Looks like Nielsen's singles career is going well this week - he's through to the SF in Cardiff Futures! Looks like he might play Ed Corrie in the final.
I think it's hilarious that the Wimbledon doubles champion and JWH are ranked 947 in the doubles, and seeded 2nd. He has tweeted that he'll be at IW and Miami though, so I presume he has a more experienced partner there!
If he wants to play singles though, presumably he has to play Futures events until he gets his ranking up?
I only noticed he's playing singles after making that post. Could be he's doing it for Singles (and teaming up with Josh because they both train at the Soto academy), could be just a one-off whilst he's in the UK. Not sure.
Corrie's had a fantastic 2012 so far. 3rd best British player so far, better than Baker who hasn't won a match outside of the Aussie Open. Got to fancy Neilsen to win this event though.
He's been playing Challenger and ATP qualifying mostly, perhaps to try and balance his doubles career as well so he doesn't fall away completely. He's clearly far better than his ranking, but all of his wins over higher ranked players mean nothing in qualifying unless he either qualifies, or reaches the FQR of an ATP event.
On the subject of British players, Goodall has had a torrid year. He was talking about all the fitness work he put in over the pre-season in his blog but had a back injury I think. Whether he's still feeling the effects of that or is just low on confidence (possibly both), who knows. Played several GB futures this year, top seed in every one, yet won just 16 ranking points (a final defeat to Willis and semi to Smethurst, if I recall).