Originally Posted by Henry Chinaski
he'd defending a lot of points in IW and Miami so it'll be tough for him.
He should gain quite a few at MC and Rome though.
that's what i thought as well. MC and Rome, where he only defends seconds rounds, are big chances for him.
looking at the tournaments he played last year, two things grabbed my attention:
1- too many
2- too much clay. he's not that much of a mug on hardcourts so he should dare to make the jump in order to become a better hardcourt player in the long run, imo... even nadal realized this a long time ago and i actually think mugro's agressive playing style is more suited for hardcourts.
haven't checked his schedule for the present year but given his decision to play in south america, i doubt the two points above are likely to change.