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Something clicked in Metz
Ivan finds himself on a new territory, in the fourth round of Grand Slam Tournament. After two tough sets, in the third Feliciano Lopez didn’t win a single game.
- Third set was a rhapsody. In the first two it was relatively tough. But in the first set, I had break points virtually every time he served. In the end, he double faulted. I don't even know how many break points I had before that. In the second set I went 3:1 up, but then lost my serve. Still, I felt I had it under control, and in the tie break I went 4:0 up and that was it.
Finally in the fourth round. First time in his 25th Grand Slam Tournament.
- This really feels different. On some other tournament it would've been normal. Still, fourth round isn't great result. I need to win. What's changed? Everything changed after Metz. It's as though something clicked there, like it happened to Roger Federer and his first Wimbledon.
Ivan will next face Swede Thomas Johansson. This will be their 6th career meeting, with Swede leading 3:2.
- We're best friends. Unfortunately, one of us will have to loose. We played five times and won both our last year's encounters. I'm yet to loose a set here and I've not been serving too well. Once I start serving well…
He went to bed at 1.30 a.m. He was sure to have nice dreams.
In the meantime, Goran Ivanisevic cancelled the meeting that he was supposed to have with the President of Croatian Tennis Federation. That only confirmed Ivan as the new Croatian Davis Cup captain.