Michael is the best player of Saint-Petersburg. I`ve seen him lots of times training at the same place where I train. It`s going to be very difficult for him to enter top 100, but he is already top 150 player and has got decent all-court game with one-handed backhand. However he always has difficulties while playing top-100 guys. He is a nice doubles player: Mischa and Alexander Kudryavtsev reached semis at the last St.Petersburg Open.
Brian Baker - Steve Johnson - Lleyton Hewitt - Carlos Berlocq - Tommy Haas - Ivo Karlovic - Richard Gasquet - Kevin Anderson - David Ferrer - Michael Russell - Fabio Fognini - Dustin Brown - Somdev Devvarman