Did Carl Maes say that on tv or on the radio somewhere or is there an article you can post here to check out the context of this quote?
I think that both Olivier Rochus and Xavier Malisse are very talented. I would rank Malisse a bit higher but both have their handicap: one is a bit too short and the other one is indeed a headcase.
Off topic a bit: does anybody know what Malisse does to keep fit?
Xavier said that he shouldn't have given that lead away in the 5th set yesterday but the simple fact is that the other guy was fitter at the end of the match.
He had similar problems in other 5 set matches.
I think that Xavier has improved in the head department (coming back from two sets down is not bad, after all) but I fear that he will never truly have a strong mind in a strong body. Too bad, the guy is very talented.
Ollie on the other hand is a fighter and a great player to watch. With Xavier, you are always left wondering: "What if...", "If he would only...".
I never get that with Olivier. If he loses, it's not because of a lack of trying or something like that. It's easier to deal with that sort of defeat.
Yesterday's match of Malisse was utterly frustrating to watch for me.