Ah well it's time to stop hoping and just pray that he will be back to his old self at all. Not even in the darkest nightmares it seemed this would happen by July. Right there and then 5-6 titles and a top8 finish looked like a lock. He is not the first one to get hit by setbacks like this while being in top shape. Del Potro comes to mind too and his wrist injury right when he was about to go into domination mode. But I think Robin knows that his fans are waiting for his return and everyone has been asking him all the time the past weeks as he said. One reason he cancels the season is probably just that he doesn't want to let his fans down anymore and also take that burden off himself and just work in peace to get back.
And how odd is it that Fidde Rosengren was the coach of both Ancic and Söderling? Two of the most severe mono cases I have seen in sports let alone tennis and just a few years between. Now there you got a conspiracy theory. What is he doing to them
Sadly there won't be much to post about here now. As most understand he is doomed in the rankings now dropping all his points from the end of the season including the 1k from Paris. If he fails in Brisbane, AO and Rotterdam+Marseilles he could be down to about 30 or lower in the rankings....that must not happen
At least I can comfort myself with that there will be one swede in London. Good old Lindstedt who is quite the doubles player and of course also played a little with Robin once upon a time and made a Båstad final. He even hoped to sneak in a Stockholm start but as Robin can't play and Björkman wasn't interested in a little comeback there is no swedish hope in Stockholm either. Very sad.
In the end 2012 can be really fun anyway just from the fact that it's gonna be a climb once again. Climbing is always more fun than falling