I'm disturbed by his performance today
It's different from last week, last week, he's struggling a bit to get in form, his opponents were playing so much better than him that gave him a lot of pressure. Not today. Granollers did nothing today, I assure you. Gilles actually started very well, came out playing very aggressively the first few games and quickly got a break, and then out of nowhere and really fast he started missing everything. It's not like he missed when he played offensively, he missed even if he's not doing anything with the ball. He didn't scream and yell but he was really angry at one point he hit his shoes with his racquet several times in full force (like he's pulling a Youzhny, I was worry he could hurt himself). He just seem blindsided by this sudden lost of ability to keep the ball in the court. DF kept coming, a few bad shanks here and there. He didn't give up nor tank, seem to me he had decided to just try more aggressively since he's missing easy balls anyway, might as well just go all out. He got a couple of winners at the last game and got to 15-40 when Granollers' serving for the match. But a couple of good serves from Granollers wiped out the BPs and Gilles back to missing again and lost the final pt hitting the net. When he went up to shake hand, he has that a little laugh of embarrassment on himself that kinda said it all. I'm pretty sure he's not injured. probably a concentration issue and when things got really out of hand, he's too stunned to find himself in a hole so quickly that he fail to correct the situation, that's what I think anyway.
Well, he played so badly today that there's nothing to dwell on, he'll put this behind him quickly I think. And yay, more time to prepare for Shanghai.