Fed's 2013 schedule is out

Fed's 2013 schedule is out

Post by Ulysse » Mon, 19 Nov 2012 08:42:42


He'll only be playing 14 official events next year, also the YEC, one
presumes:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdn8t9cHeV1rjrclyo1_500.jpg

 
 
 

Fed's 2013 schedule is out

Post by PeteWasLuck » Mon, 19 Nov 2012 12:58:32

No Miami, I agree, it is somehow depressing.

 
 
 

Fed's 2013 schedule is out

Post by ahonka » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 01:57:41


Quote:
> He'll only be playing 14 official events next year, also the YEC, one
> presumes:

> http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdn8t9cHeV1rjrclyo1_500.jpg

    No Basel? The contract extension negotiations must have
    fallen through. Somebody wrote Fed was negotiating with
    the organizers during the recent tournament there.
    Somehow Fed not playing his hometown tournament
    doesn;t seem right. But I guess he has to play Paris
    since he is skipping Miami (8 mandatories, right?).

 
 
 

Fed's 2013 schedule is out

Post by Ulysse » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 02:33:44


Quote:

> > He'll only be playing 14 official events next year, also the YEC, one
> > presumes:

> >http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdn8t9cHeV1rjrclyo1_500.jpg

> ? ? No Basel? The contract extension negotiations must have
> ? ? fallen through. Somebody wrote Fed was negotiating with
> ? ? the organizers during the recent tournament there.
> ? ? Somehow Fed not playing his hometown tournament
> ? ? doesn;t seem right. But I guess he has to play Paris
> ? ? since he is skipping Miami (8 mandatories, right?).

Fed wanted a 1.5 million dollar appearance fee, Basel balked. They had
been paying him 500K:
http://www.iol.co.za/sport/tennis/federer-slammed-by-swiss-1.1415695#...
 
 
 

Fed's 2013 schedule is out

Post by PeteWasLuck » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 02:43:57

Probably he will get them now from Paris.
 
 
 

Fed's 2013 schedule is out

Post by Court_ » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 02:53:32


Quote:

> > He'll only be playing 14 official events next year, also the YEC, one
> > presumes:

> >http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdn8t9cHeV1rjrclyo1_500.jpg

> ? ? No Basel? The contract extension negotiations must have
> ? ? fallen through. Somebody wrote Fed was negotiating with
> ? ? the organizers during the recent tournament there.
> ? ? Somehow Fed not playing his hometown tournament
> ? ? doesn;t seem right. But I guess he has to play Paris
> ? ? since he is skipping Miami (8 mandatories, right?).

Just because Basel or some other tournament is not on his schedule now
does not mean he will not add it to his schedule later. It is not
carved in stone.  Re the mandatories, to my knowledge Federer does not
have to play anything. He is 31 now and he can pick and choose what
tournaments he wants to play without penalty according to the ATP
rules. So no, Federer does not have to play Paris.
 
 
 

Fed's 2013 schedule is out

Post by Court_ » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 02:58:00


Quote:


> > > He'll only be playing 14 official events next year, also the YEC, one
> > > presumes:

> > >http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdn8t9cHeV1rjrclyo1_500.jpg

> > ? ? No Basel? The contract extension negotiations must have
> > ? ? fallen through. Somebody wrote Fed was negotiating with
> > ? ? the organizers during the recent tournament there.
> > ? ? Somehow Fed not playing his hometown tournament
> > ? ? doesn;t seem right. But I guess he has to play Paris
> > ? ? since he is skipping Miami (8 mandatories, right?).

> Fed wanted a 1.5 million dollar appearance fee, Basel balked. They had
> been paying him 500K:http://www.iol.co.za/sport/tennis/federer-slammed-by-swiss-1.1415695#...

Yes, but then last week there were rumors on Twitter that Fed had
penned a new deal with Basel, so who knows. All I can say is without
him that tournament will suffer greatly so they need to pay him
whatever he wants assuming that is the reason for the disagreement in
the first place and Federer still wants to play there.
 
 
 

Fed's 2013 schedule is out

Post by TT » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 05:47:59

18.11.2012 19:53, Court_1 kirjoitti:

Quote:
> He is 31 now and he can pick and choose what
> tournaments he wants to play without penalty according to the ATP
> rules. So no, Federer does not have to play Paris.

I don't think that is correct. There is an age rule that says he can
skip one mandatory masters... which is Miami.
 
 
 

Fed's 2013 schedule is out

Post by Patrick Keho » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 05:48:47


Quote:


> > > He'll only be playing 14 official events next year, also the YEC, one
> > > presumes:

> > >http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdn8t9cHeV1rjrclyo1_500.jpg

> > ? ? No Basel? The contract extension negotiations must have
> > ? ? fallen through. Somebody wrote Fed was negotiating with
> > ? ? the organizers during the recent tournament there.
> > ? ? Somehow Fed not playing his hometown tournament
> > ? ? doesn;t seem right. But I guess he has to play Paris
> > ? ? since he is skipping Miami (8 mandatories, right?).

> Just because Basel or some other tournament is not on his schedule now
> does not mean he will not add it to his schedule later. It is not
> carved in stone. ?Re the mandatories, to my knowledge Federer does not
> have to play anything. He is 31 now and he can pick and choose what
> tournaments he wants to play without penalty according to the ATP
> rules. So no, Federer does not have to play Paris.

There is a minimal number of 1000s he'll have to play... not sure what
that number is though...

