2013 Federer Schedule: NO Basel!!!! Excommunication for Fed at home?

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  1. above bored

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    Also, at the World Tour Final he said that he was looking to practice more in 2013 than he had an opportunity to in 2012.
     
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  2. Towser83

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    More suprised to see no Miami on the schedule
     
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  3. Hitman

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    Why does that surprise you?
     
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  4. Towser83

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    just seems odd for him to skip a masters as big as Miami.. when was the last time he didn't play it? I can understand Shanghai or Paris or one of the clay events, but Miami is a sign Fed is definitely feeling the pace now.
     
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  5. Hitman

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    He's been playing it pretty much every year. I can understand him to a certain degree, and yes feeling the pace is part of it. But if you look at that period, he has a heavy run of tournaments with the AO, and three title defenses. Rotterdam and Dubai are ideal conditions for his current game, where he can dictate play well with his agressive style. I think he will be looking to employ as much an attacking game as he can next season, to try to cut mileage down.

    IW, despite being a slow high bouncing court has suited his game well, he's won it more times than anyone else. So, returning there with that inbuilt good feeling, will give him an extra drive.

    Miami is an event that he had struggled in the past few years, and he even stated that it seems slower than clay at times. The grinding does not reward his game, and I don't think he expects much out of his trip there. This way, he gets to celebrate Mirka's birthday away from the tour, and with the family during their small break. He can then prepare fresher for the clay.

    I don't think it is a bad idea. Yeah, if he falls early in a lot of the events leading up to it, he may play it. But when he turned upt his year, his tank was almost empty.
     
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  6. 3fees

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    While winning one major isn't a poor season, reaching just one finals certainly falls short of expectations. Federer has trimmed down his schedule in an apparent effort to maintain better overall health and conditioning.

    The notable tournament missing in 2013 is the ATP 1000 of Miami.

    Surprisingly, he's also excluded the ATP 500 in Basel. While not a high-profile tournament, it is contested in his hometown.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...ur-schedule-sets-fedex-up-for-successful-year

    excommunication--church act,,he wont be excommunicated or banned from the church.
     
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  7. Prisoner of Birth

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    Federer is the reason people even watch Basel. It's only logical he should get the bigger share. I think Federer wouldn't be asking for so much if the topguy wasn't pocketing $10M or something, who isn't even the draw, really. It's like Hollywood. Tom Cruise got $100M for War of the Wolds.
     
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  8. Sabratha

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    Perhaps some people watch it for the tennis?
     
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  9. Prisoner of Birth

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    Did I suggest they would watch it for the Football? Stop nitpicking. I was saying Federer is the main draw.
     
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  10. Paul Murphy

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    Seven weeks off between tournaments, no Miami.
    We are seeing less of the GOAT as time goes on. What a shame.
    And the idiocy of putting Paris and the WTF back to back is highlighted once again.
     
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  11. kalyan4fedever

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    who cares what swiss people think , they are lot more who care about federer and fed can do as he please. A million - 1 = still a million.
     
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