There was a huge difference between the surface of Lyon and Vienna, but they both changed their surface this year, so it's not that big anymore. Vienna used to be one of the slowest indoor tournaments, it was really bad, but the surface is faster now, all the players say it. And Lyon was one of the very few events on the tour still played on Taraflex. With his game it definitely makes sense that he prefers the surface of Vienna.
But he really shows himself from his worst side there every year, he usually doesn't argue that much with the umpire, he did the same thing in the final last year and I was already
in front of my TV.
L'Equipe writes that he had a cold this week - but it's not an excuse.
He says he can't wait for the off season to work on his game, but still hopes to do something good in Valencia and Bercy.