There's a video on sportacentrs.com and it has a short interview with Ernests. About the beginning of the season, he says that they had decided not to go to Doha because he didn't want to play qualifying, but then he was practicing so well in December that he changed his mind and called his agent and asked to get him into the Doha qualies. But it was already too late so they decided to stick with the original plan.
Ernests says that he played well in Heilbronn, he was pretty satisfied with both of his matches. He says this was the longest pause between tournaments that he's ever had. He's pretty eager to play more.
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good to hear that he is satisfied with his matches in Heilbronn and that he is eager to play.