Good Bye Open 13
I missed most of the first set but there were really the place to win today as I didn't find Nico at his best but Arno's game is too much up and down a big lack of consistency and maybe a bit of tension
He did UE on the wrong moments and got bad games to be broken too much gifts. The forehand was not reliable when he needed it and put him under pression at some moments. Indeed the forehand and the serve was leaving him in the crucial moments of the match which goes well with a lack of wins and confidence
Tennis is in the head and Arno was not relax today all this affected his game.
At the beginning of the second set Arno was the better player on court even had the break up *3-1 but he did a bad service game and at 3-2* had 2 others BP not converted. He was broken at 4-4 as you was feeling him under pression. Not a great match despite some good points He was not enough strong mentally or physically to catch the win which was not impossible today
I'm not choked he lost today at it was expected but on the match he can have regrets then well it's normal years after years his level goes down and he doesn't have that shot that can save him from bad period in a match like Ljubicic who can plays bad and still win with his serve. Not sure when we will see him again in a ATP tournament
Go back to challengers and no streamed matches
and let see where is his motivation.