Roger Federer Hoping To Play In South America Later This Year
by Tom Gainey | February 29th, 2012, 11:12 pm
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Roger Federer is keen to make first trip to South America as a tennis legend. Federer, who has never played a pro tournament in South America, is hopeful that he and organizers can pull together to set up a mini-exhibition tour on the continent for his fans at the end of season.

“We’re trying to put a nice tour together in South America at the end of the year,” Federer said Tuesday. “Still looking at which countries and which players actually at this point. Some are sort of confirmed, I think, and some are not, so still some talks going on there.

So I hope I can play sort of as many as I can. There are many countries I haven’t been yet in South America except for the juniors back in the day. I hope we can make it a special down there.”

Sounds promising for Federer fans in South America.

After beating his second straight 30+ lefty today, the second-seeded Federer plays Russian Mikhail Youzhny Thursday in the Dubai Duty Free quarterfinals.

Top seed Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray were also winners on Wednesday.


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28 Comments for Roger Federer Hoping To Play In South America Later This Year

Humble Rafa Says:

It’s all for the Arrogant One’s love for South America. Nothing to do with money, I promise.


rave Says:

HR, you probably are a purist, you would do an exhibition and have nothing to do with the money. Are you for real? Humble Rafael plays exhibitions and does not have nothing to do with the tennis either,bor does Novak.


Dave Says:

In this 2011 exhibition it’s flamboyant Djokovic who wanted to learn the Salsa, humble Nadal who loves Columbia and arrogant Federer who banked all the drug money. You’re wrong if you thought Federer was in USA at the time helping the Miami Masters get sponsorship from Lindt Chocolate.


Dave Says:

In this 2005 exhibition, it’s humble Nadal who loves Korea and arrogant Federer who banked all the chaebol money.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM3VZKm9A58


Michael Says:

It is nice to know that Roger is showing so much enthusiasm towards the Sport at his age. Despite his stellar achievements, he is not contended with it and is still yearning for more glory. That is the quality of a true Champion which Federer has lived by example. I think Roger has the game to life two or more majors. What is needed is a little bit of luck with the draw and a perfect ending. He needs to do a little bit of tinkering with his game, tactics and strategy. For this, he needs to visit the net more often and try to finish off the points. Remember Roger is a great volleyer and he showed his quality in his match against Sampras at Wimbledon 2001 when he upset him. These days I rarely see Roger come to the net and even if he approaches it rarely he loses the point netting easy put away volleys. This must change for the better and if he is able to turn this around, I am sure Roger will lift the Wimbledon trophy in 2012.


Nims Says:

I’m not sure what’s going wrong with Roger’s brain. I considered him to be the smartest tennis player when it comes to scheduling, but unfortunately starting from this year, he is making some of the most craziest mistakes in his scheduling. How on earth he wants to play an exhibition in the year when he already have an overload of Olympics along with the fully loaded first 2 months.

There was no reason for him to play a stupid Davis cup tie and follow up with Rotterdam. Having screwed up so much at the begining of the year, I would be shocked if he goes beyond QF in Dubai. I expect him to tank his match against Youzny and take a break for IW and Miami. I just home he skips MC too after having a good IW and Miami. He can even plan to skip another clay master like Madrid.

I’m more worried he is shortening his career by making such crazy mistakes.I wish he plans for all these exhibitions probably from 2014.

With the kind of quality tennis he is playing he has an absolute chance of getting to No 1 in next 2 years. But wondering he is screwing up his chances.


Michael Says:

Nims,

You have a point. But from this news, it appears that Roger has not yet decided on that. So it is not certain. He might as well skip it. Above all, Roger knows the knack of scheduling. Nobody need teach him about it. He knows how much his body can take and he will prepare for it.


Skorocel Says:

“Federer, who has never played a pro tournament in South America…”

And it looks like he never will ;-)


Skorocel Says:

Nims: „I’m not sure what’s going wrong with Roger’s brain. I considered him to be the smartest tennis player when it comes to scheduling, but unfortunately starting from this year, he is making some of the most craziest mistakes in his scheduling.“

Let’s be real: it’s not „crazy“ or anything. It’s simply a typical (and logical) approach of a faded former No 1., whose career is about to end in a year or two :-(

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Nims: „How on earth he wants to play an exhibition in the year when he already have an overload of Olympics along with the fully loaded first 2 months.“

It starts with „m“ and ends with „y“…

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Nims: „With the kind of quality tennis he is playing he has an absolute chance of getting to No 1 in next 2 years.“

Last time Roger was the No 1. player was some 1 and 3/4 years ago. That’s some 6 months more than the amount of time that he had to wait to regain the No 1. ranking from the moment when Nadal took it away from him in the summer of 2008. With Roger being in his 30s, Nadal still beating him when it really matters, and Djoker being in his very prime, I’d say good for you if you really believe in that…


Jack Lewis Says:

>> There was no reason for him to play a stupid Davis cup tie
Well did he really “play” that one? He did show up for it which probably saved him a lot of aggravation considering how davis cup is perceived in europe. Skipping davis cup over there can make your life very painful even more when your team has zero depth.

>> and follow up with Rotterdam.
Well that’s one title to add up to his total, what so terrible about that? Didn’t play very long matches anyway. Should he just go for the big events where he can get diminishing returns?
Considering how little of his career is probably ahead of him at his age, I’d rather see him play a few more events than less. He didn’t play very aggressive schedules in the last few years and it didn’t gain him any grand slams. If anything he had better results towards the end of the season playing back to back tournaments.


van orten Says:

come to santa cruz de la sierra roger !!!!!!


