The Greek track left four straight set points unused in the first set tiebreak. He advanced 6-2, but lost six consecutive runs. The Greek track couldn’t hide its disappointment about this and smashed a bat to smithereens. He led 3-1 in the second set.
The Greek track knocks down the racket after leaving four set points unused in the first set tiebreak†
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After the Greek track missed his chances, his resistance was broken in the third set. In the middle of the group, a physiologist visited him, gave him painkillers. The Dutchman had already complained of “minor pain” after his first-round match. Two hours and 12 minutes later, Nakashima finished the match by loving serving himself.
End of the match pictures†
The Greek track recorded 38 unnecessary errors on track 13 and used only two of his eight stopping points. He fired ten aces, but failed often in rallies against Nakashima.
The Greek track was deeply disappointed after being eliminated at Roland Garros, but he “signed three weeks ago” on his performance this month. The Netherlands’ No. 2 player has been experiencing physical problems for several weeks and also played with medication in the second round against Brandon Nakashima.
“When I look back at the last few weeks, I should be happy with the progress. This is a setback, but I must not forget where I came from,” said the Greek track after his defeat.
“Despite losing in the first set, I was 3-1 in the second and played a good second set. I also have to praise him for the way he did because he dropped very few stitches. He did and did better than me.”
In the third set, Faith went to the Greek track, also because his shoulder was bothering him. “I felt a little stinging in my shoulder and then I would have preferred the sun, fast conditions, no wind,” the Greek track said.
“I’ve been on medication for two weeks that I shouldn’t be taking, meaning they’re medications that I shouldn’t take at my age. I didn’t give myself enough time to fully recover because I really wanted to play matches again. I’ll pay the bill for that after the match.”
The Greek track, himself a fanatical Ajax player, will not watch Feyenoord’s performance on Wednesday night. His coach Raymond Slaughter, who was not there in Paris, is a huge fan of FC Rotterdam.
He told me, “I’ll talk to you tomorrow.” So he must be shivering on the couch. As a fan of Dutch sports and football, I hope Feyenoord wins, because I have nothing against this club. Just Ajax from a different level. It can steal from me, because it’s still my conference turn. Maybe I’ll turn on the TV in the 85th minute with a score of 2-2, but I’d rather watch Carlos Alcaraz.”
The 25-year-old Greek track was in the main tournament in Paris for the first time. In the opening round, he caused a surprise by eliminating Spaniard Alejandro Davidovic Fokina, who reached the quarter-finals last year.
Nakashima, 20, who has never won a match in Paris, will face German Alexander Zverev in the third round. The German No. 3 player in the world survived match point and made his way past Argentine Sebastian Baez in five sets: 2-6 4-6 6-1 6-2 7-5.
Zverev is about to close
Zverev was one point away from elimination in the fifth set. The German served himself well in a stalemate and ended it after more than three and a half hours on the job after he missed Baez. Zverev spoke encouragingly to his South American opponent on the net.
In the next round, Zverev could be Talon Greenburt opponent, who will face Brandon Nakashima of the United States in the second round on Wednesday.
The Greek track is now preparing for the turf tournament at Rosmalen, which begins in a week and a half.
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