Albert had a dissapointing year in the SA clay court swing, losing in the 1st round of all 4 tourneys he played in
. If he had fulfilled his seeding he would be number 26 at the moment. He played well in IW and Miami beating Florent Serra 6-3 6-0 and Stefan Koubek 6-4 7-6. He lost to Murray and Phau in the 2nd round of both. He played really well against Murray. He couldn't move well in the Phau match, but credit to Phau for playing well. He had to retire trailing 4-6 0-2 to the German.
Now he's back on clay and has defeated Reda el Amrani and Santiago Ventura. He will face Frederico Gil in the QFs. If you ask me he has a very good chance of winning this title if he plays his best. He is a top 15 clay courter at his best. Vamos Albert!!!!