Yes, it was a good effort...he will be top 300 now. Hopefully he can sneak into the qualifying draw for a couple more ATP events in the US and give some of the bigger challengers a shake. Realistically, I think he can be top 200 by the end of the year, and that he should be given an Australian Open Wildcard...but that is a long way off yet
Yes, he is,
but I would prefer to see TA give the wildcard to someone a little bit younger with some impressive results of their own.
Smeets has lived off TA handouts this year, someone else should get a chance for the US