P

 
 
 

Fed's 2013 schedule is out

Post by Patrick Keho » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 05:51:09


Quote:
> 18.11.2012 19:53, Court_1 kirjoitti:

> > He is 31 now and he can pick and choose what
> > tournaments he wants to play without penalty according to the ATP
> > rules. So no, Federer does not have to play Paris.

> I don't think that is correct. There is an age rule that says he can
> skip one mandatory masters... which is Miami.

Fed wanted indoor blue clay for Basel (all wrong for the colour
scheme) and negotiations stalled... :)))))))

P

 
 
 

Fed's 2013 schedule is out

Post by Court_ » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 05:59:18


Quote:



> > > > He'll only be playing 14 official events next year, also the YEC, one
> > > > presumes:

> > > >http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdn8t9cHeV1rjrclyo1_500.jpg

> > > ? ? No Basel? The contract extension negotiations must have
> > > ? ? fallen through. Somebody wrote Fed was negotiating with
> > > ? ? the organizers during the recent tournament there.
> > > ? ? Somehow Fed not playing his hometown tournament
> > > ? ? doesn;t seem right. But I guess he has to play Paris
> > > ? ? since he is skipping Miami (8 mandatories, right?).

> > Just because Basel or some other tournament is not on his schedule now
> > does not mean he will not add it to his schedule later. It is not
> > carved in stone. ?Re the mandatories, to my knowledge Federer does not
> > have to play anything. He is 31 now and he can pick and choose what
> > tournaments he wants to play without penalty according to the ATP
> > rules. So no, Federer does not have to play Paris.

> There is a minimal number of 1000s he'll have to play... not sure what
> that number is though...

> P

I thought he did not have to play any of them if he did not want to
since he has turned 31? I will have to look it up.
 
 
 

Fed's 2013 schedule is out

Post by KFrie » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 06:06:32


Quote:
> 18.11.2012 19:53, Court_1 kirjoitti:
>> He is 31 now and he can pick and choose what
>> tournaments he wants to play without penalty according to the ATP
>> rules. So no, Federer does not have to play Paris.

> I don't think that is correct. There is an age rule that says he can
> skip one mandatory masters... which is Miami.

"From the Rule Book, 'A. A player s number of ATP World Tour Masters
1000 commitment tournaments shall be reduced by one (1) tournament for
reaching each of the following milestones: 1) 600 matches* (as of 1
January of the commitment year); 2) 12 years of service; 3) 31 years of
age (as of 1 January of the commitment year). If all three (3)
conditions are met then the player has a complete exemption from the ATP
World Tour Masters 1000 player commitment.'
 
 
 

Fed's 2013 schedule is out

Post by TT » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 06:08:46

18.11.2012 22:59, Court_1 kirjoitti:

Quote:




>>>>> He'll only be playing 14 official events next year, also the YEC, one
>>>>> presumes:

>>>>> http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdn8t9cHeV1rjrclyo1_500.jpg

>>>>      No Basel? The contract extension negotiations must have
>>>>      fallen through. Somebody wrote Fed was negotiating with
>>>>      the organizers during the recent tournament there.
>>>>      Somehow Fed not playing his hometown tournament
>>>>      doesn;t seem right. But I guess he has to play Paris
>>>>      since he is skipping Miami (8 mandatories, right?).

>>> Just because Basel or some other tournament is not on his schedule now
>>> does not mean he will not add it to his schedule later. It is not
>>> carved in stone.  Re the mandatories, to my knowledge Federer does not
>>> have to play anything. He is 31 now and he can pick and choose what
>>> tournaments he wants to play without penalty according to the ATP
>>> rules. So no, Federer does not have to play Paris.

>> There is a minimal number of 1000s he'll have to play... not sure what
>> that number is though...

>> P

> I thought he did not have to play any of them if he did not want to
> since he has turned 31? I will have to look it up.

Try tennishassteroidproblem.com or dailymail.co.uk
 
 
 

Fed's 2013 schedule is out

Post by TT » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 06:13:05

18.11.2012 23:06, KFried kirjoitti:

Quote:
> "From the Rule Book, 'A. A player s number of ATP World Tour Masters
> 1000 commitment tournaments shall be reduced by one (1) tournament for
> reaching each of the following milestones: 1) 600 matches* (as of 1
> January of the commitment year); 2) 12 years of service; 3) 31 years of
> age (as of 1 January of the commitment year). If all three (3)
> conditions are met then the player has a complete exemption from the ATP
> World Tour Masters 1000 player commitment.'

Wow. I stand corrected then. Insane rule, made especially for Fed!?
 
 
 

Fed's 2013 schedule is out

Post by KFrie » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 06:16:00


Quote:
> 18.11.2012 23:06, KFried kirjoitti:

>> "From the Rule Book, 'A. A player s number of ATP World Tour Masters
>> 1000 commitment tournaments shall be reduced by one (1) tournament for
>> reaching each of the following milestones: 1) 600 matches* (as of 1
>> January of the commitment year); 2) 12 years of service; 3) 31 years of
>> age (as of 1 January of the commitment year). If all three (3)
>> conditions are met then the player has a complete exemption from the ATP
>> World Tour Masters 1000 player commitment.'

> Wow. I stand corrected then. Insane rule, made especially for Fed!?

"The rule existed ever since Masters 1000 was introduced in 2009. It
existed even before that, with slightly different implications.

Other players have already got this complete exemption since it is
installed:
2009 Rainer Schuettler
2010 Tommy Haas
2011 Ivan Ljubicic
2012 Ivan Ljubicic, Radek Stepanek, Juan Ignacio Chela

Next year, Tommy Haas, Mardy Fish and Jurgen Melzer will all get this
complete exemption along with Federer. Federer is the first top 10
player to get it though"