Re: Andreas Haider-Maurer Cheering Thread
After Andreas made the QF of Gstaad to remain at #70 in the world, he then suffered with injury during his next match vs Veic in Kitzbuhel and lost R1. That was the start of Andreas winning only three matches from the end of July through October----one of those wins was a Davis Cup singles rubber over Malisse in Belgium to help Austria advance into the World Group stage for 2012. Andreas made the QF and SF of back to back challengers to end the season, and finished #128 in the year end rankings.
In 2012, Andreas has a 4-4 record. His best result is winning his Davis Cup rubber over Bogomolov and helping Austria advance over Russia into the QF of the Davis Cup for the first time since 1995! Andreas finds great motivation to play his best with support of Austria at his back.
In Meknes in mid-February, Andreas injured his left ankle in the QF vs Hajek and has not played since. He will be returning this week for Austria in Davis Cup vs Spain in Valencia. Obviously, he and the Austrian team are definite underdogs playing in Spain against the defending champions, but AHM, Jurgen and the entire team will try their best to make it competitive and pull off the upset. GL to Andreas and the Austrian team this weekend!