A few articles that appeared overnight.
“I only responded after hearing after his defeat in Doha that he was a bit short of matches and might be looking for something down here,” Stubs said last night.
“I got in touch with IMG and we’re waiting on a response to that.”
Stubs has often arranged a match outside his round-robin format for high-ranked players who prefer to practise at Melbourne Park rather than play a regular tournament the week before the Open.
“There is no solution to this,” the four-time French Open winner said of a workload which eventually forced him to end his season early last November with knee problems. “I can’t think of another formula to keep me in the top position. I just have to keep playing”.
Rafael Nadal of Spain continues to top the men’s ATP tennis rankings, with the leading five unchanged. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga exchanges places six and seven with compatriot Gilles Simon in the only change in the top 10.