Albert Ramos did a good effort but he wasn't able to deal with Raonic's serve, so he was always in pressure when he was serving. In addition, he was more defensive than Raonic in a surface that doesn't allow players to win points from defence, but in fact Ramos was defensive as a consecuence of Raonic's excellent serve so it is more of the same.
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Kenny de Schepper fact of the month (February 2015): won all the ATP tournament matches he played against TOP10 players - note that he has a strictly positive record against them (credits to Federer-Fan).
"Matches are won and lost so many times in the locker room. Guys get in their mind how strong he is the warm-ups and that they will have to endure four hours of that to beat him: they are beaten even before they step on court. But that's why I like him. He basically says you are going to have to kill me to beat me."Lleyton Hewitt about Rafael Nadal
Milos didn't play very well at all beyond his serve. He just can't seem to help playing down to his competition, which is why I was disappointed when I heard Spain wasn't sending a top 20 player. Still, it's a victory. I just hope he'll start playing better soon. Has a lot of points to defend over the next month.
Not pretty but at least it's a win. This was supposed to be the 'weaker' Spanish opponent and he lost a set, so maybe we should be worried about Sunday's match vs Granollers (or perhaps GGL?). I really hope he gets those forehand errors under control soon.
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