I decided to make a report on my reginoal tourney. After a walkover in Round 1 I got Nikita Kazmin. The reason I can play it is that I had this withdrawal before. I wanted to withdraw but he was faster. So I tried to recover very quickly. I didnt expect much because I know my opponent very well (he was in my club some years ago).
I was down 1-4 and started to fight back to 3-4. Then I got broken; 3-5, 5-5 then and got into the tiebreak where I was down 4-6... Then I fought and fought and fought and won the tiebreak 8-6....
In the second set, I was down 0-2 and got back to 2-2, at a BP for me there was the key point of the match. I made a drop-shot which he got back with a slice, I got it as a volley and played some kind of a "backhand-volley-lob"......
I closed it out at the 3rd match point with an drop-shot-winner. I was very good. I fought bc he was the better player when being aggressive. He made tons of errors in the end bc I got everything back and didnt make a lot UE´s.
Next match is on Friday against the No. 3 seed.
US OPEN CHAMPION 2015
Thank you for all these moments over the last years! Supported you until your final point!