His scheduled tournament up to Miami:
February 08-14 Rotterdam
February 15-21 Delray Beach
February 22-28 Acapulco
March 07-20 Indian Wells
March 21-April Miami
I couldnt find his name in any tournament next week, so I suppose he takes a 2 week breaks (since week 1 AO), then goes to Rotterdam before flying directly to Delray Beach. Could be proven problematic if he actually makes it deep in Rotterdam.
He is defending as the following:
45 points from Rotterdam (R16)
45 points from Marseille (QF)
0 points from Dubai (R32)
10 points from IW (R64)
10 points from Irving Challenger (R16)
45 points from Miami (R32)
TOTAL: 155 points.
In a way it's a good decision to actually play in the golden swing tournaments, because:
1) the competition is not as ruthless as Dubai. Given the entry list, if he plays decent he can only rise in ranking (currently 29, CH 25) and get some confidence from winning some matches.
2) he plays better on clay (only lost to Murray, Federer and Beluccis during european clay season)
3) and playing outdoor clay is preferable than indoor+fast HC for IW and Miami preparation.
I'm hoping this schedule will work out for him. Courage Jeremy!