Originally Posted by Hele.
Really don't understand Cilic's decision to play Chennai instead of Hopman Cup. After all, just two best 250 tournament best results are counting in male ranking so he could play just two our home tournaments + few more if he sees is out of form. And in Perth he could get some really awesome practice, for example, even match with world number one, Djkovic. But not, he has to play other tournament.
Cilic has been opening the season in Chennai for the past several years now, so he probably has a long-term contract with them, and it's not so easy to get out of those. Sure, 250 tournaments don't count for much, but his decision to play them so often speaks volumes about his self-confidence,
Anyway, Happy New Year Donna, as I probably won't be online at midnight Croatian time; may health, belief and a little bit of luck all stay by your side in 2013