Re: Igor's 2012
Igor's had a nice start to the season. After qualifying in Brisbane and winning a MD match there, he's won a match in Vina Del Mar and qualified at both Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires, getting to the QF at Buenos Aires, his first ATP QF since 2010. He also won a match in Acapulco qualifying. Ultimately, he's raised his ranking from #115 to his current provisional rank #105 and has only 35 points to defend until the French Open MD cutoff is released, so he has a good shot at getting in the MD at his favorite slam.
It seems he's gotten his form together on clay, but he hasn't yet been able to translate that to great form on hardcourt. He lost in three sets to Tim Smyczek in Indian Wells qualifying today, and his next event will be the Dallas challenger in-between Indian Wells and Miami qualifying. Hopefully he can win a few HC matches before the tour's return to clay.