Wow. Didn't catch this match, but what a scoreline. First 10 games on serve, then Vasek reels off 7 games in a row before Donskoy holds serve again. Vasek serves it out for a comfortable 7-5 6-1 win. Hope he's back in the groove & its not just Donskoy playing poorly. Anyone see the match and can comment?
Next up Isner (who hasn't been in great form recently ... some injuries though). Lot's of aces coming up in that match you have to figure.
The match was tight in the first set with both players not doing much on return. Vashy was a bit rusty and not moving well but played better as the much progress. Near the end of first set, Vashy tightened his game, hit with more margin and Donskoy started self-destruction. Vashy finally converted his third set point on Donskoy's serve. He won 7 consecutive games at 5-5 in first set. And serve out the match easily.
Both players played well in set 1, in set 2 Donskoy's level totally dropped off and Vasek's stayed the same.
I like his chances vs. Isner considering he's beaten him indoors before, I'm really liking the way he looked out there, best he's ever looked IMO, new coach seems to have done wonders for his game, should be back in the top 100 in no time, he's certainly back at that level, future looks very bright again.