What's up with the whining by Federer/Nadal/Djokovic/Roddick about the tour schedule? If these players played only what they were required to play, instead of playing DC and small non-mandatories, they would have had an entire month off between the US Open and Shanghai. What would they rather have? Three months off between tournaments? And why is it that so many of the whiners continue to play non-mandatory events? Why ask the tour to reduce the number of mandatories if you are already voluntarily opting to play above and beyond the mandatory number of tournaments? It's like these guys are whining just for the sake of whining. Shockingly enough, it's getting to the point where I'd rather watch the WTA. They may choke away every match and not be able t hold serve, but at least they don't whine so much.