He was busted up after the heavy clay schedule. Can't blame him for needing a rest. You can't always get what you want/prefer. So he settled for something else.Personally I'd prefer to win Wimbledon, be RU at both Montreal and Cinci and then win the USO but maybe that's just me.
Well, Rome >>> Madrid. I guess both him (and Novak) had enough of the blue clay, lol!I undestand that RG has always been his priority, but why would he tank when leading 5-2 and serving for the match? Hard to digest.
Anyway, he played Rome next week and went all the way if I am correct. Tanking there would make at least equal sense, if not more than tanking in Madrid.