Nervous Start And Finish For Bacsinszky


[8] Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) vs. [47] Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)

Bacsinszky got off to a very sluggish start, probably a result of nerves or could be that she simply does not like getting up this early.  Bouchard came out focused and looked to be in control of the first set, until the wheels came off.  Serving to take a 4-1 lead, Bouchard lost her advantage as Bacsinszky found her footing and her game.  The second set was all Bacsinszky; she served for the match at 5-0 but nerves cropped up and Bouchard fought through a couple of long games to get back in the match.  Bacsinszky almost choked the set/match away as she gave Bouchard more break opportunities again on her third attempt to serve for the match.  Yet, almost does not count, as Bacsinszky nervously held serve to win the match 6-4, 6-4 and advance to the third round.



[20] Bernard Tomic lost to NextGen star, [47] Borna Coric (CRO) 6-3, 2-6, 6-7(4), 6-7(6).  I expected Coric to fight for the victory and he did.  At such a young age, he has impressed me with he fight and determination.

[26] Joao Sousa lost to [80] Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 2-6, 5-7, 3-6.  Gulbis is always a dangerous player; however, it all depends on his mental state.  More than any other player I have watched over the years, he can go from a brilliant tennis player to the other extreme.

[28] Andrea Petkovic lost to [60] Yulia Putintseva (RUS) 2-6, 2-6.  This was not a surprise as Petkovic is low on confidence because of her continuous struggles with injury.


[4] Rafael Nadal defeated [99] Facundo Bagnis (ARG) 6-3, 6-0, 6-3.  Major win number 200 for Nadal.

[41] Alexander Zverev defeated [90] Stephane Robert (FRA) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4


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