Originally Posted by david_williams
He pulled out. I dunno the real reason, I guess he's just tired.
I saw the match in Beijing in the stadium, he played well actually, and he was the one who has all these advantages. But he's weaker on key points, that's how Tsonga took the win from him. He was serving well, he was having a blast at the start of the match. But he was being cranky and stuff when he met his chances, missed quite a lot of weak balls from Tsonga. And, Tsonga saved almost EVERY SINGLE break point by his serve. Dimi's backhand, ooh, absolutely the weak part of this match.
But I have to say, he is such a NICE KID!!! Me & my friend we knew this is the first time he's ever been in China, so we bought him some little gifts: a Chinese seal with his name from me, and a panda-head hat from my friend. He was like studying all those stuffs after getting them in the minibus. And his coach is a interesting man as well. After watching his match I took a taxi back to the hotel and I saw him later getting off from the minibus and I got all choked up, rly don't know what to say. Just some consolation words and stuff. Later I'm not able to be there to send him off to the airport becuz of some personal issue, and my friend asked him if he still remembered me and he said yes. And I told my friend to tell him that the next time he's in Beijing, I am so gonna be his city guide and stuff. And he went straight home.
Well as much as I like to see him play, still it's his own decision cuz it's his body, his call. But I had a great time talking to him and watching his matches and stuff. Rly wish to see him next yr.
And by the way, anyone knows if he has twitter or facebook?
Alrel posted in the Shanghai thread Grigor is already in Shanghai and I know Alrel is a friend of him???
Anyway thank you for the report