Location: Sleeping in the house of my latest jumpoff.
Barcelona R1: Kukushkin def. Gimeno-Traver 6-2 6-3
Such a sad result, in Spain. Dani's game is so vulnerable right now. Follows up good shots with three errors and double faults. The one positive is he hit his backhand better today than he has been doing, he was missing less. His forehand and especially his returning let him down.
Kukushkin hit some great shots on the run and backhand return winners. His flat shots have Dani problems.
I know Gimeno-Traver's been playing like utter balls this season, but at least Kuku's starting to get some form of constitency, rather than winning a title and struggling to win anything for twelve months.