If you are not able to beat a headcase who often beats himself (Mugbis) or a clown with no baseline game (Feliciana), there is no point in playing on hardcourts anymore.
I wonder why Ferrero did not sign in Bucharest. At this point , the only chance of another win this year.
BTW, the top 50 seems impossible as you need to add points in Masters 1000
Well, both are decent opponents on HC if they're on. No shame in losing these at this time. It isn't that he's losing to guys like Nishikori or Chardy or something.
He just hasn't got a good serve anymore and then you'll struggle on these fast courts.
I think it's good that he plays and plays week in week out on HC, with his knees.