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hermano05
02-11-2006, 02:04 PM
federer always played at gstaad. but last year he didnt. maybe because of an injury and he also didnt play a masters series (toronto). do you think that federer will play at gstaad this year?

Shabazza
02-11-2006, 04:34 PM
don't think so, it isn't in his schedule and it would be too tough a shedule anyway 3 weeks in a row I think - I just hope he can play Basel this year and don't have an injury at the time for a chnge!

Nitish
07-02-2013, 07:20 AM
He is playing again this year
http://www.actusports.fr/65482/un-tournoi-en-plus-pour-federer-cette-saison/

W.P. Mayhew
07-02-2013, 07:21 AM
One epic bump.

rogerfederer (https://twitter.com/rogerfederer/status/352067951349866498): Iíve decided to play #opengstaad. Very excited to play in Switzerland this summer.This was the event that gave me my first wild card in Ď98!

Nitish
07-02-2013, 07:24 AM
One epic bump.

Look at post #3

ScottleeSV
07-02-2013, 07:24 AM
Very surprising, tbh. Hard to see him playing both Toronto and Cincy now (assuming he goes far in Switzerland).

Nitish
07-02-2013, 07:25 AM
Very surprising, tbh. Hard to see him playing both Toronto and Cincy now (assuming he goes far in Switzerland).

He will probably skip toronto .Cinci is his best chance to win another masters 1000.

underground
07-02-2013, 07:27 AM
Seems like Fed is a bit desperate for matches? Going back to clay again? He hasn't played there since he won it in 2004. :shock:

Roger Federer
I'm really looking forward to playing in front of my home fans in Gstaad this summer. I have got a lot of great memories of the tournament in the mountains of Switzerland.

batz
07-02-2013, 07:30 AM
Very surprising, tbh. Hard to see him playing both Toronto and Cincy now (assuming he goes far in Switzerland).

Roger is now exempt from ms events - he can play them if he wants to but they aren't mandatory for him

underground
07-02-2013, 07:32 AM
Roger is now exempt from ms events - he can play them if he wants to but they aren't mandatory for him

I think he will still play it though, considering he has no points to defend there and Gstaad is two weeks before Montreal. He just wants some match play regardless of surface I guess.

W.P. Mayhew
07-02-2013, 07:33 AM
Look at post #3

I was referring to your bump :)

Should've quoted it, though.

Ico
07-02-2013, 07:35 AM
It's nice of him to play for his Swiss fans and I'm sure the attendance check doesn't hurt either. Barring an injury on clay, I can't see this negatively impacting the rest of his season.

Nitish
07-02-2013, 07:35 AM
I was referring to your bump :)

Should've quoted it, though.

Oh! sorry :oops:

Hood_Man
07-02-2013, 07:37 AM
I think he needs a confidence boost.

I missed the posting dates in this thread so I was thinking "What? He hasn't played Gstaad in years!"

Then I was like "...oh" :lol:

Nitish
07-02-2013, 07:41 AM
Maybe for another cow :-)

http://www.treizecizero.ro/media/news/Federer-Gstaad.jpg

Hood_Man
07-02-2013, 07:42 AM
Another cow
http://www.treizecizero.ro/media/news/Federer-Gstaad.jpg

This picture make it look like they're a couple fighting.

Ico
07-02-2013, 07:43 AM
Maybe for another cow :-)

http://www.treizecizero.ro/media/news/Federer-Gstaad.jpg

Oh god yes.

rnrd001
07-02-2013, 07:52 AM
Maybe for another cow :-)

http://www.treizecizero.ro/media/news/Federer-Gstaad.jpg

Standard picture of a clay tournament ceremony.
Federer in pants and Nadal holding the trophees.

zam88
07-02-2013, 07:56 AM
odd decision.. a clay tournament in hard court season?

potentially missing a masters tournament?


is this where we're going here... playing random tournies just for match play/appearance fees/fun?

why is he going to rob some random dude's payday who needs the dough to keep going

Nitish
07-02-2013, 08:03 AM
odd decision.. a clay tournament in hard court season?

potentially missing a masters tournament?


is this where we're going here... playing random tournies just for match play/appearance fees/fun?

why is he going to rob some random dude's payday who needs the dough to keep going

If he makes it to the finals he will still have a week before rogers cup so not sure he will skip it.I think he is playing it for some match play and points.Still a odd decision to play on clay before the summer HC season.

