Superb effort from Filip, too bad I couldn't see either match. Will gladly take back the pessimism of my previous post. The placement of qualifiers in the MD is yet to be done, so we don't know his next opponent.
Obviously, the next step is to win a round or two. Ajde Filipe!!!
Last couple of months or so Mannarino isn't playing good tennis by any stretch, picking up couple of injuries along the way and so. Injured and match rusty or not, I still see him as the favourite... there is a tiny chance for an upset though... kind of like against Fognini, he could've won that one.
__________________ “There’s so many athletes, tennis players around the world,” he continued, trying to put his life into some kind of perspective, “they want to be the best in what they do. They want to succeed. Many of them, they don’t succeed in the end. I’m fortunate to have this opportunity and succeed.”
The match obviously went much better then I hoped for. Even with Mannarino match rusty and all, this is still a very, very good win for Filip.
Now, let's see what happens against Huta Galung on Thursday. Started the year well but then kind of sucked last 2-3 months. Still, as someone who has won 80% of his titles on clay he'll be a very difficult nut to crack.
More than just a good result, I wanna see some good fight from Filip. Good luck Fico!!!