That's been the story of his career - if he feels like playing then he's capable of producing great tennis, but if he decides he can't be bothered, well too bad. It doesn't help though that he's had a few injury problems over the last two years.
As far as the AO goes he'll now be unseeded so, like Andy, could met anyone in R1 from Djokovic downwards.
Well yes, that's the thing he needs to take on board. He'll be unseeded at the AO and so therefore he could meet Djokovic or Rafa, or anyone, in R1.
I didn't see Nick's match with Chardy I only followed the live scores. But Nick appeared to be playing all right and then he just seemed to lose it - he lost the match and somehow he lost himself along the way. You can't blame the spider for this - if the spider was still bothering him or upsetting him he shouldn't have been playing.
I do like Nick but really ......