It was a decent day at qualies. Arrived halfway through Pokrajac/Zopp, Zopp totally outplayed Milan, wasn't much he could do.
Then it was Filip/Dodig, Filip started well getting up 2-0, but only won 1 more game that set, broke back after getting down a break in set 2 but was broken back after that. He played pretty well, Dodig's serve wasn't on to start, he made a few DF, but in the 2nd set his serve was on fire, Filip wasn't getting any calls, especially on 1 baseline where it looked like the line judge was asleep or something, she never made any calls, they replaced her towards the end of the match. That seemed to frustrate Filip, but all in all I say he played well.
Then was Ebden/Erik, Ebden makes this really annoying puffing noise everytime he serves, kinda got on my nerves. Erik played pretty well, nothing spectacular, it was a back and forth match, not many breaks, Ebden got up a break in the final set and took it home.
Then PLD/Cipolla, and as always PLD loses in 3 sets. There were tons of breaks early in the match, nobody could seem to hold serve. PLD was coming to the net a lot. You can tell that he likes to volley, doesn't win a whole lot of rallies. The 3rd set was pretty close even though it was 6-1, he got down 4-0 but all the games went to deuce, he just could manage to close them.
When that was over I went over to Stakhovsky/Capdeville, it was 2 all in the 3rd, both played pretty well, there were some good rallies, not a lot of errors. Youzhny showed up to cheer on Stakhovsky, standing about 1 foot from me. The 3rd set was close, Stakhovsky just made some great shots in the TB to win it. Capdeville then yelled at himself in a language I don't understand as he walked behind us all the way to the locker room. Normally the players get carted back, I guess he was too pissed on and left on foot.
I also caught a bit of Dimitrov/Chiudinelli, and Mathieu/Russell but not enough to know much about anything.
I got Filip's autograph on the only thing I had a hockey hat lol, and as we were leaving to go home I saw him by the stadium so I got a picture too. I might post a little bit later if I can figure out how lol.
All in all it was a good day, I wish some Canadians would have won but I guess the losses were pretty expected. It was way to hot, made it really unconfortable, but that's ok. Not sure if I'm going tomorrow or not, but I'll be there Monday-Thursday