Originally Posted by gustavo33
that was the worst match i´ve ever seen in the atp... agassi had no motivation, and the french guy had horrible strokes
Excuse me Gustavo you must not have seen the same match as me cuz I was at Roland yesterday and i've seen the whole match, OkAY ANDRE WAS NOT AT HIS BEST (especially in the 3rd) but Kudos to Haenel who has made a huge match, He'd never shrinked back, his groundstrokes were always deep and spinny. at the beginning I remember myself saying to my friends near me "this unknown guy had some balls, he was huge on his back side and moreover often turn around his B/HD to deliver heavy uncrosswise forehands that Andre had never be able to punch up along the line.... Also he served and returned very well and had made a great cover of the baseline. His mental was phenomenal also for a 270 ranked players who played for the 1st time on the historic "Central" under thousands eyes... In a way he made the match of his life and we all know RG is propitious to this phenomena.
IMO Andre was not moving well yesterday however I have prepared a slogan-banner: "ANDRE 4EVER THE KID of PARIS"... The fact of loosing the 1st set made him unconfident. Also I ve noticed that he seemed to have problem with his strings... which his revealent of a lack of confidence.
By the way, I did not wave my banner