How often do you see one of those players win or make the finals of an ATP250 the week before a Grand Slam and then lose in the First Round or have nothing left by Round 2 or 3?
Gasquet comes immediately to mind at Nice, but I also thought Baggy had nothing left in the tank when he played Hewitt at the AO recently because he was busy winning Sydney on the Sunday that the AO Qualifications were being completed.
Kolya is a machine sometimes and the WTFs format of having him have to win the Semi and the Final with about 12 hours rest between them is the only exception that immediately comes to mind to that general rule. If every tourney was like the WTFs, Kolya would be #1.
How often do you see someone take a break (Del Pony, US Open 2009, skipping the Cincy Masters due to "exhaustion"; Fed playing nothing before AO 2010 come immediately to mind) before the Grand Slam, go into it cold and win the whole thing or at least go very deep with plenty of energy? Great move on Robin's part, even if he just practices on Grass with no official match play.