They're leaving tomorrow
We are splitting tomorrow for Rome. This will give us a few days to practice on the dirt before the Italian Open kicks off. Any tournament that Andy enters heís going to be a strong contender and he always has high expectations for the big events. Obviously this is not his favorite surface, so we are getting there early to build up the kid's legs and lungs. Heís had a good week or so of R&R and now itís time to go grind.
Iím getting pumped up to do some clay court scouting. This will be my first look at Coria on clay. Iíve never seen him live on the dirt. Iíve scouted him on the hard courts but itís a different ball game on clay, especially since this guy has not lost a match on the dirt since last year's French Open semis. Coria and many of the other clay courters have really stepped up their games on other surfaces, which makes all the events on the tour even tougher to win.