Saville gets in early and impressively wins the 1st set against No.2 seed Marco Chiudinelli 36, but Luke fades badly as Chiudinelli takes charge and comes home strong 64 60 to dump Saville out of the tournament in the 1st round of Kyoto.
Chiudinelli was awful in that first set. The easy put away he missed at the end of the first set summed up the set. Hopefully winning a set against someone like Chiudinelli will give him confidence though no matter how bad the opponent was in the first set.
Luke had a good week this week making the final of a futures tounrment in USA as the second seed. In the semis he beat fellow Aussie Ben Mitchell 6-2 6-2. But went down in the final 6-4 6-2 to 4th seed Austin Krajicek. Good week Luke.
Probably Australia's most disappointing player (for me) so far this year along with Jason Kubler. That being said, Luke and Jason have both been struggling with injuries for the most part. Luke has managed to defend his points so far this year and with a strong second half of the season could be inside the top 250.