Re: Portugal F1 [18 February/ Vale do Lobo/Hard]
Great tournament by Murta. He choose a tottally different path from Frederico Silva. He barely played in juniors world tour, but instead try to play in ITF qualis. This is paying off now. A SF in the very end of last december, and now another SF here. He will play Sousa, so 1 portuguese in the final for sure. Murta maybe wont need playing in Futures qualis now. And not next week for sure, since he has a SE thanks to this great week. Would be great if he beats Pedro tomorrow, but that is very unlikely. There is not much 18 years old players winning futures. Will be very interesting if he does that.
Shame Machado lost, but his 2nd round match last for almost 3 hours, so its only normal that a player with is lack of rythm, would felt it the next day. He look happy with this week, saying the most important was not feeling any pain in the knee, and he succeeded. But he admited he has a long job ahead. Will play next week in Loulé.
Tavares gave up against Pedro. At least he won one more match. Would be impossible for him to beat Pedro in a double match day, since he came from qualis and the last time he played was 7 months ago.
Desein still on the tournament, so he is the main favourite to win it, even if Pedro has a important word on that as well..