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A tough one to stomach

Posted on July 10, 2013 in Pro Tennis Talk

The tournament in Ilkley, England.

Leading up to the first day of qualifying in Ilkley I had put in some hard work and had a few days of good practice. I felt as though I was hitting the ball well but still felt a bit tight and stiff in the knees and hips. I took the court feeling pretty confident, […]

Making the most of it

Posted on July 5, 2013 in Pro Tennis Talk

Following my match on Sunday, mentally I was in a bit of a bad place. I wasn’t thinking rationally and I was incredibly negative about everything. Honestly, when you’re on the road, in a hotel room, by yourself, it’s very easy to get negative. I felt like I had wasted a good opportunity and now […]

Manchester Futures

Posted on July 2, 2013 in Pro Tennis Talk

The dreaded synthetic clay courts that we were forced to compete on.

After practicing in London all week, I arrived in Manchester ready to hustle through three rounds of qualifying. Unfortunately, the afternoon before play started we were hit with a bit of a bombshell. Due to the rain and the cold weather, the groundsman felt that the grass courts needed a few days to dry out. […]

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