I'll just be glad to see players on the red dirt again. Couldn't take to the blue clay at all.
I actually think the rest may have been good for him and lendl, come in allfiring with new tactis against these top players something must happen soon before the Aegon and Wimbledon. Come on Andy we have missed you!!!
My concern is that Andy is seriously short of match practice, so how can this rest benefit him in any way? Also Lendl only saw him in MC (an unfortunate tournament that) and Barcelona - not exactly much chance to observe how he performs on clay or put any new tactics into practice. Lendl won't be in Rome, so Andy will have to go it alone. Whether that's going to be a help or a hindrance, goodness knows.
As always I'm taking each match as it comes, so for the moment I'm only focussing on Andy's first match - which might not even be against Nalbandian. The assumption that Qualifiers are going to get beaten has been proved wrong before.