W.P. Mayhew
07-02-2013, 08:04 AM
odd decision.. a clay tournament in hard court season?

potentially missing a masters tournament?


is this where we're going here... playing random tournies just for match play/appearance fees/fun?

why is he going to rob some random dude's payday who needs the dough to keep going

Hardcourt season hasn't begun and both hardcourt masters are still on the updated schedule. He's probably playing the tournament because he's already in Switzerland and wants more match practice (and a potential free cow with some money). Any extra points will also make up for the olympic points.

Rafa might also play a clay tournament before the hardcourt season, going by what he said after Wimbledon.

nikdom
07-02-2013, 08:58 AM
I have an eerie feeling that Roger is going to call it quits this year.

Basically whatever back problem he has isn't going away and he doesn't see himself grinding it out losing at his fav slams if he can't get better physically.

Saying that he's doing it for his Swiss fans and mentioning that Gstaad was the first tournament to give him a wild card seems like a nostalgia thing more than anything else.

zam88
07-02-2013, 09:02 AM
I have an eerie feeling that Roger is going to call it quits this year.

Basically whatever back problem he has isn't going away and he doesn't see himself grinding it out losing at his fav slams if he can't get better physically.

Saying that he's doing it for his Swiss fans and mentioning that Gstaad was the first tournament to give him a wild card seems like a nostalgia thing more than anything else.


while it wouldn't surprise me if he bold face lied to the media about playing until 2016 and then quit (after all telling sponsors he was quitting would cost him tens of millions), I think we should wait until after the U.S. Open to begin this speculation.

if he doesn't have a good cincinatti and/or US open (semi-finals or better).. then i'd say the risk is there for retirement.


I think there's a better chance that after teh USO he takes a larger "rafa style" break to get his back right and then gives it a strong go in '14

nikdom
07-02-2013, 09:08 AM
while it wouldn't surprise me if he bold face lied to the media about playing until 2016 and then quit (after all telling sponsors he was quitting would cost him tens of millions), I think we should wait until after the U.S. Open to begin this speculation.

if he doesn't have a good cincinatti and/or US open (semi-finals or better).. then i'd say the risk is there for retirement.


I think there's a better chance that after teh USO he takes a larger "rafa style" break to get his back right and then gives it a strong go in '14

He has always prefaced his statement about wanting to play many more years with "if my body allows it".

My feeling is that he's been managing the back issue for some time now. He was able to do mind over body as long as he had the motivation (7th Wimby, no. of weeks at 1 record), but you'll see that he had an immediate slump after the 2012 Wimbledon which he never recovered from.

His biggest motivation would have been another Wimbledon, and with that chance gone this year, he really has to weigh if he wants to play another year and maintain good ranking to have a shot at Wimby 2014.

The fact that he's still hanging out in Wimbledon in week 2 (see twitter for sightings of Fed in Wimbledon village), means that he's not taken this loss well and may be taking his time to tell Wimbledon his final goodbye as a player.

cronus
07-02-2013, 09:10 AM
I have an eerie feeling that Roger is going to call it quits this year.


He wont at least for another year, he has some amazing contracts so needs to play to keep them at high pay, no matter what happens this year he is the highest earning tennis player in the world and he is just below tiger woods in the highest earning sports person so he would not want to let that go that soon,also this is just the two years he had from 2010-2012 and he came back to win Wimbledon so he wont quit so soon, he will quit if 2014 is worse than this year and he exits all GS before r3.

Nitish
07-02-2013, 09:14 AM
He has always prefaced his statement about wanting to play many more years with "if my body allows it".

