I don't know why he hasn't played lately--I too hope he's not injured.
He's #4 on the qualy list for the US Open, after Ancic's withdrawal. Given that several more players on the MD entry list will likely withdraw due to injuries (Tsonga, Baghdatis, Ljubicic, Koubek?) Roko might just barely squeeze into the main draw.
Yes, Ljubicic withdrew too, maybe not officially but he will.
I don't know for others but there's still plenty of time for players to get injured
Chela has just withdrawn so Roko now moves up to #3 on the qualy entry list. Given how many other higher-ranked players are injured this year, it's pretty certain that Roko will squeeze into the main draw.
Too bad about Ljubo, but at least he's being replaced by another Croat
At the US Open Roko is only defending 8 points (he won one match in qualies last year) so even if he loses in the first round (worth 5 points) this year, he'll only lose 3 points. On the other hand, if he wins his first match he'll likely move into the top 90, for a new career-high ranking.
Good luck, Roko. Hope you get a winnable first-round match. (I hope I'm not jinxing him!)
Roko drew a qualifier in the first round. Qualifiers can be dangerous because they come in with recent on-site match experience. Nonetheless this will be an excellent opportunity for Roko to get his first US Open MD win. Hope he doesn't disappoint!
This could be a very winnable match. Of course if he draws Kendrick he'd most certainly lose, but he would have to beat Minar, Naso, Dabul, Zib, Cipolla and could beat some other players. Hopefully he'd be lucky. IMO 2nd round is winnable too but Roko would have to play his best tennis.
"a kad me opet gore vrati zahvalit' ću Mu prvo
to nam je dao komad zemlje to je za sebe sačuv'o"