And to show you that I haven't forgotten about VD - but there's very little to blog about for me at the moment. With David still stubbornly refusing to make any news.
Those who seem to have forgotten about their site, or about the rankings pages at least, are the people in charge of the ATP website... Edit: The new rankings are finally out. David's quarterfinal points from Tokyo last year are gone now, he loses ten positions and is now ranked #63. Though at this stage, losing ground in the rankings is only going to matter if he plays another year.
As for the chances of David, returning at Stockholm next week, there's still no definitive statement from him or his camp. There's only "I think Nalbandian will return at Stockholm" from Argentine journalists (e.g. here). But there's also David's name that's still on the entry list, and his photo and name on the tournament website's player page.
In other words, there's no guarantee and no official confirmation but right now, it looks like David is planning to play Stockholm next week. If so, I'd expect him to travel to Sweden later this week, maybe around Thursday. And of course I'll keep an eye out for any news, as well as for possible sightings of David at Ezeiza airport, getting on the way to Europe.
The draw for Stockholm will be released on Saturday - hopefully with David's name in it.