Originally Posted by Sam21
this sucks really, going into the Aussie summer as the number one Australian and it looks like he won't be winning any matches... he's had terrible luck with the draws with Nishikori, Tomic and now Cilic, he hasn't (so far) been able to prove to the public he deserves the top spot...
Yeah, it really is unlucky and may have been the reason for his loss of the top Aussie spot before the Australian Open. The players who have earned their spot (aside from Tomic), have tough draws (Ebden, Matosevic, Hewitt), while the WCs have nice draws. The older the player, the worse the draw... well not too far off.