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post #369 of (permalink) Old 01-15-2003, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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Originally posted by TennisHack
(2R) Wayne Ferreira d. Michel Kratochvil 6-2, 6-2, 7-5

I have thoughts -- as well as pictures -- on this match that I will post tomorrow.
Well, I'll start with my thoughts. I posted them previously, during the match, so I'll just c/p them here. What do you guys think?

Originally posted by Dissident
Wayne is a tough competitor, and he had a great run there last year.
See, *this* is what Michel needs to work on. His game is there, but his mental toughness has gone backward since his breakout year in 2001. He doesn't recover quickly enough when he's down, or when he starts out not quite 100%. We've spent a lot of time talking about Juanqui's mental fortitude, and how he has become -- and worked at becoming -- more resilient and coming back when he knows he's not playing well.

There's no reason why his amazing play from Monday can't be replicated today. It's all about the attitude. I just wish someone would tell him.

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You will be missed, Michel Kratochvil!
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