Granollers missed an easy volley at 6-4 1-0* 30-15 and after that the momentum completely changed.
Originally Posted by Ilovetheblues_86
Ruben Ramirez was in a hotel in Rio Preto Brasil last year when his doubles partner Ferreiro decided to go see the night in the city. He opened his arms widely and said: que pasa man? we have match tomorrow.
“Some players say to me, ‘Why are you still playing?’ ” Ramirez Hidalgo said. “I still play because tennis is my life. Tennis gives me everything, more than I dreamed when I was young.”
I think actually it a was a very nice match at parts and a well deserved win for the frenchman.
Loved the moment when Granollers made an out of this world volley at the 1st point of the 2nd set(ball's 2nd bounce was on Marcel's side) and crowd didn't react at all
RG is such a mess on the first wednesday ! Court 1 sounded like a playground, so many kids
Granollers played very well in the first set, exactly the way he had to bother Richie. And Richie wasn't playing great, far behind the baseline, short forhands, etc.
But he wouldn't give up so he fought and started to play better (20 something forehand winners ), and Granollers couldn't keep up with him.
He will have to play a lot better than in the first set against Bellucci.
NIce to see RIchie getting stronger throughout a match. He started off a bit tentative and not serving well but didn't let all those screaming kids bother him, hung in, stepped it up, held his nerve and finished in style.
Gonna need to bring his best next round. If he does it should be a good one. Keep on rolling RIchie!