I also want Casablanca to start!
I'm convinced that Richard can play well and do a good tournament in clay. Most of the players will play for the first time of the year on clay, Richard already played 2 tournaments and he trained a lot. Miami and its atmosphere is behind him now; he said himself "Maybe I had to come here again in order to forget". He is determined, motivated. I know (and he knows as well) that just a match can bring him the confidence he needs. Physically, I don't know how he's but I think it's OK. He isn't injured, he plays well. He just needs confidence! I'm sure we can be optimistic. He hasn't won 2 matches in a row since January but now, it's the clay season. Maybe a new start?
If he win some matches in Casablanca, he can arrive in Monte-Carlo (I hope for the wild-card) in good position and why not, win a match against a top player? Or if it isn't in Monte-Carlo, it'll be in Barcelone
I'm optimistic and I'll be always optimistic with Richard!