yeah if he intends to play Beijing/Shanghai i think he needs some match practice before that. Thailand would be perfect to play a little weaker competition, see how the body answers and if he goes out early it doesn't matter.
I think if he's at around 75%-80% he will go. Maybe out of loyalty for the organizers and for the appearance money ofc.
And if he hasn't even gotten that far in his recovery then maybe he should skip the Asia tour yes. Would be a shame. The chances for top8 are practically gone then and he might even risk going out of top10 if he fails in Paris where he defends 1000p
Robin Returns To Action - After pulling out of the US Open when he was diagnosed with mononucleosis, World No. 5 Robin Soderling returns to the court by making his debut in Bangkok. It is his first event since July.
YES! been waiting since Bastad and finally he is back in action. And Federer withdrawing from Shanghai might be an opening. No more 1-6, 1-6 QF
hehe well if Federer can withdraw from Shanghai this early it's strange that Soderling is the last minute man. But hey Feds withdrawal might also be on vague sources so far.
Going to be interesting what Robin says. Hopefully confirmation of his comeback. If not I hope he says something about Beijing/Shanghai. I changed the my main board thread to "soderling makes his comeback" so then I'm safe whatever his statement says. Just gonna bump it whenever it happens.