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2019 Schedule Discussion Thread

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It was annouced today that Andy will play l'Open 13 in Marseille in 2019. We also know that Andy is scheduled to begin 2019 in Brisbane. Below information based on 2017/2018 planned schedules and will be amended as information becomes available.

Update 20/8/19: After Andy's loss at Winston-Salem he indicated that he might consider playing some Challengers. There are Challengers in Mallorca, Cassis, Shanghai and Glasgow before the main tour Asian swing and I have added those to the schedule and will update once anything is confirmed.

Update 21/8/19: Antwerp added.

Update 12/9/19: Shanghai WC confirmed, Vienna wildcard rumoured, Davis Cup doubles rumoured.

Key:

C = confirmed participation

WC = Wildcard entry

PR = Protected Ranking entry

M = Mandatory Masters

NM = Non-mandatory Masters

OT = 250/500 other countable tournaments, DC, Olympics etc

S = Singles

D = Doubles

MD = Mixed Doubles

E = Exhibition

GS = Grand Slam

(Points from 2018/Total points available at tournament in 2019)

(Surface eg hard, clay, grass)

31 Dec-6 Jan (OT) Brisbane (C) (0/250) (H)

14-27 Jan (GS) Australian Open (0/2000) (H)

3-10 Feb (OT) Montpellier (C) (0/250) (IH)

11-17 Feb (OT) Rotterdam (?) (0/0) (IH)

18-24 Feb (OT) Marseille (C) (0/250) (IH)

25 Feb - 3 March (OT) Dubai/Acapulco (?) (0/500) (H)

4-17 March (M) Indian Wells (0/1000) (H)

18-31 March (M) Miami (0/1000) (H)

15-21 April (NM) Monte Carlo (?) (0/1000) (CL)

22-28 April (OT) Barcelona (?) (0/500) (CL)

7-12 May (M) Madrid (0/1000) (CL)

13-19 May (M) Rome (0/1000) (CL)

27 May - 9 June (GS) French Open (0/2000) (CL)

10-16 June (OT) Rosmalen (0/250) (G)
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17-23 June (OT) Queens (C) (D) (0/500) (G)

24-29 June (OT) Eastbourne (C) (WC) (D) (20/250) (G)

1-14 July (GS) Wimbledon (D) (MD) (0/2000) (G)

29 July - 4 August (OT) Citi Open Washington (C) (D) (0/500) (H)

5-11 Aug (M) Rogers Cup Montreal (WC) (D) (0/1000) (H)

12-18 Aug (M) Cincinnati (WC) (S) (D) (0/1000) (H)

18-24 Aug (OT) Winston-Salem (C) (WC) (S) (0/250) (H)

26 Aug - 1 Sept (OT) Mallorca Challenger (C) (0/80) (H)

26 Aug - 8 Sept (GS) US Open (45/2000) (H)

16-22 Sept (OT) Glasgow Challenger (?) (0/80)

23-29 Sept (OT) Zhuhai (WC) (C) (45/250) (H)

30 Sept - 6 Oct (OT) Beijing (WC) (C) (0/500) (H)

7-13 Oct (M) Shanghai (WC) (C) (0/1000) (H)

14-20 Oct (OT) Antwerp (wc) (C) (0/250) (IH)

21-27 Oct (OT) Vienna (WC) (?) (0/500) (IH)

28 Oct - 8 Nov (M) Paris (?) (0/1000) (IH)

18-24 Nov (OT) Davis Cup, Madrid (?) (0/0) (IH)

Anything with a ? is pure speculation either because it is non-mandatory or because it involves qualification. GB have a wildcard for the reformatted Davis Cup final week in November 2019.
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Wow! I'm in Toulouse considering an easyjet ticket to Marseille! Tournament is far less expensive than RG (where I've never been) or Paris Master 1000 (either)
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^ Even closer to home for you Nikko - Andy’s added the Open Sud de France in Montpellier to his 2019 schedule.

Think it unlikely he’ll play Rotterdam and that would mean playing three weeks in a row following the AO.
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If he does 50% of that schedule draft I would be so pleased for him as we know how much he just loves playing.

With Rafa looking like he may struggle to play a lot because of injury, Roger slowing down to keep playing events important to him and Novak possibly in decline, tennis may need Andy back close to strengthen the quality? All of those close to the top have then shortcomings and I am uncertain who will eventually replace the 'top four' of these past years.
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It will be so good to see Andy, whenever and  wherever he plays next year.
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If he does 50% of that schedule draft I would be so pleased for him as we know how much he just loves playing.

With Rafa looking like he may struggle to play a lot because of injury, Roger slowing down to keep playing events important to him and Novak possibly in decline, tennis may need Andy back close to strengthen the quality? All of those close to the top have then shortcomings and I am uncertain who will eventually replace the 'top four' of these past years.

