No WC and ranking wasn't good enough for the main draw at the entry time.. Guess he didn't want to fool with the qualies.
He has been in Spain practicing on clay for several weeks.
Thanks. I thought that he hadn't wanted to participate in the qualies after triumph in Delray Beach. It was a huge boost for his self-confidence. A loss in the qualies would have destroyed it
He should be prepared well for the clay court season then, and the draw in Monte Carlo is favorable. I hope he'll play against D'Joke in the 3rd round. It should be an answer what he's worth on clay this year