Tough road ahead for him on clay. Though give him a couple years and some more incentives and encouragement to develop his clay court game, and hopefully he'll pull through. This year I feel will be yet another learning curve though
Since his "breakthrough" at Wimbledon 2011, in the 40 tournaments played outside of Australia, Bernard has lost his opening match in 20 of those tournaments! Another 13 are R2 losses. So this has been a longterm pattern of results that shows no sign of changing anytime soon...
Rough Start too the Clay Season, But he really had a TOugh side of the draw hopefully he rebound in Barcelona & Munich
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