Good effort there.
Does anyone have any information on what Pete might do next year?
I guess he has 3 options:
1) Play on thru 2012 and give it another crack. Have no choice but to grind it out on the challengers and ATP qualies, chances are the ranking will gradually slide down unless he is really inspired.
2) Play farewell tournaments over the 2012 Aussie summer. May be WC play-off, Brisbane Qualies, Sydney Qualies, AO Qualies, then may be an Aussie challenger before hanging up the raquets.
3) Retire now.
My heart says Option 1, I love him too much. But my head says it just hasn't been working out may be its his time.
Option 2 could lead to a lot of disappointing results.
He's not playing the WC playoff. If he doesn't play get a singles WC to Aus Open. I think he should as years of service, if not he will play doubles with Hewitt and finish.