Diego contains the Acrobat…

R3: [5] Diego Elias (PER) 3-1 Gregoire Marche (FRA) 11-5, 5-11, 12-10, 11-6 (64m)

Very disappointed in myself. I have that feeling that I didn’t play well, that I had good moments, but awful ones as well, lack of consistency.

I have awful starts of game, so I keep on playing catch up, both for points and confidence, I never have the feeling I’m in the match, I don’t have any sensations, can’t feel the ball.

Still, I guess I will have to look at the replay because I had a game ball in the 3rd, if I take that game it’s a different match, and he played it well, I didn’t lose it, he won it. So I’m not that disappointed with the end of game, more with the starts.

I don’t know, maybe there is some dust but on that court, I play two rallies and I can’t breathe, I feel I had dust in my eyes…

We played a lot together so I kind of know what I have to do against him, play slow pace and tight to the walls, and then attack when possible, but if I did that in the first game I didn’t attack enough in the second, and I was too passive. Plus he started to play better as well.

So in the first, I was playing well, in the second, he was, it’s really in the third that we started playing well together.

I was up 6/1 in that game, and he came back to 9/10, he was getting everything back and it was very difficult to find a winner. And to be honest, I thought he was going to feel tired after his match, but he wasn’t, he was moving very well….