Onto Melbourne ATP Challenger (press enter)

Hi everyone,

I lost my second round match here at the Sydney F10 Futures event in a three set match to Jose Statham ranked 300 in the world. While I was so disappointed with how the match finished for me, I take away some inspiring comments from Statham on us younger guys and will continue to work hard….“Some of these younger guys are playing some really good tennis, despite their ranking,” Statham said.

“They are playing top-100 level of tennis. Before I came to Sydney, four tournaments in a row I played a top-100 player – and some of these kids are playing at that level.

“They’re playing really good tennis, but it’s just about consistency and not wavering and trying to keep an even level throughout the match.

You can read the full match summary on behalf of Mark McGowan of ACELAND Tennis here at http://acelandtennis.com.au/news/144-sydney-tournament-starts-now-for-statham.html Thanks Mark.

I now travel back to Melbourne for a Challenger event starting on Monday the 21st October and will sign in for qualies tomorrow.

Here’s the link to the draw: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2013/6863/qs.pdf

Here’s the link to the livescores: http://scores.itftennis.com/?alias=itf&layoutid=72&versionid=1&language=en&country=AUS

And here is the order of play for the day: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2013/6863/op.pdf

Cheers Blake :)

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