You would think that Carsten would be in with a good shot at the second singles spot. Looking at the US Open form and recent satellites I would see a fight between Ball, Smeets and Klein for that spot.
Good win for Carsten in Sacremento against Izak Van Der Merwe, a player he has never beaten before. I think he can take out Jesse Levine in the second round and then a big challenge against Ilia Bozoljac in the quarters....
Carsten has 36 points to defend for the rest of the year, I hope he can stay inside the top 200.
Ashame he lost there, but hopefully he can keep up with the consistent results
It's also ashame that there are no 50k or 25k + H challengers here this year. Oh well, look forward to seeing how he goes at the AO Playoff, I imagine TA will want him to play, even though after his Davis Cup exploits, he is practically guaranteed a main draw wildcard IMO