Minafils has been MIA lately. I havent even seen his name in futures. This guy played well vs Nadal in RG in 2010. I thought he had some good potential. Anyone know what he has been up to?
Yes exactly.he's been playing clay court futures in spain mostly.
had two excellent wins in Marrakech qualies a week and a bit ago against olaso and ouahab (who were both in decent form) but not a lot to shout about.
read somewhere that he lost confidence and has been completely remodelling some of his strokes, basically learning again from scratch.
I really wouldn't call him Minafils, he's a very different person both in character and looks.Minafils has been MIA lately. I havent even seen his name in futures. This guy played well vs Nadal in RG in 2010. I thought he had some good potential. Anyone know what he has been up to?
I had read that he had worked a lot about his forehand during a period last year, even trying to change it back from the bases with light balls for kids and so on ... better not do it too late if you want to completely change a shot, something Gasquet was adviced to do by Benhabiles in the past from what I heard but refused to do and kept his forehand as we know it.He made a big work this winter with Eric Winogradsky (former coach of Tsonga) to rebuilt entirely his game (especially his backhand I believe). We will see how it goes during the clay season...
he's not sure if he will play Roland-Garros or not : it will depend on the way he plays in coming weeks : if he doesn't play well enough and if his coach thinks that he will lose in first round anyway, he says he won't even apply for a wild-card, if he does well everything is opened, including a main draw wild-card, I guess :Will he get a WC in the FO or just a qualy WC?