Now look at Soeda continue to enter primarily in Asian events. He's ranked in the 60s now. None of this would be happening if Soeda lost his R1 match in Chennai before his opponent lost a comfortable lead. But, let's see if Soeda actually starts doing something with his career and makes something of himself. Or will he just continue to camp out and pick up the easy wins. Do or die time, he's not going to get a better chance to prove himself.
I guess we'll have to wait until the clay season is over. French Open will most probably be the only clay tournament he will play, and there are two strong challengers (looking at the prize money) in Kaohsiung and Busan during clay season, I think he will play those.
After that, I'm pretty sure he will enter ATP main draws on grass and hard courts. There's no point for him to keep playing weak challengers.
Btw, it was Soeda who choked the most in that R1 match against Gil. I know Gil was a break up in the third set, but before that, Soeda led 6-2 3-1* and 0-40 if I remember correctly, so it was mostly Go's choke, in my opinion.