It reminds me a bit of the fall of 2004. Marat lost a very close semifinal in the same tournament to Andy, then won both Madrid and Paris in the indoors season. I am not saying it will happen again, but the important thing is that he shows signs of life.
agree, Marat in 2004 was totally on the floor saying after reaching the finals of AO he couldn't get any better result, losing a final against Chela
, bad olympics, losing in 1st round on US Open... he didn't expect anything for that year, but then... he won Beijing, SF in Bangkok, and the best part... winning 2 TMS and SF on Masters Cup. Maybe some thinks that I'm another idiotic optimistic here, but I still thinks that he only has to play without pressure and maybe the things will go easier and he will reach more better results