Originally Posted by joeri888
I certainly don't. Just saying that the last few years were pretty top 4 dominated. That's because they are extremely good, but also because two of the most important challengers were injured a lot. Soderling could challenge. Certainly on clay. I also wonder how he'd have done with the lighter balls at RG in 2011.
Who was injured or ill? Soderling is fine. It must be a silent ban or an excuse to not play. We have no proof that he's not fine and a tennis player is always presumed guilty until proven innocent.
Same for Del Potro. I didn't see the MRI, I was not there when he had surgery. His wrist was fine. It's just that he couldn't stand the pressure, he had some losses that damaged his confidence + he got caught by the anti-doping brigade. So, it took him a lot of time to come back.