Re: Johannesburg R1: Van der Merwe [WC] beat Becker | 7-6 (4) 7-6 (3)
Indeed not unexpected, Becker must have spent some energy winning Heilbronn and then had to travel to SA, while Van der Merwe had every opportunity to prepare himself for this home event.
And it's like Van der Merwe is a bad player, his ranking is skewed because he always had to qualify for challengers last year, so he often won three to five matches at those events without getting a real reward in ranking points.
TT Singles 2012: W: Winston-Salem SF: Honolulu CH, Rotterdam, Memphis, 's-Hertogenbosch, Wimbledon, Beijing, Vienna QF: Barcelona, Nice, Bastad, Petange CH, Bangkok R16: Monte Carlo, Madrid
TT Doubles 2012: W: Caloundra CH (with kingroger), Acapulco (with keqtqiadv) F: Beijing (with KittyTennis) SF: Sydney (with Belludal), Memphis (with Belludal), Guadalajara CH (with kingroger), Wimbledon (with RHB1993) QF: Barcelona (with extremaduratenis), Cincinnati (with stbanchile)