Well, Peter made it through in 2 sets. Maybe he just felt like he needed a bit more match practice.
That is great news! This means he's just got himself 6 points.. Not a lot, but it's a start. So at least he's got some points, even if he ends up losing the next match. Would be shame though. I really, really want to see him in the MD!
In Thailand the main draws out, and it's looking good for any qualifier. Either they have to play another qualifier, Kukushkin, or at the worst they have to play Sela, no really hard draw for qualifiers.
Malaysia's a bit tougher, but Raonic could still get Roger-Vasselin, or Soeda, with the other options being Dogopolov or Kunitsyn.
That is good news. Like I said, I would like to see Peter in the MD. It would be good for him to play against higher ranked players.
I'm with you on the Malaysia draw. RG or Soeda would be fine. I think Milos could pull out a win if he plays his best against either of those. However, I don't think he stands much of a chance against Dolgopolov or Kunitsyn unfortunately. I do think it would be amazing just to get into the MD though, so that should be his main focus, and not to win matches in the MD.. Because that might be too difficult for him.
I just can't wait to see if Bester makes it to the final. Yesterday I kinda exaggerated when I said he would be in the top 300 with the win, he would be around 315 or 320. At the rate he is going he might make AO Qualies next year. I saw that he was entered in Canada F5, but I don't see him there if he wins in France. Other than that I also saw him in a couple of tough American Challengers after that. If he makes a good run there, he has a shot at maybe top 250 by the time the year ends.
Like I said.. I think Bester and Frank are the Canadians playing best nowadays. I still think Frank was ulucky with the weather conditions. I just don't the result mirror with how he played in the Davis Cup. But whatever.. Hopefully he'll play better in the next future.
Shouldn't be too long for Bester to get in the top 300 with this winning streak. I'm not expecting too much from the challengers to be honest. Futures is one thing, but to pull of a win in a challenger.. Well, that's a different beast all together. It's gonna be tough for sure, and especially if the draw is tough as well. But we'll see. I'd be happy to se him in the Top 300 when the year ends. Top 250 may be too much to ask, but you never know. It's not impossible, so we'll see
And for the players from estern european background playing tennis.. I just think the tennis culture may be bigger in those countries and therefore also bigger in the eastern european communities in Canada? I don't know.. Like I said, it's not like Canada has bought players like Kazakstan did. Most of the players came to Canada when they were little with their families. They grew up in Canada, it's their home now. I don't see that changing just because they weren't born in Canada. But yeah, I hope Milos birth country doesn't steal him away rom Canada, that would suck. However, it didn't seem that way from what he said in his interview. He said that his career and home etc is in Canada