Great win against Duckee Lee today. Both players played well at the same time in the third set. I admire Filip for persisting after two years ranked around 400. A breakthrough came in 2017. Weeks like this one consolidate his position.
Peliwo leads Mcdonald 2-6, 6-3, 5-4 (serving for the match). The match is suspended due to rain as I write this. Lots of grinding rallies. It seemed like Mcdonald was the better player, but Peliwo the better fighter. Filip twice came back from a break down in the third set. Mcdonald got a code violation for ball abuse.
Update: Peliwo lost game ten thanks to two double faults. Mcdonald won game eleven on Peliwo errors. More grinding and a timely ace gave Peliwo game twelve. Aggressive returning made the difference in the tie break. 7-5 Peliwo.