Originally Posted by Carsomyr
He's only got 14 stops on his schedule right now (not counting the WTF) and easily could pull out of a number of them (either of Rotterdam/Dubai, Halle, Shanghai or Shanghai). Last year he played 17, 16 the year before, and 18 the year before that. I would be surprised if he played any more than 15 events this year. I think he might actually play less than that. We'll see.
Regarding the whole year a lot is results oriented.If he loses in an event early he easily could add another one to his schedule.
For instance,if he happens to lose in R3 at IW i doubt he will take the whole time off till Madrid.He could still play Miami or add another claycourt event like Monte Carlo to his schedule.