Originally Posted by Romismak
Yes he played more matches at this point than last year, he is 1 year older again - harder to regenerate and so on so on.. he won´t be as fresh for indoor season he was 2010-2011 - that´s just fact.
Competition will be tougher, simply Nole wasn´t there last year, this year he will be there - yes he played a lot, but he can handle it in 2009 he played most matches on tour and won Basel, Paris, won 2/3 matches at WTF just set-games differential stopped him from advance from RR group
Murray will be as good as last indoor season if not better, Tsonga-Berdych should be fine indoors with their games - with no wind there are both top 5 indoors
Rafa is irrelevant indoors so doesn´t matter he is not here. So competition will be at least little bit tougher if you want or not those are facts
Yes i am confident to say Roger won´t win Basel, Paris, WTF - i am 100% sure about it, 31 year old guy who has play a lot alredy in this season won´win 15 matches - or 14 i am not sure if BAsel is 4 or 5 match tournament for top seeded - simply Roger won´t win 14-15 matches in 3 weeks at hig age and with Nole, Andy, Berdych,Tsonga around, either Andy-Nole will exhaust him in long rallies one match or Tsonga-Berdych will blow him off the court or he just will skip-tank Paris- which is not so unrealistic if you think about it.
Someone seems to have forgot that Roger skipped the entire Asian swing last year in order to have enough in the tank for his indoor treble.
Roger might win Shanghai then play and win 3 seeks back to back after only 1 week off - but I really don't think it's likely.