Well, Nico will play in Houston.
At first I was happy, but then read that his doctor and fitness coach thinks he should wait another week.
Pato, however, thinks he should play Houston and Pato always seems to get his way. Of course, Nico's been injured for more months under Pato as his coach than he actually played, so that should tell you something.
From Radio Cooperativa.cl:
Nicolas Massú confirmed that will play again in the tournament of Houston after a meeting with his coaches, the tennis player number one of Chile decided to return al circuit of the ATP in the only contest on clay that is played in the United States.
After four months of inactivity for an injury in his ankle, Nicolas Massú (18º ATP) will dispute again an official match the next week, when he return al circuit of the ATP in the tournament of Houston.
The number one of Chile decided after a meeting in which present the members of his coaching body been: his doctor Alejandro Orizola; his physical coach Carlos Cardemil; and his coach Patricio Rodriguez.
Despite that in opinion of Orizola and Cardemil was recommendable to expect a week more to return in Estoril (Portugal), finally predominated the to feel of Massú and of their coach, who they opted for travel to the American city for play the tournament that begins Monday 18 of April.
The reasons of the viñamarino and of his coach pass for "to test" the ankle and to begin to "to affirm it" with a view toward the subsequent commitments of the tennis player, that after Houston will undertake travel bound for Europe to continue with the season of clay, and that contemplates among others challenges the Masters Series of Rome and Hamburg, the Cup of the World of Düsseldorf and the traditional one Grand Slam of Roland Garros.
The Olympic champion will travel to United States next to his coach this Friday 15 of April at night, although the possibility exists of be not presented al tournament in the event that inconveniences in the prior training exist.
Massú has not play an official match since January 19 when by the second rounds of the Australia Open (before the German Phillipp Kohlschreiber) suffered a fracture by stress in the left foot, what impeded him to play for Cup Davis before Russia.
March 5, when the Chilean was prepared to play in Indian Wells suffered a tendonitis in the left ankle that again marginalized it of the circuit.
It recovered of the wounds Massú intended to play in Montecarlo, nevertheless, desisted of the idea to expect a week more. Al not to play in the Principality will lose 75 points in the System of Entrance, what a backward movement of 10 places will be worth him. (Cooperative.cl)