Thank you for the match report! It sounds like his play was more solid than it appeared by the scoreline.
Btw, is this what he was wearing there? Why such dark colored outfits for the Open? I liked what he wore at Rogers Cup.
Definitely. Vasek was solid. There were many service games where he simply couldn't do anything with Guccione's serve. And up until 5-5 in the 2nd he was cruising on serve with little threat. To that point, the only way it seemed he could lose was 6-7 7-6 7-6, but overall I never felt Vasek was going to lose the match in the second set (and usually I'm very pessimistic). The vast majority of rallies went his way, and Guccione wasn't doing anything really with even his second serve. As the match went on Vasek was reading the serve better and getting a lot more balls in play, at which point he was the closer of the two players to threatening to break.
Yes that looks like the same shirt - it was definitely K-Swiss