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ubermeyer
09-16-2012, 03:04 PM
Why doesn't Fed ever play this tournament? It's an ATP 500 on indoor hard courts, which is Fed's best setting. Does it conflict with something else?

ark_28
09-16-2012, 03:11 PM
Is it not the same time as Basel?

Homeboy Hotel
09-16-2012, 03:20 PM
Yep, same week as Basel.

Mainad
09-16-2012, 03:57 PM
Basel is permanently pencilled in on Fed's schedule. Nothing is ever allowed to conflict with it! :wink:

sureshs
09-16-2012, 06:27 PM
Because he will lose to Rafa

Sabratha
09-16-2012, 06:29 PM
Because he will lose to Rafa
I don't think Nadal will be playing in it much longer.

Mainad
09-16-2012, 06:36 PM
I don't think Nadal will be playing in it much longer.

I don't think Nadal has ever played Valencia. He only plays Barcelona. Barcelona is to Rafa what Basel is to Roger.

ruerooo
09-16-2012, 07:17 PM
I don't think Nadal has ever played Valencia. He only plays Barcelona. Barcelona is to Rafa what Basel is to Roger.

Pretty much.

kishnabe
09-16-2012, 07:21 PM
The same reason why he doesn't play in Barcelona, and other Spanish tournaments.

*Madrid exception due to Romanian tennis Dictator.

tacou
09-17-2012, 05:23 AM
even if it wasn't same week is Basel he plays a pretty full indoor schedule

Sentinel
09-17-2012, 05:35 AM
"Fred" has given a commitment to Basel. Sadly, my telly shows Valencia and not Basel (IIRC).



If there is a time zone difference, surely "Fred" could fly between the two and play both in order to keep his #1 a tad longer.

kalyan4fedever
09-17-2012, 05:46 AM
"I'm wounded, tired, and exhausted and need some time off right now and see where I go from here" more @

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/wounded-federer-wants-break-tennis-091918062.html

Sentinel
09-17-2012, 06:01 AM
"I'm wounded, tired, and exhausted and need some time off right now and see where I go from here" more @

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/wounded-federer-wants-break-tennis-091918062.html

OMG, why the heck was he doing this nonsense DC .

Anyway, he should just rest now and start fresh for next year.

kalyan4fedever
09-17-2012, 06:11 AM
OMG, why the heck was he doing this nonsense DC .

Anyway, he should just rest now and start fresh for next year.

One person commented that If they dont win now guess swiss will be disqualified for the davis cup 2years in a row. May be , but he should seriously skip shanghai , basel and paris he will definitely play as basel being his hometown and paris as a warmup for london.

CMM
09-17-2012, 06:24 AM
One person commented that If they dont win now guess swiss will be disqualified for the davis cup 2years in a row. May be , but he should seriously skip shanghai , basel and paris he will definitely play as basel being his hometown and paris as a warmup for london.

There is no break between Basel, Paris and WTF, so if he doesn't pull out of any of them he'll have to play for 3 consecutive weeks.

Sentinel
09-17-2012, 06:45 AM
One person commented that If they dont win now guess swiss will be disqualified for the davis cup 2years in a row. May be , but he should seriously skip shanghai , basel and paris he will definitely play as basel being his hometown and paris as a warmup for london.

"Win now" meaning what. Do you mean just the match with Netherlands (they won 3:2). Or some stage (I am not conversant with DC stuff)

RF20Lennon
09-17-2012, 11:34 AM
"Win now" meaning what. Do you mean just the match with Netherlands (they won 3:2). Or some stage (I am not conversant with DC stuff)

If the Swiss lost this weekend they would be out of the world group for 2 years

smoledman
09-17-2012, 12:06 PM
Federer should play every ATP event from now to YEC. Come on Roger, show 'em what a warrior you really are!