Let's just be realistic. Grigor even though he played well in the second set wasn't close to anything in this match. What do you call close? He didn't won a set, haven't had even a set point, Canas led him 6-3 5-2. Tsvetana was close yesterday vs Bammer not him. That's CLOSE. What else shows that he just played vs a better clay court player with better mental abillities.
I love Grigor and the bulgarian tennis but Grigor's progress is taking too long. Yes he is young, but most of the top 10 players now, during his age were fas ahead of 326 place. I am not saying he is not talented but he has too work very hard on his mental and physical qualities. The tennis is not only making the good points it's alot tougher.
I wish him all the best. Let he play more tournaments before US Open because the practise makes perfect.