Unfortunately this time Gooch on the worng side of the tie-break scoreline - going down 76(5) and 76(4) to Sergei Bubka in the 2nd round of qualies at Newport.
So doubles only it will be for the Big Red this week.
He lost 6/3 3/6 6/3.
I think thats a pretty solid effort- shame he couldn't hold it together in the third set.
The best thing for Gooch now is to just play as much as possible, with his ranking he should play challengers & just try to get as many matches & points as possible. Probably better to play challengers because you get almost no points from ATP qualies unless you make the main draw & win a round.