Still what a great learning experience, hopefully he'll get his first ATP win this year
As for Blake
Btw Filip's shirt yesterday was so hot!
I'm quite sure he will as long as he keeps working hard.
Tennis is more demanding than ever and things have changed. It became more physical than ever and young players are having hard time to keep up with older guys until they are physically matured. Filip needs to keep working on his strength and footwork and results will come in time. His serve already improved leaps and bounds from last year and it will keep improving as he will grow a bit more and will become stronger. If he managed to beat James it would have been huge boost for him but he shouldn't be unhappy with result as he proved to him self that he is slowly getting there. Once he bulks up a bit and gets some more experience we can expect some good things from him as long, I repat, as he keeps working hard, that's the key.
He had really nice results on clay last year and he will start his clay season in Houston I think the he will head back to Europe for some challengers before Belgrade ATP 250 where he will get WC for sure from his home Tennis Federation. Keep on going Filip and good luck.