Originally Posted by frula08
i am not looking for excuses, but unfortunatelly is something normal in him, every year he has been having this on and off in his tennis.
2002: after wimbledon final, he played very bad untill he won in basel defeating federer and henman.
2003: he began the year very well with his QF in AO, then semis in hamburg, and then a very bad year untill toronto,cincinatti, US OPEN, and basel, finishing the year with TMC.
2004: he was one of the two best tennis player in the world in january (the other one was federer), he was excellent and he got injured, then semis in rg, and then injuries again untill he finished the year with two finals.
While this is true, some effort must be made to break that pattern. I don't know if some of his results are "letdowns" from prior successes, but if he's gonna be in the hunt again, he'd better address that quickly.