For the same reason Madrid and Rome are back to back... just happens that way because of the calendar.
This just sucks...Very smart.
He knew Nolan and Fred were gonna no show Montreal. Vulture that then duck them in Cinncy.
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journalistIs that even a reliable source?
I selfishly kind of wanted fognini to win because I knew I would probably get a chance to see Rafa in Cinci. Maybe I worded that wrong. I didn't want fognini to win but wouldn't have been as disappointed as it would have given me a chance to go watch Rafa practice and play live. Unfortunately with my work and the timing of the US tournaments I haven't got a chance to ever see Rafa in person despite watching almost every match he has ever played the last 12ish years.Had he lost in QF he probably would have played.
I don't think that matters to him. He got some match play, got a title, guaranteed the 2 seed now at USO. Hard courts are hard on his body and where he is most likely to get hurt.He got a walkover in the semifinal, and the final was just an hour and 10 minutes.
i don't think it's that hard for a top player to play both since top seeds get byes and Rafa prob wouldn't even play until Tues or Weds anyway...
Back to back is the tradition for us open series, the same for the Indian - miami and Mardid to Rome. Also, Big 3 skipped one of the three is not due to the calendar and they just simply pick one of two to warm up for US OPEN.
Now all big 3's schedule are all for the GS. They just take very limited number of tounaments outside of GS to warm up and grab some points. In another word, even they don't have waived treaty, they still do the same schedule cause lots of point slots are not even utilized for big 3 even all masters are mandatory for them.I believe so
But Nadal can skip it cause he has more than 600 wins, is older than 31 and more thAn 12 years on tour