Originally Posted by Andreas Du Rieux
Good that Gaston has swallowed his pride and has gone back to the Challengers, though in reality he didn't have much choice in the matter, except retirement and he should retire only when he feels he doesn't have it in him any more and he has no obligation to anyone but himself.
It seems he can't serve at the moment and even though his game isn't serve reliant like Karlovic, he still has to serve well enough so he can control the points, but the poor serving impacts on the rest of the game.
Whether he will come back or not, this is unknown, the talent is there, but the confidence isn't and it's a lot different to the Malaga situation and many things have been and gone since then.
He needs a lot of matches to play well, but can't win, so he doesn't get the matches to build upon and the regression continues. Losing to Luzzi a set and 2 breaks up, well the fear of winning and the lack of confidence are big steps he has to battle through.
After the US Open, he will more than likely play in Szczecin and the Copa Petrobras Series, which are high standard challengers.
That´s an excellent diagnosis of Gastón´s situation today.
He spent three days snowboarding in Bariloche, accompanied by Marcela, and presumably now he must be back in BA training, in order to resume competing on 27 August. Unless you know something to the contrary, I don´t think he´ll play the qualies for the US Open, as he´s down to play the Como Challenger the same week.