He can pick and choose which tournaments he'll actually take part in, I wouldn't have thought he'd play the Davis Cup though??   The list is very long isn't it? 
It's hard to predict re Rafa as he's had so many injuries over the years and he now has an abdominal injury and is going to have ankle surgery soon, or he might already have had it.  So Rafa might be back, fit and strong, in the New Year.
RF is another thing, he surely can't continue to play for the rest of time --
And Novak "in decline"?  I really don't think he's in decline you know, a player who has just reached #1 can't really be thought of as in decline!
I think Andy will do well in 2019 and he does sound very positive, so I hope he'll win lots of titles Smile
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It's hard to predict re Rafa as he's had so many injuries over the years and he now has an abdominal injury and is going to have ankle surgery soon, or he might already have had it.  So Rafa might be back, fit and strong, in the New Year.
He was supposed to have it yesterday.   Doesn't sound anything too serious - a 'floating body' which has caused him problems from time to time for quite a while.

This begs the question though - what about his proposed exhibition match with Djokovic in Saudi Arabia next month?  I'm not saying he's lying about his op, but could this be a convenient get-out excuse instead of admitting that playing in that country is not a very good idea?

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He was supposed to have it yesterday.   Doesn't sound anything too serious - a 'floating body' which has caused him problems from time to time for quite a while.

This begs the question though - what about his proposed exhibition match with Djokovic in Saudi Arabia next month?  I'm not saying he's lying about his op, but could this be a convenient get-out excuse instead of admitting that playing in that country is not a very good idea?



If you have floating bits in your knee you have an arthroscopy which is a fairly minor procedure really but you have to have a general anaesthetic.  So I don't know but Rafa might have had an arthroscopy for his ankle, in which case he'd soon be all right.
I'd forgotten about the exhibition match in Saudi Arabia, but it isn't until nearly Christmas and I'd have thought Rafa would be fit to play by then.
But I don't know, but I really would have thought there'd be a lot of pressure on Djoko and Rafa to not actually play there -
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He can pick and choose which tournaments he'll actually take part in, I wouldn't have thought he'd play the Davis Cup though??   The list is very long isn't it? 
It's hard to predict re Rafa as he's had so many injuries over the years and he now has an abdominal injury and is going to have ankle surgery soon, or he might already have had it.  So Rafa might be back, fit and strong, in the New Year.
RF is another thing, he surely can't continue to play for the rest of time --
And Novak "in decline"?  I really don't think he's in decline you know, a player who has just reached #1 can't really be thought of as in decline!
I think Andy will do well in 2019 and he does sound very positive, so I hope he'll win lots of titles Smile

Moonglow,
Points taken re the original big three players. I suppose that I am expecting all of them to falter at some stage! The discussions of their expected fall has been constant for about five years!?

It would be good if Rafa was able to get back quickly as his play is so very good to watch. At this point I shall avoid talking of his less good antics.

RF has played so long his shot selection and tactical ability is incredible but I still feel that the others should have seen how to beat him by now. For me he is boring to watch! The perfection his followers claim just does not thrill me like the artistry of both the Murray brothers.

I have watched most of Novak's last matches though and there is something missing there from his past form. Cannot identify what as yet. In Paris he was lucky to beat RF in the semi (against an old man!) and lost the final to a player then outside the top ten. I think he has less to offer than the other three with magic skills but that might be personal as I seem to have a total aversion to his manner?

Having all three and Andy playing well for another year though would be good.

I am glad that Andy has announced participation in Marseilles. The field may be a little too strong if he is not up to best form by then. I think it is 32 player draw so there is the chance for a 'lead-in' game avoiding the top eight seeds. I always want him to have an easy start as he has, in the past, toiled in his first match of an event. Doing an early tournament without too many of the top twenty would have been my selection to get the rust out of his game. That draft schedule list was long. Have we a better idea of where he is targeting as preferences?

For me Brisbane will be interesting as he (again) will be competing without adequate match practice compared to his opponents.

Appreciate your more informed comments.
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^  Yes well RF is very good of course, it's just that he's been playing for the last 500 years, that you do get a bit tired of him winning everything in sight.
Rafa is very good but, as you say, he does have some irritating habits, some of them not fit to mention really.
Djoko must be good, he's ranked #1 after all.  He also has irritating habits such as "throwing the love" and bouncing the ball far too many times.  Djoko possibly isn't quite as good as he used to be, but he seems ok on the whole really.
I hope Andy will be fit and well and raring to go in January.  Hopefully Andy and RF and Novak will be around for some time yet.
& this isn't a very informed comment - you know!
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I notice that Tennis Australia is stating that Andy will play both Brisbane and the Australian Open so should they both be confirmed in the schedule?

Would it be too difficult to make the confirmed events in bold?  That would show at a glance those where he expects to play.
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^ Even closer to home for you Nikko - Andy’s added the Open Sud de France in Montpellier to his 2019 schedule.

Think it unlikely he’ll play Rotterdam and that would mean playing three weeks in a row following the AO.

I've seen that atl !! Thanks.
Yes only 2hrs drive ! Plus it's cheap compared to bigger tournaments and the Sud de France Arena is relatively small so with a little chance I can be close to the players ! Can't wait to see Andy IRL !!
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I've got my tickets for Montpellier ! QF, SF and Final. Hope Andy will not withdraw and go at least to the QF !


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^ Cool, hope you get to see Andy and have an awesome time!
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Many thanks atl!
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