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Re: Frank Dancevic
Great to see Frank win two matches in a row, first time since injury. And to come back and win a match in a three sets is also encouraging. Wonder how much he'll have left for next round, which might not be played till Friday however.
I thought it was a good win yesterday. I watched most of it and I was worried that he seemed to have difficulty keeping his focus. This was well illustrated in a game in the 2nd set where he saved 6 BPs. He kept playing loose points on deuce, and then tightened things up when BP down. He finally won the game and cruised from there.
It was nice to see him really fight for it and come through.
Got the last 'top' seed and is rewarded with Gabashvili, should be a good first round match for Frank. Gruel could be a bit tougher R2 and Yang or Veic will be a bit tough but Frank should qualify I think, if he plays to his potential.
Potentially a tough little section, a bunch of guys who have been pretty good at times but aren't in any form, you never know when they can find it in these qualy matches. I think he's the favourite in the section, but it looks like it could be some tough matches.