That was a big responsibility on Janowicz today and he delivered with quite convincing performance. That was a good sight today, completely changed body language, focused on his job, that's what I want to see from Janowicz.
Return was a crucial today. And in first set it worked perfectly. Stakho couldn't play his game at all, while Janowicz had full comfort and was putting himself in charge every single time.
Little hiccup in second set with some questionable decisions to give a break for Stakho. Until that game Janowicz was cruising on his serve, while Stakho was looking for improvement in his game. Janowicz has broken back to love and won tie break to take a two sets lead.
More activity at the net from Stakhovsky disrupted Janowicz's game, he also earned more cheap points on his serve and he confirmed his good play with break advantage.
Big hold in 4th set by Janowicz, when he saved 7 BPs with clutch stuff was crucial for final outcome. Well played under pressure, Jurek didn't give any chance to convert one of those break points. On the contrary, when he had chance to break, he took it at first opportunity. 1/1 looks much better than that 0/17 from Friday. :hysteric: :hysteric:
Still, Przysiężny MVP of tie for me. :yeah: :yeah: Good win for Poland, nicely done.