Lukas Lacko 2013 Schedule
Lukas starts his 2013 campaign in Doha. It is a good decision, he played there already in 2010 (famous Nadal bagel). In 2011 he lost there in qualification, but now he is around Top 50 and he can choose which tornaments he want to enter.
He hasn´t committed to Auckland or Sydney either so this is still a question where he wants to play a week before AO. It may depends on how well will he do in Doha, but for his own good I would advice him to play Sydney. Maybe there would be a tougher field than in Auckland, but it is not so far from Melbourne.
Last year, qualification tournament in Melbourne helped him find his game and this could help too. As he would be in MD for sure, he really should enter here. After that Australian Open, of course and then Davis Cup in Ukraine.
It is 99,9% certain that he would go to Zagreb after that, where he defends a final and he will probably stay in Europe for tournaments like Rotterdam or Marseille. But yes, there is an opportunity to go to San José and Memphis as well, he did good there too in last years. So as I said, advantage of his ranking now is that he can choose a tournaments where he want to play.
Of course, he is defending 115 points from AO, 150 from Zagreb and 65 from Dubai which is total 330 points to defend until March. It is a big amount of points so he has to pick tournaments very properly.
- Sydney (not sure yet, but he should go there imo)
- Australian Open
- Davis Cup at Ukraine
So here is how it may look so far.
__________________Roger Federer - Martin Klizan - Lukas Lacko - Milos Raonic - Fernando Verdasco
Dustin Brown - Nick Kyrgios - Norbert Gombos - Stanislas Wawrinka - Dominic Thiem