Djokovic not playing Queens or Halle?

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  1. Mainad

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    He doesn't seem to be down to play either tournament at the moment.
    Will he really go into Wimbledon without playing any grass court matches or will he request a late WC for either? If so, why the delay?


    Top seeds for Queens:

    1 Murray
    2.Tsonga
    3.Tipsarevic
    4. Fish
    5. Simon
    6. Del Potro
    7. Lopez
    8. Roddick

    Top seeds for Halle:

    1.Nadal
    2.Federer
    3.Berdych
    4.Monfils
    5.Nishikori
    6.Kohlschreiber
    7.Haas
     
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  2. joeri888

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    I think Djokovic will take the rest over grasscourt tennis. He'll train and play himself into form. Perfectly possible. With the olympics coming after Wimby, don't expect him to play Madrid, Rome, RG, Halle, Wimby, Olympics, Cincy, Canada and USO.
     
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    Good to see Roddick being seeded by the way.

    Is Haas seeded? Or should that be Haase?
     
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    Seems odd not to play a warm-up tourney before a Major though! Would he avoid playing a clay or HC tourney just before RG or the USO?
     
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    If it didn't fit his schedule, yes. But there are 3 months to play those tourneys. Only 1 or 2 weeks to play a grass court one. Roger's done it plenty of times. Bjorn Borg also did it a lot. Roger won the title in 09 without a warmup event.

    Djokovic btw, come to think of it, he skipped Queens last year as well. Kinda last minute.
     
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    He didn't play a grass warmup last year - went straight from RG to SW19. Didn't seem to do much harm.
     
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    Fair point. Has he ever gone into any of the other Slams without playing a warm-up event first?
     
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    Federer pulled out of Halle a couple of years ago and then won Wimbledon. May have been 2009.
     
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    He played in Australia in 2011 with only the Hopman Cup before, which is an exhibition. You can't really play RG or USO without a warmup because there are mandatory MS tourneys before it.
     
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    Plan on partying after winning the French!
     
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    Yep - this year's Australian Open - didn't even play Hopman Cup.
     
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    Hopman Cup may be an exho but it still provides players with a chance to get some HC play in ahead of the AO. I take your point about the mandatory Masters although a player can always skip one or two on fitness grounds if they are so minded.

    Fact is that Wimbledon seems to be the only Major which some players are prepared to enter without playing any events beforehand. All the more curious given that it's the only Major played on grass!
     
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