More notes...I am in a posting mood.
Please feel free to make corrections.
Who is injured: Jiri Novak, Younes El Aynaoui and, of course, Grosjean are all questionable.
Taylor Dent too, I think.
Who is making a come-back: Andrei Pavel, Thomas Johansson both playing well on their return.
Trends to watch:
1) Swedes - young and old: Jonas Bjorkman has scored big upsets this year over Roddick and Safin. Bolstered perhaps by Davis Cup success, Enqvist also took out Roddick. Joachim - alias Pim Pim - Johansson has his first atp title.
Robin Soderling is also now in the top 50 and made his first final last week.
2) Old french guys: Anthony Dupuis wins his first tournament at around thirty. Gregory Carraz is scoring big upsets and crushing qualifiers 6-0, 6-0. At this rate, will Cedric Pioline come back?
3) Wunderkinder: Rafael Nadal is playing great to start the year, and Richard Gasquet is also winning some matches and not forfeiting.
4) It's not really a trend, but food-poisoning. Last year, both IW and Miami were plagued by ailments of this nature. If it happens again, I will be suspicious.