Federer skips Halle

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  1. kevinrose

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  2. vtmike

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    Smart decision by Federer!...He must be exhausted right now (both mentally and physically)
     
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  3. Nadal_Freak

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    This is just another publicity stunt by the top players looking for attention. How dare anyone make an annoncement public like what Nadal did for Wimbledon. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. vtmike

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    ^^^ Huh??:confused:
     
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    go home, rest and enjoy. see you at Queens
     
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  6. MAX PLY

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    Makes sense. He needs the rest more than any matches--he is as "match ready" as anyone on the planet right now. Work outs on grass courts should be sufficient for Wimbledon. Feel bad for the tourney but I suspect they figured out that would be the result after Roger won the FO.
     
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    errrr???:confused:
     
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  8. theduh

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    You mean wimby right?
     
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    Shame for the tournament and the ticket buyers but no big deal as far as his Wimbledon preparation goes. Federer reduced his schedule this year to work on his serve and other parts of his game like fitness and those improvements were evident against Del Potro and Soderling at the FO.
     
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    This is a joke.

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    Right?
     
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  11. JeMar

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    Well, Djoko's still gonna be there.
     
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  12. Nadal_Freak

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    It's sarcasm after all attacks the Nadal haters made on Nadal making a big deal about his injury.
     
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  13. Lsmkenpo

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    Why is it that every topic you somehow have to bring Nadal into it, seriously?
     
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  14. JeMar

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    Federer made a quiet announcement on his website.

    Nadal called for a big announcement and released the information through many sources.

    I don't get the comparison here.
     
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  15. kevinrose

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    Well, in my humble opinion, i think federer is way more popular than Djokovic (no offense to Djokovic) virtually in any corner of the world (probably except Serbia). If I were the German crowd, I'd rather watch Federer play, rather than Djokovic...
     
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  16. JeMar

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    I agree, but Djoko's at least a decent consolation prize.
     
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  17. kevinrose

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    that's true, they have an exceptionally strong field this year, with djokovic, tsonga, verdasco and blah blah blah...
     
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  18. Nadal_Freak

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    It doesn't matter. An announcement is an announcement however it is delivered.
     
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  19. JeMar

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    Of course it matters... one was made to be a huge attention-seeking event, the other one was a simple message that didn't concern anyone but those interested.

    If you're being sarcastic over people making a huge deal about Nadal's alleged ailments by comparing it to Federer's announcement, the sarcasm is really ill-placed.

    But I understand you're still a little frustrated over how the last week in sports has gone, so I'll let you have this one.
     
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  20. thejoe

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    Yes, but there's a right way to do it, and there's the way Nadal did it.
     
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    At least halle still has Djokovic and Tsonga.....
     
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  22. Turning Pro

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    Nadal has an Grnad Slam threatening injury, Federer is exhausted.
     
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  23. geese_com

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    Fed needs a good break. Hopefully skipping Halle will help him out with Wimbledon.
     
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    I'm one of the people that critisized it, but I'm certainly no Nadal hater. I just think it wasn't great PR, where as Roger's way was normal PR. I don't think Nadal made a big deal out o his injury, he barely talked about it. I doubt he runs his own personal website anyway and he sure doesn't make the PR decisions as small as this one. it was just a bit dumb.

    Federer's statement is normal, and it's a good decision not to play I think.
     
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    Alright, time for Tsonga to pick up his first ATP grass court title! Allez!!!
     
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    Hey NF did you hear the news? Doctors examined Nadal's knees and saw a fork sticking out of it.
     
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    Hello tennis fans,

    First of all, Fed is 27 and cannot play every week.He plays under 20 tournaments per year.Plus , regaining Wimbeldon title means N:1 again if El Matador is not fit to start.
    Secondly,these titans are under so much pressure every week, no doubt.
    They focus on G.Slams.Sure they can give it a try for the fans but we all want to see them in the final in Wimbledon rather than injured in Queens and Halle.
    Good luck with Nadal's rehab.
    My prediction is Fed triumph for 6th title.Only Murray and Nadal can stop him.
     
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  28. Blinkism

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    "Can somebody please takes these cutleries out of my knees" - Nadal

    LMFAO, flight of the conchords, anyone?

    Anyways, obviously Nadal's going to have the bigger press conference he's the world #1 defending Wimbledon Champion who's title defense relies on whether or not his knees are healthy.

    Whereas Federer's defense of Halle, a 250 tournament, is much less relevant (especially in light of him winning the French).
     
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    You should be put in a corner with you're hands tied behind your back until Rafa wins another grand slam because you're even worse when he loses then when he wins.
     
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  30. shadows

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    It's an understandable decision, personally I'd have liked to see him make it sooner but I guess he had to wait a day or two to gauge how much energy he still had. Afterall it was a very draining RG he played (two 5 setters, two 4 setters and only 3 in straights) so i can't really fault him for not wanting to launch straight into another tournament.

    Rafa seems to be an unfortunate example of the dangers of overplaying, and if fed doesn't feel he's prepared or 100% there for it then there's no point taking extra risks.

    Sucks for the crowd but hey, they'll get to see Tsonga lift another atp title ^_^

    allez
     
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  31. Ocean Gypsy

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    This is just absurd. :rolleyes:

    *sigh*
     
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  32. Ocean Gypsy

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    Yeah, like not giving props to Soderling for kicking his *** and then having Uncle Tony bad mouth the French. Yeah, that was real special.

    Oy. :rolleyes:
     
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  33. billnepill

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    bravo, smart decision by Fed. Good luck
     
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    Not even you believe what you just wrote. Ridiculous.
     
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    Maybe because nadal will play wimbledon? and fereder wont play halle?
     
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  36. BreakPoint

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    Yeah, how "arrogant" of Federer to pull out of a Wimbledon warm-up event where he's the defending champion.

    Nadal would NEVER do that, right? :oops:
     
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    Did you miss my sarcasm? I meant that Nadal is getting all this heat for being concerned about his longevity. I have jumpers knee and it doesn't go away for me. The haters around here are just pathetic.
     
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    Do you know if Taylor Dent is playing? If so, he could give Tsonga a run for his money on grass. :)
     
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    Ha ha ha ha...LMAO!!! :lol:

    Good one! I guess Nadal is done.
     
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    You don't because Nadal_Freak is too stupid to make a good comparison.
     
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    "There's people on the streets getting diseases from monkeys, that's what I said they're getting diseases from monkeys, what is happening please, who's been touching these monkeys?"

    Basically, Federer did his quietly, Nadal did not. This way, whoever wins Wimbledon (presuming Nadal didn't play) will have their victory discredited, because Nadal has rubbed it in everyone's face that he isn't 100%.
     
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    you fail.


    I couldn't care less about Halle's points.Rest and do well in Wimby Rogi!:)
     
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  43. Blinkism

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    Leave these poor sick monkeys alone, they've got problems enough as it is!

    I semi-agree, but you've got to realize that Nadal's the world #1 and the defending Wimbledon champion so the attention is on him because he deserves more attention when it comes to Wimbledon than Federer does when it comes to Halle.

    Now, if Federer was in doubt to play Wimbledon I think we'd all agree he'd be getting as much attention if not more than Rafa.

    FOTC rules, btw! GOAFPD (Greatest of All Folk Parody Duo's)???
     
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    Well, they're only New Zealand's 4th most popular folk parody act :p

    New episode airs here tonight!
     
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  45. icedevil0289

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    Bummer. I was really looking foward to seeing federer play on grass. Oh well, wimbledon will be here in no time.
     
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