I think as a tennis player Andy would of course love to be at the 02 but the fact he mentions not overplaying suggests he has been advised not too! Mauresmo in an interview onSky pretty much implied she didn't expect Andy to be fully physically fit til the start of next year. Having missed Andy at the O2 last year and having got tickets for this year I would love to see him there. But he would be daft to risk jeopardising his career and health just for the sake of one event. We know what we want to happen-but we are not privy to all the facts.
I read in article where Amelie mentioned that fact. However if he's that worried about overplaying, why has he agreed to take part in the International Premier Tennis League which takes place in November/December, although I admit it wasn't made clear whether this was just the tournament in Manilla or all four of them (which would mean taking a big chunk out of his usual Miami training)? Maybe though his reasoning is that playing this is less stressful and less demanding on the body than 'normal' tournaments.
I hadn't heard this about him overplaying but it is absolutely correct and I think that is why he is not playing too many tournies. I think losing to Nole was probably a blessing as he would not have to play Federer and probably lose and he will not have pushed his body too far. I do not know why we are so worried. Many players have come back to the top but it will not happen immediately after surgery.
I was pretty sure he would lose to Nole, although I didn't vote for it in the poll, because I think the matches he had played, and the one against Tsonga in particular, were taxing enough physically, and we saw in the Nole match just how much his body was suffering. Also if he'd won he'd have played Nishikori in the SF, and Nishi is in the form of his life right now. That said the signs that Andy seems to be back on track as far as his game goes were very evident and encouraging, so if he can keep himself healthy 2015 could well be a good year for him.