Lost vs. LetsGoBro 6-4 7-5 6-7(3) 4-6 3-6 (Sorry for the wait).
Well, what can I say, there is a reason why he is ranked higher than me, and that showed. It has been a pattern that I choke matches away vs top players, and here's another, but most of the time, it was due to the players finding their highest level when it really mattered. Again that happened. I used a strange style vs LetsGoBro to try to break his rhythm, and it worked for about 3 games
. I went up a double break at 4-2 to go up 5-2. He breaks the first time, and I close it out 6-4. Second set, I somehow captured some momentum and went up 6-4 2-0, only to blow that lead to go down 2-4. Then, there were a few lucky points for me, and I somehow captured a break. We held serve until 5-5 with some chances for both of us. Finally, I converted, and uncharacteristically, held easily to go up 2 sets: 6-4 7-5. But in the next set, I realized that my stamina was really starting to go away. LetsGoBro broke some of my spirits to go up 4-1 in the 3rd. I somehow broke back, and at 5-4, we started to get a bunch of lags. The lags ended at 6-6 only for me to play a horrible tie break, not to mention the pressure put on by LetsGoBro's insane volleys. He won the tie break 7-3 and extended the match at 6-4 7-5 6-7(3). Fourth set was a bit of a blow since I was broken very early after holding my first game at love. That's pretty much where the match ended for me. I think I had like a 15-40 lead on his serve somewhere in that set, but he was too clutch. He served out the 4th set easily for a staggering 6-4 7-5 6-7(3) 4-6. I wonder who would win now!
The 5th set was more of a blow since I held my first 2 service games easily, only to be broken. No surprise, he had no trouble closing me 4-6 5-7 7-6(3) 6-4 6-3.
All in all, another great match with LetsGoBro. The man has insane talent with his volleys and angles. As for me, maybe i'm a bit of a fluke player, but it was nice to know that I could at least play at a high level for 4 and 1/2 sets of a 5 setter vs one of the best players to play on this tour. Congrats to LetsGoBro for another epic win (vs me
GG+GL to an extremely fair player.