I also want to know the reason for pulling the plug on the SA clay swing this year.
Whenever he plays on clay, of course, he always wins, but more than that, he seems to get confidence that remains even after the clay season. After RG, he switches straight to grass and has great confidence in Queens and Wimbledon
In 05 when he made his mark, he skipped IW before reaching the Miami final, and this was after a mini clay season.
Not only is it easy points, but the money is also there, and of course, confidence, which has no price.