Off-season is practically over with the Hopman Cup qualifying being played now and with the regular sessions starting tomorrow. The teams are not as strong as last year especially with Marat withdrawing and being replaced with the unknown Gabashvili. Speaking of Marat I hope he gets well in time to play the Australian Open. A tournament's a lot more fun to follow when Marat's playing on it especially in a Grand Slam. His post-match interviews are always a great read.
2 days left till 2006. Happy New Year everyone!