Re: Your expectations for Marin in 2013
So, very good tournament for Marin: he beated Tsonga, played QF, played good vs Murray. Murray was in PlayStation mode from backline. However Marin would won that points if he did go on the net after good attacks.
Now, it's time for European clay swing. First stop is Monte Carlo starting for 2 weeks. He has great chance for QF there, too. In 3rd round his possible rivals are Raonic, Wawrinka, Haas and Seppi. All of them are beatable. I think just Wawrinka would be a problem. After that he would played 4th round and possible rivals are Berdych, Tsonga, Tipsarevic and Gasquet. All of them are beatable, too. Actually in-form Gasquet would beat Marin on clay. Possible rivals in QF are Djokovic, Murray, Nadal and Ferrer. If he will get Murray, Marin has a chance for semis.
After that Marin will play in Munich. He is 2nd seed there (top seed is Tipsarevic), 3rd one is Haas, 4th one is Kohli (it would be nice to avoid them), seeds from 5 to 8 are: Dolgo, Flo Mayer, Misha and Baghi. Great filed is in Munich, cut-off is on #55 spot.
Strictly aftr Munich he would play Madrid and Rome back to back and than two week preparation for Roland Garros.
He will play Munich to make some victories. It would be better to play Barcelona instead (starting stright after MC). Hw would make QF, maybe even semis.