Gooch seems to do reasonably well in the US. I think if he sticks to the challenger circuit he will keep up the good showings. If he steps up to the ATP tour then it is anyone's guess. He is capable of losing to a Futures journeyman whilst also being capable of knocking off a top 20 player.
Will be interesting to see his chances of getting the US Open wildcard are. Surely Tomic won't get it unless he starts putting in some good results on the challenger tour given the recent results of Gooch, Looch, Ball and Lindahl.
Gooch will probably make it to the main draw anyway, and since they are going with the "youth only" policy he won't receive the wildcard... I don't think Tomic should get the wildcard - he hasn't proved himself enough yet... Maybe if Groth has a couple of solid months he will get the wildcard, maybe Lindahl if he steps up. Ball was knocked out in the first round of a challenger last week, so lets see how he goes in the next couple months... out of the top 200 now...
Can't see Gooch doing much more than some solid challenger wins... but even that is not a certainty.
Yeah disappointing loss. In all fairness to him De Heart has been playing well of late and was probably one of the worst first round draws he could have gotten. Still though Gooch should have beaten him.