Bob def. Mario Ancic 6-3 4-6 6-4
Really tough match. We both played very well, so the match was really interesting. He served ok, as well as I did, but it was possible to return. A lot of great rallies from the baseline, a lot of them with over 20 shots
First set : I started excellent and I broke him. I held my serve, and went 3-0 up. He had couple of bp-s in the first set but he couldn't break me, so I won the first set 6-3.
Second set : He started very well. In the fourth game, there was more than 10 deuces (he had 6 or 7 bp-s, but I saved them all
But in my next service game he broke me, and took the lead... He was serving for the set at 5-3 but I managed to break him. But he contiuned with agressive shots and broke me once again to take the second set 6-4.
Third set : I started better and broke him easily. Then I held my next two service games, and I had 3-1 lead. But he continued putting pressure on my serve and he broke me. I was really nervous and mad at that moment, so he took advantage of it and took the 4-3 lead. I managed to calm down and win next three games
So it was really interesing match (more than one hour).
He's a relly nice guy, and we chated a lot after the match. He's really cool. And there's one thing I need to mention. I played a lot of times against the boys from Croatia and all of them were really fair and nice, some of them gave me couple of advices (Blacky)
Anyway, good luck in the future Mario Ancic. And I won't be home tomorrow (I'm going to visit grandparents), so I can play second round match on Thursday