Miami R1: [Q] Phau def. Berlocq 6-4 6-2

Filo V.
03-22-2012, 10:07 PM
Yes! Bjorn taking advantage of the draw and getting the victory! Getting closer and closer to the top 90. He struggled on serve throughout the match but saved 10/11 break points and was able to win around half of return points throughout the match. Only 47% first serves with 5 DFs in the second set but saved all four BPs against him, including two in the final game. Did a great job on Berlocq's second serve, which is usually an indication of who is winning the rallies in a match.

Good win and great season Bjorn has had thus far. Verdasco next, hopefully, at the very least, he gives a good account of himself.

Chase Visa
03-22-2012, 10:18 PM
Bjorn consolidates his top 100 position. With not a lot of points to defend for the rest of the season, you should be very happy Francis.

Filo V.
03-22-2012, 11:25 PM
I am happy, he only has one more big result to defend the rest of the season. Top 70 finish is very possible now. At the very least I hope he can maintain at the ATP level. Mixing in some challengers would be wise too.

03-22-2012, 11:32 PM
unexpected result

03-22-2012, 11:40 PM
Phau is on good run these past few weeks. Confidence is on his side