Really close match 6-3 5-7 3-6
I like the way Arnaud played today, nice atacking tennis with almost 100% of net approaches in the first two sets. All decided here in pressure points, first set Arnaud was very clutch saving almost all bp with winners, but after he got a bit tired, could't serve the 1st serve on crucial points, maybe this costed him a match today. He had so many 0-30 on Mahut's serve the last set but Nico served extremely well after.
Yes I just saw a big part of first set and Arno was quite often on pressure on serve but was saving BP with good serving at crucial moments and some good points so if later in the match he didn't get the right point at the right point it explains the break. Pity to lost again a close match
especially if he got opportunities. Then the level is far better than during the summer but with Arno it's up and down so how next ?
According Thierry Ascione better than Roux on comments Arno stopped working with Boris 3 weeks ago
Recation of Arno who is frutrated of course but more confident and quite about about the level and add that 2012 is still possible
Arnaud Clément (battu par Nicolas Mahut) : "C'est une défaite frustrante. J'ai raté quelques retours à des moment importants. Contre un serveur de la qualité de "Nico", cela ne pardonne pas. Je suis tout de même satisfait de mon niveau de jeu bien au-dessus de ma moyenne annuelle. Je regrette de ne pas pouvoir affronter sans doute "Jo" (Tsonga). En tout cas, j'ai retrouvé la confiance et je suis partant à 95% pour 2012 même si on fera un bilan en fin de saison".
Doubles later but I assume he will be tired and Peya/Kas are good this year so next stop could be Mons qualies if he's ready to play challenger qualies but as he will see Kezzi he will surely go
there and for Rennes there is some chances for a WC imo
And it's only 20 points for Arno unfortunately so the ranking remains poor