wow, it surpises me a little bit because we have in Buenos Aires our ATP tournament in February and he will skip the possibility to play the only tournament we have at home...where did you hear this?
Well I heard it from a friend who knows JM, - but, as I say, it is only a rumour at this stage, which is why I haven't updated the Schedule in the first post yet. Until it's officially confirmed, I don't want to post incorrect information in there.
I know about the Buenos Aires tournament, and obviously one might expect him to play there, but having said that, I remember a few years ago that both Nalbandian and Coria skipped it to play in Europe . It was a career decison, as it is not so good for your body to play on hard courts in Australia and then skip for a couple of weeks onto clay, only to go back to hard again in the US Masters' series. Interestingly, JM's coach now was working with Nalbandian at that time
But as I say - nothing official yet. I'll let you know if I hear anything more.