I agree 100%No reason for him to be playing Rio to begin with imo
He is a top player now, he needs to schedule like it.
Yes, I mean, obviously AO is Thiem's best surface.Thiem proved at this year's AO that he has absolutely no chance of beating Rafa at Roland Garros.
I mean he needed a 76 76 64 76 thriller just to beat Rafa at Rafa's worst slam event.
Thiem has no hope at Roland Garros, until Rafa retires....
But, Thiem will do better than Djokovic, because Djokovic doesn't even look good enough to take a set from Rafa at Roland Garros (Rafa has won 3 in a row over Djokovic on clay, including a bagel at last year's Rome - the first bagel ever recorded in a match between Rafa and Djokovic).
It's not rocket science, even Tsitsi said he had played too much tennis last year. I think he said physically he was fine, but that mentally it was draining. So don't play too many events. The ATP needs new stars, so maybe they are under pressure to play a lot of events in order to build their profile. I'm speculating here.I agree 100%
Tsitsipas and Medvedev have been doing the same and I think it is affecting them.
Scheduling is key to get to the important tournaments with the perfect balance between rest and activity.
These 3 young dudes and their teams don't seem to understand it
Why would he need it though?... Would it not be better to draw Nadal in the Quarters and take him out then & there instead of a bigger stage in the final where he is 12-0.If your right he will have some troubles getting that 4th seed by RG and a harder path to even get to the final