Originally Posted by Crisstti
You can't know that. He hasn't back-peddled about other things he's said before which have been controversial.
And like I said, what he did this year shows otherwise. And he did quite a lot, only reaching the AO final (which he could well have won, you know, on Novak's best surface before his grandfather died), and won Montecarlo, Rome and RG beating Djokovic.
I don't think he plays them when he's in bad shape, like this year, when he didn't even play DC. Can't you give him some credit for that?.
But yes, he's made some less than brilliant scheduling decisions.
He isn't "so far below them". He hasn't been playing.
And you can't know he didn't. But it's awfully coincidental that his story changed when he got questioned about saying those things.
Coulda,woulda,shoulda. Doesn't matter anymore,and him making that final is what started his knee troubles this year. I would rather he lost early than make that final only to come away with nothing but yet another injury.
You know what I think about those wins so I won't repeat it.
So are you.
Yes he does. I already pointed out some of the times he has played with injury in the past and how much it has cost him. He played the DC final last year with a knee problem. He did it again this year at IW and Miami as well. He was even limping in that match against Tsonga in Miami this year. He does it all the time.
I beg to differ. They have passed him by and if he comes back,I doubt he will be able to compete with them anymore. I bet they are all wishing and praying they draw him at the AO next year because drawing him will likely be a bye to the next round(if he even makes it that far).