Scheduling and the path to Indian Wells

James P

Hall of Fame
In the past, Medvedev and Thiem have over scheduled themselves. So, it's kind of nice to see the two of them having more mature, intelligent schedules after Australia. Tsitsipas looks scheduled for destruction yet again. Booked for 8 consecutive weeks from Rotterdam to Miami. Big 3 are all doing a 500 tune up a couple weeks ahead of the Sunshine Double. It's not clear to me whether or not Zverev or Isner will represent their nations in Davis Cup.

Player02/0302/1002/1702/2403/0203/09
Novak DjokovicDubai 500Indian Wells
Rafael NadalAcapulco 500Indian Wells
Roger FedererDubai 500Indian Wells
Dominic ThiemBuenos Aires 250Rio de Janeiro 500Davis Cup QualifyingIndian Wells
Daniil MedvedevRotterdam 500Marseilles 250Indian Wells
Stefanos TsitsipasRotterdam 500Marseilles 250Dubai 500Davis Cup QualifyingIndian Wells
Alexander ZverevAcapulco 500Davis Cup Qualifying??Indian Wells
Matteo BerrettiniBuenos Aires 250Rio de Janeiro 500Acapulco 500Davis Cup QualifyingIndian Wells
Gael MonfilsMontpellier 250Rotterdam 500Dubai 500Indian Wells
David GoffinMontpellier 250Rotterdam 500Marseilles 250Davis Cup QualifyingIndian Wells
Fabio FogniniRotterdam 500Marseilles 250Dubai 500Davis Cup QualifyingIndian Wells
Roberto Bautista AgutRotterdam 500Dubai 500Indian Wells
Stan WawrinkaAcapulco 500Indian Wells
Diego SchwartzmanCordoba 250Buenos Aires 250Rio de Janeiro 500Davis Cup QualifyingIndian Wells
Andrey RublevRotterdam 500Dubai 500Indian Wells
Denis ShapovalovMontpellier 250Rotterdam 500Marseilles 250Indian Wells
Karen KhachanovRotterdam 500Marseilles 250Dubai 500Indian Wells
John IsnerNew York 250Acapulco 500Davis Cup Qualifying??Indian Wells
Benoit PairePune 250Rotterdam 500Marseilles 250Dubai 500Indian Wells
Nick KyrgiosNew York 250Acapulco 500Davis Cup QualifyingIndian Wells
 

Courierfh

Rookie
Expect Nadal to only play indian wells before clay. But for his friendship with ellison Nadal may have from now just played on clay given whats at stake.

Djokovic will play a pretty normal schedule from Indian wells on as he will be after weeks at no.1 record.

Medvedev and Thiem seem to have a good balance.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
Djoker has been scheduled to play Dubai for the last 2 years and then withdrew long before the draw. He may not play it at all.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
Expect Nadal to only play indian wells before clay.
Nope, he will play Acapulco because he owns one of his training centers and a luxury hotel complex in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. He will definitely play Acapulco unless injured, but he'll still show up for media commitments and all that. He's already said this year he's definitely planning on playing there.
 

Courierfh

Rookie
Nope, he will play Acapulco because he owns one of his training centers and a luxury hotel complex in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. He will definitely play Acapulco unless injured, but he'll still show up for media commitments and all that. He's already said this year he's definitely planning on playing there.
Didnt know that about Nadal owning hotel complex there. Thank you for the information.
 

James P

Hall of Fame
To further muddy up the waters, for those interested.

Federer is far and away the most vulnerable to loss of points as he's defending 2100 points and is entering the same 3 tournaments this season. Other big point totals being defended: Isner 1050, Thiem 1010, Monfils 950, Kyrgios 620, Shapovalov 495, Tsitsipas 470, Wawrinka 445, and Nadal 405. Despite only being scheduled for 3 tournaments, Djokovic has a pretty good opportunity to extend his lead at #1. Thiem and Medvedev will both be attempting to chase down Federer. Monfils and Isner, barring incredible repeat performances of 2019, are both looking at pretty steep declines down the rankings.