My feeling is that he's been managing the back issue for some time now. He was able to do mind over body as long as he had the motivation (7th Wimby, no. of weeks at 1 record), but you'll see that he had an immediate slump after the 2012 Wimbledon which he never recovered from.

His biggest motivation would have been another Wimbledon, and with that chance gone this year, he really has to weigh if he wants to play another year and maintain good ranking to have a shot at Wimby 2014.

The fact that he's still hanging out in Wimbledon in week 2 (see twitter for sightings of Fed in Wimbledon village), means that he's not taken this loss well and may be taking his time to tell Wimbledon his final goodbye as a player.
I saw some pics too.Hope this isnt the last time we see fed at wimby.I really think he should give Wimbledon atleast one more shot.

nikdom
07-02-2013, 09:15 AM
He wont at least for another year, he has some amazing contracts so needs to play to keep them at high pay, no matter what happens this year he is the highest earning tennis player in the world and he is just below tiger woods in the highest earning sports person so he would not want to let that go that soon,also this is just the two years he had from 2010-2012 and he came back to win Wimbledon so he wont quit so soon, he will quit if 2014 is worse than this year and he exits all GS before r3.

Agassi is still making money from sponsors like Longines and Nike.

Brand Federer won't disappear if he stops playing. His reputation, image and name sell well because he has a loyal following.

If anything, playing and losing at the most prestigious events will damage that reputation and bring negative focus to the brands that he promotes rather than enhance them.

Right now, his legacy can sell better than current results.

Magnus
07-02-2013, 09:16 AM
odd decision.. a clay tournament in hard court season?

potentially missing a masters tournament?


is this where we're going here... playing random tournies just for match play/appearance fees/fun?

why is he going to rob some random dude's payday who needs the dough to keep going

I think he's just desperate for ATP points given how many of them he lost in 2013.

nikdom
07-02-2013, 09:19 AM
I saw some pics too.Hope this isnt the last time we see fed at wimby.I really think he should give Wimbledon atleast one more shot.


It's hard as it is with seeding as you saw last week. If Roger doesn't stay in the Top 4 going into Wimby next year, you can bet he'll have a much tougher draw than even this year.

He knows that as good as he is, time and lower ranking will work against him.

If he enters, I'm sure he'll want to be a contender and not do it just to get to Qtrs or Semis like Hewitt is happy to do.

OKUSA
07-02-2013, 09:21 AM
It's true, his sponsors Nike and Wilson have nobody to fall back on. Since Del Potro left Nike, they will basically have Rafa and he doesn't appeal to the rich affluent type

nikdom
07-02-2013, 09:23 AM
I think he's just desperate for ATP points given how many of them he lost in 2013.

That doesn't make sense. If it is for ranking points alone, Gstaad is a 250 level event.

Even playing Citi Open D.C would be double prize money and points (ATP 500)... plus it's in the states and on hard courts.

merwy
07-02-2013, 09:23 AM
Standard picture of a clay tournament ceremony.
Federer in pants and Nadal holding the trophees.

Haha that's pretty funny!

Surprised he's playing this. Although on the other hand, he's out early at Wimbledon so he might as well play something in between this and Montreal.
I don't think he will skip a M1000, his schedule isn't THAT busy. It's good that he plays this actually. If he wins this, and doesn't suck too much at the upcoming 2 M1000s, he won't lose any of the 1000 pts he won at Cincy last year, but will actually gain points.

JRAJ1988
07-02-2013, 09:36 AM
I suppose Federer is automatic favorite for Gstaad.

OKUSA
07-02-2013, 10:47 AM
He's trying to hone his clay court game for next Roland Garros

zagor
07-02-2013, 11:30 AM
I have an eerie feeling that Roger is going to call it quits this year.

Basically whatever back problem he has isn't going away and he doesn't see himself grinding it out losing at his fav slams if he can't get better physically.

Saying that he's doing it for his Swiss fans and mentioning that Gstaad was the first tournament to give him a wild card seems like a nostalgia thing more than anything else.

Yeah, I had the same feeling as soon as I've heard this announcement.

