Tom Richards (ENG) 3-2 Auguste Dussourd (FRA) 16-14, 5-11, 11-3, 3-11, 11-9 (63m)
I was down 8/5 in the 5th. And as usual, that’s the moment I start playing well…
The conditions were horrible, for both of us, we were slipping all the time, and as I snapped both my hamstrings I was not looking forward to do that again…
I was never comfortable hitting or moving, which normally goes together. Normally for a few years, I’m good at attacking straight, but today, I was missing my targets and in these tournaments, you don’t get away with it.
It was the first time I was playing him, he is very strong, funny to get to 34 and play somebody for the first time.
Tomorrow, I’m playing Saurav, we know each other since the juniors. And when I play a player at my level, I normally lift my game. But I’ll have to step up my game if I want to challenge him, let alone beat him.
I managed to beat him a few times in the past but he beat me more than I beat him. I enjoy playing Saurav, and it’s been a long time since we played each other. Really looking forward to it.