Yea to JMDP for reaching his first grand slam third round. He will have a tough time in the next round aganst Nole or Radek but I hope that he makes a good match of it.
To ask the usual question- for anyone who saw the match- how did his form look?
I saw the match on TV here. JM played well enough, though I have to be honest and say that Melzer was woeful, with way to many unforced errors, so he made it easy for him. JM came to the net a fair amount, and hit some good, crisp volleys, and his movement was good. He started well, but his level dropped a lot in the 3rd set, where they traded breaks worse than any WTA match I have ever seen! More than anything, he seemed very relieved at the end of the match, which is not surprising, as I'm sure after his recent run of losing close matches from winning situations, the thought was on his mind all through the 3rd set. Melzer acted like a spoilt child at the end - bashing his racquet several times on the ground like a 2-year-old having a tantrum! He certainly didn't play to his best level today, and gave JM a pretty easy ride, so I guess he had every right to be frustrated with himself.