Complitely agree. Hard surface matches was what bring him to top100 in the first place, like Miami, for example. This season he's avoiding all Hard and Grass matches, can't understand why. He really should have try to play Toronto and Cincy.
True, Miami and Johannesburg were tournaments he did well in to get in the top 100. He should play more on it so he can become an all surface player. He loves Istanbul so I'm not surprised he decided to play there. I think he stayed in Europe because it made the most financial sense, and also because he focused on doing well in Istabul, he wouldn't want to go to the US, go back to Europe and then back to the US again, not wise. We'll see, he has to defend the Napoli win from last year, so hopefully he can do well at through the end of the season.