Novak fans: design his schedule for rest of 2016

powerangle

Legend
Doha
Australian Open


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Dubai (since he's required to play two 500s in a year, if I'm not mistaken)
Miami
MC
Rome
French Open
Wimbledon
Rio Olympics
Cincinnati
US Open
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Beijing
Shanghai
Paris
London

The middle bracketed section is very important, IMO. Novak has to pace himself to peak at the right moments (ie FO and Olympics, and obviously Wimby and US Open as well). That time frame is also traditionally Novak's weakest, relatively, as he just does so well during the beginning of the year and during the fall season.

For the fall: might as well play all his usual tournies and run the table again since he's so comfortable with it all.

What do you think? I'm actually of two minds wanting him to play Indian Wells...or not.
 

uscwang

Hall of Fame
You might as well start a poll on which tournaments he should ditch.
Last fall, I was hoping that he skipped either Canada or Cincy. He played both but won neither. I was quite worried after he lost to Fed in the Cincy final. But then, he has won EVERYTHING since.
So I guess Novak and his team should know what is best for him.
My two cents:
Drop Miami, Madrid, Canada, and Beijing if he can.
 

every7

Hall of Fame
RE: the original post - Not sure why you would have him play Miami and not Indian Wells. Is there a specific reason behind that?
 

CYGS

Legend
You might as well start a poll on which tournaments he should ditch.
Last fall, I was hoping that he skipped either Canada or Cincy. He played both but won neither. I was quite worried after he lost to Fed in the Cincy final. But then, he has won EVERYTHING since.
So I guess Novak and his team should know what is best for him.
My two cents:
Drop Miami, Madrid, Canada, and Beijing if he can.
He won't drop Beijing, I think. Definitely drop Madrid & Canada.
 
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Deleted member 716271

Guest
He's not playing Madrid ever again I think, serves the pig fans there right.
 

powerangle

Legend
RE: the original post - Not sure why you would have him play Miami and not Indian Wells. Is there a specific reason behind that?
He's played/playing too much. Conserve for the more important tournaments. Plus isn't he already on 5 Miami titles? One more and he'd tie Agassi with six titles there.
 

jm1980

G.O.A.T.
Doha
Australian Open


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Dubai (since he's required to play two 500s in a year, if I'm not mistaken)
Miami
MC
Rome
French Open
Wimbledon
Rio Olympics
Cincinnati
US Open
--------------------------------------------

Beijing
Shanghai
Paris
London

The middle bracketed section is very important, IMO. Novak has to pace himself to peak at the right moments (ie FO and Olympics, and obviously Wimby and US Open as well). That time frame is also traditionally Novak's weakest, relatively, as he just does so well during the beginning of the year and during the fall season.

For the fall: might as well play all his usual tournies and run the table again since he's so comfortable with it all.

What do you think? I'm actually of two minds wanting him to play Indian Wells...or not.
He's required to play four 500s a year, one of which must be played after the USO. He usually plays Dubai, Beijing, and Monte Carlo (which kind of counts as a 500) and eats a zero-pointer for the missing fourth 500.

If I were Djokovic I would go with:

Doha
AO
IW
Miami <- tank
MC
Madrid <- skip
Rome
RG
Wim
Olympics
Canada <- tank
Cincy
USO
Beijing
Shanghai
Paris
WTF
 

kishnabe

Talk Tennis Guru
DOHA
Australian Open
Rotterdam
RIo Open
Dubai Championships
Davis Cup
IW
MIAMI
Monte Carlo
Barcelona
Madrid
ROME
NICE
French Open
Halle
Wimbledon
Davis Cup/Hamburg
Washington Open
Rogers Cup
Olympics
Cincinnatti
US Open
Davis Cup
Beijing
Shanghai
Basel
Paris Masters
WTF
Davis Cup
 

uscwang

Hall of Fame
DOHA
Australian Open
Rotterdam
RIo Open
Dubai Championships
Davis Cup
IW
MIAMI
Monte Carlo
Barcelona
Madrid
ROME
NICE
French Open
Halle
Wimbledon
Davis Cup/Hamburg
Washington Open
Rogers Cup
Olympics
Cincinnatti
US Open
Davis Cup
Beijing
Shanghai
Basel
Paris Masters
WTF
Davis Cup
Do you work for his travel agency or something?
 

Djokovic2011

Bionic Poster
He's required to play four 500s a year, one of which must be played after the USO. He usually plays Dubai, Beijing, and Monte Carlo (which kind of counts as a 500) and eats a zero-pointer for the missing fourth 500.

If I were Djokovic I would go with:

Doha
AO
IW
Miami <- tank
MC
Madrid <- skip
Rome
RG
Wim
Olympics
Canada <- tank
Cincy
USO
Beijing
Shanghai
Paris
WTF
Why would you want him to tank Miami and Canada and ruin his W-L%? Why not just skip them completely for the extra rest?
 
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