Thanks, that was an interesting read. He says he was in good physical condition and was aiming for a challenger win but then he got sick in Bratislava, he spent 3 days in bed. He doesn't use antibiotics (prefers not to if I understand correctly) so the doctors told him it would be best to end the season.
He says it's not 100% sure yet but for now the plan is to start practicing soon again and maybe spend 2 months on it and on getting his health in order, and that would mean not going to Australia.
He says he doesn't view this year as a "lost year", he says it's all part of the experience of a professional sportsman and he will learn from his mistakes. He doesn't even think about ending his career at the moment, his goal is still to get to the top 10. He's sure he can do it.
He laments the fact that Latvians don't support him more when he's not playing well. It doesn't bother him much but it sure would be better if people were not so negative. He's not wasting any taxpayers' money so what right people have to complain?
Working with Bresnik is going well and he plans to continue doing so.