Nicolas lost 4-6 4-6..ddn't c the match, so cannot really tell, but it doesn't look very 1-sided, no?Only one break each set, seems our boy fought well.
And what's more, he leaves Russia with 25 ranking points gain, which make him enter the top100 again
Well done&good luck in Madrid, vamooo!
He played today in Madrid Q, and unfortunately lost against Andrei Pavel in a tight match 6-7(8) 5-7..Too bad,but not a tragedy really. Guess it simply must've been hard for him to adjust to Madrid [courts/temperature]after Moscow event in such a short time.. I'm only a bit surprised he chose Madrid instead of Andrezieux Challenger(125K+H), but apparently he had his reasons.
Next tournament --> St. Petersburg Open, how I wish I could go there, always wanted to see "Piter"...ehh, seems not this time.
Anyways, good luck Nico, udachi!