Re: Spring Hardcourt Season
Hmm... I don't know what to think about this... from one point of view he does need points. Quite badly. But then again... does he think that he is going to beat those lower ranked guys in 250 tourney on one leg? Tbh, I am not sure that he is able to do this anymore, and I am not talking about the semi-final/final stage, I am talking about 2nd and 3rd round here! He needs to be fully fit in order to compete. It seems to me that he is unsure, how to deal with the current situation, when more playing can damage his health and no playing will bring him down more and more in the rankings. If I could suggest him anything, I would suggest taking time off, working on physical shape and doing some rehab on the niggling injuries. Next points he has to defend are 4th round in IW, and then no points to defend at all till Queens! Surely, he won't slip much more down in the rankings, he just needs to get back as fit as possible to compete.
T. Haas/M. Fish/R. Stepanek/E. Gulbis/M. Llodra/J. Blake/R. Ram/S. Stakhovsky/D. Brown/N. Mahut/I. Navarro/P. Amritraj
F. Mayer/M/Youzhny/F. Fognini/J. Nieminen/L. Rosol/G. Muller/D. Brands/I. Sijsling/K. de Schepper/L. Hewitt/J. Zopp/M. Berrer/I. Karlovic/F. Nielsen/C. Guccione
S. Querrey/J. Janowicz/F. Lopez/B. Baker/R. Harrison/L. Kubot/S. Darcis/D. Meffert/M. Przysiezny/H. Podlipnik-Castillo/A. Olivetti/A. Bogdanovic/P. Oswald/A. Juška/V. Ivanov/R. Bloomfield/N. Rosenzweig