21.4: AMS Monte-Carlo
5.5: AMS Rome?
12.5: Marrakech Challenger
26.5: French Open
He'll need to play the qualies of Rome and Hamburg, hence the question marks.
It's not sure he will enter the main draw of Monte-Carlo either, but I'm hoping for a WC there. I know he has gotten too many WC in his career, but this time he really deserves it coming back from injuries.
The Valencia draw is coming out in a couple of hours and he hasn't pulled out yet. ^^
But he should have entered Estoril, Valencia is too strong and, more importantly, we get Estoril coverage on Eurosport, Gaëlou, bad choice!
Now that Richard is in a slump, Jo injured and Paulo in his eternals abysses of doubts, I really hope that Gaelou can take that chance to have his share of love from the french tennis fans.
I have just seen one match from him this season (at Dubaï against Berdych), and I must say that he really tried to developp there a new style of tennis, more "vers l'avant", a more agressive style. If he can put everything together, I think it will be interesting to see what damage he can do in the future.
And I also think that he is our best chance of doing something great in Roland Garros : he has the guts, the style and the physique for it.
I actually expect Richard and Paulo to bounce back (Richard because he has pretty much hit the bottom with that DC story and Paulo because I don't think it will affect him much). But there should be enough love from the French tennis fans for these guys AND Gaël if he does well.
He didn't get a wild-card for Monte-Carlo. He should have gone to the FFT instead of Lagardère, I'm sure it helps more to get WC.
He'll need 7 more withdrawals to enter the main draw, it will be close, Berdych, Tsonga with question mark, Roddick, Blake, Haas...
At least he has entered the qualifying list this time.