What a dramatic match. Quality started to dip in the second set but picked up late in the third.
Mathieu led 6-4 3-1 but choked as usual. Hernych then served for the match at 6-4 4-6 5-4 and 6-4 4-6 6-5 but got a little tight. He also had MP at 6-5 in the TB, but Mathieu saved it with aggressive play.
If he shokes again like that...during some games, and finnaly wins the match, I'm OK ! LOL
But I think he's starting to be tired by DC, the long travel to California and his 3 first matchs. It will be hard if he's not at 100%.
Wait and see !
"A la base, nous les Français, sommes les champions du monde des râleurs. J'ai l'impression qu'être français, c'est un peu un handicap pour être le meilleur dans ton sport.
Pour faire du sport de haut niveau, d'autres mentalités sont plus propices".
I enjoy Mathieu's game, but he was just too choketastic against Hernych and I think the extra reserves he would have had after a straight-sets victory are going to be sorely absent. Hewitt will most likely win easily, although I'd like to be wrong.