Originally Posted by GeorgeWHitler
He isn't that bad on the clay though losing to Coutelot at the French was horrendous.
Don't forget he beat Ferrero when he won Estoril and the first time I ever saw him play he made a final against Mantilla in Palermo, so he's far from rubbish on clay, it's just that perhaps he has to play a bit differently on the surface.
Why is it that everytime I try to consign that Coutelot match to oblivion, someone mentions it and makes me re-live the horror of it all over again
There are not enough "devil" icons here to illustrate my feelings on that match.
As to Miami - I agree with both of you, - it is more important for David to keep fit and healthy, and, hopefully, get a few wins under his belt in preparation for the more important tournaments to come. I don't think we should expect too much of him in this event - just hope he has waited to be 100% fit before returning to the circuit and doesn't do any further damage by returning too quickly.