Nadal will play in Rotterdam again...

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  1. Augustus

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    I just read on a Dutch website that Nadal will play Rotterdam again. I thought he was going to focus on the big ones, so I don't understand this decision. Hasn't he learned anything from this year? It's a long time till February, so he might decide to skip it after the AO, but still...

    http://www.nrc.nl/sport/article2374046.ece/Entertainers_komen_naar_Ahoy
     
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  2. dropshot winner

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    He'll probably also play Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Rome, Madrid and Roland Garros and complain about the schedule after the clay season.
     
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  3. JennyS

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    I bet he'll play Barcelona too.
     
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  4. JennyS

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    Dammit, you beat me!!!

    Don't forget playing Queen's Club too, instead of taking a week off after the French Open. And maybe even Dubai the week after Rotterdam!
     
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  5. TheMusicLover

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    Ridiculously stupid decision if he indeed is turning up there again. It might well have cost him 50% of the first half of the 2009-season.
    I guess the 995000 euros appearance fee is irresistable. :-?
     
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  7. Blinkism

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    I'm a Nadal fan and all, but either Nadal is dumb and shortsighted or Uncle Toni is.

    *sigh*

    Rotterdam, seriously?
     
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  8. TheFifthSet

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    I'm not sure whether to post a :( or a :evil:

    :twisted:

    Seriously, WHAT is going on in that head??
     
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  9. JennyS

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    IMO, this would be an ideal schedule for him between the AO and FO...

    1. Indian Wells
    2. Miami
    3. Rome
    4. Madrid

    Why does he need to play these smaller tournaments?
     
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  10. TheFifthSet

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    What about MC?
     
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  11. AAAA

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    Here we go again. Players decide nearer the time if they are really going to play the event. No harm making an advance booking. They can always withdraw nearer the time citing injury.
     
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  12. Ledigs

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    Winners always play a ton more matches :)
     
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  13. TheMusicLover

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    Let's hope he'll make a sensible decision. I want to see him back strong and without injuries in the 2010 clay court season.
     
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  14. Feña14

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    I don't see much wrong with it, he'll probably just invent an injury if he starts to lose again like last year! ;)
     
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  15. All-rounder

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    He can take care of himself so I wouldn't be too worried as long as he doesn't b!tch about the schedule
     
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  16. sureshs

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    His injury has healed. Check out Yahoo sports.
     
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  17. Arvid

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    Well you would think that after this year missing wimbledon and performing poorly at the french he would have learned his lesson......i mean come on lets look at it in perspective, what would you rather do? Do well at the french and defend youre wimbledon title......or maybe play Rotterdam and some other crap tournaments? Its obvious that he performed poorly at the french and didnt play wimbledon for exactly the reason of having played to much! So in light of that im flabbergasted by trying to figure out what goes on in his head if hes gone do the same misstake again......
     
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  18. settolove

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    Appearance $. How much of their budget did they spend just to get him and Novak to turn up? A third? Half?

    I figure he sees his career going south, fast and he wants to make as much money as possible in the meanwhile. Which is fine, just don't complain about the length of the season.
     
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  19. Agassifan

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    His knees are fine. Just like last year. No problem, no?
     
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  20. The-Champ

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    he said he would play in bangkok but never did.


    Who said he wouldn't withdraw the last minute?
     
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  21. wyutani

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    i smell injury here.
     
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  22. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    This is a little off topic, but is this how much they get for fees? :shock:
     
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    He should Axe Madrid until they fix that crappy clay court.
     
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  24. brc444

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    He should rest after the AO and skip Rotterdam.
     
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  25. edmondsm

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    I guess Nadal has no aspirations to play tennis after the age of 25.
     
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  26. babolat15

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    main focus should be USO
     
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  27. Dutch-Guy

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    I smell appearance fees.Seriously does he need to play this micky mouse tourney?
     
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    Seriously..?
     
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  29. Dutch-Guy

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    Yeah.He needs to limit his schedule to Grand Slams,Tennis Master Cup and Master Series.
     
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    * Auckland
    * Bangkok
    * Bastad
    * Belgrade
    * Brisbane
    * Bucharest
    * Buenos Aires
    * Casablanca
    * Chennai
    * Costa Do Sauipe
    * Delray Beach
    * Doha
    * Eastbourne
    * Estoril

    * Gstaad
    * Halle
    * Houston
    * Indianapolis
    * Johannesburg
    * Kitzbuhel
    * Kuala Lumpur
    * London
    * Los Angeles
    * Lyon
    * Marseille
    * Metz
    * Moscow
    * Munich

    * New Haven
    * Newport
    * San Jose
    * Santiago
    * 's-Hertogenbosch
    * St. Petersburg
    * Stockholm
    * Stuttgart
    * Sydney
    * Umag
    * Vienna
    * Zagreb

    These are more "Mickey Mouse"
     
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  31. TheMusicLover

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    It was reported in several newspapers over here last year - the appearance fees for the current #1 and #2 are around 1 million euros. One of the main reasons why Mr. Krajicek can't afford to get both of them to the tournament (not that Federer would even bother thinking about it...)
    Yeah, it's quite :shock: :shock: :shock:, I'd even call it close to indecent.
    But that's how this business is run nowadays - money talks, and **** walks.
     
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  32. TheMusicLover

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    Exactly. With him being as injury-prone like he is... why the hell bother to play tournaments like this one. :evil:
     
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  33. iriraz

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    Adding a tourney like Rotterdam on the schedule is not the worst idea before the start of the season.Even if it`s on the schedule it`s not necesary that he will play anyways.Just like Federer had Dubai,Tokyo or Shanghai.If they have a bad result in a slam and loose early they can try their luck in the next tourney.Players have to have some sort of schedule before the season starts but from those 18-20 tourneys they might play only 15
     
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  34. penzias

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    Scheduling is not the main problem (although playing 3 consecutive weeks in MC, Barcelona and Rome is very risky), keep playing through injuries is.
     
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  35. Cyan

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    :evil:

    This is all because of the appearance fees. Because he is Rafael Nadal and the number 2 player in the world he gets 1 million just for showing up in Rotterdam. He also gets 1 million just for showing up in Dubai.

    If you win the USO you get about 2 million but winning the USO is really hard, just ask Nole...

    So Rafa figures just the appearance fees of Rotterdam and Dubai are 2 million.... :rolleyes:
     
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    Nadal has points to defend and if he wants to climb back to no 1 spot he has to gather points...
     
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  37. clayman2000

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    Exactly. Especially in the case of Nadal, where his best practice is match play. Hes not Federer. Theres only 1 - 2 guys on tour who can take 2 months off from match play and not be rusty.

    Anyways, Rotterdam is not the tourney that worries by. Its a good tourney to play between AO and IW, as it has a solid field, is a fast court, and is still 2 weeks before IW begins
     
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