Richard not playing for 3 weeks after Stuttgart.
It might be disappointing for us, but if he uses this period for a build-up in the US with Grosjean, I'd be delighted. And a bit of rest is deserved, too. He will have played wimby, DC and Stuttgart by then. Apparently he needs time to recharge his batteries after a certain amount of tourneys, playing a carefully considered schedule is a sign of strength, not of weakness. Look at Almagro, he plays many ATP250, though he can't score any more points, this is just stupid.