I'm not sure I'm patient enough to wait till January - he's not played for 2 months already.
Plus he's not someone who goes in at his best level straight away - needs matches. The 2009 break was only missing Queens and Wimbledon - he was back at Rogers Cup. This is missing half a season - can't imagine what sort of shape he'd be in by Doha.
Still hopeful he'll feel better once he starts practicing and can at least give the WTF a go - even if he loses all 3 matches it's an opportunity to test his level - not be too worried about the result but get the big match sensations back. Otherwise to go from Wimbledon 2nd round straight to Aus Open, with only perhaps Doha in between, seems much. He'll be defending 1200 points there too....
Stupid Hoffa and stupid knees. And stupid Rafa for overplaying so often.