Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sleeping in the house of my latest jumpoff.
Miami R1: [Q] Garcia-Lopez def. [Q] Ram 6-4 7-6(7)
Good win for Guillermo, backing up his result in Indian Wells. Had to save four break points and struggled to hold early in the first set, but was able to do so, break in the middle of the set and held comfortably throughout the rest of the set to win it. In the second set he again had some issues holding early and started holding comfortably until *4-3, where he was broken for the first time in the match. GGL had three mini-break leads in the tiebreaker before finally closing it out on return at 8-7.
Good job from Rajeev for continuing to fight when behind and making a match of this. Guillermo did what he had to do to win and now plays Troicki in the next round, so he has a great opportunity for an R3 performance here.