Originally Posted by rue
I got to see the match and he did not play too badly, it is just that he just happened to play a guy by the name of Roger Federer. I think that Mardy is on the right track. He just needs to work more on his serve volleys, forehand and on his footwork. He did not disgrace on court today. He just ran into the worst person you could ever play in the 2nd round. Lets hope that the draw will be more kind to him in Miami.
The problem is that because of his ranking, his draw will no be any better. He'll run into some kind of seed in the 2nd round. If it's not Roger, it'll be Andy or ljubicic or Coria or Andre or a host of other people who are not much more fun for him to play than Roger.
It's also unfortunate that his ranking will now drop even more and he probably won't even get direct entry into Rome and/or Hamburg. But if he's on the right track, then the ranking will come. I am just not so sure.