Location: Sleeping in the house of my latest jumpoff.
Re: Rome R3: Gulbis def Volandri 6-2 3-6 7-6 (4)
So close Filo, but I am so proud of that performance from you. Pippo has one of the most beautiful games to watch of any ATP player.
As far as Gulbis, that 3/17 break point conversion definitely didn't help matters, but I never doubted he would eventually win. Served well when he needed, and did just enough to get by. Entertaining match.
Very good for Gulbis' mental stability to win back-to-back matches 7-5 and 7-6 in the third after wasting match points earlier in the progress. I see that he is finally more focused on the game and can keep concentration through longer period of time, also tries to mix things up. Obviously he made many unforced errors as usual but today near the end was very patient
stroke <- point <- game <- set <- MATCH -> round -> tournament -> season -> career