Jonesie lost a close 1st round qualifying match at Indian Wells against No.2 seed, world No.88 Tobias Kamke 46, 62, 64. Draw could have been kinder, but not a bad effort for someone who has not played for over three weeks due to injury.
Next round was tough. Against giant leftie Frenchman Kenny De SCheeper, who knocked off the No. 15 seed, Jonesie won the first set and then, after not being able to convert double break-point twice at 15-40 in the 2nd set, dropped his serve and lost the 2nd set to De Schepper 6-3. And the play was suspended at that point due to poor light at 9pm Paris time.
So Kenny and Greg came back today for the "dash for cash" 1 set match decider. And it was Jonesie, serving first who came through, breaking De Schepper in the sixth game and then holding serve to win the set 6-3 and advance to the final round of qualifying.
Greg plays Frenchmen Nicolas Devilder who is ranked 281st in the world, simply against a play of Devilder's stature i think Greg should win this but in saying that, wouldnt Nicolas have a fair bit of experience compared too Greg on the clay?