Okay here we go, first i'll put up what points he is defending from these tournaments up to RG.
Atm at the start of the clay season he has 1,495 points and is ranked 22.
Last year's results:
Masters 1000 Monte Carlo, R16 - 90 points
Masters 1000 Rome, R32 - 10 points
Atp 250 Munich, final - 150 points
(drop 09.05., he can replace this with 45 points from other 250 tournaments)
Masters 1000 Madrid, R16 - 90 points
Roland Garros, R16 - 180 points
So all in all he is defending 520 points (or 475 if you want, since he can't loose those 45 atp 250 what are waiting in backup just incase) which is not a small amount.
Who follows Marin longer knows he was always good at clay but over the years evolved more into a hard-court player out of need since most tournaments are on those surfaces. Let's hope he can defend those good results and improve those which weren't so good.
Good luck Marin!
Fan list: Cilic, Federer, Coric
P.S. Watch out for Donna Vekic and Borna Coric, 2020. Hopman cup winners.
- posted in 2011, let's see if it happens