I've noticed over the years that none of Roger's prime rivals (Roddick, Nadal, and now Djokovic) play in the Gerry Weber Open. They all choose to play in the Artois tournament. Possible reasons that I can think of: 1) Roddick, Nadal and Djokovic prefer to stay in the UK where the Artois tournament is played 2) They all wanted to avoid playing Federer in a Gerry Weber final bc obviously, winning a grass tuneup could give them confidence heading into Wimby Any other ideas? Furthermore, if you check out the Gerry Weber draw at http://www.gerryweber-open.de/en/results/singles-draw.html this tournament should be a cakewalk for Fed assuming he plays at least his B+ game. Sure Stepanek recently beat Fed and Berdych should do well on grass, but incidentally both of them have already been eliminated this year.