I dont think a win in the 2nd Round aof a challenger will give him that much confidence as he pretends to get from that! It was not an impressive scoreline and I doubt he will win this tournament. Then skipping surfaces again and playing Wimbledon.....
Im sorry to be so harsh, but its my opinion and I think it was wrong to play Braunschweig.
Rainer betreibt zur Zeit eine Art Selbstbetrug. Auch mit Hordorff. Ich finde, es muss ein Trainerwechsel stattfinden, um mal frische Luft in sein Tennisspiel zu bringen. es mag vielleicht sein, dass 'smokin''Hordorff ein Vater für ihn ist, aber wenn es diese Verbindung sportlich nicht mehr bringt, muss man sie aulösen. Man kann ja dennoch eng verknüpft sein, nur eben nicht mehr als Trainer-Spieler. Ich fordere Trainerwechsel, da ich auch Hordorff alles andere als leiden kann!!!
The scoreline is definitely not impressive but winning tight matches is one thing that Rainer hardly achieved since 2004. I don't expect Rainer winning a challenger but he needs match confidence and winning matches is the best way to achieve. I can't see Rainer will go further in Wimbledon if he played in either grass tournament this week, I honestly don't. He will return to clay after Wimbledon anyway
Every match is important for Rainers self-confidence. Today, he played a very tough match. He had matchpoints against himself and won the match nevertheless.
I think, it is not the most important one where he wins, but that he wins matches
Managed to find some temp net access - still waiting for Telefonica to come and sort my ADSL!
Hope you are all well!! Space Cowgirl - sorry not been in touch and I hope the move went really well
hi hon Yes my move went off relatively ok, am settling in, hope you are too! Sent you a mail to your (old?) UK email addy, hope you got it.
My German guys are like the cast of the Wizard of Oz:
Rainer = Lion
Kiwi = Scarecrow
Tommy = Tin Man
Flo = Dorothy