He is playing Düsseldorf Qualies and Doubles Main Draw. He also hasn't won a match here yet.
I think it's a smart decision, because he is more likely to get some ranking points in Düsseldorf than Paris, especially with his current form, and he will still have some time to prepare for the grass season. He has to defend a first round at Wimbledon.
What kind of surgery? I realize, I haven't seen him play in a while, he is fun to watch! But this means Podlipnik could be in.
Horacio Zeballos - Maximo Gonzalez - Paula Ormaechea - Maria Kirilenko - Eduardo Schwank
Tennis Tipping Singles: Career High: 116 (27/01/2014)
Champion: 2013- Villajoyosa, San Juan Futures Doubles: Career High: 84 (27/01/2014)
Champion(with gak3): 2013- San Juan Challenger, Buenos Aires Challenger
__________________ TT Singles: W 2014: Heilbronn TT Singles: W 2013: Marseille, Sarasota TT Singles: W 2012: Blois Fut; QF USO TT Singles ranking: 57 (High: 56)
TT Doubles: W 2013: Winston-Salem, Sarajevo; SF USO (w/ appleGirl) TT Doubles: W 2012: Antalya, Tiburon; SF USO (w/ appleGirl) TT Doubles: W 2011: Izmir CH (w/ appleGirl) TT Doubles ranking: 53 (High: 39)