Originally Posted by Andymonium
I would take a guess that this would be his schedule for this year:
Adelaide - 2R
Auckland - 2R
Australian Open - 1R
Zagreb - 1R
San Jose - WON
Memphis - QF
Las Vegas - 1R
Indian Wells - 2R
Shanghai (we can dream!!!)
Does anyone have any more information or places he's said he'll definately go to?
Given Andy's recent displays and his post-match comments, it seems his schedule has been poorly designed, leaving him exhausted, homesick and fed up - most of which could have been predicted given this is his first full year on the main tour. Is it a surprise that his only decent performances have come in the week when his girlfriend accompanied him?
If they had any courage they would have sent Andy home after Indian Wells, missing Miami, but leaving him refreshed for the clay court season. But apparently rest isn't a word that Petchey recognises.
After Wimbledon he'll need a significant break, another long trip to the States is ridiculous given what has happened in the spring. Far more sensible to play Washington, then the two Masters events, then the US Open.
And similarly in the autumn, an exhausted Andy is unlikely to pick up many points. Whereas a fresh, motivated Murray might well reach semis or even finals of events.
As for the current clay court schedule, it is madness. What is he doing in Estoril and St Poelten? No-one in their right mind plays every week during the clay court season.
Right now it seems the only tournaments Andy will have a chance in are the ones that happen to fall during Kim's college holidays. What state is Andy going to be in for Wimbledon?