If the courts are the same as they've been in the past, I think these courts are just a little too fast for him. Wimbledon tends to be a much better speed for him because they're quick enough that he can hit winners with his flat shots but slow enough that he can defend if he needs to. Plus, we know it takes him a while to get a rhythm on a surface and it's harder on grass for him because the points are so short.
Well, I think it's mostly bcos he needs more matches to adjust to a diff. surface. I don't think he's bad on grass. And he probably has chances to win today's match too. TB is just an entirely different problem for him regardless of the surface. But anyway, I'm not too worry. And for Wimby, it's all about what kind of draw he's getting. Fingers crossed for a good one.
It would have been nearly impossible for him to gain any meaningful points here anyway unless he won the title so no big deal as long as he got comfortable on the surface and stayed healthy.
Well, I was hoping for the bonus pts that could help boost his seeding, not that it matters a great deal since 12th seeding only comes to matter if he gets to 4th round of Wimby, and it's still a big IF there.