not even really close. Wonder if he gets nervous as he starts to get closer to the big prize? He has been in good form but he needs to start winning these titles if he is to progress further.
I believe that's the case, as I said in the GM thread:
Originally Posted by StatRacket
I hope Duckworth can crack the top 100 soon. His problem is that he can't seem to have one big breakthrough. He's never won more than 48 points in one event (one Challenger final). All top 100 players have at least a Challenger title or 90 pointer in their ranking breakdown.
Ignorance aside, I still think it was a mistake not to play Sydney qualifying. There just no reason not to. Either lose early and go to Melbourne, or win a few matches and get your confidence up. He was even born in Sydney.
The first time (out of two total) I bet on a sports result was Nadal versus Soderling French Open 2009 (Nadal -x.5 games).