Assuming he can stay healthy, it should. Winning the 2 challengers back to back was really what got James going, I think. It's also what Andre did. Mardy's also GOT to make sure he is REALLY 100% before he goes out there. If he can bag a challenger title (or two or three or four) and get himself into the top 100 by year-end so that he can get into the AO directly, that will be really big, so that he can start there fresh. And he ought to get WCs into a lot of tourneys in the US so that he can work his way up. Let's just hope....aceit said:I wish he didn't have to either :sad:, but hopefully they'll help a lot.
thanks fee :]Fee said:I think most of you know that I'm not really a Mardy fan, but in case you didn't see it in that GM thread, I did speak to Scott Humphries on the first day of the USO (we were staying in the same hotel, but I only saw Mardy there once or twice). Scott told me that Mardy had done some off-court work during his time away this summer and that he had lost some weight (he guessed about 10 pounds). He said that it was now about matches and confidence, getting back into the groove, etc. There is a little bit of soreness in his wrist, so there is a teeny tiny mental block for Mardy, but nothing much really. Anyway, here is the US Challenger schedule for the rest of the year:
Sept 19th - Lubbock, TX
Sept 26th - Tulsa, OK
Oct 10th - Sacramento, CA (I'll be at this one)
Oct 17th - Calabasas, CA
Oct 24th - TBA
Oct 31st - Boston, MA
Nov 7th - Nashville, TN
Nov 14th - Urbana, IL
Lots of opportunites for him to pick up points before the AO entry cutoff.