Points defending thru end of Sunshine Double (Miami Open):

NamePoints DefendingResult 1Result 2Result 3Result 4Result 5
Novak Djokovic135Miami R16 (90)Indian Wells R32 (45)
Rafael Nadal405Indian Wells SF (360)Acapulco R16 (45)
Roger Federer2100Miami W (1000)Indian Wells F (600)Dubai W (500)
Dominic Thiem1010Indian Wells W (1000)Miami R64 (10)
Daniil Medvedev205Sofia W (250, 70 defended)Miami R16 (90)Indian Wells R32 (45)
Stefanos Tsitsipas470Dubai F (300, 210 defended)Marseilles W (250, 160 defended)Miami R16 (90)Indian Wells R64 (10)
Alexander Zverev310Acapulco F (300, 255 defended)Indian Wells R32 (45)Miami R64 (10)
Matteo Berrettini180Phoenix CH W (125, 80 defended)Sofia SF (90, 80 defended)Indian Wells R128 (10)Miami R128 (10)
Gael Monfils950Rotterdam W (500)Indian Wells QF (180)Dubai SF (180)Sofia SF (90)
David Goffin145Marseille SF (90, 45 defended)Miami R16 (90)Indian Wells R64 (10)
Fabio Fognini55Miami R32 (45)Indian Wells R64 (10)
Roberto Bautista Agut190Miami QF (180)Indian Wells R64 (10)
Stan Wawrinka445Rotterdam F (300)Acapulco QF (90)Indian Wells R32 (45)Miami R64 (10)
Diego Schwartzman175Buenos Aires F (150, 120 defended)Indian Wells R32 (45)Miami R64 (10)
Andrey Rublev154Indian Wells CH F (75, 40 defended)Miami R32 (61)Indian Wells R32 (53)
Denis Shapovalov495Miami SF (360)Rotterdam QF (90, 45 defended)Indian Wells R16 (90)
Karen Khachanov190Indian Wells QF (180)Miami R64 (10)
John Isner1050Miami F (600)Acapulco SF (180)Indian Wells R16 (90)New York SF (90)Delray Beach SF (90)
Benoit Paire23Marbella CH F (48, 3 defended)Miami R128 (10)Indian Wells R128 (10)
Nick Kyrgios620Acapulco W (500)Miami R16 (90)Delray Beach R16 (20)Indian Wells R64 (10)
 
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Chatrier

New User
Thank you for collating all of this. We all have favourites that we follow, but none of them exist in isolation. Keeping an eye on the bigger picture is important but not much information gets posted here about players outside of the Big 3 and the flavours of the month. It would be good to see both of these tables updated through the season, if you have time of course! (y)
 

James P

Hall of Fame
Thank you for collating all of this. We all have favourites that we follow, but none of them exist in isolation. Keeping an eye on the bigger picture is important but not much information gets posted here about players outside of the Big 3 and the flavours of the month. It would be good to see both of these tables updated through the season, if you have time of course! (y)
Yeah, it's not too terribly time consuming. I think I could do that. After Miami, I'll make one for the clay season.
 

TheGhostOfAgassi

Talk Tennis Guru
If you are ranked top 30 but under 30 years old or something there are different rules than it is for the big 3 primadonnas:
There is a minimum number of events players are required to compete in: eight mandatory Masters 1000s, four Grand Slams, ATP Finals (if they qualified), four ATP 500s, one of which must be in the period after the US Open, and two more from 250s or other tiers.
 

PMChambers

Hall of Fame
If you are ranked top 30 but under 30 years old or something there are different rules than it is for the big 3 primadonnas:
There is a minimum number of events players are required to compete in: eight mandatory Masters 1000s, four Grand Slams, ATP Finals (if they qualified), four ATP 500s, one of which must be in the period after the US Open, and two more from 250s or other tiers.
Majors aren't mandatory.
 

octobrina10

G.O.A.T.
Didnt know that about Nadal owning hotel complex there. Thank you for the information.
Rafa has partially owned two resort hotels in the Mexican island of Cozumel, located off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, since 2013. The resorts are adjacent to each other and have tennis courts, including a hard court. He has spent his holidays and practiced there many times.

Last year, he opened the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre (that offers programs for kids and adults) near the city of Cancun situated on the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The centre has only clay courts.
 

buscemi

Hall of Fame
By far the biggest rankings storyline for me is whether Medvedev passes Thiem for the #4 ranking before the French Open. Given both of their forms, this seems unlikely, but Thiem dropping to #5 means he could face Djokovic or Nadal in the French QF.
 

BGod

Legend
By far the biggest rankings storyline for me is whether Medvedev passes Thiem for the #4 ranking before the French Open. Given both of their forms, this seems unlikely, but Thiem dropping to #5 means he could face Djokovic or Nadal in the French QF.
I sincerely doubt this happens. Thiem can pick up a lot of points at MC & Rome from his poor results last year, he's only defending a Madrid SF which he could also improve. And let's not forget Roger who's defending a lot of points again at the Sunshine Double.
 
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