Los Angeles R1: Berankis def. Phau 7-6(8) 6-4
Rycka played a good match. Very tight 1st set, Phau broke and was serving for the set at *6-5, but was broken back to Love immedietly by Rycka. It was a realy tight tie-breaker, both players were holding their own, until Berankis got the mini-break at *8-7, but gave it away straight back, fortunatelly for him, Rycka was able to take the set on the return by 10 points to 8 in the breaker. The second set was a solid play from Berankis, he saved few break points and waited for his chance to break, which he got and took to go up *4-3 up. I thought Phau got tired and wasn't able to make a last push, Rycka served out the match to Love.
Great win for Berankis, next match against Igor Andreev. Good luck Rycka!