Originally Posted by Polvorin
I don't understand Federer skipping a Master's event. Why wouldn't he be trying to give himself the best possible chance take the #2 ranking and thus avoid playing Rafa and Novak in the same tournament? From a strategic standpoint I just don't get it.
Federer is 30 and just played two MS, not to mention the fact that he didn't exactly chill after AO, he played DC,Rotterdam and Dubai.
He's already played 6 tourneys this year(and that's without DC), both Djoker and Nadal, 5 years younger, have played 4(without MC).
The guy needs his rest because from now on till summertime the schedule will be packed. I think he actually did the smart thing here.