he said he's extremelly exhausted since the Asian tournaments, he can't barely move, run so it's tough because his game is based on his phisycal condition... he says he's motivated but he doesn't believe in his chances in the tournament even though it's Christmas soon, he'll take what he gets...
Oh boy. I guess he can't take the very high load of physical work with Rasheed and is now paying for it? He's been complaining about exhaustion for so long now (I'm not over his physical collapse in NYC yet) and taking a few days off doesn't seem to help a bit.
But it sounds worse than ever today. He says that's the reason why he keeps falling on the ground, his legs aren't strong enough anymore. He has nothing left in the tank after 15 minutes and it's very tough to cope with it mentally since it's essential to his game. He's eager to play, but dismayed to feel so hopeless and to play so poorly.
Yep, he did a much, much better job today, the first set was a bit until the very last game, but the attitude was good, the groundstrokes much heavier and he was so solid on his serve. It's not like Julien was wasting his chances, he just couldn't do anything each time he had a BP because Gaël kept hitting big serves then.
Marin now who mentioned Gaël in his "toughest opponents" video although they've never played against each other. (But he said he fears Gaël's speed especially and Gaël isn't as fast as he can in Bercy.)