I had set my alarm but slept right thru it...
Thanks for the live score and commentary bunny and silverwhite. This is the next best thing apart from watching it live to get a good picture of the match.
Obviously terribly disappointed, sort of like a nightmare…a lot people seem to feel the same for different reasons. This will definitely sting for awhile; I hope Kei can learn a great deal from this experience.
My worry before the match comes from different factors; the matches where he’s expected to win or have good prospect he tends to lose. Sweeting being a big guy, 6’5" I think? The serve itself can be an advantage, the extra power and reach can be a difficult mix if Kei was a bit off his form on the day.
Kei might have succumbed mentally more so than anything else in this final…
But we got to look forward! It hurts but I believe in Kei's ability to pick himself up and get there again. We just have to be patient.
No matter how "weak" the draw was, being the last 2 standing in the final is still a good feat.
A side note; was Sweeting's attitude really irritating to watch during the match? My thoughts towards him have been neutral so far but he seems to receive a lot of bad rep from posters on MTF. I mean he just won his first ATP title, I would have thought more people will show support and celebrate with him.