he lost first 6:3
.he is too weak yet for pro tour, but he will be strong enough for couple of years.
My thoughts, exactly. First time saw him live. For me, he looks even younger than he is. But has really nice shots, and is playing with some ease. Really quick action from both wings, especially backhand. He does not give time to the ball to go up, he likes to hit it early. Plays really flat, which is quite refreshing in the time of spinners and loopers (but he does not bash the ball). He has good footwork which allows him to be close to the line. On the other hand, due to physical immaturity, strong players will keep punishing his second serve for some time.
Anyway, I was in the crowds. It was pretty good match for that level. Czech guy was hitting the ball really hard and serving strong. Still, Filip made it quite competitive and some backhands down the line where
Looking forward watching the kid again, for sure.