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Post Info TOPIC: Week 19 - ATP Masters 1000 (Internazionali BNL d'Italia) - Rome (red clay)


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RE: Week 19 - ATP Masters 1000 (Internazionali BNL d'Italia) - Rome (red clay)


Yeah, but I kinda hope that he'll be feeling sore and tired on the final Sunday of Roland Garros, and still have to rouse himself to thrash Djokovic in the final. With a week to recover between Rome and Paris, I'd have thought he could have profitably put himself through a "training marathon" here, pushing himself to the limit of fatigue, before embarking on another more important one on Monday week.

Having never been a professional athlete, I type in complete ignorance.

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...whereas Roger Federer, who completely contradicts me, above, might have a more informed opinion...

www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/may/14/andy-murray-backed-roger-federer-pulling-out-italian-open

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How many days recuperation time would Andy have needed if he'd played a full week for a 3rd week in a riw, and related to that how much preparation time for the French Open would have been left ? Certainly not ideal. Priorities, priorities ...

Apart from anything else I am sure he would more risk injury in a rather less than fresh state through some laboured or lazy movement.

Good advice from Amelie, well taken by Andy

I loved last week, I am relieved that he has cut short this week.



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Me too. The three tournaments in a row at the end of last year were all small tournaments, and not just before a slam. Instead they were before WTF - and look what happened there. The difference is they were needed to get him into WTF; these three weeks are NOT needed for RG.





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indiana wrote:

I do think that it is just overall fatigue, physical and probably mental as well and travelling.

I don't think there is any injury issue here, although clearly I have no real idea.

I got the impression that it had crossed his mind to not play Rome at all, just by the very fact that he made a point of saying he was travelling to Rome.

It all does seem pretty understandable to me and no great surprise. I was kind of anticipating it before a Ferrer QF.


 Er, yeah... did you miss the various interviews (including the post-match one after beating Rafa) after Madrid? He made it quite clear that he was seriously considering withdrawing from Rome, but wanted some match practice 'at sea level'. I don't think that was in any doubt.



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