Contrary to his usual style, Simon did not push at all in this one, he even played first strike tennis, went for a lot and missed most of it, even trying to rip return winners on first serves. I don't know, maybe that was an intentional game-plan cause he did not want to get dragged all over the court if he plays passive, but his execution was really awful.
Thanks for this info
Simon started having worse results in the end of last year, and whereas I didn't watch his matches, I read that he had changed his game that way indeed.
It's the second time he tries to change like that : he did it already in 2009.
Everytime he did that he had worse results.
He hopes it pays on the long-term as he is more ambitious than his current ranking.
As for Nalbandian, Volandri might also be a good test before Bellucci or Mayer.
Originally Posted by Joolz
Simon didn't break serve all match. Nalbandian saved all of those five break points.
Thanks, sorry for this mistake