Stepping up from the 4.0 up to the 4.5 this week.
I play Stephen Ford in the first round, and I will be the favorite in the 1st round. I need to win that 1st round, nothing is guaranteed.
In the 2nd round is where I think will be my toughest challenge. Either Treddenick, who had a good win over Nyborg last week, or Israni, who beat me 6-0, 6-1 5 weeks ago. However, I had injured my shoulder in the previous match before Israni back in Delray last month, and I couldn't serve at all or play. But I felt his game, and I was able to break serve on sheer guts alone to win 1 game. Now, healthy, I think a match with me vs. Israni/Treddenick will be 50-50.
Even if I win that, I'll play most likely the 2 seed Terrol in the finals, a player who I beat 7-6, 5-7, 10-2 last May 2012.
So it is all in front of me here. This is my tournament to win. If I serve well, have a strong mental, I will have chances, no?