Roger Federer Unsure About Playing Rolex Paris Masters 2019

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
Well, Roddick retired in 2012, Fish had some helath issues that ultimately led to him retiring. Blake, Gonzo and Ferrero, I can't recall when they hung it up. Fed's definitely the ageless one of that group, that's for sure.

Yeah its awesome. I wonder what Roddick and Blake think seeing him out there winning titles after they retired 100 years ago :laughing: The whole Next Gen could be Feds kids haha.
 

zep

Hall of Fame
People thought last year that he wasn't going to play, but he did. So I see no evidence for your claim that he was "never" going to play.

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What's last year got to do with this year? He was already in the semi final when the draw was being made in Paris because of Wawrinka's withdrawal. So at the very least he would have played one few match in Basel. I don't think he would have traveled to Paris even if he had lost to Tsitsipas. He is not chasing points, he has not much to gain by going there. He has made the right call but I am sure he knew he wasn't going to play Paris quite early. Even the calendar on his website didn't have Paris listed. However it's also possible that Guy Forget might have asked him to announce it as late as possible to boost up ticket sales.
 

Lleytonstation

Talk Tennis Guru
However it's also possible that Guy Forget might have asked him to announce it as late as possible to boost up ticket sales.
This. I do believe Fed had a strong idea by Friday he was not going to play, but did not mind the time to think it over, and Forget probably encouraged him to take his time.
 
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