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babbette
04-05-2010, 04:45 AM
http://sportitalia.com/shownews.aspx?id=12128

It's in Italian. If someone can translate or has an english press that would be great.

google translate

The Australian Open success seems light years away. Roger Federer closes American trip with the third round at Indian Wells and Miami in the second round. Far too little for number 1 in the world. The Swiss no longer the undisputed ruler of world tennis. The long break has certainly taken off rhythm and confidence at No. 1 in the world. Federer managed to get worse last year when he brought home two semifinals in the first two Masters 1000 season.

This time he lost to Swiss tennis players outside the top 10 of the world. At Indian Wells to stop it was Marcos Baghdatis Tomas Berdych in Miami, two top 10 talent but currently still outside the top of the world. Federer has played in America AC alternating strokes of genius to trivial errors by virtue of having lost the habit of playing.

That the Swiss ran for cover. For the second consecutive year requested and was granted a wild card for the ATP Monte Carlo. The tournament, two years relegated to ATP 500, and is no longer required for this Roger Federer decided to skip it. Unfortunately, the bad results of U.S. travel was advised to number 1 in the world to change their mind. Moreover, the Swiss is likely to arrive in the climax of the season with too few matches.

Federer in 2009 as hopes that the clay ridia conviction and victories. Disappointed by the American trip even Andy Murray has decided to play the tournament in Monte Carlo. The Scot had won last year's Miami this year was even released in the second round. But Murray on red has never convinced that we can this difficult time.

Augustus
04-05-2010, 04:51 AM
No surprise, he should have some time to practice now.

valiant
04-05-2010, 05:21 AM
I will watch it if he plays. I havent seen much of the matches this year. Also the venue look super awesome.

P_Agony
04-05-2010, 05:35 AM
What a surprise. Not.

It was obvious he would want one, the question is can he do something with it or will he lose to Wawrinka again?

batz
04-05-2010, 05:37 AM
If he wants one he gets one. The TD said at the press conference when the field was announced that he would hold 2 WCs back until the last minute for Roger and Murray.

Sentinel
04-05-2010, 05:38 AM
He's won only 3 out of the last 4 slams. He should really retire before it gets much worse.

btw, doesnt WC mean he wont be ranked at MC, so he could potentially play a top ranked player in the early rounds.

valiant
04-05-2010, 05:40 AM
If he wants one he gets one. The TD said at the press conference when the field was announced that he would hold 2 WCs back until the last minute for Roger and Murray.

Rog - The Precious

valiant
04-05-2010, 05:41 AM
He's won only 3 out of the last 4 slams. He should really retire before it gets much worse.

btw, doesnt WC mean he wont be ranked at MC, so he could potentially play a top ranked player in the early rounds.

I think he will still be seeded according to his ranking. Thats what happened last year. WC-1

batz
04-05-2010, 06:05 AM
Rog - The Precious

Very arrogant of him ;)

He will be seeded 1, Novak 2, Rafa 3, Murray 4 - a Roger/Rafa semi would be sweeeeeet.

Augustus
04-05-2010, 06:20 AM
I looked for other news on this, but couldn't find anything. Is it even official Federer that will play?

clayman2000
04-05-2010, 07:30 AM
I think he will still be seeded according to his ranking. Thats what happened last year. WC-1

You mean last year he was WC - 2

PSNELKE
04-05-2010, 07:43 AM
Very arrogant of him ;)

He will be seeded 1, Novak 2, Rafa 3, Murray 4 - a Roger/Rafa semi would be sweeeeeet.

the roger of the previous weeks would be killed by rafa on clay

valiant
04-05-2010, 07:45 AM
You mean last year he was WC - 2

Oh yeah forgot abt him being no 2 :P

batz
04-05-2010, 07:46 AM
the roger of the previous weeks would be killed by rafa on clay

You're pushing against an open door mate. I don't care who wins when they meet. I just get the popcorn and enjoy!

clayman2000
04-05-2010, 08:00 AM
Is he still going to play Estoril. Cause I mean if Fed does play Monte Carlo, that would mean he would have to play 4 tournies in 5 weeks. I dont think hes used to that

Semi-Pro
04-05-2010, 08:10 AM
He's won only 3 out of the last 4 slams. He should really retire before it gets much worse.

btw, doesnt WC mean he wont be ranked at MC, so he could potentially play a top ranked player in the early rounds.

1) Why would he retire if he is currently #1 in the world? That would be idiotic.

2) He will be seeded number #1 most likely.

forzamilan90
04-05-2010, 08:19 AM
good news for the monte carlo tournament then

Sentinel
04-05-2010, 08:28 AM
I think he will still be seeded according to his ranking. Thats what happened last year. WC-1
Okay, sorry i got confused with another No.1 who had lost her ranking. my bad.

