Originally Posted by Debstah
Well for his sake, I hope that's true!
But playing a set against Andy Murray is not playing a set against Roger/Lleyton/Marat/Andy...
I guess for me it's just sort of like WOW that's quite a way to ease back into match play. Haven't played in several months after having surgery and you might have to play one of the very best players in the world who is in good form? A little different from waiting til Aukland next year and getting some lower-ranked "easier" way to ease back into match play.
Of course, it's not the ideal way to move back into match play, but I think Coria doesn't have high expectations for the tournament. He says he realizes he will not be match tough. I think that some people would worry about building confidence after an injury, but that doesn't seem to be Guille's style. It's a big deal for him to play in Houston.
I like it that Guille is going to do what he believes is right for him despite what others say. The gossip is that Mancini was against Guille's marriage and that is why he isn't coaching Guille anymore. I was skeptical about the marriage too, but it hasn't hurt Guille's game, and he says it has helped him. He could be right this time as well. I don't think playing two to three matches in Houston will set him back.