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.