I lost my first round match today 57 26 but I am happy with how I played, I had a couple of chances at 3 all in the first set I saved a couple of break points, I listened to what Peter had to say yesterday and came in on my opponents backhand with the off forehand and won the point every time. At 4-3 I had a break point but my opponent came up with a good serve out wide which I made cross court and then Marc hit a very good backhand up the line which I could barely get a racket on. At 5 all I saved a break point at 15-40 with a good serve out wide, I felt I fought hard to the end. I thought I played good and the match was tough, my opponent was a lot stronger and was 6 years older and I will learn from this match and get stronger. We are going to practice hard now and look forward to our doubles togther tomorrow. Cheers Blake
I got a bye first round of qualifying and won my final round 6-1 6-1, I was a bit nervous early in the match as it was my first match back on the clay, and then won the next 15 points in a row. The match felt a bit closer than the score and I saved a few break points in the second set. I will let you all know how I go today.