Originally Posted by Kat_YYZ
I hope he plays his first match on Friday like an exo... just swing away, have fun, don't run hard or slide dangerously for anything. Hopefully that will be enough to win his match.
it's better finishing in 3 sets than 5 if you have 1 or 2 5-setter matches to play in the week-end.
Against De Bakker with little preparation on clay (he will have arrived in Amsterdam 2 days before his first match), he can't afford playing like an exho.