AO R1: Mathieu def. Nieminen 6-2 4-1 Ret.
Damn Jarkko... He was in a hot streak. Loses some points, hopefully his ranking will be high enough for the Main Draws of IW and Miami.
Apparently it was his right hip, he says it didn't feel bad during Sydney, but he felt pain already in the first game but tried to fight through. Says then that realized it was stupid and didn't want to risk it anymore. He says he's not sure if he'll play doubles, the injury has to be examined.
Though IMO if you pull out of singles, you shouldn't be fit for doubles.
After Nadal beat Monfils at Doha, before AO 2014
lol, who will beat him? Wawrinka? Berdych? Gulbis? Rosol? Federer?
Only Del Potro can take him out before the semis, and he won't. Nadal is winning the AO, bet your house on it.
Somewhere out there, there is a homeless person who once took betting advice from GSMnadal