Re: Michael Llodra
He's fine, he's not injured. He says in L'Equipe he hadn't touched a racquet between Rotterdam and the warming-up in doubles. He needed a break because he had spent only 3 days at home since Christmas. He had to go to Zagreb just to show up, then he came back home and did nothing. He arrived in LV on Sunday with zero expectations.
Malcor means he has reached a new level and needs to focus on the Masters Series now. He could have made it to the quarters in LV, wasting a lot of energy (?). But that way they'll be able to have a decent preparation for IW (the physical preparation being the key for him, as they already said in Rotterdam, Mika means he can still improve a lot in that department, with more "explosivity" of the legs).
= It just looks like a nice little tank job. ^^