And credit should go to Roddick for scrapping his way to the SF, all for a massive 2 pt gain...
Don't really see the point of him committing to Lyon, when his "best 5th" optional result will be either 22 pts (if he loses Tokyo SF) or 24 pts (if he makes Tokyo final), meaning that he'd have to play the final (31 pts for runner-up, 45 pts for winner) to gain anything...this tournament being sandwiched between Madrid and Paris.
He only started playing Lyon when he became sponsored by Lacoste...... coincidence?......probably not. He plays way too many optionals and schedules them poorly. This is nothing new for him, unfortunately.