...I don't play often and I'm not really skilled (Pro 6 is my current difficulty)
It's my first season, I'm 18, overweight - and it's the year 2000! Half a season has passed and I'm #3 of my country! 10 titles! Futures and small Challengers! (#3 in AUT...Muster retired last year and only silly Koubek and always injured Hipfl are "better" than me...Hipfl won 2 big events in doubles with his partner Mr Agassi btw, Koubek is like he was in real-life, almost always losing in first or second round but still "good" I think ^^). I would say very realistic but Hipfl never played Doubles with an Agassi or stuff, ok he could...theoretically ^^
Very realistic game:
Got Wildcards for Estoril because I won Mexico City Challenger in Single AND Doubles, I didn't really want to play Estoril but there were no interesting Challengers the next weeks...and I (or Vladimir Volchkov and me ^^) got Wildcards for Single and Doubles...so I tried...hopefully not to be like Koubek and survive the first round...ok...he reached R2...that's Koubek-"good"...
...first Round vs another wildcarder from Home-Country-Portugal...no match for me...second round vs #51 in ranking, I won, Alberto Martin was not that good that day and he has no weapons...as in real-life he was/is just a clay-player...defending in long rallyes with his silly Top-Spin...I played serve-volley at him and was always pushing...so I beat him...
Then quarterfinals vs Franco Squillari. And it's year 2000! The only year Mr Squillari was a world-class-player! And so I got soooooo terribly destroyed by him...1:6 0:6...in second set I made 5 points
...he killed me...he's so terribly fast and his strikes are so well placed and heavy...I looked like a child...made soooo much unforced errors too...was not myself...it was much like as a Challenger-player played vs a world-class-beast. Wait! That's the exact description...I AM a Challenger-player and he IS a world class monster this very year...
...got many XP, was in QF...I'm not really mad...but I feel silly and weak now...and frustrated a little...
I don't tell about Doubles, we are still playing...QF vs Schalken/Rios was 6:7 (2) 7:6 (4) 1(9)...so 90 big points for us...we don't expect to win the SF...it's our greatest victory so far to reach the SF in an ATP 250...ok par with our title in Valencia, CA
because of also 90 points there...doesn't matter.
I'll play many, many challengers and improve my skillI am to be the next Muster. But better because I play well on more surfaces than just clay, that's my goal for this game...to get better than Muster. Easy goal, just have to be #1 for more than just 6 weeks and win just more than 1 Grand Slam
. I'll adjust the difficulty when I get better...and hopefully don't win too much