Re: Frederico Gil
Uff! Glad it's over! Talk about an ackward season...
Gil played great until the end of April, he was playing like a Top-50, winning more than losing to Top-50 players, was at the Race to London Top-50, and then came Estoril... again! He lost first round at home, where he has always big hopes! He then lost some more winnable matches on following tournaments, lost qualies at RG, permanently out of Top100, fired his spanish coach... and it was the end. Not one decent result from then-on. What a tragedy, to end like this, such a promising season... He really must do what ever is necessary to change things around, since he was playing to the end of the season like a 250th ranked player, or something.
This happened also some years ago, when he reached to ATP level for the first time, reached Top-70, and then lost first round at Estoril to Blake, and it was the end to the season. It was pratically the same this season, but he now has no excuse, he is now a much more mature player.
Hope he manages to find his best tennis again, for the sake of Portuguese tennis, we really need him and Machado to back the rise of João Sousa and Gastão Elias. Pedro Sousa I quit believing will find a brain at some point in his life...