Re: Atlanta R1: R Berankis (Q) def. D Tursunov 6-3 6-2
Sadly, Tursunov is half the player and, what's crucial, half the athlete he used to be. Recurring injuries really took its toll on him and fighting through them non-stop is just too physically and mentally draining.
I mean, how many comebacks has he managed over the course of his career?
He broke into Top-150 in September 2001 only to be out for the first 6 months of 2002 and see his ranking plummet outside Top-600.
He came back, broke into Top-100 in September 2003 and a year later got injured again. Missed another 6 months. Fell from #60s to outside Top-150.
Came back for the 2nd time, got back well inside Top-100 promptly (in 2005) and enojoyed 3 relatively injury-free years. Established himself as a solid Top-30 players, won 5 titles, only once lost 1R at slams.
Had two surgeries in 2009 but still managed one title and spent most of the year inside Top-40. Missed another 8 months, saw his ranking drop to outside Top-500.
Came back for the 3rd time, won 7th title, broke back into Top-50 but had to take time off for treating yet another injury, out of Top-100 again.
Taking everything into consideration (including his age) I don't think he's gonna stage comeback #4.
Anyway, he's had a successful career -- 7 titles, Top-20 ranking, 8 Top-100 finishes, a couple of 4Rs at slams (at least 3R at each GS), Davis Cup. Not bad.