At first i thought that mathieu was winning so easily because he wanted to choke later on from a winning position (as always), but i'm happy that despite a shaky start of the second set he could make up his mind and fight the win.
Serra played very badly in the first set and Mathieu was really inspired.
In the second set, Serra got to a 4-0 advantage over Paulo and i was considering a bagel
, but Paulo became much more agressive and fought greatly.
The third set was very much a coinflip, any other player would have gained a big momentum after an impressive comeback, but not Paulo
. When Serra broke and went up *3-1 i was really worried this would be another 5 set match choke from Mathieu, but, Paulo inmediately broke back and i could rest a little longer
Then it was pretty much a routine set until the tiebreak. Serra had 3 sets points in that tiebreak, but he finally lost it and Paulo won the tiebreak.
Good luck in the next round