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The second round

Posted on June 21, 2013 in Pro Tennis Talk

Me serving against my second round opponent, Ashley Hewitt.

Me serving against my second round opponent, Ashley Hewitt.

Going into the match I kept thinking what a great opportunity this is. Looking back, I think this hurt me.

I started the match surprisingly tight even though I had no reason to be so. I was the clear underdog playing against Ashley Hewitt, a player currently ranked inside the top 500 in the world. However, for some reason I felt the pressure. It could’ve been because I knew that while one ATP point was great, another win and a couple more points would be ideal and an opportunity that I might theoretically not have for a few weeks, as you never know what can happen in the qualifying rounds. Negative much? My word, terrible.

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