Good stuff from Gilles
. Depressing same old outcome yes, but not so matter of fact like usual. Gilles was closer than ever to that second win and realistically, could've won it in straight sets had he made a few different decisions on key points at 0-30 on Murray's serve for a second break in the second set.
Without a doubt he will be disappointed at losing, but there are far more positives for him to take away from this match than negatives. One thing that he absolutely needs to work on though with his new coach is coming up with a better second serve. Whether it be a kick serve out wide or just a deeper hit second serve, because his current second serve is just rolled in with little to know pace and Murray was having a field day with it and putting Gilles under a lot of pressure.
Anyway, I was pleased to see Gilles up more on or just behind the baseline rather than ten feet behind it looking to be more aggressive and significantly reducing his cheap errors, although he still made quite a few here and there, but it is a process so it won't all change overnight.
Hopefully this will be the start of better things to come.
And I hope Murray loses to Berdych tomorrow.