I always felt that Fed will continue playing as long as he feels he's a contender to win slams, sadly the moment when he isn't anymore might have finally arrived.

You could also be right about him having some physical issues (it's hard to tell with Fed as he rarely talks about them), his groundstrokes lost their juice and his movement has been mostly terrible this year, he also seems to wear that undershirt more often.

Fiji
07-02-2013, 02:03 PM
Odd decision.

I have an eerie feeling that Roger is going to call it quits this year.

Basically whatever back problem he has isn't going away and he doesn't see himself grinding it out losing at his fav slams if he can't get better physically.

Saying that he's doing it for his Swiss fans and mentioning that Gstaad was the first tournament to give him a wild card seems like a nostalgia thing more than anything else.

That would be terrible. Don't got there, man...

nikdom
07-02-2013, 02:25 PM
Yeah, I had the same feeling as soon as I've heard this announcement.

I always felt that Fed will continue playing as long as he feels he's a contender to win slams, sadly the moment when he isn't anymore might have finally arrived.

You could also be right about him having some physical issues (it's hard to tell with Fed as he rarely talks about them), his groundstrokes lost their juice and his movement has been mostly terrible this year, he also seems to wear that undershirt more often.



That would be terrible. Don't got there, man...

I hope not, but then again I'd rather see a happy and motivated Roger contending rather than going through the motions.

He looks oddly subdued and resigned lately. Just today he was out visiting some local tennis club near Wimbledon apparently, trying to encourage youngsters there.

That seems a little odd so close after his earliest loss at a slam in years. Perhaps he gets over losses soon, but this just doesn't feel right.

Rhino
07-02-2013, 03:07 PM
This is awesome news. More Fed matches for us to watch!

wangs78
07-02-2013, 03:22 PM
Seems like Fed is a bit desperate for matches? Going back to clay again? He hasn't played there since he won it in 2004. :shock:

Roger Federer
I'm really looking forward to playing in front of my home fans in Gstaad this summer. I have got a lot of great memories of the tournament in the mountains of Switzerland.

I think he's realizing that without enough match play he's only going to accelerate his decline. It's one thing to play less and stay healthy but not playing enough could be just as bad. This shows that he still believes he can get back into Big 4 form.

Warmaster
07-02-2013, 03:35 PM
It's a weird decision. I agree he should play some smaller tournaments to get confidence, but I don't get why he chose a clay tournament to prepare for the hardcourt season. I hope he's not starting his farewell tour.

newpball
07-02-2013, 03:59 PM
Roger Federer
"I'm really looking forward to playing in front of my home fans in Gstaad this summer. I have got a lot of great memories of the tournament in the mountains of Switzerland."
Memories, home fans.......

The "R" word might be getting close.

mistik
07-02-2013, 04:00 PM
The party is over for him.He should retire. Nobody takes him all that seriously anyway. We arent in Hewitt,Roddick era ( weakest era ever ) anymore.

Hood_Man
07-02-2013, 04:12 PM
I think he just wants to feel the buzz of winning something in front of a home crowd. It probably won't take him that long to adapt to hard courts again afterwards.

zagor
07-02-2013, 04:56 PM
The party is over for him.He should retire. Nobody takes him all that seriously anyway. We arent in Hewitt,Roddick era ( weakest era ever ) anymore.

Yeah, Stakhovsky is so much better than those guys, not to mention how much current Nadal is better on grass than his 2006 and 2007 versions (heck, 2005 baby Rafa is better, he made it to 2d round), don't make me laugh.

It's funny how Fed fans are supposedly so insecure yet there can't be a thread about Fed without some Nadal or Sampras worshipper bringing up "weak era", just be happy Fed's a shadow of his former self.

P.S. Hewitt didn't so weak to me when he double breadsticked your hero in front of his home crowd, or when he made mincemeat out of 90s multiple slam winners like Rafter and Kafelnikov.

mistik
07-02-2013, 05:10 PM
Yeah, Stakhovsky is so much better than those guys, not to mention how much current Nadal is better on grass than his 2006 and 2007 versions (heck, 2005 baby Rafa is better, he made it to 2d round), don't make me laugh.

