Live rankings have him at 117 atm, so even if he loses this round he's still made quite the jump(up 15 spaces). However, I put a rather optimistic bet on him(I still had £4 in my Sky Bet account) so if he wins I'm up £18
I am pleased the way Ernests played today. He fought hard.
He moves much better than before; it shows that he worked hard off court.
His confidence is improving with his winning shots. He held his serves many times to love and he troubled Juan's serves returning well. Some forehands missed cost him the match.
But he is focused and willing to improve.
Already gaining in ranking will encourage him to pursue on a good path.
I don't think it has anything to do with any possible injuries, it's simply that the old way of hitting wasn't working for him and this feels more natural to him. No doubt it's also a product of working with Bresnik.
i think he's more confident with this forehand because he is a hard hitter and bigger swing simply forces him to hit forehand technically correct,with shorter swings he was slappin' it more and had poorer control,this way he is forced for more spin but it doesn't reflect on it's effectiveness cause it's still fast,maybe the fastest