what am I, a curse? :sobbing: Everyone I supported started losing right after I talked about them on MTF. UGGHH!!
Anyways, I didn't catch the first part of Mardy's match, where he lost that first set in a tie-break, but from what I did see, he just wasn't consistent enough to win. He hit way too many unforced errors, and many of them seemed due to a sudden loss in concentration when he actually had a chance to win the point. He didn't just hit nets, but would hit balls way outside of the doubles alley or completely flub a shot. It seemed like he had a strategy to run Falla around the court, but he was paying more attention to Falla's position on the court than how properly he was hitting his next shot. It was very sad to see this, because I really thought he had potential to go far in this tournament, and he came real close to winning that 3rd set. :tears:
I saw the match and really could not believe his behaviour. He was rude, argumentative and sullen. Really did not endear himself to the Australian crowds and I for one was very happy that Falla won really.