It's funny how Fed fans are supposedly so insecure yet there can't be a thread about Fed without some Nadal or Sampras worshipper bringing up "weak era", just be happy Fed's a shadow of his former self.

P.S. Hewitt didn't so weak to me when he double breadsticked your hero in front of his home crowd, or when he made mincemeat out of 90s multiple slam winners like Rafter and Kafelnikov.

Sampras not my hero but yes ı think he is better fast court player than Fed. He played in a more difficult era where fast court tennis was really fast court tennis with tons of rivals.

zagor
07-02-2013, 05:35 PM
Sampras not my hero but yes ı think he is better fast court player than Fed. He played in a more difficult era where fast court tennis was really fast court tennis with tons of rivals.

Yeah, whatever dude, I saw your superior fast court player get schooled by a perceived weak era clown in a grand slam final in front of his home crowd.

Oh and before your amazing retort on how your hero was past his best, so is Fed this year, even more so, what goes for one player goes for the other as well.

Antonio Puente
07-02-2013, 05:39 PM
As for Fed playing, if you get knocked out of a slam early, basically missing a slam, why not? Nadal should pick up a tournament as well.

mistik
07-02-2013, 05:43 PM
Yeah, whatever dude, I saw your superior fast court player get schooled by a perceived weak era clown in a grand slam final in front of his home crowd.

Oh and before your amazing retort on how your hero was past his best, so is Fed this year, even more so, what goes for one player goes for the other as well.

I dont care Fed defeat in this year all that seriously. I never think he will win this year anyway. My judgement on him is not because what happened this year.

NEW_BORN
07-02-2013, 05:55 PM
A very good decision to play on clay.
Can get into a few extended rallies to work on his ground game.

MarcusInKensington
07-02-2013, 06:00 PM
Gstaad gave him his first wildcard in 1998... seems like the perfect place to play his last tournament too...

Def
07-02-2013, 06:09 PM
Gstaad gave him his first wildcard in 1998... seems like the perfect place to play his last tournament too...

NO! NEVER! :evil:

CDNguy87
07-02-2013, 07:11 PM
Brilliant strategic tank by Federer at the meaningless English grass exo to conserve his energy for the career-defining Swiss clay event.

Big_Dangerous
07-02-2013, 07:18 PM
I think he will still play it though, considering he has no points to defend there and Gstaad is two weeks before Montreal. He just wants some match play regardless of surface I guess.

Yeah everyone is all worried about Fed and overplaying, but honestly so far this year he's played less matches than in any other year. He skipped Miami and Monte Carlo, went out in the quarters at the French and lost in the second round of Wimbledon. Don't see how he can't play Gstaad later this month, and then play Canada/Cincy before heading to the US Open.

swordtennis
07-02-2013, 07:19 PM
Roger Federer can do what ever he wants.
Not sure many understand just how much he has done for Tennis.
I would love to be up there in the Beautiful Swiss Mountains in the Summer.

VPhuc tennis fan
07-02-2013, 07:23 PM
Olderer & Milka


Lovely couple :twisted:

Can't help but being sarcastic, huh?
Well, what's the big deal? It's a small tournament with fewer top players, etc. Perfect place to iron out all his kinks, isn't it? Better there than, let's say, Cinci or Montreal. Besides, given his extended time off during the clay season, Fed needs some 'match' practices anyway.
As for being old and should retire, why not wait to hear from Fed himself. Funny, people have written him off at least 3-4 years ago.

Sorana fan
07-02-2013, 07:24 PM
Now on topic, wouldnt it be funny to see Rafa trolling Olderer and joining the tournament? :twisted:

VPhuc tennis fan
07-02-2013, 07:24 PM
No she is not

She's just beautiful

http://www.libertatea.ro/typo3temp/pics/sorana_cirstea_02_0e1dcd8c02.jpg

http://tennisfeminin.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Sorana-Cirstea14.jpg

Whatever rocks your boat! No point to call out Mirka and a cow.

