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Maybe I am wrong, but as far as I can recall, Federer (almost) always gets one extra day to rest on master series tournaments (and often on GS tournaments too) by playing his first match day before (most) other players. In Madrid we have same situation. He will play on tuesday, then he will have one day off in the following five days. Other players (except Murray and Haas) need to play five days in a row in order to win tournament, and I think it could be nice advantage to have one extra day to rest somewhere in between. Wouldn't it be more fair if all seeded players have to start on wednsday? Ok, it is not possible in Madrid because there are only two courts, but on outdoor tournaments it is definitely possible. And even if it is not, they should use some kind of draw to decide who will play one day earlier, because somehow Federer always finds himself playing one day earlier (or maybe I am wrong?).

p.s. this thread is not directed against Roger, but against people who are making such silly schedule in order to earn more money from tickets, without considering fact that they are blowing tournament out of balance to some degree.
 

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Another Serbian complaining about Federer. :lol:
 

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Maybe I am wrong, but as far as I can recall, Federer (almost) always gets one extra day to rest on master series tournaments (and often on GS tournaments too) by playing his first match day before (most) other players. In Madrid we have same situation. He will play on tuesday, then he will have one day off in the following five days. Other players (except Murray and Haas) need to play five days in a row in order to win tournament, and I think it could be nice advantage to have one extra day to rest somewhere in between. Wouldn't it be more fair if all seeded players have to start on wednsday? Ok, it is not possible in Madrid because there are only two courts, but on outdoor tournaments it is definitely possible. And even if it is not, they should use some kind of draw to decide who will play one day earlier, because somehow Federer always finds himself playing one day earlier (or maybe I am wrong?).

p.s. this thread is not directed against Roger, but against people who are making such silly schedule in order to earn more money from tickets, without considering fact that they are blowing tournament out of balance to some degree.
yes, you are wrong
 

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Another Serbian complaining about Federer. :lol:
Ummmmmm, what my nationality have to do with this topic? I like Federer very much, as well as Nadal and couple of other players (Baghdatis, Canas, Moya...and players from my country ofcourse :) ), but I am just trying to talk about something I dont like in the way schedule is made.
For example, if Nadal, Davidenko, Djokovic... are always playing one day earlier this thread would be named "Why Nadal, Davidenko, Djokovic get easier schedule?".
 

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Nice Troll/ACC attempt, mate. :lol:



Okay, I admit, I think the Fed Guy truly has a relatively easy draw this time, quite NOT the case with his beloved Main Rival, who surely has a few Bumps on the Road ahead of him.
Hope the both of them will be able to make it to the final! :yeah: ;) :angel:
 

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Slowly but surely, the Serbs are losing it.

And Novak's career has hardly begun...
 

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Nice Troll/ACC attempt, mate. :lol:

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Okay, I admit, I think the Fed Guy truly has a relatively easy draw this time, quite NOT the case with his beloved Main Rival, who surely has a few Bumps on the Road ahead of him.
Hope the both of them will be able to make it to the final! :yeah: ;) :angel:
This was not troll attempt. I didn't complain on draw mate, I hope you read my post :) But it doesn't matter any more, seems like I was wrong ;)
 

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Slowly but surely, the Serbs are losing it.

And Novak's career has hardly begun...
Lol, and I thought only people in Serbia pay too much attention on someone's nationality. Seems like we are not that much different at all...which is bad thing in this case :wavey:
 

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This was not troll attempt. I didn't complain on draw mate, I hope you read my post :) But it doesn't matter any more, seems like I was wrong ;)
No problem, dear! Thanks for pointing me out. You´re entirely right. :D
 

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Lol, and I thought only people in Serbia pay too much attention on someone's nationality. Seems like we are not that much different at all...which is bad thing in this case :wavey:
Just a few months ago you could hardly find any Serb around these forums, now the place is flooded. Don't you think people will comment...?
 

