Location: Sleeping in the house of my latest jumpoff.
Indian Wells R1: Mahut def. [Q] Pospisil 6-3 6-2
Both Mahut and Pospisil had some struggles holding serve at the start of the match. Mahut had to fend off several deuces in his first two service games; Pospisil got taken to 30, saved a break point in his second service game but got broken after saving three break points to go down 2-*4. Nicolas served the first set out comfortably, then broke from 15-*40 in the first game of the second set to take control of the match. Mahut broke again for *4-1 in the second set after a long game with several deuces/break points.
It was a closer match than the scoreline indicates, Marathon Man didn't have to save a break point but got tested in a lot of his service games. However he had at least 30 on return in all but a couple of Pospisil's serve games and did a good job on return for his standards. A good win and Monaco in the next round presents a great opportunity.
Re: Indian Wells R1: Mahut def. [Q] Pospisil 6-3 6-2
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"And still deeper the meaning of that story of Narcissus, who because he could not grasp the tormenting, mild image he saw in the fountain, plunged into it and was drowned. But that same image, we ourselves see in all rivers and oceans. It is the image of the ungraspable phantom of life; and this is the key to it all. "- Herman Melville, Moby Dick