Marius_Hancu
04-05-2010, 08:59 AM
Clever move, there are no guarantees at Estoril or Madrid

abraxas21
04-05-2010, 09:04 AM
I don't think this is true.

JennyS
04-05-2010, 09:11 AM
It makes no sense for him not to play it. He's played only 5 matches since January. If he does well at Monte Carlo and Rome he can pull out of Estoril or Madrid (he skipped Hamburg in 2006 after playing that marathon Rome final).

Augustus
04-05-2010, 09:13 AM
I still haven't found any confirmation of this news, not on his website, facebook or any other site. Does anybody have a link except that Italian article?

abraxas21
04-05-2010, 09:19 AM
Even if he plays MC, he'll probably lose in the third or second round.

But he won't play it :)

cknobman
04-05-2010, 09:21 AM
He needs more match time (and ranking points to ensure the #1 week record)

Outbeyond
04-05-2010, 09:27 AM
I'm not yet convinced Roger's playing in Monte Carlo. The latest news has Murray taking a wild card there, but not the Fed:

http://www.tennistalk.com/en/news/20100405/Murray_makes_wildcard_entry_to_Monte_Carlo

icedevil0289
04-05-2010, 01:52 PM
Very arrogant of him ;)

He will be seeded 1, Novak 2, Rafa 3, Murray 4 - a Roger/Rafa semi would be sweeeeeet.

yes, maybe it will be the 'real final'.

ruerooo
04-05-2010, 01:54 PM
yes, maybe it will be the 'real final'.

I really don't understand this. Why would people want them in a semi instead of a final?

:roll:

Rafa is defending champion. If Roger gets a WC, seed him first and Rafa second. Or Rafa first and Roger second.
Even with Roger 1 and Rafa 4 going into Miami, they were still on opposite sides of the draw, which only makes sense.

icedevil0289
04-05-2010, 01:57 PM
I really don't understand this. Why would people want them in a semi instead of a final?

:roll:

I was just making a joke in reference to the 2009 madrid semi. Many people thought the nole/rafa semi in madrid last year was the real final.

I don't think it makes much a difference whether a final or semi, just that I suppose fed and nadal haven't played against each other in a semi for a really long time, so I guess that would be why. I'm not a big fan of fedal matches to begin with so it doesn't make a difference to me.

Telepatic
04-05-2010, 01:57 PM
I really don't understand this. Why would people want them in a semi instead of a final?

:roll:


As icedevil said, so we can all say that it was "the REAL final".. !

OJ ROD
04-05-2010, 02:32 PM
yes, maybe it will be the 'real final'.

Yes,...the sixth slam.

norbac
04-05-2010, 02:35 PM
They shouldn't give the wildcard to Roger, they should give it to Roddick so he can dominate the field.

Rhino
04-05-2010, 02:35 PM
This is just speculation.

West Coast Ace
04-05-2010, 02:36 PM
No surprise, he should have some time to practice now.Why, are the twins in college already? :)

Also the venue look super awesome.That's an understatement. Most beautiful tennis club in the world. The view is sick.

What a surprise. Not.Actually it is. He said he was reducing his schedule. And something had to go.

Outbeyond
04-05-2010, 03:05 PM
Folks, listen up: there's absolutely no credible evidence that Fed's playing in MC. This thread is a pure gossip chain. I may as well start a thread about Djokovic dumping tennis altogether to open a vineyard in upstate New York.

samprasvsfederer123
04-05-2010, 03:42 PM
i dont understand explain please, how can worlds number 1 get wild card

bluescreen
04-05-2010, 04:08 PM
he can get a wild card because he didnt enter the tournament on time. usually a tournament will well in advance if a player will play or not. since federer was originally not going to play his spot was taken. however, there r wild card slots left open for players at the last moment.

if monte carlo was a required tournament this wouldnt even be an issue, imo.

Rhino
04-05-2010, 04:09 PM
i dont understand explain please, how can worlds number 1 get wild card

Tournaments have a cut off date for entry. They can use a wild card for a high profile player who decides at the last minute to enter the tournament.

kaleidoskope
04-06-2010, 06:25 AM
So... I with Augustus, Rhino etc...
I have been searching around and found nothing confirming that Roger is indeed playing Monte Carlo...

so... no, right?

