I haven't been on top of the tennis world news lately, so can anyone fill me up on when they are playing... etc...
I know that Safin has been playing this year few matche,s but is he back to complete health?
I know Norman is/was considering retirement.
I haven't heard any news of Haas in SIX months.
Marat's playing the Australian Open, and is all-healthy, except maybe a blister on a finger. Hits the ball well, but still not like before. Many unforced errors. But you can judge his condition with this: he beat his worst nightmare Sontoro and Jiri Novak (no.13). He is training ib Melburne Mark now.
Marat was playing in the Hopman Cup in Perth last week...I was at all his matches and he was playing absolutely brilliantly considering they were his first matches after such a long time...he beat Santoro and Novak and lost a very close match to Blake. He said in one of his matches his wrist was a little sore but then it was ok. The only other problem he had was a blister on his hand, but nothing too serious. I would say *touch wood* that he is in good form for the Open...especially as this week he is resting and just practising in Melbourne. I'll be there to see his matches at the Open and hope his great form continues.