Kudos to Nadal & Federer for playing this week

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Moose Malloy, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. Moose Malloy

    Moose Malloy Legend

    Dec 27, 2005
    Am impressed that Nadal is even playing Queen's(& he played Halle last year)
    He is the 1st FO Champ to play a grasscourt event prior to W since Moya in '98. Many FO Champs skip W as well.

    '04 Gaudio-skipped grass season & W
    '03 Ferrero-skipped grass season, played W
    '02 Costa-skipped grass season & W
    '01 Kuerten-skipped grass season & W
    '00 Kuerten-skipped grass season, played W
    '99 Agassi-skipped grass season, played W

    Also I think if Federer wins Halle, he's the 1st FO finalist to win a grasscourt warmup same season. Most FO finalists don't play before Wimbledon either(if they play Wimbledon at all)
  2. simi

    simi Hall of Fame

    Feb 23, 2004
    Yes, good on them. Just shows that Rafael is serious about winning Wimbledon some day. He realizes that if he is ever to win, he better learn how to play on turf, given it's short "season". I'm glad both of them had a couple days off to rest up.

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    Edited to add:

    Rafael is also playing doubles at Queens too. Roger is not in the doubles draw at Halle.
  3. fastdunn

    fastdunn Legend

    Feb 19, 2004
    Yeah, respect for top 2 players committment.
    They both will improve from this rivarly and lift the game
    to another level....

    I'm really impressed about Nadal trying out doubles on grass.
    What an healthy and tennis loving attitude !
  4. diegaa

    diegaa Hall of Fame

    Mar 9, 2006
    somewhere in between
    well, he is playing doubles to improve his game on the greenies and "feel" the surface. Gosh, u have to admit that this kid has a huge willing....

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