Out of the Top Ten
The injuries didnít just stopped him from representing the country for the <Davis Cup or the Olympics. It also stopped him from defending his place among the top ten and now is complicated his presence in the Houston Masters this november.
How does it affect you being out of the top ten?
For me itís a huge achievement to be 13 or 14 just having played 10 tournaments. Not many players have that ranking with so few tournaments
Why do you get injured so often?
Bad luck. I twisted my ankle; I played injured in the DC (February against Morocco), that I shouldnít have done it, but no one remembers it. Then I lost some months till the clay season, and in RG QF I had a strain in the ribs, something that no one had seen, something that looked really weird, and I lost Wimbledon. Then I strained my thigh. I had a lot of bad luck.
Do you think itís because the excess of competence?
I donít know, because this year I didnít play that much. But theyíre just sequels that are there from previous years. To us every year is the same, in weeks of competence and trainings. Thereís a moment where the physic canít stand it anymore.