Is Federer playing Indian Wells?

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  1. 1hbhBUX

    1hbhBUX Semi-Pro

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    Anyone know the latest?
     
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  2. pound cat

    pound cat G.O.A.T.

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    Did you check his site?
     
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  3. 1hbhBUX

    1hbhBUX Semi-Pro

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    Ya, but it also has him playing in the Davis Cup, so I'm guessing it's not up to date.
     
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  5. klementine

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    uh oh. Karlovic and federer in the bottom half.

    Nadal's looks easy, until he meets monfils or safin.
     
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    Nalbandian and Berdych (with what he's shown this year) would be bigger threats really, Safin has low chances to reach that far and Monfils is always a wildcard with how he shows up physically - as well as not being proven at Masters Series level.

    Karlovic on a slow court like this shouldn't be too much a problem for Federer, but a threat nonetheless.

    Hewitt/Gonzo rematch probably hopefully with the correct result this time, I'd favour Hewitt to make the match with Federer and hoping for a good match there.
     
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  7. Lotto

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    Federer will handle Karlovic no problem. Last time was special circumstances.......
     
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  8. SoBad

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    He would need to get through Bolleli in order to play the winner of Karlovic/Stakhovsky match.
     
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  9. Lotto

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    He will ;)
     
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  10. klementine

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    Roddick in with Ferrer.

    Tsonga should have no problem getting through.
     
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    Yeah. Took another look at the draws. Berdych definately looks to be the biggest threat for Nadal in that section.
     
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  12. SoBad

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    Only time will tell whether he will have the priviledge to challenge Stakhovsky...
     
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    I saw Stakhovsky live. Irelands No.1 pro Conor Niland (around 270 in world) took him to 5 sets in Davis Cup

    4-6, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6, 7-5


    I'm sure Federer can handle him :rolleyes:
     
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    I just hope Federer can handle his post-loss speech this time. The fact that Stakhovsky decided to make it interesting with the Irish that time does not mean much. He needs to rehearse his consolation speech now "oh you know Roger you're one of the best, will beat Pete's 14 slams for sure, no", or something along those lines, so the whole thing doesn't get too awkward for everyone...
     
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    You don't think Nalbandian is a bigger threat?
     
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  16. vtmike

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    Are you crazy? :shock: Nadal's draw is always the toughest draw! :p
     
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  17. tudwell

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    Nalbandian's only a threat in the months of October and November.
     
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    You mean he has the bigger belly. :mrgreen:
     
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  19. MrBen

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    Yes, he is.
     
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  20. 1hbhBUX

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    I'm assuming that Federer's "back" is healed by now.
     
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