I so hope so Elena, as he would be at a disadvantage again.
All the World Group Davis Cup matches were on clay (was that really only a week ago?), and some players have done Houston or Casablanca. Others have come through qualifiers, so most have had more match practice on clay - maybe just the top 3 who haven't? We'll just have to hope for the best.
Some must be tired though (Monaco!)
Looks like he won't be troubled by Donald Young - down 6-0 4-1 to Paul Henri Mathieu.