Join Date: May 2007
Location: Where the heart is
Re: Why Has Canas Fallen Off The Planet?
Here goes again.
Mental and physical exhaustion. Canas played more matches than almost anyone on the tour in the last 9 months, and let's not forget that he's not the youngest man out there anymore. His game style is taxing, he needs to run many extra miles during matches against his younger opponents. No one can be expected to keep up that level for as long as he did, but he was desperate to get back into the top 20 by the end of the year, which he has surpassed.
On the mental side, he was suspended, dealt with the lows of not being able to compete, then was suddenly thrust back into the spotlight with great expectations. Coming from unranked to beating the world number 1 in consecutive tournaments can be very tiring mentally. He had high hopes for RG, which he wasn't able to translate into results, so he felt a bit down after that. Also, he's had to deal with the trial and mixed verdicts, the public and player's opinions of him and been involved with a new girl.
That's a huge year by anyone's standards, and you can't blame him for going a bit off recently. He'll be back stronger than ever after the off-season.
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