Federer(hun) def Richou 6-3 3-6 6-4
I dislike writing paragraphs but this frustrated me infinitely
First of all, I made the mistake of complaining that I couldnt move at all in the connection at the start of the match so he just spammed constantly short and behind me. And when I say couldnt move, I mean I was totally f*cked. I mean I have no auto positioning on but even when I was where I wanted to be something kept pulling me rapidly towards the centre service line regardless of whether or not the shot was central, wide or short. 90% of my returns were pathetically short, central and paceless , even the stuff which was being fed straight into the slot (which is made even worse knowing that he used the same 1 serve on the deuce court all match and 2 serves on the ad which were incredibly predictable) , as well as all of my "defense". Infinite shots where I mis-hit or didnt even bother to hit or hit straight into the net or long whilst standing in the green of the danger zone. He wasn't any better in the second set. He was a break up because I hadn't gotten a first serve in in about 3 games so I was rather pissed and started double faulting on purpose and then almost immediately he started missing all his first serves and double faulted tonnes so I won 4 games in a row magically. At *4-5 in the 3rd for whatever reason I started hitting ridiculously off pace serves despite my finger being welded to acceleration. I hit a 113mph, acceleration flat first serve (cannon fodder for anyone with a decent return) and a 99mph acceleration slice serve consecutively to hand him match points. Never mind, I should apologise for getting so frustrated at my poor play. You were definitely steadier than I was today. Gl in the next round.