South America was better for him those are tough challengers with hardened competitors. Learn more from playing against better competitors, he is past Futures level now.
but still clay is clay.... I have never said he´s on the Futures level I just meant he played much more matches on clay in Europe and got some titles there... yeah, challengers are tougher, of course he gained some experience but IMO he learned more from playing in European Futures than playing in South America where he played only 4 tournaments... anyway good luck to James! hope he will get as many points as possible in Marrakech...
Idmbarek fought very hard till the very end of the 1st set, but lost all the belief after losing it and gave up. Yeah, Ungur was really unimpressive, was overusing dropshot a lot and was two points away from losing the 1st set a couple of times at *4:5 30/30 and deuce.
ANDY RODDICK T. Haas/M. Fish/R. Stepanek/E. Gulbis/M. Llodra/J. Blake/R. Ram/S. Stakhovsky/D. Brown/N. Mahut/I. Navarro/P. Amritraj
F. Mayer/M/Youzhny/F. Fognini/J. Nieminen/L. Rosol/G. Muller/D. Brands/I. Sijsling/K. de Schepper/L. Hewitt/J. Zopp/M. Berrer/I. Karlovic/F. Nielsen/C. Guccione
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Re: Week 12: Marrakech (Entry List)
GGL is quite tall, lean and strong, Marti is sort of short and scrawny. I wouldn't compare them physically. As far as game, Marti is a counter-puncher and GGL likes to take offense. But I do see some similarity in that Marti likes to use the net, and GGL will also go forward and use his volleys in advantageous positions.