Originally Posted by Blarghman
Saw a chunk of the first set before I went to bed; I was hoping Frank would give Gasquet a little scare at least, but I wasn't too surprised. Hopefully he can at least take some confidence from qualifying, and get on a good run to push back up to the top 100. He'll have a nice chance for some ATP points in Joburg.
I second this. all in all it was a good AO for Dancevic. he played solid during the qualifying rounds and I truly believe he would have made it further if he hadn't had to face Gasquet in the first round. He was just very unlucky with the draw (again)..
I hope this can give him the confidence he needs though and hopefully get a few more wins in some challengers. He certainly has the weapons to do that. I see Frank playing better and better and it finally looks like he's (almost) fully back after his injury!
He's more consistent and mentally strong than Peter. and it seems like he has an easier time winning matches too. I think Frank is the #2 Canadian after Milos. And I don't think it'll be too long before the rankings mirror that either.