Hamburg R3: Mathieu def. Brands 7-5, 7-5

07-23-2009, 12:26 PM
Phew, that was a close match.

07-23-2009, 12:28 PM
I read "Brands def. Mathieu" and I went :o Omg. He's a mug.

But luckily I just can't read. Allez Paulo. ;)

07-23-2009, 12:35 PM
Damn it Mathieu :ras: Why couldn't you have lost. It's your speciality isn't it :p

07-23-2009, 12:39 PM
it's good to see PHM winning close matches by breaking at the end, instead of visa-versa. He won this match mainly by taking his few opportunities on Brand's second serve. Brands had a very high first serve %. From what I've seen of him he has a mediocre second serve, but a very good first serve.

07-23-2009, 12:42 PM
I like Brands and his game. He seems to have a nice and positive attitude on court. We might see more of him in the future.

07-23-2009, 12:59 PM
That was an entertaining match. Hope to see more of Brands as well in the future.