federer's 2010 schudule

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  1. smack that

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    ATP - ROGER'S 2010 SCHEDULE

    Roger's tournament schedule for 2010 is out: he is planning to play a total of 18 tournaments coming year, plus hopefully the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

    The 2010 schedule is as follows:

    Capitala World Tennis Championship, Abu Dhabi
    Qatar Exxonmobil Open, Doha
    Australian Open, Melbourne
    Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai
    BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells
    Sony Ericsson Open, Miami
    Inter****onali BNL d’Italia, Rome
    Estoril Open, Estoril
    Mutua Madrileña Masters, Madrid
    Roland Garros, Paris
    Gerry Weber Open, Halle
    Wimbledon, London
    Rogers Cup, Toronto
    Western & Southern Financial Group Masters, Cincinnati
    U.S. Open, New York
    Shanghai ATP Masters 1000, Shanghai
    Davidoff Swiss Indoors, Basel
    BNP Paribas Masters, Paris
    Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, London

    it seems odd to me that federer is not playing monte carlo but instead estoril:confused::confused::confused:
     
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  2. jones101

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    Strange indeed, maybe he feels the clay at MC is not ideal for RG preparation?
     
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    More great scheduling from Roger. Monte Carlo isn't mandatory, so this way, he'll give himself a full three weeks between Miami and the clay season.
     
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    Hmmm...no Tokyo again. Poor Japanese fans.
     
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  5. IvanAndreevich

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    Actually, it kind of is ideal. It's also very slow, and actually similar.
     
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    Yep! I fully understand him skipping MC. No longer mandatory so why bother. Estoril fits in perfectly.
     
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    i can understand him skipping mc...he has a 1 year wedding aniversary to celebrate.
     
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    Guys, he plans on playing Estoril because he's obligated to plan 5 500 tournaments. he's not obligated to play Monte carlo. That's why he plans that way. He's never gonna play all those tournaments. He'll play maybe 12 or something.
     
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    that's new to me

    afaik it's just that four events do count in the rating (one after the uso) and if he doesn't participate in enough events he gets zero-pointers.
     
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  11. JennyS

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    I agree. He'll almost always pulls out of 2-3 events a year.
     
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    Hah, I've actually seen that movie. Some of those guys must actually play tennis in real life because their strokes aren't completely horrible.
     
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    Is Federer not playing the Kooyong exhibition?

    He is defending champion, for what that's worth (no ATP points, but there are usually quality players).

    Weird to see that Fed won't play Monte Carlo, but he did win Estoril in 2008 so he must have weighed the options there.

    He can always ask for a Wildcard into Monte Carlo, like he did this year, if he's feeling up for it.
     
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    he will pull off some events, so it doesn't mean much nowadays.
     
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    Nadal should do the same.
     
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    Roger is doing the right thing here, he needs to cut out as much play as he can.

    As for Nadal, I hope he does cut out the playing so much. He needs to focus on recapturing FO and Wim.
     
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    and why is that?

    oh...

    i see...

    it's a small tournament in a third world country in africa right?

    :rolleyes:

    ps:being such a schedule specialist, i wonder why dont you work for Mr Roger... or maybe Nadal could use your services!
     
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  19. vive le beau jeu !

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    in theory, he has to play four 500 tournaments, but monte-carlo, even if it awards 1000 pts to the winner, is counted as one of the results for this '500 category' (yes, it's one of those new implementations in the ranking system, to make it more understandable for the fans). :rolleyes:
    besides, estoril is only a 250 tournament...

    maybe he plays there because it fits well his schedule (3 weeks off after miami) and because he liked the place and the tournament last time he played (and won) it ? ;)
     
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    you think so?


    :)
     
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  21. vive le beau jeu !

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    it would not surprise me. ;)
    (Nadal_Freak told me it was one of the best places in latin america !) :rolleyes:

    but seriously, even if i only approached it at night when we went from sintra to lisboa, it appeared to be a very pleasant place !
    did you already go at the tournament ?
     
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    For parts of his schedule which are not obligatory, Federer has said that he prefers not to commit, so he does not become the bad guy if he has to withdraw. He prefers to not promise anything upfront, then closer to the date let the tournament director know whether he is going to enter. This way there are no hard feelings or false promises. Tournament directors are also all too happy to leave a place in the draw open until the last moment if Federer has indicated he may still enter. So although Monte-Carlo has not been penciled in, it has not been ruled out either.
     
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    Actually if conditions in RG are the same in 2010 as this year, Estoril will be better prep then Monte Carlo.
     
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  24. Gorecki

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    yes... once. i gotta look at the ticket but it was one of those years when Nalbadian took it.

    a beach in Estoril
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    one of the many courts, in this case the lovely Centralito

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    the forest surrounds...

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