Stunning. He was downright terrible against Monfils last week. He hardly looked like a pro. Hell, his whole year has pretty much been a disaster outside of his win against Feliciano Lopez at Indian Wells.
I really hope he turns it around. I still think he has the potential to be a very good player. He needs cut down the unforced errors, learn to control his emotions, and get in the damn weight room. His serve seems weaker than it did last year at this time when it appeared that he was making big strides in that regard. He doesn't have to be all that powerful to be good (see Murray, Nieminen, Davydenko, etc.), but he needs a little more pop than he has now.
Yeah, he really stunk up the court @ Cincy against an visibly injured Monfils. It was the first time I felt that his confidence was like gone and he look uninterested. Don's problem is learning to be patient with the week in week out grind of the tour. You feel like he's so pissy out there at times he really needs to find balance. Fortunately he's got time. I still believe that if he can get over this hump he could not only be a good player but a great one. His learning curve has been so writ w/ pressure.