Successful crappy tennis
I won against Agustin Calleri in Nottingham yesterday, 2-6, 6-1, 6-3. I tried to play my aggressive grass tennis at first, but then he almost blew me off the court, passed me all the time, had more than 20 winners. When he broke my serve immediately in the second set, I decided to play "crappy" tennis: stayed at the back of the court, sliced the ball, played slow first serves. When I didn´t hit the ball hard, and didn´t give him a high tempo to respond to, he almost paniced. I continued my variation and won six straight games, and kept on frustrating him in the decisive third set.
Very important for me to win again.
Hopefully I can make that a tradition against the Czech Jiri Vanek today. I beat him 6-4 3-6 6-4 7-6(4) in our only match so far, in Australian Open in 2000.