Dimitrov lost yesterday and a straight set loss as well. Now Benneteau is a great player for a first round but still, somewhere it felt a bit wrong. I wonder if he's still recovering from the Brisbane final.
I watched the match again yesterday but not the full match; just the 2nd set and Andy’s come back was so strong after the 7 game that, Dimitrov never really recovered after that shock. I feel he's still reflecting back to all that. It was his first final too. So hopefully he'll regroup just in time to get things going for him once again. He has a lot to learn from this match.
Andy was sensational after the 7 the game of the 2nd set as well as in the 1st set TB. The turn around with a blink of an eye was amazing.
Well done EJ, getting back to the issue in hand. I like it.
I must admit I was surprised Dimitrov lost to Benneteau. I did a bit of a double take when I heard. I'd almost convinced myself he was going to get through that one somehow, although, to be fair, I didn't see it.
I'm sure Dimitrov is still pondering what might have been at Brisbane. Andy lifted his game superbly right when he needed to. Dimitrov seemed somewhat shell-shocked, not that I blame him. It was a quick turnaround, one that I hope gives Andy confidence for at least the early rounds of the AO, before things get tricky.
I do hope Dimitrov can keep moving forward though. Of all the newbies around I think he is my favourite.