Federer wants wild card for Monte Carlo.

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  1. babbette

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    http://sportitalia.com/shownews.aspx?id=12128

    It's in Italian. If someone can translate or has an english press that would be great.

    google translate

     
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  2. Augustus

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    No surprise, he should have some time to practice now.
     
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    I will watch it if he plays. I havent seen much of the matches this year. Also the venue look super awesome.
     
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  4. P_Agony

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    What a surprise. Not.

    It was obvious he would want one, the question is can he do something with it or will he lose to Wawrinka again?
     
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  5. batz

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    If he wants one he gets one. The TD said at the press conference when the field was announced that he would hold 2 WCs back until the last minute for Roger and Murray.
     
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    He's won only 3 out of the last 4 slams. He should really retire before it gets much worse.

    btw, doesnt WC mean he wont be ranked at MC, so he could potentially play a top ranked player in the early rounds.
     
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  7. valiant

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    Rog - The Precious
     
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  8. valiant

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    I think he will still be seeded according to his ranking. Thats what happened last year. WC-1
     
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    Very arrogant of him ;)

    He will be seeded 1, Novak 2, Rafa 3, Murray 4 - a Roger/Rafa semi would be sweeeeeet.
     
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    I looked for other news on this, but couldn't find anything. Is it even official Federer that will play?
     
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  11. clayman2000

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    You mean last year he was WC - 2
     
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  12. PSNELKE

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    the roger of the previous weeks would be killed by rafa on clay
     
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    Oh yeah forgot abt him being no 2 :p
     
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    You're pushing against an open door mate. I don't care who wins when they meet. I just get the popcorn and enjoy!
     
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  15. clayman2000

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    Is he still going to play Estoril. Cause I mean if Fed does play Monte Carlo, that would mean he would have to play 4 tournies in 5 weeks. I dont think hes used to that
     
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    1) Why would he retire if he is currently #1 in the world? That would be idiotic.

    2) He will be seeded number #1 most likely.
     
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  17. forzamilan90

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    good news for the monte carlo tournament then
     
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    Okay, sorry i got confused with another No.1 who had lost her ranking. my bad.
     
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    Clever move, there are no guarantees at Estoril or Madrid
     
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  20. abraxas21

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    I don't think this is true.
     
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    It makes no sense for him not to play it. He's played only 5 matches since January. If he does well at Monte Carlo and Rome he can pull out of Estoril or Madrid (he skipped Hamburg in 2006 after playing that marathon Rome final).
     
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    I still haven't found any confirmation of this news, not on his website, facebook or any other site. Does anybody have a link except that Italian article?
     
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    Even if he plays MC, he'll probably lose in the third or second round.

    But he won't play it :)
     
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    He needs more match time (and ranking points to ensure the #1 week record)
     
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    yes, maybe it will be the 'real final'.
     
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    I really don't understand this. Why would people want them in a semi instead of a final?

    :roll:

    Rafa is defending champion. If Roger gets a WC, seed him first and Rafa second. Or Rafa first and Roger second.
    Even with Roger 1 and Rafa 4 going into Miami, they were still on opposite sides of the draw, which only makes sense.
     
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    I was just making a joke in reference to the 2009 madrid semi. Many people thought the nole/rafa semi in madrid last year was the real final.

    I don't think it makes much a difference whether a final or semi, just that I suppose fed and nadal haven't played against each other in a semi for a really long time, so I guess that would be why. I'm not a big fan of fedal matches to begin with so it doesn't make a difference to me.
     
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    As icedevil said, so we can all say that it was "the REAL final".. !
     
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    Yes,...the sixth slam.
     
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  31. norbac

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    They shouldn't give the wildcard to Roger, they should give it to Roddick so he can dominate the field.
     
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    This is just speculation.
     
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    Why, are the twins in college already? :)

    That's an understatement. Most beautiful tennis club in the world. The view is sick.

    Actually it is. He said he was reducing his schedule. And something had to go.
     
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    Folks, listen up: there's absolutely no credible evidence that Fed's playing in MC. This thread is a pure gossip chain. I may as well start a thread about Djokovic dumping tennis altogether to open a vineyard in upstate New York.
     
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    i dont understand explain please, how can worlds number 1 get wild card
     
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  36. bluescreen

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    he can get a wild card because he didnt enter the tournament on time. usually a tournament will well in advance if a player will play or not. since federer was originally not going to play his spot was taken. however, there r wild card slots left open for players at the last moment.

    if monte carlo was a required tournament this wouldnt even be an issue, imo.
     
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    Tournaments have a cut off date for entry. They can use a wild card for a high profile player who decides at the last minute to enter the tournament.
     
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    So... I with Augustus, Rhino etc...
    I have been searching around and found nothing confirming that Roger is indeed playing Monte Carlo...

    so... no, right?
     
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    I think Federer is playing Estoril rather than Monte Carlo.
     
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    My bad again...
    That article is from 2009...

    ok, I'll just shut the **** up...
     
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    Quit living in the past, K.Skope! It's not mentioned on his website because that link is a year old! :)

     
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    oh damn, they were giving the WC to Zeeshan Ali but now Federer has arm-twisted the ATP into giving it to him. The guy just blows!
     
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    No. no! Past is the best. Specially between 2004 and 2007 :D
     
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  45. Commando Tennis Shorts

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    Hmmm, do tell
     
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    LOL, K.Skope ... i'll take that because there were some legendary matches between the top 2 of this generation in that time period!

     
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  47. Augustus

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    Djokovic actually opened a Serbian food store in Iowa is part-time coaching Daniel Koellerer.
     
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    And just who loses, Herr Sentinel ... the game of tennis! :(

    Zeeshan Ali on the tennis courts of Monte Carlo ... that would have been a sight to behold! And needless to say, can you just imagine what his presence would have done to the teenaged girls in that region?! :)

     
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    WOW....he really wants some beating from Nadal. doesn't he ?
     
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