Re: Marks progress?
Thanks man.... I guess its possible that he just hasnt wanted to play cos hes such a slow healer and that have to be sure hes 100% recovered and then even stronger in the legs and possibly lighter in the upper body than before. Also maybe they saw no point even trying to play on the hard courts this year (They probably didnt realise that the USTA has really sped the courts and balls up this year), cos they thought hed have to do more running and itd be too much work to try out at the uso since hed probably not be in good enough match playing shape to make the main draw.
Plus if he focusses on the post USO season he has an indoor season, any indoor courts, but the carpets in particular would keep running down to a bare minimum and possibly the reasoning was that he could just focus on his serve in those conditions and slowly build up confidence that way and string a few matches together, rather than playing against guys ranked in the 200s who do get his serve back and force him into rallies possibly injuring himself again??
Just a guess