Wont talk about the first set (just for the record he had *2-0) or the second.
In third set.
2-0* and a bp on Monaco serve
5-3* 0-40 on Monaco serve,3 mps - on the second he constructed the point well,got an easy volley in head height (a weak attempt of pasing shot),and hit it right back to Monaco who of course couldnt miss that.
*5-4 30-0 - to 30-40,then saved one bp but got broken.
in TB was 0-3** and 2-5** down,both times came back but couldnt hold anymore.
His level of play today was very good though,easily the best match of the year on clay,and one of the better overall in all surfaces.
But I just cant believe this choke.He will never have this kind of chance again to reach a clay final.Heartbreaking loss and he should be ashamed of choking this way.
Such an experienced player letting this go and had no concentration in key moments-unreal.
With this kind of level he will easily win 2 rounds ar RG but...I hope he never forgets this choke.So he will be more careful when he has mps
What a joke.