Agreed. He needs rest after 2 straigh very tiring weeks. But I can also see him taking that SE to collect 1st round money.
He would probably spend what he earns from first round in all the adittional flights for him and his coach, and all related expenses... He“ll have to play tomorrow the SF, even if he looses, he has to consider that in a week from tomorrow he has to start playing Qualies in Beijing...
But this is just me wondering. Obviously, I don“t know how he feels. I just wish he does the right choices, and builds on this recent form until the end of the season. It will be good to have somebody to replace Gil at the ATP level, not just playing 30K Challengers all year long.
What Joćo did at the USOpen and now in Russia is so significant, if we put it in perspective to what Portuguese players have achieved in the past. It is difficult to write the history of the present, but this last month will surely be quoted in the books about the History of Portuguese Tennis.