Reserve: Dr.Ivo def. Jhon-DIM 7-5,6-1!
We played earlier, but i'll comment it now...it was very good match, pretty tense first set, i saved myself from some very hard situations in the first set, he played very good...i played extremely relaxed so i didnt feel any pressure on the big points which helped me to win them
It was a high class match with a small amount of net cords, we both had about the same number of them, but they didnt affect the match a lot, just in few moments maybe
His partner wasnt very good and that is what bothered him, he himself played great match...me and my partner were on the same level aproximately, solid game
1.set...he won the first game and then he had 2 BP's, but i saved them with nice shots and then used momentum to break him for a 2-1 lead and hold serve for a comfortable 3-1 lead...i guess i relaxed a bit then and he used it, he played very well in that part of the match, he broke me back at 3-2 and held his serve for 4-3, he won these 3 games pretty quickly, momentum was shifting rapidly
Then maybe the key moment of the set happened, he had 15-40 at 4-3, but i played very smart and calm to save it...i won that game and then he played a good one again to hold for 5-4...i played fantastic on my serve to even the score and then i managed to break him at 5-5 with some luck...it was a tense game, hard rallies, and then i got lucky at deuce, i won a point with a net cord, sorry for that
I used the break point to go up 6-5 and i served out the set fortunately, but it wasnt easy
2.set...he seemed to be a bit down mentally after losing so tight first set, he started making more and more errors and his partner was like 70 percent worse than in the first set which handed me a double break and a 3-0 lead, i was dominating at that moment...he showed some sings of coming back when he played a brilliant game to break me to love to get one of the breaks back
However, i didnt step back because of that, i got very close to the finishing line with breaking his serve once again for a 4-1 lead and that was it, he didnt put much of a fight till the end which enabled me to hold my serve for 5-1 and break him once again to win the match!
Entertaining match, i really enjoy playing him, conditions are pretty much perfect despite the distance
Im happy with my level and with the level of the whole match, a lot of high quality shots was played, i really like these kind of matches, and when the conditions are good then it is easier not to hit a lot of net cords
I am almost sure he will pass to this round as his opponent is nowhere to be seen
Hope to play you many times again, GG and GL!