Only three weeks to go before the start of the new season - fingers crossed that Mario is fit, healthy and happy!
He's done pretty well over 2008, finishing the year ranked #36 despite various injury scares throughout the year. He made the Wimbledon quarterfinals (l. to Federer) and the finals of Marseilles (l. to Murray).
With a new coach (Ivica
) in his corner, I think we're all pretty curious to see how 2009 will pan out for him. Good luck Mario!
MARIO'S AUSTRALIAN OPEN SERIES SCHEDULE
Brisbane International, Brisbane
Medibank International, Sydney
January 19 - February 1
Australian Open, Melbourne