I expected nothing out of thus tournament. It was my first ATP tournament. I got a draw versus many seeds
. but that's what the game of tennis is all about, coming over the adversity. So, here I am.
NathanAck def. Sorana Cirstea 6-4 7-6
For some reason I was really nervous and she was hitting winners from the court causing force errors.aheld my serve go keep the matxh going until 4-4 and i broke to get 5-4. And i served out the set with aces. In the second set I went to deuce on her serve but could never get the breakpoint conversion. At 5-4 once again she got BP's but couldn't convert. We went to a tb and she led 6-2 but on her set points she drop shorted at a wrong times and I got there in time to put it away. And we ended in a dramatic 10-8 in tie break.
NathanAck def. jwmnjw(17) 6-3 7-6
In the first set I was able to defend and counter against himand get the break needed to run away with a routine set.In the second set I felt cocky and decided to go easy and go off my concentration and in 10 minutes time he was 5-2 up in the set. And in that moment i was like 1) Theres another set 2) I can fight and end this in 2 sets by getting breaks. He seemed nervous and I started to hit good returns and found myself in a tie break. In the tie break I ran away with it and never looked back winning 7-4.
FighterFognin(14) def NathanAck 6-3 2-6 6-2
Omg... I was so frustrated the WHOLE MATCH!!!! In the first set I got an early break off defensive pressure to go up 2-0. Then hs tied it and started hitting backhand winners from down thr line and hitting so powerfully.He then started serving 200kmh 2nd serves thst i was gettinb back but not deep enpugh to keep the point neutral. Then he started taking advantage of my kick serve 2nd serves. in the second set,I settled down and constructed the points and started to dictate myself. I finally started passing him at net since he is a good volleyer. In the third set I was nonchalant in the beginning and didn't concentrate after I wpn 2 service games and was getting multiple bp chances in the beginning but he still held serve. Then he ran away with the set after a break of serve to go up 3-2. I started to panic and rush shots.
This was a great tournament to see where I could potentially be at in the forum rankings. In a weeks time I'll be posting my Argentina F4 challengers and next I'll be in a challenger event skipping Miami. The reason I'll skip Miami is that to get 90 or 60 points at that tournament is getting past r4 and my ranking isn't good enough to have a probability of making it that far. But, I'll be in the doubles event for Miami.