Nims Says:

Skorcel : Let’s be real: it’s not „crazy“ or anything. It’s simply a typical (and logical) approach of a faded former No 1., whose career is about to end in a year or two :-(

You mean World No 3 player’s career is going to end in a year or two. Hmm..sounds quite funny. Let’s see.

Skorcel :It starts with „m“ and ends with „y“…

I know. I meant the first 2 months of the year he has played more tournaments than he has played in last 4 years during the same time.

As far as Fed being to No 1, yeah I do see it’s possible if he could win a GS this year, specially Wimbledon or USO.


Nims Says:

Jack Lewis : There is no problem in Roger playing more tournaments, but he needs to phase it smartly. It doesn’t make sense to load yourself at the begining of the year, when you do not know how you are going to be successful in the GS’s. All this is going to hurt him badly if has a good FO and Wimbledon. He may not be able to do well at Olympics and USO.

It’s much easier to do at the late stages of the season because there are no 5-setters coming up and the courts are fast indoors.


Sienna Says:

I hope he will not take the bait. I always thought his exho matches against Sampras at the end of 2007 were a litle to much to handle. They really had no buss in his tennislife and he was to arrogant to think he would dominate playing just as he goes a long. In 2008 he found out the hardway and that year just might be his hardest fought year ever. I really think he would have lerned a lesson or two after 2008.
Lets hope he will stau on focus for the real prices and doesot go walkabout to any exho’s. Just let Djoker and Nadal take that price.


jamie Says:

Nims Says:

As far as Fed being to No 1, yeah I do see it’s possible if he could win a GS this year, specially Wimbledon or USO.
_________________

According to the psychic, Olderer has a great chart for Wimbledon but for some reason she sees Murray winning it this year. Not Olderer.

She said nothing about Olderer at the USO.

So the only slam this year where the stars are semi-aligned for Olderer is at Wimbledon.

Forget about RG and USO. No lucky alignment there for Olderer this year.


jamie Says:

Psychic Predictions for 2012:

AO: Djokovic(duh)

FO: Nadal

Wimbledon: Murray

Olympics: Federer

USO: Djokovic


Michael Says:

Scorocel,

Roger had an invincible 285 consecutive week streak as No.1. Should he need to prove anything more ? Not at all is my opinion.


Michael Says:

Scorocel,

I am sorry it is 237 weeks !!


Dave Says:

I commissioned a top psychic to develop Roger Federer’s astrological profile (see link).
http://www.astro.com/samples/pdf/hme.pdf


Dave Says:

With the help of further input from astronomers and other scientists I included critical factors into Fed’s astrological profile ignored by most astrologists: (1) 48 solar flares and storms; (2) the re-categorization of Pluto from planet in the Solar System to dwarf planet in the Kuiper Belt; (3) the discovery of 3 new stars and 2 new planetary systems this year which will cause an increase in the size of all astrological charts; (3) the trajectory of 32 comets; and (4) the re-run of the TV Series “Third Rock from the Sun”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8F1ZHlLh6g

These critical factors when combined with the indepth astrological profile of Roger Federer yielded the following accurate predictions for 2012:

- French Open: Federer

- Wimbledon: Federer

- Olympics: Federer

- US Open: Federer

- World Tour Finals: Federer

- South American exhibition: Del Potro

Shhh, I’m working hard on my predictions for 2013, lots of surprises…

certified by Dave, Master Astrologist


Nims Says:

jamie: I hope you are not making fun of yourself by repeating this predictions. You should not be hating yourself this much to be embarrassed so publicly.


skeezerweezer Says:

Shaaamooon! Givin jamie the physco OCD repetitive nonsense poster so called Nostradomus imitator some competition! Bring it Oh wondrus Dave of the Cosmos!!

Who knows what stars align in the asteriodical nebuli that have the ultimate meaning to everyones predictable outcome. Only the privilidged physchotic wonderkinds know……., not us pitiful underlings of existence, of whom we should all bow down and give reference cause they( the physchotic wonderkinds )know stuff we don’t.

( insert money here, payable to your local side kick, errrr phys – cic ). Sorry , no refunds.


Sienna Says:

Dave you should also include the losing finalists and their respective astrological profile’s.

Jamie already explained for the losing finalists it was much harder to see a clear path….
And you can leave out all predictions for 2013 because lets face it… The maya’s already took care of buss for the rest of our lives beoynd 2012.


margot Says:

Sienna: I think there’s some religious group that regularily goes to the top of a mountain and waits for the end of the world…and waits…and comes down again and recalculates and goes to the top of the mountain….and waits….etc etc…..lol


Skorocel Says:

Nims: The fact that Roger added Rotterdam, DC, and now this exho in South America to his 2012 schedule actually shows you that he had (more or less) given up re: retaining that No 1. ranking… In other words, if he had really believed he had a chance to be No 1. again, he certainly wouldn’t over-exert himself playing events he usually skipped in the past…


Nims Says:

Skorcel : I believe Roger feels he is healthy probably after 2007. His momentum was stopped in 2008 by Mono, then again in 2010 by Viral. I think he is back to his full health now, so he might play more matches.

Note, playing more matches has always been his plan. I believe he played average 100 matches in his peak years. Maybe his peak years are again coming back. But my concern is he should not play this many matches at this stage of his career.


Humbug Bully Says:

Arrogant One? How about the Exhibitionist who likes to drop his clothes for the siren song of moolah? He doesn’t even the pecs to show for it!

Or you mean the Greedy One? Well, look who’s not playing Queens this year because he wants to avoid paying taxes! Not to mention creating fake companies so he can evade more taxes in his native Espana.

Nope, no humble in all of these.


Mark Says:

@HumbugBully. Your comments suit your name. Dude.

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