why did Daniel/Vasek not play Eastbourne? They had signed up and planned on warmup for the Olympics. Nestor has played a lot lately, and going RG, Queens, Eastbourne, Wimbledon, Newport, Olympics may not have been the best idea, is that why they withdrew?
I guess vasek will just have to take the singles title then
I am feeling very good about Vasek and his performance this week, beating Rosol and taking it as far as he could without winning vs. Harrison, looks like he could be closer than we thought to being an ATP regular.
Too bad for Vasek. He should have some chance to do well on grass, but he keeps getting bad draws.
He's also in an awkward situation for the US Open cut-off. According to my calculations he needs to win about 80 points to stay where he is right now - ie on the edge of getting direct entry. And while going to the Olympics is great, it cuts out on opportunities to earn those points - I am guessing just Wimby and Newport.
And of course once we get past the Olympics, he has a whole lot of points to defend, starting with the Rogers Cup. So the pressure is on (I hope he won't worry too much about that though).
I don't think that Sam is a poor draw considering some other players he could have gotten, is it just a Canadian thing that some are so hard on players, the way Vasek seems to be paying right now I think he has a pretty good chance for the win, the main thing I'm concerned more about is will he have enough fitness to play a long match if it comes to that, Querrey might not be great in that area either though.