Re: Igor's 2012
Igor unfortunately lost the final to Dancevic 6-7(4) 3-6 after being up 4-1 in the first set tiebreak. Had his chances in that match but didn't take advantage of enough of them to win. On Monday he played his first round match against Arnaud Clement in Miami qualifying and lost 7-6(8) 4-6 2-6. The first set was very back-and-forth but Igor seemingly began to tire as the match went onward.
Well after these results Igor is provisionally ranked #96. He isn't assured of remaining top 100 after Miami. There are several players who can jump ahead of him in the ranking, at the same time there are several players ahead of him who will be losing points these next weeks. The positive is that Igor is essentially 1-2 wins away from clinching a French Open MD position, which will be extremely helpful for him going forward and take a lot of pressure off his game. With Ljubicic retiring and Soderling not being able to play for at least several months, there are a few spots in the MD that will be open for Igor to move up if necessary.
Igor's next scheduled tournament is in Casablanca in three weeks. Igor will likely take this time to rest and prepare for the European clay season, unless he takes a WC into a challenger event prior to Casablanca. GL to Igor in Casablanca and hopefully he can translate his good form of this season to European clay!