I gotta say, this stinks. He should've recovered from the virus by AO. What does he has to lose there? He'll lose last year's points anyway. Playing AO could've only damaged his reputation, and skipping AO because of that is a coward's decision. And I don't want to think about other reasons to skip AO.
his precious H2H record against all the other top guys
tbh he should retire altogether while he's ahead, its only a matter of time before he falls behind against djoko and delpo