Soderling's also presumably getting paid a fair bit for his apparence in Estoril and as a result he's not going to play 5 weeks in a row.
Hadn't realised he was playing there. See Del Potro is also playing in that tournament.
Sulking because he lost his No 4 spot to a guy who hasnt won a match in 3 months?
Didnt he pick up an injury.
I think he had a foot injury which he picked up at IW.
Thanks for all your good wishes on my journey home. Went very smoothly thanks and had two seats to myself as of course not very many people flying to and from Japan at present. Seems there was another earthquake soon after I left just near the big one. I do hope everyone is ok.
But now I'm v jet-lagged and have been awake since 2am.
Re Tim Henman seems to me Andy was probably asked about this at a press conference and could hardly say 'no way'. I can't see what Andy could possibly learn from a player who hasn't achieved half of what he has already achieved. That said I agree he might be able to give useful advice during the short grass court season.
Sounds like Andy not playing till Wednesday? Sounds good that he'll be practising with Rafa. Caught a snatch of Andy's Sky interview earlier today - apparently he's growing his hair and was talking of an afro look. Perhaps he is trying to recreate the hair he had when he was surging up the rankings - I hope it fires him up.
Sorry that Baghdatis lost as I rather like him and I can see how Stepanek gets under other players' skin.
Welcome back Ruthie!
Yes there was another quake in the N-E of the country, which I've reported on the News Thread.
According to the Beeb Andy is playing tomorrow, but I've checked the MC website and he definitely isn't. The Beeb are useless ... bring back Teletext!!!
Hopefully practising with Rafa will do him some good, but unfortunately it's what happens when he gets on court for real that's the concern. Not surprised that Baggy got beaten though - he played an absolute disaster in Casablanca. I'm not into predictions about Andy these days but the one thing in his favour is that Stepanek isn't a clay courter and their H2H is 3-1. Meanwhile I like the idea of Andy growing his hair wild again - provided he produces the tennis to go with it!