(30) Garcia-Lopez struggles past Kendrick 61 75 46 63

05-22-2011, 01:29 PM
Not convincing scoreline

Ad Wim
05-22-2011, 01:30 PM
Doesn't matter how, another 45 points in the pocket and a nice chance against Haas/Ilhan.

05-22-2011, 01:31 PM
Yeah, he just needs to get wins, doesn't really matter how at the moment.

05-22-2011, 01:32 PM
pretty difficult in closing it out, fell into an 0-30 hole

Li Ching Yuen
05-22-2011, 01:36 PM
Kendrick kept it close with his serve.

Filo V.
05-22-2011, 01:50 PM
Kendrick is a good server and a good competitor, GGL isn't a great returner and has been struggling. So not a surprise that Rob could keep it close. Now grass season is coming so he should be able to get some wins in the pocket now.

As for GGL he has a big opportunity in this event, he needs to take advantage of it.

05-22-2011, 01:53 PM
I'm glad he won. He should have. Kendrick is not a clay specialist.

"Grass season"? You mean those three or four tournaments sandwiched between the French Open and Wimbledon?

Filo V.
05-22-2011, 01:57 PM
Looking at the stats, GGL served at 50%. That will have to be higher against better returners.

And no, grass doesn't really have a "season" but Rob has the opportunity to play like 4-5 grass events and hopefully he can do big damage.

05-22-2011, 02:13 PM
Good effort on the dirt, Robby

05-22-2011, 02:29 PM
Ye kendo gave a good fight today. Pity he coudnt convert any of the 4 break points in the first set. As for his grass court season, i cant understand why he hasnt entered Queens or Halle. So his only events will be s-hertogenbosch, wimbledon and probally newport. Very dissapointing he hasnt entered more events leading up to wimbledon like the 2 nottingham challengers or queens

05-22-2011, 02:34 PM

Filo V.
05-22-2011, 02:43 PM
Definitely not the smartest of scheduling from Robert. But he's been dealing with injuries so he probably wants a few weeks to get his body back together.

05-22-2011, 03:16 PM
Was rooting for Kendrick here on the prayer he might serve his way through it, but not to be.

Really hope Haas can get through to face GGL; even if he's just half fit he'll beat Lopez.