Originally Posted by veroniquem
If he doesn't show up on clay, yeah, everything is lost but I still believe he WILL show up on clay. I believe if all events since Wimbledon had been on clay, he would have already got back. Can't blame him for being a bit more nervous about hard court, given the circumstances.
I hope he does show up but i am so used to the endless delay that i no longer expect anything. the thing is if he knees have been bad all this time and he's only started to practise in the last month(?) then it wouldn't have been a good idea to have returned by now if there had been clay. if he is fit to play he has to come back asap to get some matchplay.
Also now if he returns in acapulco there is a chance he will get beaten in a clay 500. Big knock to confidence. maybe he will skip that and play iw but if he misses both then i fear the worst.
How to clarky - work out most or only realistic outcome, claim the opposite
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