VPhuc tennis fan
07-02-2013, 07:25 PM
Now on topic, wouldnt it be funny to see Rafa trolling Olderer and joining the tournament? :twisted:

Need more clay title padding? Should we make a poll to know if Rafa is CGOAT?!!! Oh wait, there was one already!

newpball
07-02-2013, 07:30 PM
Now on topic, wouldnt it be funny to see Rafa trolling Olderer and joining the tournament? :twisted:
Oh boy that would be an interesting thing for sure! :)

OKUSA
07-02-2013, 07:32 PM
Tennis would be more interesting if players actually did that. A rival says he's going to play a random 250 and you get a wild card as well

BeHappy
07-02-2013, 07:49 PM
Yeah, I had the same feeling as soon as I've heard this announcement.

I always felt that Fed will continue playing as long as he feels he's a contender to win slams, sadly the moment when he isn't anymore might have finally arrived.

You could also be right about him having some physical issues (it's hard to tell with Fed as he rarely talks about them), his groundstrokes lost their juice and his movement has been mostly terrible this year, he also seems to wear that undershirt more often.

It could simply be that he wants to play tennis, for months he has been gearing himself up to peak for 2 weeks of top quality tennis at Wimbledon and was cut down early, but he's still primed for competition and wants to put all that preparation to good use, and show everyone that he's taken his defeat stoically and is moving on.


But I agree about the back. He started 2011 completely dominating and since he hurt his back his movement and returns have disappeared and he has been unable to put his whole body into his forehand the way he used too.

Antonio Puente
07-02-2013, 08:06 PM
http://tennisfeminin.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Sorana-Cirstea14.jpg


Fed could win 10 slams with that racquet.

natalia
07-02-2013, 08:22 PM
The party is over for him.He should retire. Nobody takes him all that seriously anyway. We arent in Hewitt,Roddick era ( weakest era ever ) anymore.http://allineedisapicketfence.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/shut-up.gif

Federer20042006
07-02-2013, 08:34 PM
Probably wants more points and figures it's a good chance to return to a tournament he hasn't played in a while. Kind of like playing Rotterdam/Stockholm in recent years. He just likes switching it up every now and then.

Colin
07-02-2013, 09:02 PM
I don't think the surface matters a whole lot ... he's always been the best of making the surface work. It's confidence he's after and he needs wins. Because in the past he's always played a reduced schedule of the big tournaments, there aren't a ton of easy tournaments available for the taking. He got Halle, and maybe he needs to win a few 250-500 tournaments to get the confidence back up.

I think the extra matches and the tight match wins are what made the difference last year. This year he's just losing too early in the limited tournaments and not being match-tough. I think it would be cool if he broke up the routine and played some unexpected tournaments. He could really murder that summer American hardcourt series if he wanted.

insideguy
07-02-2013, 09:39 PM
I cant figure out for the life of me why there are any clay court tournaments after the grass season and before the hard court season anyway. Never made any sense. There is a 500 clay tourney in Hamburg this month to. WTF?

NEW_BORN
07-02-2013, 09:58 PM
I cant figure out for the life of me why there are any clay court tournaments after the grass season and before the hard court season anyway. Never made any sense. There is a 500 clay tourney in Hamburg this month to. WTF?

It just gives a player who excels on that surface the option of playing on that surface all year round.

What doesn't make sense is the fact that there aren't enough grass tournaments out there to accommodate the grass court specialists.

Topspin_80
07-03-2013, 04:47 AM
I think he's just desperate for ATP points given how many of them he lost in 2013.

Absolutely , playing on clay , and over 3,000 ft , doesn't make any sense at all .

No doubt is a desperation move .

Topspin_80
07-03-2013, 04:53 AM
That doesn't make sense. If it is for ranking points alone, Gstaad is a 250 level event.

Even playing Citi Open D.C would be double prize money and points (ATP 500)... plus it's in the states and on hard courts.

Playing Washington D.C. wouldn't really make any sense pal .

