well, i´m back home in the snow after a week of sun in turkey.
i´ve played quite a number of ITF tournaments but the quality of play
was nothing compared to what i saw here in Manavgat. there were simply no
bad players around(except maybe me
my first round opponent was from turkey and beat me easily 1-0 while i tried to get a feel for the claycourts. he was too good, having played at challenger level in the 90´s.
seriously, it took me the whole week to get used to playing outdoors on soft clay in windy conditions.
luckily my partner and i won our first round in the mixed against a russian pair before losing to two brazilians.
the whole experience was amazing and i´m looking forward to 2014 in Florida.
i´ll try and post some videos over the next few days.
check out the ITF Seniors facebook site for excellent pics.
next for me will probably be Umag, Croatia, in May.