Even though Daniel is ranked only slightly lower, Ivan killed him, 62 62. It's an excellent sign.It's his birthday today, so happy birthday
And he is in the Chennai draw, plays Marcos Daniel in the first round, he really should win and then he'd face #1 seed Berdych.
It is a good draw. Other than the WC/Q's, Schuettler is just about the lowest-ranked player at the moment in the draw. This is an excellent chance for Ivan to pick up 45 points. It could even push him up to a new CH ranking.Ivan got into main draw of Memphis and got a pretty good draw in the 1st round against Schuettler.
It's too bad he withdrew but my guess is he didn't feel like going from the U.S. to Croatia to play Davis Cup, then turn right around and go all the way to California.Dodig lost to Janko in 2 sets and now has withdrawn from Indian Wells. Anyone knows why? He needed only 2 more withdrawals to get directly in the MD so I don't get why he decided not to play.
Make that ~$150K: he just won his QF doubles match.Nice work. If I'm not mistaken, Ivan has picked up ~$120K at this year's US Open.