Originally Posted by Shadow
for him an easy first round is not an easy first round... because when he faces easy opponents in the first rounds he has almost always problems with them, because he is probably not motivated enough.
If he faces some big names the chance is bigger that he is really motivated and plays well, then he can blast them off the court.
In first rounds, he has problems with big names too...against Mantilla at RG...against Kiefer at Toronto...against Enqvist at USO...against Roddick at Indian Wells...Feder in Dubaï (ok for this one)...Bjorkman (nemesis) at Halle...and others.
In short, he 's in trouble with everybody...He should skip first rounds.