Mustard
04-06-2010, 06:29 AM
I think Federer is playing Estoril rather than Monte Carlo.

kaleidoskope
04-06-2010, 06:31 AM
Ok, my bad...
http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/news/story?id=4055120

Looks like it's true.
Weird that it's not mentioned in in his website, his FB page, in the official tournament site...

kaleidoskope
04-06-2010, 06:32 AM
My bad again...
That article is from 2009...

ok, I'll just shut the **** up...

ksbh
04-06-2010, 06:33 AM
Quit living in the past, K.Skope! It's not mentioned on his website because that link is a year old! :)

Ok, my bad...
http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/news/story?id=4055120

Looks like it's true.
Weird that it's not mentioned in in his website, his FB page, in the official tournament site...

Sentinel
04-06-2010, 06:37 AM
oh damn, they were giving the WC to Zeeshan Ali but now Federer has arm-twisted the ATP into giving it to him. The guy just blows!

kaleidoskope
04-06-2010, 06:52 AM
Quit living in the past, K.Skope! It's not mentioned on his website because that link is a year old! :)

No. no! Past is the best. Specially between 2004 and 2007 :D

Commando Tennis Shorts
04-06-2010, 07:06 AM
I may as well start a thread about Djokovic dumping tennis altogether to open a vineyard in upstate New York.

Hmmm, do tell

ksbh
04-06-2010, 07:15 AM
LOL, K.Skope ... i'll take that because there were some legendary matches between the top 2 of this generation in that time period!

No. no! Past is the best. Specially between 2004 and 2007 :D

Augustus
04-06-2010, 07:16 AM
Hmmm, do tell

Djokovic actually opened a Serbian food store in Iowa is part-time coaching Daniel Koellerer.

ksbh
04-06-2010, 07:17 AM
And just who loses, Herr Sentinel ... the game of tennis! :(

Zeeshan Ali on the tennis courts of Monte Carlo ... that would have been a sight to behold! And needless to say, can you just imagine what his presence would have done to the teenaged girls in that region?! :)

oh damn, they were giving the WC to Zeeshan Ali but now Federer has arm-twisted the ATP into giving it to him. The guy just blows!

viduka0101
04-06-2010, 07:18 AM
The Australian Open success seems light years away. Roger Federer closes American trip with the third round at Indian Wells and Miami in the second round. Far too little for number 1 in the world. The Swiss no longer the undisputed ruler of world tennis. The long break has certainly taken off rhythm and confidence at No. 1 in the world. Federer managed to get worse last year when he brought home two semifinals in the first two Masters 1000 season.

This time he lost to Swiss tennis players outside the top 10 of the world. At Indian Wells to stop it was Marcos Baghdatis Tomas Berdych in Miami, two top 10 talent but currently still outside the top of the world. Federer has played in America AC alternating strokes of genius to trivial errors by virtue of having lost the habit of playing.

That the Swiss ran for cover. For the second consecutive year requested and was granted a wild card for the ATP Monte Carlo. The tournament, two years relegated to ATP 500, and is no longer required for this Roger Federer decided to skip it. Unfortunately, the bad results of U.S. travel was advised to number 1 in the world to change their mind. Moreover, the Swiss is likely to arrive in the climax of the season with too few matches.

Federer in 2009 as hopes that the clay ridia conviction and victories. Disappointed by the American trip even Andy Murray has decided to play the tournament in Monte Carlo. The Scot had won last year's Miami this year was even released in the second round. But Murray on red has never convinced that we can this difficult time.

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Fedace
04-06-2010, 07:31 AM
http://sportitalia.com/shownews.aspx?id=12128

It's in Italian. If someone can translate or has an english press that would be great.

google translate

WOW....he really wants some beating from Nadal. doesn't he ?

cknobman
04-06-2010, 08:38 AM
WOW....he really wants some beating from Nadal. doesn't he ?

Who got the beating last time they played on clay??


thats what I though..... SHYAAAAAATTTT UPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fedifed
04-06-2010, 09:32 AM
Will Federer be officially playing Monte Carlo?

Augustus
04-06-2010, 09:34 AM
Will Federer be officially playing Monte Carlo?

No, he won't. Well, he could still accept a wildcard, but there isn't any reason to believe he has done so already.

newmark401
04-06-2010, 10:29 AM
From his own website, here's Federer's "Spielplan", or tournament schedule, up to Wimbledon:

23.03.10 Sony Ericsson Open 1000 Miami (USA)

25.04.10 Internationali BNL d'Italia 1000 Rome (ITA)

03.05.10 Estoril Open 250 Estoril (POR)

09.05.10 Mutua Madrilena Masters 1000 Madrid (ESP)

23.05.10 Roland Garros GS Paris (FRA)

07.06.10 Gerry Weber Open 250 Halle (GER)

21.06.10 Wimbledon GS Wimbledon (GBR)