Tiago won his first round match in Sao Paulo! He was losing 3-6, 0-2 when there was a rain delay, but he came back today and won the second set 7-5, saving THREE match points
and served up a bagel in the third! Fantastic win for him!
He will play Nicolas Devilder next.
article (sorry the translation isn't so great!)
"It was a new situation for me, I've never had a match interrupted and delayed until the next day and it was a difficult night," he said, explaining that both he and Meirelles were in an unfamiliar situation, as they train and travel together and are guided by Larri Passos. "We were kind of stuck, could not get a good feel, nor have the support of the coach, who in turn also could not say anything."
"Yesterday (Monday) evening, I could not get a feel for the balls. When we restarted today, I tried to apply a little more." He admits there is some pressure with both the public and press. "There are external factors that should not influence me, but you eventually create this expectation that does not exist. Fortunately, I managed to reassure myself."