A present for Tosee
- What he said after the match against Andreev, at the press conference:
''You could say that the serve for the match was in Goran's style. The whole time I tried to relax, I didn't think abt winning it. When you serve for the match, all kind of thoughts go through your head, I tried to play as if the match had just begun.''
''For sure, the match in Umag helped me a lot. When I played that match, I was really nervous, this time it wasn't the case. Seniors are only human after all…
Now my opponents will be more careful, I surprised everyone with this win.''
- Atb the match:
''In any case, this is the win of my career. Even though, when we were on court, things looked different. First set was good, I managed to play how I wanted and planned as my game. But in the 2nd set, I wanted to slow the game down a bit, I didn't serve that well, which Andreev took advantage of. I was thinking too much at some moments, I pulled back a bit, wanted to prepare for the 3rd set the best I could.''
- In the third set he had 9 BP, and also saved 5 BP…
''I'm happy to be that calm - cool (whatever you wish
), that's a virtue. I don't wanna show to my opponent that I feel uncomfortable. True, I was glad when he broke his racquet…I took his serve, the match was in stake!''
After the 2nd round:
''It means a lot to me to play these kind of matches (at ATP level). Seppi is much more experienced than me. I started the match pretty well, despite of nervousness. At 2 all in the first set I had some BP, and managed to take his serve at 5 all. It was great. Unfortunatelly, in the next two sets, it wasn't that good. I couldn't rely on any of my shots.
If it hadn't been for this tournament, regardless of my defeat, I couldn't have felt the magic of playing in ATP events.
I move on and I'm not unsatisfied.
I would like to have that kind of ranking by the end of the year to be able to play qualies for Australina Open, that means to enter to top 200.
After Davis cup in Graz, I'll play two Future sin Zagreb, then Challenger in Sarajevo, where I got a WC. In case I don't improve my ranking a lot in next few months, I'll probably play Junior RG and Wimbledon.''