Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sleeping in the house of my latest jumpoff.
Re: IW QFR: Matosevic def. Yani 6-2,6-2
I still don't rate Matosevic that highly, but even as a hater of him, we all have to take into account the run he's having right now. He hasn't been beating world-beaters but he's been winning consistently, and convincingly most of the time. He was 0-4 on the season going into the Caloundra challenger and out of the top 200 and has now won 14 of 15 matches. I think this turn-around started when he won a very tight QF match over Sebastian Rieschick in Caloundra, 5-7 7-6(5) 6-4. If he lost that match, I doubt he'd be going on a run now. He's winning the big points in matches consistently which shows he's very confident and has a lot of self-belief.
Will be interesting to see where he ends up in the MD, because I do think these courts suit his game. He can hit through the slow courts in Indian Wells and the high-elevation should help his serve.