That would put Federer in a position where he'd have to play 3 weeks in a row .

When was the last time Federer played 3 weeks in a row ???

nikdom
07-03-2013, 08:09 AM
Playing Washington D.C. wouldn't really make any sense pal .

That would put Federer in a position where he'd have to play 3 weeks in a row .

When was the last time Federer played 3 weeks in a row ???

He's playing Gstaad and Hamburg now back to back on clay.

Then one week after Roger's masters and Cincinnati back to back. That'll be 4 tournaments with a week in between.

So yeah, however you cut it... it's a lot of tennis that too across surfaces and continents.

mandy01
07-03-2013, 08:15 AM
He's playing Gstaad and Hamburg now back to back on clay.

Then one week after Roger's masters and Cincinnati back to back. That'll be 4 tournaments with a week in between.

So yeah, however you cut it... it's a lot of tennis that too across surfaces and continents.

Yes, but it's less travel for him. If he's already in Switzerland, both Hamburg and Gstaad are so close that he can even play without taking his family along for at least one if not both events.

nikdom
07-03-2013, 08:17 AM
Yes, but it's less travel for him. If he's already in Switzerland, both Hamburg and Gstaad are so close that he can even play without taking his family along for at least one if not both events.


Until yesterday he was spotted in the Wimbledon village, visiting tennis academies and running into fans on the street.

mandy01
07-03-2013, 08:25 AM
Until yesterday he was spotted in the Wimbledon village, visiting tennis academies and running into fans on the street.

It's still very early though. I think he's definitely overplaying, tbh, but I was fine if he had just one tournament at either Gstaad/Hamburg. I don't see the point of playing so much on clay. But I'm glad he's not packing his family and flying off to States. Too much travel, that would be.

nikdom
07-03-2013, 08:29 AM
It's still very early though. I think he's definitely overplaying, tbh, but I was fine if he had just one tournament at either Gstaad/Hamburg. I don't see the point of playing so much on clay. But I'm glad he's not packing his family and flying off to States. Too much travel, that would be.

Whatever he's trying to do, I don't see any immediate effect. I doubt he can win the US open.

Perhaps trying to qualify for the WTF?

mandy01
07-03-2013, 08:40 AM
Whatever he's trying to do, I don't see any immediate effect. I doubt he can win the US open.

Perhaps trying to qualify for the WTF?

WTF is still a long way off. My guess is he's added the tournaments to hopefully win and regain some lost confidence without having to travel much for it. He loves both events and it's a comfortable gig in terms of not having to pack much, leaving the twins behind, though I think now that he's gotten Hamburg, if he wins it, he should drop out of Gstaad.

nikdom
07-03-2013, 08:47 AM
WTF is still a long way off. My guess is he's added the tournaments to hopefully win and regain some lost confidence without having to travel much for it. He loves both events and it's a comfortable gig in terms of not having to pack much, leaving the twins behind, though I think now that he's gotten Hamburg, if he wins it, he should drop out of Gstaad.

We'll see. It's all speculation right now. I hope he can come back into 'some' form before the USO. Hate watching him play error-prone tennis and losing in early rounds.

icedevil0289
07-03-2013, 08:49 AM
WTF is still a long way off. My guess is he's added the tournaments to hopefully win and regain some lost confidence without having to travel much for it. He loves both events and it's a comfortable gig in terms of not having to pack much, leaving the twins behind, though I think now that he's gotten Hamburg, if he wins it, he should drop out of Gstaad.

out of curiosity how many points does he have to defend during the hardcourt season? He lost a lot at wimbledon and olympics is coming off

icedevil0289
07-03-2013, 08:50 AM
We'll see. It's all speculation right now. I hope he can come back into 'some' form before the USO. Hate watching him play error-prone tennis and losing in early rounds.

really?? i love it

nikdom
07-03-2013, 08:55 AM
really?? i love it

Good for you Devil!

icedevil0289
07-03-2013, 08:59 AM
Good for you Devil!

there is nothing more I love than having near panic attacks while watching him spray errors into the net