish? You need to sleep over it.

Stop deluding yourself, no one is either boycotting or calling for a RG boycott. You're mistaking your tardic hallucinations for reality.
In very simple English, it's the ability to draw conclusions.

You're the deluded one. You think that the FO can make their nasty unilateral grab and for there to be no consequences.

I've got news for you: unless the FO backs down, this is going to be an issue that tears tennis apart.

Nobody has called for a boycott yet, but the ATP, the WTA and the USO have all publicly expressed their contempt for the FO's move. That's just step one. When it escalates, the shit's going to hit the fan.
 

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RG getting that spot isn't a foregone conclusion still. As noted, there has been a public disapproval of their actions. Surely not the end of it.
 

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It creates a dilemma for everyone who has a reasonable chance at the French and is also a good hardcourt player. Nadal in particular though can’t get into physical wars at the USOPEN. Of course, none of this is going to happen anyway.
 
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