Advice to Federer, please play another warmup tournament next week

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Roger looked very slow and rusty this week and it showed in 3rd set against Felix. He needs another warmup before wimbledon or we are looking at early round upset. Please roger, play one more warmup next week.
 

tonylg

Legend
I suspect even if he was in the form to make it deep into the second week of Wimby (which he clearly isn't), his body would certainly struggle with 2 weeks of 5 set tennis.

So are you suggesting 3 straight weeks of tennis, or enter Eastbourne and withdraw after a match or two?
 

Rosstour

Legend
Playing Eastbourne might not be a bad idea. I’m not sure how comparable those grass courts are to Wimbledon.
He has a better idea. Rafa has dropped out of Wimbledon to be Fed's practice partner.

Rafa realized his old rival is the only man who can stop his new one.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
I suspect even if he was in the form to make it deep into the second week of Wimby (which he clearly isn't), his body would certainly struggle with 2 weeks of 5 set tennis.

So are you suggesting 3 straight weeks of tennis, or enter Eastbourne and withdraw after a match or two?
Yes i am suggesting 3 weeks of tennis. this is grass, not clay, stamina shouldn't be a problem for roger. more of a problem is his playing shape and timing. his timing is awful at the moment,,, it is even more evident now that he's on very fast surface. He needs more matches desperately to find that timing before he starts wimbledon
 

Ray Mercer

Hall of Fame
I suspect even if he was in the form to make it deep into the second week of Wimby (which he clearly isn't), his body would certainly struggle with 2 weeks of 5 set tennis.

So are you suggesting 3 straight weeks of tennis, or enter Eastbourne and withdraw after a match or two?
I could see how maybe playing Eastbourne would tire him slightly before starting Wimbledon but on the same note showing up at Wimbledon with 2 garbage fast grass matches under his belt might be a recipe for disaster. If he shows up at Wimbledon and plays like he did against FAA he's going home early. I think the pros of playing a few matches on grass comparable to Wimbledon outweighs the con of possibly being a little tired arriving at Wimbledon. Maybe he will head to Wimbledon early to get some more practice sets under his belt. I will be really bummed if he gets knocked out early by some bum.
 
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stringertom

Bionic Poster
I could see how maybe playing Eastbourne would tire him slightly before starting Wimbledon but on the same note showing up at Wimbledon with 2 garbage fast grass matches under this belt might be a recipe for disaster. If he shows up at Wimbledon and plays like he did against FAA he's going home early. I think the pros of playing a few matches on grass comparable to Wimbledon outweighs the cons of possibly being a little tired arriving at Wimbledon. Maybe he will head to Wimbledon early to get some more practice sets under this belt. I will be really bummed if he gets knocked out early by some bum.
Boodles and Hurlingham, if they are in the cards during protocol restrictions, have both lost their top dogs with Joe Kovic playing Mallorca and The Nadal resting. That would be the equivalent of “practice sets.”
 

cha cha

Professional
Worry not. He will magically get Ramos Vinolas and Andújar in the first two rounds.
 
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Arak

Legend
This 40 years old man has had no significant practice in 18 months. He has to give his body the time it needs. I think it’s impossible to recover the same physical condition pre-2020, but with patience he can get to maybe 80-90%. Not happening at Wimbledon this year. I think USO 2021 at the earliest, probably AO 2022.
 
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