I’m feeling very sad too.
This was Gastón’s big chance, as he was playing so well. Of course he’s got the game, he just has to learn once and for all not to respect his rivals so much! He started playing really well when he had nothing to lose, but as usual he left it a bit late.
In the end, after nearly four hours and with his serve not working as well as it has in the last few matches, Santoro used the last bit of strength he had left and pounced.
There was an incredible moment at the end of the second set, with each of them playing a “Big Willy” that will probably be Play of the Month.
Fabrice bowed to Gastón, and that’s where Gastón started to enjoy himself.
I hope his team have given him their support, because even if he’s out in the third round again, his improvement on fast surfaces should be kept in mind and totted up as something positive. I’d hate him to feel too defeated!