63/26/46 I listened a bit the live coverage on radiotennis at the beginning of the match then stop because tennis on radio that's not great
As the qualifying matches are played on the sycamore courts at UCLA who looks more like pratice courts and as people walk around the venue and on a small hill next the courts Arno was really annoyed and argued a lot about that situation
. I also heard a french man who was cheering for Arno, i don't know if it was a coach or a friend or a fan as i had only the sound
Well, it was surely tough for him to stay concentrated on that venue and he had big problems with his serve with low pourcentage
, DF and many BP to defend which seems quite normal for his first matches after a long break but it was really poor
. He needs to find some rythm and a decent serve and playing some doubles matches could help to be ready for Washinghton. There is a lot of works to do on his game even if the fighting seems there as he played long time under the sun and had some long games which lasted more than 10 minutes.
We'll hope that losing again against a low ranked guy and in a first qualifying round
will not depressed him and that he will feel better during next matches as it's a long season until US Open and that he needs confidence.
Some comments on some twitter and some pics of Arno and the venue.
Clement is not built for quallies anymore. His diva attitude is in full force & he self-destructed in the 2nd set.
0-40 and decided then to argue with ump. Forehand long & Clement out in 3. Can't say I'm surprised.
Is this Lacoste outfit? I'm not a big fan.