Valid point Aileen, but maybe he wants soem game time other than just an exhibition in Dubai. We know how competitive Nadal is, and how much it meant to him after working so hard to get to World Number 1. Maybe he's wary of the fact Andy will probably be more of a threat on Clay next year due to Lendl's training advise, and he'll want to stay well in touch with the others in regards to ranking points.
Well the last I heard anything about it was that Uncle Toni wanted him to play but that Nadal didn't in order to make sure that he really is 100% fighting fit for next season, so there might be a battle of wills here.
Speaking as one whose going: Oh joy Berdych
My tickets arrived today
Yes but watching Andy should make up for that and if he plays B and beats him again that would be wonderful.
But...had a query on one of my tickets and rang up, only to get a pre-recorded message from Mr Federer himself
Why, just why?
Maybe he's had to resort to making pre-recorded messages in order to supplement his income.