You gotta admire Jo. You can tell from the start of this match that he was rusty as all hell, probably cursing himself the whole time during the first set. Then he was broken again at the beginning of the second, and after he failed to break back right away, he looked ready to fade into the sunset and take a beating 6-0 6-2 or something like that. But he willed himself back in the match and now it's one set all.
Good that he redeemed himself in the 2nd set. At least he's able to put the disatrous 1st set behind him and fight back. I'm also pleasantly surprised at how well he handled the tie-break. Good luck for the 3rd, now in progress.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power ~ Abraham Lincoln
Great to see how Jo again manages to win despite not playing well like what happened in the early rounds at Bercy and a few other times last year. He has a lot of heart and the fact he wins these tough matches even when out of form is a great sign because eventually his form will come back. Should be an interesting match against Richie.
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