I was on the telephone with Customer Service at a vendor company while I watched the livestream. It was all I could do during the MP's not to scream into the ear of the poor rep on the other end. I kept hoping they'd place me on hold so I could watch, throw things, huff, puff, etc. without an audience (ha).
Regarding the match: he looked genuinely worried a few times. This is a good thing, though. It means he cared
. It's been so interesting watching him this year live at Roland Garros and Cincy and on television other times. There were a few matches where I'm quite convinced he gave up early just to get out of that particular town. Then, other times, he looked positively dejected when the switch clicked and he realized he was going to lose the match -- or even if he won but was playing subpar. Today was like the latter. He looked nervous!
So excited for Wednesday! Juan Martin reminds me more than a little of Marat at his age, particularly because of the height and build. He walks the same. Although I wouldn't wish it, I could handle Marat losing to DelPo, as it would kind of be like handing over the reins to the next generation. Losing today would've just been abysmal, as Ascione seemed a little too smug about being the one to end Marat's career. He certainly wasn't worthy of the "honor." Did anyone else feel this way?