Ao qualies start...next wednesday right?
playing in both if he gets into the aukland main draw and the Ao would be tight
if i were him id make the choice to to to australia since there's a very good chance he'll be able to play the qualies...then again i suppose its best to have some match practice before trying to qualify for your first grand slam
I'm not exactly sure what the rule on this is, but if I remember correctly(which I probably don't) you're not allowed to withdraw from a previous weeks tournament to go play qualies for a grand slam, so if he were to qualify for Auckland, for him to play AO qualies, he'd either have too...
a)Lose Auckland first round, or
b)Play Auckland, and AO qualies at the same time, flying back and forth
I don't really know how feasible that 2nd one is. but I'm sure if he were to make Auckland 2nd round he'd consider this a successful trip regardless, but lets not get ahead of ourselves, he has to qualify for Auckland first which is unlikely.