Tommy def. Malisse 6-1 7-6 in Paris
Well done, Tommy!
__________________ "What the ATP is doing to doubles is a disgrace. The ATP is trying to take away one of the greatest games in the world — doubles." — by Rennae Stubbs, winner of 52 career doubles titles
Q. Do matches like that have a psychological effect on players,
or do you have to find a way of putting memories to one side?
RICHARD GASQUET: No, I always played well against him. I always won the first two
sets in Roland Garros, so I hope not to win the first two sets this time. (Smiling.)
Maybe the sky will fall?
damn, I've faken a closer look at Tommy's next opponent and it could be Canas again.
I don't like that, Canas is like a wall and his game was poison for Haas in Vienna
This time, Tommy badly needs to change something and bring variation into his game. Sure, Tommy's powerful games hitting through the ball on forehand and backhand is good enough to beat many players, but against Canas in Vienna it didn't work at all because he gave Canas a too good rhythm to retrieve everything and always the same shots.
While I was wathing the López vs Canas final a few days later, I actually thought that it wasn't even such a bid disadvantage for Lopez that his backhand is quite week and that he mostly only slices it back because it was something different for Canas and not always the same shots and the same speed.
Carlos --- C'MON Lleyton!!! --- Kiwi!!! --- Jürgen --- Juan
Best of luck to all Germans : Nicolas Kiefer | Rainer Schüttler | Lars | Florian | Tommy