I think this is the year of truth for Xavier. When he began his carreer he was mentionned in the same sentence as top players like Safin, Hewitt and Federer. All of those has made it to the top, now it is for Xavier to do the same! He can do it, he has the abilities, he's training hard... if he also can work on the mental aspect, I expect a great year from the X-men!
by the way, apart from his short appearance at Wimbledon, 2003 wasn't such a terrible year for Xavier like everyone thinks he did...
- he made it to the 3rd round of the Australian open where he had to withdraw against Nalbandian,
- the 3rd round of Roland Garros he lost against Andre Agassi, the same happened in the quarter final at Queens.
- He reached the 4rd round at the US Open, where he was defeated by Andy Roddick. Not suprising; everyone knows Xavier is Andy Roddick's bagel boy. Roddick also defeated Xavier in the 1st round in Montreal and in the quarter final at Indianopolis.
- He won against Lleyton Hewitt at Cincinnati!
If he also could win one of these matches against Agassi, Roddick or Nalbandain it could give him a boost of self-confidence... And then I think he can go really far!
Good luck Xavier!