Richou def. Togtdyalttai (6)6-7 7-6(3) 6-4
GREAT game tog!
this next post is gonna be pretty large
well first set, i went a break up straight away, to lead 2-0. then he won the next 3 games in a row to lead 4-2 at this point i was feeling pretty hopeless. then at 3-5 i managed to break him again, and i was feeling in control once more. into the tiebreak, and i went up a minibreak straight away. and i squandered that lead, missed a whole load of stupid balls again, but once again I managed to get ahead at *6-5. I missed another stupid ball and he wrapped up the set pretty easily from there.
second set. I went up an early break again, to lead *2-1 but again, i wilted, and he won 3 games in a row, and eventually took a lead of lead *5-3. i was feeling pretty dejected. i looked at the match stats, and saw i was winning by about 7/8 points or something, so i kept thinking if he wins this itll be a fecking steal. i broke back and then the tie break was a repeat of the first, except this time for tog.
third set, was pretty uneventful, until 4-3, i had a tonne of break points, and managed to convert one to lead *5-3. at this point I sh*t myself and i let that game slip pretty easily. then i was in my element, he was under pressure and i was on the return. again, he saved a fair few match points,even had game points, I was sure he was gonna hold and win in another TB. however, i managed to get a good return in and hit a nice deep safety shot after he pummeled a reply. then he went all tog and hit a nice top spin shot, I did a drop shot and for once he didnt retrieve it
well as usual, he played great, and im very happy to be only the 2nd player to beat him in tournament play, and to win on all basic surfaces
and to continue my match streak to 10..