Like others, I've been following DY since his teenage years. He's certainly taken us on a maddening journey. However, his meteoric results last summer and fall were quite enjoyable. His yearend ranking of #39 was stunning. Had he finally turned the corner?
So far in 2012, he's gone backward. (As Bud Collins once described DY, he's played like doo doo.) He is 1-3, with losses to Falla (#80 at the time), Lacko (#119), and Russell (#104). His only win was against Gojowczyk (#248). So he is not playing like someone ranked #40. He is playing like someone ranked #140, maybe even #240.
I like to assess his chances of winning each match. Right now, it is hard to be optimistic for this next match. I think he has only a 20% of beating Dimitrov. On the plus side, he is (surprisingly) 2-0 H2H against Dimitrov. And Dimitrov hasn't set the world on fire lately either.
Dimitrov is 1-0 against him, 1-1 if you include a Challenger Young won against him in Honolulu. He needs to stay with 1 racquet and not be changing after every tournament. Despite his terrible start he can still rise up the rankings if he can get it together.