R3: Mario (13) def. G.Simon 7/6(8) 7/6(7)
Uh, what an amazing match. I was really lucky to win this in 2 sets. He had set points in both sets.
First set - everyone held their serve till 5/5. I managed to break him there and I had my own serve to finish the set. He returned really good and he re-broke me straight away. We went to a lottery tiebreak. I had 6/5 on his serve but he won the next 2 points easily. On 7/6 we played a really long rally(35+) which I won. I won my another service for 8/7 and finally returned great on his serve to take the first set.
Second set - no breaks at all, i had 3 break points he had 1. Another lottery tiebreak. This one he was dominating, he had 4/1, 5/3 & 6/4. Once again I played good on 6/5(his service) and got my mini-break back. I had to play long rallies to win my 2 service points. At 7/7 he made a crucial mistake on his serve which cost him the match. Great game, top player, hopefully we will meet another time.
Need geographical tour asap.