well who knows.....
from his website:
dont really expect him to win it, but he should be able to do some damage to Fishy
Australian Wild card for Andrey at season's first Grand Slam
No one could have hoped for a better start to the year for the “Kazahk from Bra”, Andrey Golubev. The talented tennis player, together with his fellow countryman Yaroslava Shvedova, defended the colors of Kazahkstan during the Hopman Cup in Perth Australia from 2 to 9 January. At this important tennis event, which included 8 of the strongest team formations in the world today, the two Kazahks acquitted themselves well, playing beautiful tennis and placing second behind Great Britain’s Andy Murray and Laura Robson. The battle lasted until the third set, while earlier Andrey and Yaroslava had shown their superiority over Russia and Germany. Andrey notched 4 victories (two in singles and two in doubles). Satisfied with his performance, Andrey left for Melbourne to prepare for the qualifying of the Australian Open, which runs from 18 to 31 January.
It was in Melbourne that Andrey got a pleasant surprise: during training, a spokesman for the organization’s staff came onto the court to ask Andrey and his coach, Massimo Puci of Match Ball Bra, if they could meet with the tournament director. Upon arriving in the office of Craig Tiley, where they were very warmly received, and after accepting congratulations for his top-notch tennis in the Hopman Cup, the tournament director announced that he was pleased to be able to offer them a Wild Card slot in the main lineup. It was a strong statement of esteem and an endorsement of their hard work. “I am extremely pleased to be able to play in the main lineup”, Andrey commented, “And I hope to repay this opportunity with a great performance. I have a few days to prepare and acclimate myself to the atmosphere of Melbourne.”