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Kyle broken in 1st game of the decider.

Diez has trainer out at 3-2.  Not quite sure what his problem is.  Seems to be OK though.

Diez takes the set 6-2.  Very perfunctory handshake from Kyle at the net.  Crowd, such as it is, behaving as though Diez had won the tournament.

Apart from the first set Kyle just really wasn't there today.  Perhaps it was the heat/humidity, or he couldn't cope with coming down off the high of the DC, which is understandable.
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Aileen I did wonder whether playing in front of a smattering of people after the buzz of DC was a factor. Perhaps he was also adjusting to hard courts after clay (which I think is his best surface)?  But as you say he didn't really look that engaged, which is a shame as he needs to be careful he doesn't fall further down the rankings and thereby not get automatic entry to such tournaments.
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Aileen I did wonder whether playing in front of a smattering of people after the buzz of DC was a factor. Perhaps he was also adjusting to hard courts after clay (which I think is his best surface)?  But as you say he didn't really look that engaged, which is a shame as he needs to be careful he doesn't fall further down the rankings and thereby not get automatic entry to such tournaments.
Missing the imposing presence of his mentor Andy, perhaps?
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Missing the imposing presence of his mentor Andy, perhaps?
I do think that's probably a factor.  DC team stuff would appear to me to be very different from playing on your own.  Some people are naturally team rather than self motivated.  Hope Kyle continues to improve.  Maybe just needs a wee spell to re-group.
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Aileen I did wonder whether playing in front of a smattering of people after the buzz of DC was a factor. Perhaps he was also adjusting to hard courts after clay (which I think is his best surface)?  But as you say he didn't really look that engaged, which is a shame as he needs to be careful he doesn't fall further down the rankings and thereby not get automatic entry to such tournaments.
Missing the imposing presence of his mentor Andy, perhaps?
Probably a combination of all these, plus the absence of Leon (he might have been there of course but the cameras never focussed on the crowd), but I think the most important might have been that he just found it difficult to adjust to coming off the high of the DC tie.  The sparseness and flatness of the crowd was certainly getting to me - and I was only watching!  In fact the only time they really came to life was when local hero Diez won.  The heat and humidity could have played its part as well.

Hopefully he'll do better in Rio, particularly as he'll be part of a team again.
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Doesn't seem to have been remarked on but Kyle had a nice 6-4, 6-2 win yesterday against Jordan Thompson of Australia. On the other hand, for some reason Colin Fleming and Dom Inglot got absolutely killed by two Mexicans I've never heard of. Terrible.
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Doesn't seem to have been remarked on but Kyle had a nice 6-4, 6-2 win yesterday against Jordan Thompson of Australia. On the other hand, for some reason Colin Fleming and Dom Inglot got absolutely killed by two Mexicans I've never heard of. Terrible.

yes, we were discussing all the brit matches here:

http://www.murraysworld.com/forum/sports/rio-olympics-2016/
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yes, we were discussing all the brit matches here:

http://www.murraysworld.com/forum/sports/rio-olympics-2016/

thanks, totally missed it!
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KYLE beats LU in qualifier for Cincinatti 2-6 7-6 7-6

http://www.flashscores.co.uk/match/GUi6Eybl/#match-summary

http://www.flashscores.co.uk/draw/AF9skpOh/CEWfev5a/#draw
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Well done Kyle.  Hope he makes it into the main draw.
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CINCI QUALIFIER V SUGITA   KYLE loses in qualifier final.

http://www.flashscores.co.uk/match/zadlMWgK/#match-summary
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