Well, he should stop yiddering about how fit he feels and how much weight he has lost and concede that he is still far away from one single match win at ATP level.
hmm he's actually admitted that recently...
The last time you were here, you were playing in the Champions Series event. At that time, you were trying to work your way back onto the Tour. Is that still the plan?
Well, that would be the ultimate plan. I’m a long way away from that happening, but that’s what I’m working toward.
Did you give any thought about entering the wild-card tournament for the Aussie Open?
No, I was nowhere near ready to think about anything like that.
I would love more then anything to see Mark back... have so for years... but after seeing him play first time in a while I cant help but think the poor movement is too big an issue. He showed he could still serve well, and the forehand was looking good when he got in position.. but the footwork is just not there.
if he wants to play on the tour again, he should be seeking a doubles partner... or sticking to the champions tour.
But great effort and heart to be out there... but he summed it up perfectly a few months ago when he said "it doesn't matter how well you can hit the ball, if you can't get to it there is no point" - it might take a few more losses for this to sink in...