Originally Posted by merwy
I fear for how the clay season will turn out. It's an absolute must that he's 100% fit or the 31 year old won't be able to do much on the physically demanding clay courts against his younger opponents.
He is still #2 now but that can change real quick, as I don't think he will defend his Madrid title. On the other hand, I'm thinking now: Who HAS got something to gain in the clay season. Nadal won everything except Madrid. So even he wins everything he won't take the #2 ranking. Djokovic is already #1 but yeah he can collect some points if he can beat Nadal here and there. Murray can also get points but.. Murray on clay, we'll have to wait and see.
Anyway Federer really needs to lift up his game.. he's only #7 in the ATP race and his 4 week break has just begun.
Well ... I've seen the Monte Carlo roster, and he's not competing there.
I haven't seen his full clay schedule, though. Where is he competing before Madrid ... just Halle?