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I was wondering if there are any players, except for Sjeng Schalken, who have problems with making 2rd rounds and quarters at the start of the year, but are in great form at the last tournaments of the year (there better hadn't be a break for Sjeng ;)).
It's quite frustrating to see Sjeng doing so bad at the start and so good at the end of the year! If he could improve his start (and make 4th rounds at Slams) he could be a top20 player!
 

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It could be surface related.

Is Schalken not more at home on faster surfaces?
Perhaps he doesn't like the sticky rebound ace, and is less effective on clay, thus he excels towards the end of the year on the hard courts, and indoor surfaces.

At least he excels for half the year right ;) I mean, he could just excel on one surface, and underacheive everywhere else *cough*
 

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Like Ferrero, right, Becca?:)
 

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Becca, Sjeng is quite an all-surface player.
His type of play is ideal for rebound-ace, he likes clay (also because it's better for the chronic injury he has), as most Dutch players he likes grass, he usually does well at Wimbledon (he played 2 classic 5-sets matches), and is just at his best at the end of the year.
He's not like Ferrero ;)
 
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