Pre-tournament practice. Hit with Dave. Late night 10 -11 at NVTC. All went well. Stoked for the tournament. Really positive entering it.
Warmed up with Mika, Maxine and Mitch. Thanks guys it was great to try to get used to 30 Kpa with you.
Played a great young man today. Conner Stroud. He kicked the crap out of me. 😉
Worked hard in doubles with Anthony Lara as my partner. 4-6 1-6 Thanks Tito, Raul and Anthony.
Worked with Tara. We both worked hard. I believe I found my technical problem that comes during tournaments. She hits very well. I tried to cure it but it has been around for over a week now and the change is a challenge.
Zach and I hit in the hot sun. I worked on my issue. It is coming along. I hope I can practice again tomorrow morning to clean it up a little more before my match. Thanks Tara and Zach.
Help from Jerry Newman warming up today. I hit very well that technical issue is gone for ever. Thank God!
Played Leon Els (ranked 39) today. A completely different level than I had seen before. Warm up and then 45 minutes and then 2 sets done. I was very nervous for the first couple of games. I had trouble with the serves. I did get a few good rallies in and actually won a few points. Point breakdown over twelve games; 3 @ 0, 5 @ 15, 4 @ 30
I would be lying if I was to say I did not think about this match before it started. The play definitely showed it. My opponent did return a few of my balls short and I was too cautious on my returns when I should have let them rip. I was in the game in the second set doing what I should and we did battle a few points. His quick slice serve I was just beginning to understand. He is an excellent player and I am happy for the opportunity to learn with him. Cheers Leon you are an excellent athlete!
The last time I was pummeled this way was by Stephen Welch in the Stanley Park Open 2012
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