Originally Posted by Max G.
Do you also feel sorry for Michael Russell, or George Bastl, or the many guys at the level of Russell and Bastl who *don't* have that one extra big moment.
It's just that he was primed to be the great new American tennis player. The future of American tennis. I'm sure he and his parents believed it too. Spending the rest of his career playing challengers with the odd tour level match must feel like a big disappointment. I don't think Michael Russell had these expectations. He wasn't busy winning junior slams, etc and getting big time sponsorship in his teens.
Meanwhile Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) d. (q)David Martin (USA) 6-1 6-2