Think thats a great way to put it, I am sure all tennis players have "diplomatic" injuries from time to time especially if they just need some time out.
The test here will be whether or not he plays in Indian Wells. Players can't wriggle out of Masters so easily.
Does anyone know whether Alex Corretja was in Rotterdam?
It appears as if the relationship between AM and AC is at an end. If this is indeed the case, Andy desperately requires a full-time coach NOW. Otherwise, it could well be a downward slide for our Andy. I hope I am wrong.
I never saw him and I do remember wondering, at the time, why that was...
I was more concerned about his absence in Oz - the one tournament he really should have been at as Andy's coach. In fact I'm sure it must be practically unkown for a player's coach not to turn up at a GS.
Didn't I read somewhere that the Corretja input was only going to be for 6 months? And, wasn't that said around the time of the US Open?
I'm sure it was announced officially at the end of last year and that the arrangement would be in place at least until Wimbledon.
EDIT: Just checked. The announcement was made on 21 December.