I think he is not doing a Marat of 2001, is6. I hope. After the DC tie Tarpischev said that Marat should be fit and able to play in a week's time. He did not say anything about Marat's back, so I reckon it was no longer an issue even then.
My guess is that he needs some competitive play after quite a long break.
He has definately learnt his lesson after 2001. He would have to be a complete idiot to do what he did again!!!
I guess we will find out if he is fully fit on Tuesday?
Great to see he is back. It's been to long
I hope so too is6.
Marat has matured and I think by now he knows that he shouldn't let one tournament or a bonus screw up the rest of his year.
He needs some match practice before IW and Miami, but I think he'll do just fine.
I hope that he come back with victores, without the dammit injuries.... I wish this so much COME BACK MARAT!!!!!!! Proof how you're a good player and that you can win another Grand Slam!! If possible, Us Open PPPPP