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Just a few months ago you could hardly find any Serb around these forums, now the place is flooded. Don't you think people will comment...?
But that is normal situation mate. Tennis in Serbia is very popular theese days, mainly because of Novak, Jelena and Ana. Their success generates much more people on tennis forums than before. But that doesn't mean that people here didn't watch tennis before, they (most of them) just didn't have reason to write about it. I registered here few months ago, but I am sure I am following tennis longer than many members who came here years before me. I still remember days when Chang beated Lendl with that sneaky "underarm" serve, when Monika and Graf was great rivalry, when Brugera was my favourite tennis player...
Ok, I admit I didnt know how to calculate ATP ranking points before Nole showed up, but I didnt't really need it back then ;)
 

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Maybe I am wrong, but as far as I can recall, Federer (almost) always gets one extra day to rest on master series tournaments (and often on GS tournaments too) by playing his first match day before (most) other players. In Madrid we have same situation. He will play on tuesday, then he will have one day off in the following five days. Other players (except Murray and Haas) need to play five days in a row in order to win tournament, and I think it could be nice advantage to have one extra day to rest somewhere in between. Wouldn't it be more fair if all seeded players have to start on wednsday? Ok, it is not possible in Madrid because there are only two courts, but on outdoor tournaments it is definitely possible. And even if it is not, they should use some kind of draw to decide who will play one day earlier, because somehow Federer always finds himself playing one day earlier (or maybe I am wrong?).

p.s. this thread is not directed against Roger, but against people who are making such silly schedule in order to earn more money from tickets, without considering fact that they are blowing tournament out of balance to some degree.
You are totally right, Federer is their new baby so they have to be nice with him, he is a star and the tournement would lost alot of atmosphere if he lose in the beginning. So his popularity gives him privileges which in turn gives tournement organisers more $$$. Even if that's totally unfair for other players. :sad:
 

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Maybe I am wrong, but as far as I can recall, Federer (almost) always gets one extra day to rest on master series tournaments (and often on GS tournaments too) by playing his first match day before (most) other players. In Madrid we have same situation. He will play on tuesday, then he will have one day off in the following five days. Other players (except Murray and Haas) need to play five days in a row in order to win tournament, and I think it could be nice advantage to have one extra day to rest somewhere in between. Wouldn't it be more fair if all seeded players have to start on wednsday? Ok, it is not possible in Madrid because there are only two courts, but on outdoor tournaments it is definitely possible. And even if it is not, they should use some kind of draw to decide who will play one day earlier, because somehow Federer always finds himself playing one day earlier (or maybe I am wrong?).

p.s. this thread is not directed against Roger, but against people who are making such silly schedule in order to earn more money from tickets, without considering fact that they are blowing tournament out of balance to some degree.
Don't even think of questioning anything in relation to Federer. You will be trashed and told you are a troll. He's god on here.
 

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Don't even think of questioning anything in relation to Federer. You will be trashed and told you are a troll. He's god on here.
agreed. of course, you could just take maybe 10 tournaments and compare Federer to someone else, e.g. Nadal, and see if there really is a difference. And you'd have your answer, but that take a lot of time.
 

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agreed. of course, you could just take maybe 10 tournaments and compare Federer to someone else, e.g. Nadal, and see if there really is a difference. And you'd have your answer, but that take a lot of time.
I'm not really willing to put that much effort into this post :) I'm not saying he's not great, but it does get a little ridiculous that someone can't even question anything in relation to Fed on here without getting bitched out.
 

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You are totally right, Federer is their new baby so they have to be nice with him, he is a star and the tournement would lost alot of atmosphere if he lose in the beginning. So his popularity gives him privileges which in turn gives tournement organisers more $$$. Even if that's totally unfair for other players. :sad:
What would you do if you were an organiser? Put your no. 1 seed on display for the first time on the 3rd day of a 7-day tournament (and I'm not necessarily talking Federer here, simply looking at your main crowd pullers, your nos 1 and 2 seeds). Seems to me Marketing 101 says no
 

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federer earned those privileges.

stop whining, it comes with the territory of being the star in tennis.

when joker, nadal etc become the star in tennis, they will be treated similarly.
 

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Maybe I am wrong, but as far as I can recall, Federer (almost) always gets one extra day to rest on master series tournaments (and often on GS tournaments too) by playing his first match day before (most) other players. In Madrid we have same situation. He will play on tuesday, then he will have one day off in the following five days. Other players (except Murray and Haas) need to play five days in a row in order to win tournament, and I think it could be nice advantage to have one extra day to rest somewhere in between. Wouldn't it be more fair if all seeded players have to start on wednsday? Ok, it is not possible in Madrid because there are only two courts, but on outdoor tournaments it is definitely possible. And even if it is not, they should use some kind of draw to decide who will play one day earlier, because somehow Federer always finds himself playing one day earlier (or maybe I am wrong?).

p.s. this thread is not directed against Roger, but against people who are making such silly schedule in order to earn more money from tickets, without considering fact that they are blowing tournament out of balance to some degree.
Murray will play on Monday and Tuesday, then not again until Thursday. Is that fair?
 
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