Originally Posted by Tennis724
He worked so hard to come back. I wonder if he has it in him to climb back. Those that know how it works...will he receive a protected ranking if/when he returns?
Not sure, but I think you have to be out at least a year to use protective ranking. Brian doesn't have much to defend until May so hopefully he will be back by then. Even if his ranking drops off, he will probably receive wildcards into the American tournaments. So I think he should be okay.