It indeed has been quiet here lately.
Jo's 1/8th in AO 2012.
Gilles Simon FRA (12) v Qualifier
Julien Benneteau FRA v Karol Beck SVK
Joao Souza BRA v Matthew Ebden AUS
Stephane Robert FRA v Kei Nishikori JPN (24)
Marcel Granollers ESP (26) v Jesse Levine USA
Frederico Gil POR v Ivan Dodig CRO
Qualifier v Ricardo Mello BRA
Denis Istomin UZB v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga FRA (6)
I don't know what to make of Jo's mess of a showing at the Kooyong exo. Losing to Nishikori again probably did him no favours. Why play there at all if he was jet-lagged and exhausted?
He has a really great section and should make it to the quarters without a problem. Not even Simon, the highest ranked seed in his section, has the firepower to beat Tsonga. Although I hate the fact he could play Andy Murray in the Quarters. Seeded to meet in the finals or semi's would have been fine, but I would hate to see either lose.
And as for Kooyong I too was disappointed and shocked at the results but I read reports on the matches and the conditions sounded utterly dreadful. There were tonnes of rain delays and the wind was apparently unplayable. Apparently chairs were being blown over and Melzer hit a 120 KMPH ace, aswell as some shots hitting the players because of such high winds. Then you factor in the jetlag, tiredness and the fact he got 2 hours sleep before the Melzer match then there isn't any point in making anything out of it.