Has anyone heard where he will start the year on the pro tour. He has played one lower tour tournament, also will play another in about a weeks time, also i take back what i said about him not getting a wildcard over Kelly, Sirianni and Berman. They have all played pretty well this year espically Sirianni he did well making the final round of qualies at Australian Open, also a Semi Final at Burnie and a second round in Japanese challenger, he also has gained around 80 spots in the rankings this year well done.
I have just looked at Dayne Kelly's profile and he is 19, shocked i thought he was about 22 or 23. So thats good then. Kelly has made a Quarter Fianl in Burnie also in two US Futures, so not that bad.
Berman did great in the junior Australian Open making the final.
So now back to Smeets, hopefully he can play 1 or two grand slam qualies this year and get a ranking of 300 or lower at any stage of the year. I would be very surprised if he was to ever make the top 200 again. What do people think. Also everyone go to ATP World Tour website and sign up for the Draw Challenge, and join the Aussie group, good luck to Smeets this year.
Smeets' career is pretty much over. His ranking is not going to get him anywhere fast and he hasn't even been playing. Unless he plays (if he plays) well in the Australian futures this year then I think he will retire. He is isn't exactly young anymore, His career has been pretty average but TA made him look a lot better than he was.