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    Quote Originally Posted by lovetennis View Post
    Well Fed will have to suck it up himself tomorrow...he's been given a day match. Quite right too. Saw some discussion on Twitter that him being scheduled as night matches is due to demands of broadcasters wanting him to pull in evening TV audiences but I don't follow that logic myself...his matches are sooooo boring (spoken as someone who witnessed his snorefest Wimby 2017 final) unless he's playing Rafa, Djoko or Andy. Like many on here I haven't bothered watching him at all so far this Aussie Open, though I expect I'll have to watch him this coming week at some point
    Don't know if you have already seen this? But I prefer this explanation.
    https://video.eurosport.com/tennis/a...77/video.shtml

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    http://www.news.com.au/sport/tennis/...d3d63ea95d725b

    Fed is rolling through the bottom half of the menís singles draw and can reach the main event on Sunday night without having to play anyone seeded higher than tonightís quarter-final opponent Tomas Berdych (19).

    The only other seed Federer has played was Richard Gasquet (29), who he enjoys a 16-2 head-to-head record against and steamrolled in three sets in the third round.

    Letís make it clear that none of this is the Swiss maestroís fault. He can only play who is in front of him. The problem is none of his biggest rivals can stay on the court.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karanga View Post

    Let’s make it clear that none of this is the Swiss maestro’s fault. He can only play who is in front of him. The problem is none of his biggest rivals can stay on the court.
    Exactly, Karanga - well said. I get people's exasperation over Fed's longevity and dominance but it's not his fault, what's he meant to do, throw matches? It's the so called 'challengers' to his crown that should come in for harsh review. With no Andy, Kei, Raonic and weak Nole, Stan Delpo this tournament offered a clear shot at King Fed.
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    A win in the final here would almost certainly mean Roger returns to #1 ranking after Acapulco (assuming Rafa doesn't play there and reach the final which seems very unlikely)

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    If Rafa plays Acapulco, Roger could well take a wc into Dubai, which is on his schedule, in that case he would need to match Rafa, if he gets to SF F OR W to become the oldest #1 (if Rafa doesn't make at least SF, Roger beomes #1 anyway)

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    Roger Federer says managing his tournament schedule will be key to sustaining his revival in men's tennis after he claimed a 20th grand slam title at the Australian Open.


    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/roger-feder...-title-1657133

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    Evert believes that players like Roger, who recently won the 2018 Australian Open, now have the luxury of hiring people to prolong their careers, compared to her playing career in the 1970's.

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/players-lik...-evert-1658732

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    Quote Originally Posted by karanga View Post
    Roger Federer says managing his tournament schedule will be key to sustaining his revival in men's tennis after he claimed a 20th grand slam title at the Australian Open.


    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/roger-feder...-title-1657133
    Obviously not feeling in need of a break next week though. Fed has requested a wildcard for Rotterdam next week. If he gets to the SF he'll overtake Rafa to become no.1 again. No doubt the Rotterdam tourney director will oblige

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    My reaction to this news is

    Fed should not feel in need of a break considering the easy run he had to the AO title!!! Of course the Rotterdam tournament director will be happy to oblige as his presence will ensure full house galleries.

    Shame because I enjoyed watching this tournament last year that was won by Jo-Wilfried against Wee David.

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    Roger has won his opening round match in Rotterdam and is now just 2 wins away from regaining #1 ranking against unseeded players first up the tricky Kohlschreiber

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