although Mark may be using Cate as an excuse, imagine having someones girlfirend watching who you have only met once before.... surely thats more distracting than someone who you see every day. Plus its the same for both sides. The reason Mark did well in the first set was because I was playing poorly and upped my game for the 2nd and 3rd sets.
Il also add the fact that I swam for over a mile non stop at midday so i was a bit stiff.. possibly the reason for Mark seemingly doing well first set.
At the end of the day though yet another straight sets victory for me