“After some tough training on the clay in Argentina, Marcos is back in action next week at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. The main draw is being made tomorrow at noon, stay tuned for more.”
Marcos will be seeded due to many withdrawals. still, many dangerous floaters out there, such as Bellucci (i think that Thomaz won’t be seeded), Kohlschreiber, Almagro, Hanescu, Nalbandian, Andreev, Zeballos, Gasquet… anyway, we’ll know it when we see it… just hope the Argentinian influence will prove lucky charm and Marcos can do well on clay.
Marcos' first-round match fell victim to Fat Albert's doubles match which will be played tomorrow. so, Marcos (and Fat Albert ) are in action on Tuesday, obviously. the 'lucky' to be in the second round will face Andy Seppi.
Marcos’ latest twit: "travelling... in transit.... still on the way to Monte Carlo !" about 3 hours ago
surprised by his late arrival at Monte-Carlo… coincidentally, i found out that Gavriel Markus, Gasquet’s Argentinian coach, also didn’t make it in time (Éric Deblicker attended Richie’s practice session yesterday). this is due to overbooked flights from Buenos Aires to Nice, according to Fran on MTF. now, it makes perfect sense…
hehe, looks like Marcos had a great time marooned on Eden Buenos Aires.
I agree - and in my opinion Rome-2 challenger would be an ideal since he plays Rome masters the following week (but I am not sure whether he wants to play challenger again)
I've been thinking the same actually. I was not at all impressed with the way Marcos moved on the clay yesterday to be honest. He was very sluggish, - so he needs more practice, and real match practice is far better than just everyday stuff on the practice courts, because matches will sharpen the mind as well as the body
i agree with both of you, Rose and Michael... but, i’m not sure if the setting is good enough to create an atmosphere conducive to Marcos’ persuasion… Eduardo and Horacio have to push stubborn Marcos harder to get him to move faster, literally and figuratively speaking.
welcome, Michael. posting here is always a good thing.
I'm not sure Marcos is ready to play challengers again, though in this situation, playing Rome challenger before the Rome Masters would be a good choice in my opinion. He needs training but also matches to improve his game on clay.