Richard is hitting forehand pretty hard, but misses at times. Backhand is absolutely deadly. Hardest shot on the court today. Overall, he is playing inside the court, completely different tennis from hardcourts or clay.
YEAH! If only he could play more than one or two tournaments a year on grass(and sometimes none).
Thanks for the comments on the match - I noticed it would be streamed but actually had to pay attention to work for a while so missed it. Anyway not bad to beat Monfils in first "match" on grass. So he got pissed when he lost focused, even in an exho - good.
And the pigeon continues... Richard wins the second set 6-0 and then remembers he's playing Nalbandian and falls apart in the TB.
I saw last 3 games of second set and the super TB. NOthing great, even if the set was 6-0 and then the pigeon factor took over for RIchie in the TB. In what I saw Richie didn't look very aggressive, except on a few service returns, his serve was really off and don't think he came into net once, except when pulled in by drop shot from Nalby. Hope he doesn't play like that next week.