I think he might play a few Challenger events before the end of the year, but he will still have many weeks where he can go home and relax. Hopefully he takes this time to work on his fitness. It would be great if we saw him at the Aus Open physically stronger, and able to go the distance in tough matches.
Can it be worth him playing Challengers? That's not the sort of opponent he wants to be playing, and he's got his ranking into a comfortable zone for most ATP events now. Surely he should get some rest and then take stock and do some training to get into shape for Oz.
Hopefully he will take the next few weeks off to train and get his fitness really high. And then start 2006 off with a bang with a great start in Australia.
Richard Gasquet, Andy Roddick, y Rafael Nadal
Carlos Moya, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Tommy Robredo, Mario Ancic, Bob and Mike Bryan, David Ferrer, Marat Safin, Andrew Murray, Edouard Roger-Vasselin, Julien Benneateau, Nicolas Mahut, Eric Chvojka y Feliciano Lopez
He's not allowed to enter challengers, only with WC
He is already entered in the Bratislava Challenger, starting the week after next, and only the 7th highest seed in it! However, I am hearing rumours that he may pull out of this Challenger and take the rest of the year off. http://www.stz.sk/soubory/akc_tatrabanka_2005.pdf
It looks like Heineken Open tennis officials have secured another major draw card for January's tournament. Rising Scottish star Andy Murray has told British tennis media he will play in Auckland ahead of the Australian Open.
The full tournament field will be confirmed at the end of the month.
Murray's confirmation is a big boost to the tournament which has already secured four top 20 ranked players.
The 18-year-old has risen to 66 in the rankings in his first year on tour and is billed as the next great British hope.
As a child, he survived the Dunblane Massacre in 1996 where 16 people were shot dead at his primary school