Grigor lost 6-7 4-6. He made many errors and played passive tennis, which was good practice for him, but did not work out. He looked tired at times not chasing balls he could have gotten to and obviously did not feel too sorry for dropping out at the end.
Time to go to the USA now!
This loss was expected. I am not disappointed so much and so Grigor didn't look that way too. Was even strange with the game he showed to reach the first set a tiebreak. He was 2 breaks down at 5-2 in second set, the last break was at 0-40 and then he suddenly smile (quite strange to me, he is always angry when loosing) and took the next 2 games and re-break to 5-4. Then blew some break points at Beck serve and lost the match. Very strange very 'bohemian' like
Karol played very well and deserved to win. Good luck to him.
In someway Grigor looked either tired or not willing to play this tournament
Anyway, now will have time to rest and prepare for Miami.
It is sad for his fans that when televised/livestreamed recently he always loose and don't show a good game. I wish I could watch his matches in France to see his game!