Originally Posted by mike s.
Did anyone see the match, how'd Gilles look?
Next round will be tough but he really needs to beat players like Dolgopolov to be considered a top 15 player. He's one of the people around him in the rankings that he's fighting with for points.
Yeah I saw the match. Physically, Gilles looked pretty good, and he played pretty well during the rallies, but he didn't serve particularly well. It wasn't a pace issue, just that he missed a lot of first serves. Likewise, Melzer wasn't really playing very well in the match. He made a lot of errors during the rallies and double faults and wasn't really attacking Gilles' weaker 2nd serve. Dolgo will because that's just his playing style. He is a player who is always looking to attack, so it's going to be a lot tougher for Gilles unless he starts serving a little better and is more aggressive against Dolgo's service games.