R1: Heather Watson def. LetsGoBro 3-6, 6-2, 7-6(7)
Nice one bro, nice
. Still unable to find some good form since the hardcourt transition. I'm playing way too passively and it's costing me big time. After the first set, my brain deserted me. Hitting error after error after error. HW saw me dwindling and began to open up his shoulders. Same story in the 3rd set except I served a bit better and that got me to a tiebreak. At *5-5, HW hit the most amazing cross court lob I've ever seen to set up MP on his serve. I saved it with a long rally and somehow forged an MP to serve it out. Not surprisingly, I got punished again for pushing and I missed an absolute sitter of a smash on the next point
. With HW's 2nd MP, he closed the door on his serve with relative ease.
Credit to HW, he deserved to win on the basis of having better composure and consistency. He's a fair sportsman too, so good on him
. GG and GL!
As for me, I deserved to lose for so many reasons. Back to the drawing board I go.