I agree that's how he got his first ATP title few months ago
I don't agree. He's playing the players that have been put in the draw with him. Good players take advantage of that. He's been suffering from a lower back injury for over a month now but is gutting it out to ensure automatic entry into the Australian Open. For a guy who just recently entered the top 100 for the first time in his career, I applaud his work ethic and not just calling it a year even with his recent success.