Oh, bloody hell. This bloke ain't coming back:
I've never seen such a natural pure tennis player gamewise as Dave, he lacks the innate athletism and body shape (he had that as a junior, though) that for example Safin possesses but what comes to intuitive match smarts and fluid groundstrokes David is second to none. His Wimbledon final sort of just breezed by me back in the day but at the end of season in 2002 and AO 2003 when he was whipping Federer around the court I finally saw the insane skill level this young blond kid has in his game. Shame he just lets it wither away like this.
At least he won't have the stress fractures and fatigue as excuses if/when he bothers to show back on the Tour. It's a testament to his skill level as a tennis player that even with this abysmal start of the season he' still 24th in the Race.
I'm rather ambivalent to David's activities besides his tennis but I still have a huge crush on his game and I'm pretty pissed at him for throwing his prime age as a player down the drain like this.